Job Description

Job Title: Systems Analyst - Senior (Project Manager)
Job ID: 619640
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: HPLAN-Application Svcs
Location: 339 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222


Under the general direction of the management team and senior staff, this senior level position requires a proficient level of experienced analytical and/or programming capabilities, defining requirements, developing and/or maintaining computer applications/systems, and providing services to meet client IT and business needs within deadlines. May be responsible for the supervision/direction of 3-5 project team members. This position sits on the Health Plan Application Services team. 

  • Assist with the design and documentation of system functional requirements in formats to facilitate the development of deliverables such as Request for Proposals and/or Information, custom development efforts, project based planning documents such as scope documents and client services communication.
  • Assure quality of information through business case and application level testing; validate test results to initial business needs.
  • Business Requirements and Process Analysis - Identifies and specifies business requirements, resources, and processes for a complex sub-system or major system modification. Uses complex analytical tools and methods to analyze and streamline business processes. Develops detailed selection evaluation criteria based on identified product requirements. Independently develops business requirements for complex tasks. Has expert knowledge of UPMC systems and industry solutions. Coordinates impact to vendor and UPMC workflow for a new product. Coordinates joint application development sessions.
  • Design and document system level, IS operations level, and end user level procedures to support business applications.
  • Evaluate and document client needs/business processes both operational and financial, including current process analysis and proposed revisions to optimize business processes.
  • Highly motivated to apply process improvement (CMMI) to increase product and service quality to achieve business objectives.
  • Operations Analysis - Independently evaluates and documents operational performance, diagnoses issues/incidents, completes service requests/problem resolution for complex business systems or processes, including performance of integrated ERP systems or enterprise data structures/warehouse. Research & analyze complex operational business processes. Provide direction to other staff regarding technical solutions to meet business issues, as well as, anticipate impact and propose solutions.
  • Project Management - Works with project manager to develop realistic work estimates, financial budgets, and project schedules. Assists and mentors others involved with project planning and execution. Measures progress toward goals and revises work plan accordingly. Reviews project deliverables for accuracy and provides assistance and mentoring to others. Proactively apprises management of issues effecting project status and offer solutions to solve the issues.
  • Provide ongoing troubleshooting, support, and maintenance of production applications; including 24/7 on call coverage.
  • Provide service to ISD client community, patients, families and visitors, while protecting the integrity and confidentiality of all data and information through physical and electronic measures.
  • Provide support as required by ISD's Disaster Recovery Plan.
  • Report Writing - Advanced skills using specialized analysis and reporting tools, such as such as FOCUS, report writers and query tools such as Cognos and Crystal Report Writer, and advanced macros in Excel.
  • Systems Analysis - Identifies and specifies technical/functional requirements, resources, and processes for a complex sub-system. or major system modification required to meet user requirements. Develops detailed vendor selection evaluation criteria based on identified product requirements. Full accountability for developing requirements for complex to highly complex processes. Creates prototype designs for complex/ significant-risk projects. Coordinates joint IT/Business Partner application development sessions.
  • Systems Integration - Designs large scale, complex specifications and works with multiple users in modifying systems processing, data structures, or designing new systems.
  • Work with ISD staff, clients and/or vendor staff to deploy production applications.
  • Work with ISD staff, clients and/or vendors to evaluate, develop, and implement solutions including both packaged system solutions and custom development applications options.
  • Work with technical services and the integration team to design, test and deploy appropriate hardware solutions, connectivity requirements and interface solutions.


  • Completes on-going training on-the-job, through courses, self-study, certifications and/or advanced degrees to maintain and enhance technical and business capabilities
  • Proficiently applies IT methods, professional knowledge, and UPMC standards and practices Intuitively grasps familiar, stable system performance situations
  • Responds to unfamiliar, undefined, unexpected, or unstable situations with the professionally prescribed standard response
  • Recognizes subtle problems with system design or performance and acts appropriately to improve the condition, seeking validation of actions in advance as appropriate
  • Effective in relationships with business partners, professional peers, and other team members
  • Coaches less experienced IT professionals
  • Must meet IT Career Level Criteria for Individual/Team Contributors outlined in the Universal Criteria Leveling Guide.



  • 3-5 years of Project Management experience
  • 2 years of IT PM experience
  • Experience working in large organization
  • Software development environment using Agile methodologies
  • Office products (Microsoft Projects)
  • Highly  organized, strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Scrum master experience
  • TFS (Team Foundation Server)
  • Healthcare background
  • PMP certification preferred not required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $34.07 to $51.92

Union Position: No

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