Bank of the West Sr Business Systems Analyst in Tempe, Arizona

Sr Business Systems Analyst


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

While Bank of the West considers all applicants, we will not sponsor candidates for work visas at this time.

Job Description Summary

Enterprise Data Services (EDS) group manages the enterprise data

warehouse which provides data for all the Bank’s internal and external

reporting needs, and data-driven analysis to support the Bank’s strategic

initiatives One of these strategic initiatives is to build a data mart for our

Digital Banking and Wealth Management partners to deliver easy and compelling

information management of financial services to our clients’ fingertips. The successful candidate will function as a

collaborative member of the team focused on delivering scalable, high quality,

high performing technology solutions with high degree of customer


Essential Job Functions

  • Acts as the primary liaison between IT and Digital and Wealthmanagement groups during analysis, requirements definition and designactivities for new solutions and/or integration projects

  • Solves business-related problems using data-driven techniques.Looks for order and patterns in data, as wellas spotting trends that provide strategic advice for business processes and ITsolutions

  • Collaborates with business stakeholders, conducts JAD sessions andtranslates high-level business requirements/user stories to technicalrequirements, functional specifications documents

  • Gains a holistic understanding of a broad range of Retail Bankingproducts, processes and related systems

  • Communicates how to use data to drive business decisions that mayinclude changing course, improving a process or product, or creating newservices or products

  • Establishes and maintains productive working relationships withdepartmental staff, and internal business partners

  • Analyzes, evaluates and profiles the data gathered from multiplesources to create source to target mapping documents

  • Works with IT team through coding and implementation to ensure productmatches envisioned result

  • Provides support as a subject matter expert to internal IT teams andbusiness partners

  • May support development of test scripts and participate in functionaltesting

  • May support users in user acceptance testing

  • May support maintenance of business systems and interface applications


Required Experience

  • 8 - 10 years' experience working as a Business Systems Analyst oncomplex, cross functional projects and the creation of detailed requirementdocuments and/or user stories

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in Retail Banking

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in data warehousing

  • Experience leading large projects in a matrix organization

  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Experience with Agile methodology

  • Experience in Online/Mobile Banking and Wealth Management, preferred


  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Finance relatedfield


  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, problem solving, andinterpersonal skills required

  • Ability to present data as a concise story for diverse audiences

  • Able to ask smart, straightforward, intelligent, and efficientquestions

  • Knowledge of data analysis and SQL Data Query Tools required

  • Able to mine and analyze large amounts of data to develop hypotheses,make inferences and hone in on customer and business objectives

  • Exposure to Excel modeling, math and statistical skills a plus

  • Must be highly detail oriented, meticulous, and self-directed

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, andOutlook)

  • Experienced in R, Python, and other programming language a plus

  • Familiarity with analytical techniques such as machine learning, deeplearning and text analytics a plus

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Accounting Finance

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 041152