Business Systems Analyst III

Standard, The Portland, OR

About the Job


If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard ( Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


The Business Systems Analyst plays a vital role in supporting customers through technology. This person utilizes creative, flexible, critical thinking to analyze and resolve complex problems, processes, or support requests while driving continuous improvement. Overseeing and reporting system operational performance is key. The primary focus is partnering with customers to acquire necessary understanding of business objectives and processes and with IT to investigate new uses of existing data and systems to achieve competitive advantage and to implement technology changes to achieve short and long-term business goals. The Business Systems Analyst participates in small to very large project efforts to provide subject matter and application expertise; to gather data to inform impact analysis for business and IT; to perform validation of solutions to satisfy requirements, user needs, and business processes; to identify and documents defects; and to understand stages of testing. Duties may include responsibility for documenting business requirements; initiating maintenance requests; writing test cases; and managing end-user testing. The Business System Analyst helps team members grow their business, systems, and process knowledge and models superior customer focus, communication and collaboration.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Systems or related field.
  • Four to six years progressively responsible experience in systems administration, group insurance benefits, project management or business analysis, or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
  • Moderate/Advanced proficiency in two or more of the following: Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Principals and Practices, Lean methodology, Microsoft Excel, database querying applications such as SQL Server and TOAD, VBA, HTML and CSS.
  • Knowledge:  In depth understanding of multiple divisional applications and processes. Recognized Subject Matter Expert in one or more systems or technologies.


    Leadership:  Serve as a mentor to other team members, customers and project team members to ensure success in meeting team and departmental and strategic goals.


    Autonomy: Determines methods and procedures on day-to-day and new assignments.


    Problem Solving: Performs accurate assessments of complex situations and able to recognize broad impacts of problems. Systematically organizes information to develop, compare and assess issues and logical solutions.


    Interpersonal Skills: Listens attentively, proactively shares information, and seeks opportunities to strengthen relationships through collaboration. Effectively presents complex information to diverse customers in a compelling manner.




    Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


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    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.