Found the position to be intellectualy challenging and fullfilling.
BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST/PROJECT LEAD (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – January 12, 2015
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.
Challenging position forced me to grow in both my skill set and as subject matter expert
Corporate finally began offshoring the business analysts too and I found myself doing the work of 3, leading me quickly to burnout.