Successful systems analyst candidates must be excellent analytical thinkers and problem solvers, as well as effective communicators.
A broad understanding of, and experience working with hardware and software systems, including their installation, maintenance and life cycles is required.
Employers look for five or more years of experience working with specific applications and/or operating systems.
Typical duties of a systems analyst
- Analyzing systems hardware and software problems and developing technical solutions
- Translating user and/or systems requirements and information into functional technical specifications
- Writing and maintaining detailed systems documentation, including user manuals and technical manuals
- Acting as a liaison between developers and end users to ensure technical compatibility and satisfaction