2511-Systems analysts

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Systems analysts
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Job Description: 
Systems analysts conduct research, analyze and evaluate client information technology requirements, procedures or problems, and develop and implement proposals, recommendations, and plans to improve current or future information systems.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) consulting with users to formulate and document requirements and with management to ensure agreement on systems principles
  • (b) identifying and analyzing business processes, procedures and work practices
  • (c) identifying and evaluating inefficiencies and recommending optimal business practices, and system functionality and behaviour
  • (d) taking responsibility for deploying functional solutions, such as creating, adopting and implementing system test plans
  • (e) developing functional specifications for use by systems developers
  • (f) expanding or modifying systems to improve work flow or serve new purposes
  • (g) coordinating and linking the computer systems within an organization to increase compatibility.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Business analyst (IT)
- Communications analyst (computers)
- Systems consultant
- Systems designer (IT)
- Computer scientist


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Communications analyst (computers) - 2523
- Network analyst - 2523
- Systems administrator - 2522

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