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Senior Application Analyst

Date Posted:  Nov 10, 2021
Requisition ID:  283267

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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role. 


About the State Budget Agency (SBA):

The mission of the Indiana State Budget Agency is to achieve excellence in fiscal decision making and fiscal results on behalf of the Governor and in support of the General Assembly. The State Budget Agency facilitates the processes of revenue forecasting, budget development, and budget implementation. The Budget Agency evaluates and communicates the fiscal and policy impacts of legislative proposals with the objective of assuring the best information available to decision-makers.  



The starting salary for this position is $54,782.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

Under general direction, the Applications Systems Analyst/Programmer - Senior works at a high technical level during all phases of computer application development.  The Systems Analyst carries out a wide variety of advanced technical computer systems duties and is involved in the development and/or adaptation of accounting, budgeting, administrative, and/or statistical data to computer systems.  The assigned area of responsibility is a significant portion of the information technology support effort.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Develop and maintain agency application systems.
  • Respond to system usage questions and problem reports.
  • Instruct agency personnel, and other State agencies, in the use of agency systems.
  • Manage the content, utilization, and integrity of the agency's data resources.
  • Assist in the design, development, and implementation of agency databases and applications.  Specific knowledge of the Hyperion Planning applications is preferred.
  • Interact with executives, management, and users from both inside and outside the agency to define information technology needs and priorities; identify, design, develop, and implement appropriate solutions and review results.
  • Devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems that consider computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, network load, and form of desired results to obtain maximum computer utilization.
  • Code, test, debug, analyze, evaluate, and document application software, including Hyperion Planning applications, among others.
  • Assist in the development of agency policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures related to the procurement and use of information technology resources.
  • Perform cost/benefit justifications and feasibility studies for new project requests.
  • Prepare estimates of resource requirements for system implementations.
  • Manage the utilization, content, and integrity of agency information systems.
  • Analyze user requirements to design, develop, and implement applications and information systems.
  • Modify, maintain, and convert existing programs and systems.
  • Coordinate and/or provide systems orientation and application training for end users.
  • Help develop, and train staff in, standards and controls for all systems documentation and programming procedures.
  • Maintain an understanding of agency and State government objectives and a current working knowledge of agency and state-wide programs and major activities.
  • Remain current with on-going and up-coming changes in the information technology industry through reading, attending training, and participating in appropriate seminars.
  • Maintain technical proficiency in a variety of data analysis tools in order to provide expert support for highly complex business analyses.
  • Assist in the development of State financial reporting systems.
  • Assist in the production of agency financial reports.
  • Represent the agency on cross-agency information technology projects and committees.
  • May function as Team or Project Leader on complex projects.


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

General Requirements:

  • Three years of full-time paid, professional experience in information systems.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related area,
  • Extensive knowledge of Hyperion Planning applications.
  • Two years of system analysis experience,
  • Two years’ experience with Windows operating systems and utilities,
  • Two years’ experience with application development environment tools, software languages, and databases used by the agency,
  • Extensive knowledge of information systems design principles and development techniques,
  • Extensive knowledge of information technology equipment, operation, and capabilities,
  • Highly-developed interpersonal and organizational skills,
  • Highly-developed analytical and problem-solving skills,
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • High-level of self-motivation and professionalism. 
  • Flexibility to work as needed outside business hours.


Technology Knowledge:

  • Microsoft Windows operating systems (and related components including PowerShell).
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server.
  • Visual Studio.
  • Oracle Hyperion Planning – Application Design, Development, Administration.
  • Oracle Database Administration (including Import/Export, SQL*Loader).
  • SQL, PL/SQL (stored procedures), SQL*Plus, SQL Developer.
  • Microsoft Office Professional (including VBA, Access, Visio).
  • Other technologies as identified.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

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

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