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Sr. Applications Systems Analyst

Date Posted:  Nov 12, 2021
Requisition ID:  216161

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA): 

FSSA was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 1991 to consolidate and better integrate the delivery of human services by state government. FSSA is a health care and social services funding agency. Ninety-four percent of the agency’s total budget is paid to thousands of service providers ranging from major medical centers to a physical therapist working with a child or adult with a developmental disability. The six care divisions in FSSA administer services to more than 1.5 million Hoosiers. FSSA’s mission is to compassionately serve Hoosiers of all ages and connect them with social services, health care and their communities. 


Salary:  The annual minimum starting salary for this position is $ 54,782.00.  Salary may be commensurate with relevant experience/education.   

About the Job:

The Applications Systems Analyst/Programmer - Senior works in an agency information technology division under general direction performing application systems analysis and programming duties.  The purpose of this position is to work on a variety of projects and be responsible for assisting in the maintenance and operations of various applications and tools such as the enterprise data warehouse, Cognos, Tableau, the Enterprise Data Catalog, and the agency’s cloud-based data lake and analytics platform. 

This role plays an important role in the design, development, testing, documentation, maintenance, and analysis of database platforms, business intelligence, and data analysis solutions. 

A Day in the Life:

  • Design, develop, implement and provide ongoing support for the applications and tools that support FSSA’s data & analytics functions (ex. Cognos, Enterprise Data Catalog, Tableau, Azure Analytics Platform etc..)
  • Confers with user community to conduct, through research, fact-finding and analysis to formulate and define system requirements, scope and objectives, establish priorities;
  • Prepares detailed project feasibility studies, formulates system scope, project cost, time estimates and human resource and IT infrastructure requirements for new/existing application software systems;
  • Enhance business intelligence and data visualizations, and conduct analysis research and consulting for new project initiatives;
  • Provides documentation for new or modified information systems and/or application software programs including operational procedures and manuals;
  • Prepares and conducts system test planning;
  • Designs, codes and debugs new application software programs and/or makes enhancements to existing application software programs;
  • Tests and debugs new and existing application software;
  • Troubleshoot data integrity and quality issues
  • Monitors application software systems to ensure proper execution and performance;
  • Other duties as assigned

What You'll Need for Success:

Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in data analytics, Information Technology, data science or a closely related field in information technology, computer science, or data science is required. Masters degree from an accredited college or university in data analytics, Information Technology, data science or a closely related field in information technology, computer science, or data science is preferred.  A minimum of three (3-5) years work experience in information technology or data analytics

  • Extensive knowledge of SQL coding
  • Extensive knowledge of data analysis and statistical methods
  • Extensive knowledge of analytical and problem solving methods with special attention to accuracy and detail
  • Extensive understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) and project management methodologies such as waterfall and agile
  • Extensive experience in these tools highly preferred: Teradata SQL Assistant, IBM Cognos, Informatica Metadata Manager and Enterprise Data Catalog, Tableau, JIRA, SharePoint, MS Excel, MS Access, SPSS, R, Python
  • Extensive experience in administration of cloud-based technology such as Microsoft Azure.
  • Extensive understanding of FSSA’s programs such as Medicaid, HIP 2.0, SNAP, TANF, eligibility, and benefits
  • Ability to develop, implement, and manage framework for identity-based access management for on-premise and cloud IT systems.
  • Ability to read and understand complicated technical and functional requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Difficulty of Work:

Work is broad in scope requiring extensive judgment in adopting techniques to meet the information technology requirements, specifications, standards, and procedures of a complex enterprise wide system.

Working Conditions:

This role performs work in a standard office environment.

What You’ll Get in Return: 

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Downtown Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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