How to Hire a Systems Analyst

Does your growing business need a systems analyst? A Systems Analyst can have a variety of functions that depend on your unique business needs. However, their main role is to conduct and analyze the research and implementation of new software. This is accomplished through gathering user business requirements and may include designing and deploying custom IT solutions for internal and/or external users.

Here are some tips to help you find great systems analyst candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $39.06 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $11.00$77.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Systems Analyst?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Systems Analyst hire can help your business:

• Define the business requirements for software implementation
• Write code to improve new and existing software applications
• Manage and monitor IT functions

Skills to look for in a great Systems Analyst

An excellent Systems Analyst candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• College degree in computer science, software engineering, information systems
• Python, C++, Javascript, HTML/CSS, etc.
• Knowledge of RDBMS and SQL
• Effective task prioritization
• Ability to work under pressure
• Solid writing and documentation skills

Writing a Systems Analyst job description

A thoughtfully written job description is important for attracting a qualified Systems Analyst candidate. A complete Systems Analyst job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Systems Analyst jobs, such as:

• Business Analyst
• Systems Analyst
• IT Analyst

Interviewing Systems Analyst candidates

Strong candidates for Systems Analyst positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Matching business requirements with business software applications
• Data migration, business logic, how to prevent data loss or corruption during migration, etc.
• Negotiation management when stakeholders have competing interests or viewpoints

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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