Systems programmer analysts are responsible for several computer programming-related tasks and techniques which are at the center of their company's success. These analysts must orchestrate computer programming with expert-level skills and techniques and a great deal of knowledge derived from both education and experience. Staying up-to-date with all of the latest technology, as well as performing extensive research, are also necessary for the position. Traveling to conventions may occasionally be required.
These analysts are responsible for: writing codes for documents and programs and testing them for bugs and errors; debugging by offering functional creative solutions; designing, developing and implementing new programs; updating existing programs; and supervising and mentoring new and/or entry-level programmers.
A minimum of a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field is generally required for this position, as well as programming experience and proficiency in one or more programming languages. This is an office job, so a fixed schedule with paid vacation may be expected.
Systems Programmer Analyst Tasks
Research, design, implement, and troubleshoot information systems and technology solutions in support of business needs.
Document help desk troubleshooting procedures, operations manuals, and user guidance.