Found the position to be intellectualy challenging and fullfilling.
Pros: challenging position forced me to grow in both my skill set and as subject matter expert
Cons: corporate finally began offshoring the business analysts too and i found myself doing the work of 3, leading me quickly to burnout.
To be honest, at first I was a bit disappointed at not being able to continue my career as a Programmer/Developer (mainly due to out-sourcing), however I was given enough leway to make my new position as a Business Systems Analyst, my own. By being able to 'back into the Business' by being able to read the COBOL code, I was able to quickly underastand the vast complexity of FLNA's 'home-grown code' and was able to uniquely identify myself as an employee who had a full understanding of both the Business and the Technical Side of the Field Sales Accounting. And as the coporate model began to shift more and more towards a fully out-sourced technical development 'shop', the scope of my role continually expanded, as I soon found myself, on any given day, being both a business analyst and technical lead, writing code-specs for new systems requriements for the off-shore, and then taking on the role as QA for the test code coming back to onshore. Furthermore, I was able to find both the Technial and Business issues as they presented themselves.