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Job Title:  Senior Systems Analyst

Req ID:  28698
Job Category:  Information Technology

Birmingham, AL, US, 35222


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The STERIS Global Services Business Systems Team is a collaborative of innovative thinkers, problem-solvers, and do-ers. We don't just create software. We create solutions that support STERIS products, services, and team members as they help reduce the threat of infection around the globe. We are the best at what we do because of our people. Our teams are doing remarkable things together. Why? We are service providers in a service organization, and we CARE. We have an exciting portfolio and a packed pipeline, and now we need YOU!   


If you are a servant leader who thrives on making an impact in the world by building solutions that people need and love to use, STERIS is the place for you. As a Senior Systems Analyst (aka Senior Product Owner), you will have responsibilities in developing a strategic software roadmap and working with development teams to iteratively deliver value. The ideal candidate will excel in team building, process improvement, software product planning and solutions delivery.


What you will do

- Work closely with executives and Development teams to maintain and iteratively deliver on the strategic roadmap

- Map system/business processes and collaboratively identify issues/opportunities and design solutions

- Keep stakeholders informed and engaged from inception of ideas to adoption of solutions

- Utilize data analysis to inform direction and evaluate success

- Communicate software updates to executive leaders as well as end users in the field and back-office


  • Manages larger, more complex projects
  • Aides junior team members in communication with business users and SQL needs when needed.
  • Reviews work of more junior team members to provide feedback on accuracy, succinctness, and alternate solutions.
  • Aides junior team members in handling more technically complex systems and designs and communicating those to development teams.
  • Leads Requirements Gathering sessions to formulate and define objectives using various research and fact-finding techniques, such as story mapping, prototyping, questionnaires, surveys, interviews, sampling, observation, working sessions, and walkthroughs.
  • Develops and maintains a prioritized backlog of business needs in the form of User Stories.
  • Translates User Stories into workflow and procedural changes and specifications for system modifications.
  • Prepares functional, system and technical program specifications and requirements using a structured approach.
  • Ensures requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, traceable, unambiguous and verifiable and that they conform to defined standards.
  • Clearly communicates business needs to development teams in an organized and timely manner using the principles of lean agile software development.
  • Develops and maintains system and business process documentation.
  • Works with software developers to help them understand requirements and to ensure the completeness and accuracy of related documents and specifications.
  • Provides end-user notification and training for new or changed system functionality either in person, through documentation, or through web-based training.

Duties - cont'd

  • Works within an agile framework to facilitate development teams consistently delivering business value in an environment with rapidly growing business needs.
  • Applies business and technology expertise to improve business processes and support critical system strategies.
  • Maintains a development team backlog by writing User Stories and facilitating User Story refining sessions.
  • Designs solutions to business needs across multiple IT systems and technology stacks.
  • Clearly and concisely communicates business needs and proposed solutions to development teams through a combination of methods (verbal, written, and visual) appropriate to the need.
  • Develops and maintains system and business process documentation.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance cycles and executes testing to ensure applications satisfy end user requirements using a standard process and testing methodology.
  • Actively participates in reviews of specifications, requirements, etc. to develop, document and implement repeatable test plans.
  • Works with end users and developers to proactively diagnose problems through research, analysis, and understanding of requirements.
  • Participates in technical design reviews to help identify issues early in the development lifecycle.
  • Provide input into database design as it relates to how the design meets functional business needs.
  • Utilizes advanced SQL skills to run database queries to gain an understanding of system behavior and usage.
  • Works within IT policies and procedures to ensure compliance to regulatory controls including but not limited to SOX.
  • Aides in the IT general controls processes related to auditing, monitoring, approvals and validation.
  • Diagnoses and manages software defects and system anomalies to a successful resolution.



Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with minimum 7 years’ applicable experience or High School Diploma and equivalent years’ experience
  • 7 years of experience in an agile Software Development Lifecycle
  • 7 years of experience capturing business needs in User Stories and creating functional designs
  • 4 years of experience facilitating meetings & writing SQL to query data
  • Certified Scrum Master preferred or Certified Product Owner preferred
  • Advanced understanding of the core principles of lean/agile.
  • Ability to work with business users to identify, organize, and prioritize business needs.
  • Advanced ability to clearly communicate business needs to development teams in an organized and timely manner using the principles of lean agile software development.
  • Expert ability to write clear concise User Stories
  • Ability to design functional solutions across multiple systems on differing technology stacks that meet the business needs.
  • Advanced ability to facilitate various types of meetings and keeping each on topic and in scope.
  • Ability to communicate complex functional design ideas verbally, in writing, and through design mock-ups.
  • Advanced ability to write SQL queries for the purpose of analysis, testing, and troubleshooting.
  • Understanding of software quality assurance principles and activities.
  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, Business Intelligence, Reporting, and related tools.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and complete work in a timely manner.


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  28698
Job Category:  Information Technology

Birmingham, AL, US, 35222

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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