Senior Project Analyst
Company: Golden 1 Credit Union
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Our headquarters in Sacramento contains the core functions that
support our mission to deliver financial solutions with value,
convenience and exceptional service to our members.
JOB TITLE: Senior Project Analyst
DEPARTMENT: Project Management Office
JOB CO DE: 10089
This position is responsible for gathering business and technical
needs for enterprise-wide projects, including the research and
development of new concepts, ideas and applications as well as the
enhancement of current strategy, processes, applications and
infrastructure. This role creates validation plans and verifies
requirements are met. The Senior Project Analyst ensures
consistency with credit union strategy, commitments, and goals.
-The Senior Project Analyst helps operate the project management
office of the credit union, including keeping methods, forms and
tools current and up to date. This position provides input into the
formation and refinement of project analysis and quality
frameworks, leveraging experience with the Business Analysis Book
of Knowledge (BABOK), research techniques, analytical skills and
knowledge of financial services industry.
TASKS, DUTIES, FUNCTIONS:
Simultaneously support several complex projects with varied
deliverables, team members, and audiences requiring ongoing
prioritization and relationship management.
Drive the evaluation of new business ideas, vendors, and business
models across multiple business functions, defining impacts and
Responsible for analysis, including elicitation, to determine
functional, non-functional and technical requirements.
Perform detailed analysis as needed, including business case and
cost/benefit analysis and leading vendor assessments.
Develop epics, user stories, use cases, workflows, gap analysis,
impact reports, vendor comparisons, quality plans, verification
cases and other documentation necessary for successful project
delivery within PMO standard process.
Work with vendor partners and their tools to document, share and
verify requirements through to implementation.
Effectively facilitate and communicate project requirements to team
members and stakeholders, including senior management in a timely
and clear fashion.
Proactively manage changes in project scope and requirements,
identify quality risks, and track deliverables.
Develop Request for Proposals (RFP), including business needs and
product/service expectations. Analyze and compare vendor responses,
collate vendor risk assessments (financial, physical and electronic
Support information management by analyzing user requirements and
transitioning them into technical requirements for management
processes and usability test plans.
Set and continually manage expectations with team members and other
Provide an overview of scope for ongoing business initiatives,
create scope backlogs that can be translated into a list of work
and work with delivery teams to drive execution.
Maintain a thorough understanding of state and federal laws and
regulations related to credit union compliance including bank
secrecy and anti-money laundering laws appropriate to the
Ensure artifacts and deliverables meet defined quality
Coach, mentor and motivate team members and vendors, and influence
them to take accountability and positive action for their assigned
work. Provide focus and direction to team members to reach targets
Provide input to status and test reports quantitatively and
Direct, develop, follow-up and monitor the progress of stakeholders
and project team members. Conduct meetings and maintain progress
tracking. Provide focus and direction to team members to reach
targets and deadlines.
Assist department leadership as needed and performs other related
duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EXERTION UTILIZED IN THE
PERFORMANCE OF THESE TASKS:
Exceptional oral and written communication skills to interact with
members, credit union staff and management, negotiate vendor
agreements and manage project teams.
Must possess sufficient manual dexterity to skillfully operate an
on-line computer terminal and other standard office equipment, such
as personal computer, multi-use copiers and telephone.
Must be able to work on own initiative.
Excellent business and technical analysis skills are required to
support the implementation of enterprise-wide projects, prepare
recommendations, perform analysis, and to accomplish other analyst
functions as listed.
Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines; may be required
to work extended hours to complete tasks.
Carry and respond to smartphone 24/7.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTACTS & RELATIONSHIPS:
INTERNAL: - All levels of staff and management, including Senior
EXTERNAL: Members, vendors, suppliers, government agencies, credit
union industry associations and peers at other financial
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration,
Accounting, Management Information Systems or Computer Science is
strongly preferred. Advanced Degree in Business Administration or
other related area is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum eight years of combined experience in project
analysis, coordination and management with a minimum of five years
of experience directly creating requirements and quality analysis.
Experience supporting complex projects end-to-end required,
preferably in a financial institution.
Knowledge of financial products and services, especially as it
relates to various delivery channels preferred.
Knowledge of existing credit union products, services and overall
Strong knowledge of business analytical practices and methodologies
and process improvement methodologies.
Strong research, analytical, planning and organizational
Customer-focused attitude and ability to work proactively and
Supportive of all decisions, choices, goals and objectives as
determined by PMO leadership and Executive leadership.
Proven ability to evaluate key business objectives and develop
appropriate action plans.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, MS Teams, MS SharePoint,
MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint.
Ability to use logical reasoning when making objective
observations, examinations, evaluations and recommendations.
Familiarity with common contractual language and contract
Prolonged sitting throughout the workday with occasional mobility
Corrected vision within the normal range.
Hearing within normal range. A device to enhance hearing will be
provided if needed.
Ability to lift 20 lbs. as may be required
Occasional movements throughout the department daily to interact
with staff, accomplish tasks, etc.
May require long work hours to accomplish tasks.
Occasional travel may be required locally, statewide, and
throughout the United States to attend seminars and vendor group
meetings. Overnight travel and evening schedules included.
Prolonged use of telephone to accomplish tasks.
Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification from
the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is
We appreciate your interest in joining the Golden 1 team! If you
are selected to participate in the interview process we will
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