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Business Systems Analyst Job at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA

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Location: Cambridge, MA, US Posted Date: 2016-06-08 00:00:00.0
Category: Corporate IT ID: 50483


About the Job

Business Systems Analyst within a team of other Business Systems Analysts, Application Administrators, Database Administrators and Software Developers. Candidate will possess strong communication skills needed to translate business requirements into technical design, implementation and deployment packages. Qualified candidates will be well versed in all phases of the SDLC and are adept at playing multiple roles. Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as part of a team. This individual contributor role is a dynamic and high-impact position designed to place you as the primary liaison between the Akamai Invoicing Team and the internal Corporate Systems team plus other Engineering teams. You must be able to apply skills in project management, business analysis, requirements gathering, testing, change management, and training to implement business processes and applications. Applicant would also be the primary contact for Production support issues. Strong problem solving skills is a must.

The role would support a home grown application that consumes and generates invoicing data that interfaces into Oracle E-Business Suite AR module. There is no UI for this application so the candidate would need strong SQL skills to analyze data and solve problems.

About the Team

The Corporate Systems team designs and develops the technology platform that underpins all financial and HR processes at Akamai. Our focus is to increase the efficiency and transparency of these areas of the business while maintaining enterprise class reliability. Our ever-evolving technology stack consists of Oracle E-Business, Oracle Business Intelligence, Siebel CRM, Informatica, Hyperion Essbase, and custom software. The team consists of high-caliber software engineers, business systems analysts, project managers, and application administrators.


* Act as a liaison between Business and IT communities for all system needs.
* Coordinate and manage Production support issues to resolution
* Establish and maintain a Software Development Life Cycle framework.
* Facilitate sessions with the business community to define and plan projects.
* Facilitate cross-functional teams through business process and application initiatives from requirements definition to prototyping, testing, training, and deployment.
* Review technical designs to confirm they support business reporting requirements.
* Mentor business representatives through the software development activities.
* Communicate project status and escalate issues to management.
* Develop and execute system test plans and scenarios.
* Prepare training materials for deployment of applications, modules, enhancements and bug fixes.
* Develop baseline datasets and reports to support business requirements.
* Implement Business and IT processes to ensure data integrity/accuracy.
* Conduct training classes as needed.
* Facilitate end user communications.


Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or equivalent experience.
* 4+ years of experience as a Business Systems Analyst supporting a finance organization with an emphasis on project management.
* 2+ years of experience with an invoicing application.
* 2+ years experience with SQL on an Oracle Database environment.

Desired Qualifications

* Strong project management and communication skills.
* Self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of the organization.
* Ability to think strategically and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
* Proven track record delivering complex software solutions

About Akamai:

Akamai® is the leading content delivery network (CDN) providing cloud services that help deliver, optimize, and secure online content and business applications. At the foundation of Akamai solutions, the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ enables unmatched speed, reliability, and security–backed by expertise and relentless innovation–to improve reach and invisibility across the web. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to more securely leverage the cloud. To learn how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, visit www.akamai.com, and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. EEO is the Law.

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