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Great America Leasing Corporation Systems - Systems Business Analyst (Cedar Rapids, IA) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Systems - Systems Business Analyst (Cedar Rapids, IA)

GreatAmerica Financial Services is a highly successful entrepreneurial company providing equipment financing to businesses across the United States. Our exemplary customer service, our principle-centered business philosophy and our team-based operating approach are key to our success and growth.

GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

We Are Looking to Add a Key Member to Our Systems Team!

The successful candidate acts as an intermediary between the business community and the technical community working with IT and business clients to collect, clarify, and translate business requirements into documentation and conceptual design (using appropriate tools and models) from which applications and solutions are developed. The business analyst is an active thought partner and application visionary who shapes the technology demand among the business community.

As a Systems Business Analyst, You’ll:

  • Have strong familiarity with the information systems utilized by GreatAmerica

  • Be an active listener

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken

  • Continuous communication with IT and business leaders to ensure the corporate strategic vision and our technology platform remain protected and healthy

  • Partners with business and technology partners to elicit, analyze, translate, and document business requirements into technical requirements

  • Analyzes, documents and tests program development, logic, process flows and specifications

  • May partner with business partners to conduct user acceptance testing

  • May document user manuals to describe application installation and operating procedures

  • Demonstrative ability to solve problems

  • Self-directed, self-motivated

  • Extended hours may be required to meet deadlines

  • Performs additional duties as required

    What You’ll Need to be Successful:


    For all GreatAmerica Team Members: Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability

    For this position:

  • Business Acumen

  • “How well do you comprehend the larger issues surrounding a business?”

  • Conceptual Thinking

  • “How well do you recognize the common factors in new situations and apply previously successful approaches to those situations?”

  • Consensus Building

  • “How well do you work with others in order to agree on a common goal?”

  • Relationship Building

  • “Can you work effectively with different types of people and build rapport and trust?”

  • Systems Analysis

  • “How well can you break down issues or problems into component parts to identify root causes and effects?”

    Education: Four year degree in Information Systems, Business, or related field


  • Three to five years’ experience in information systems

  • Any previous role demonstrating the ability to comprehend technology and it's applications

    Skills and Abilities

    Computer Skills:

  • Able translate “back of napkin ideas” into actionable technical solution requirements

  • Strength in creating compelling business cases and/or knowing when to cut bait

  • Excellent understanding of business complexity, existing technical capabilities, and project interdependencies

  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to question thought partners across functional areas

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot problems that may arise in work products

  • Ability to partner with software engineers and quality analysts to identify course of resolutions

  • Strong understanding of basic system engineering, object-oriented design, information risk and security guidelines, and architecture standards

  • In depth understanding of the various software development lifecycles (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, etc.)

  • Experience/desire to learn CBAP methodology

    At GreatAmerica, we’re looking to grow our business through our people. Are you looking to grow your career? If so, submit your application at

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