Job Title: Sr. Business & Systems Analyst
Date Posted: 09-14-2007
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Ascend Technologies Inc.
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Contact Information: Ascend Technologies   Ascend Technologies (
Job Description:
Ascend is a consulting/professional services company that designs, develops, and delivers
technology solutions that are directly aligned with our clients business goals. Our deep
understanding of both business processes and information technology enables us to successfully
translate business vision into a finished technology solution for competitive advantage.

Our elite team of experts, relationship-focused engagement model, and unique Catapult™
methodology allow Ascend to significantly reduce business risk while optimizing the use of
technology for business advantage. We deliver high-quality, best-of-breed, competitive
solutions while reducing development time and expense. 

Clients include Fortune 1000, mid-market, and emerging companies with critical,
revenue-dependent business initiatives and complex IT infrastructures. Our guiding principles
and work environment provide ample opportunities for team members to contribute, learn, and
exercise leadership; leading to personal and professional development. 

We are looking to add multiple highly capable Sr. Business and Systems Analysts to join our
growing organization. As a member of the consulting team, the Business and Systems Analyst is
responsible for understanding client issues, devising solutions, and applying technologies;
all with a keen emphasis on client satisfaction and ROI. 

Direct Responsibilities:

The Sr. Business and Systems Analyst will be responsible for performing all the activities
involved in identifying, conceptualizing, developing, and implementing solutions to our
client’s business issues. Working in conjunction with other members of the Ascend team, these
activities will consist of: 

Engaging clients and conducting research to understand various vertical market segments and
business models. Working as a member of cross functional teams to help architect solutions.
Interfacing with senior client management and business users to map out and document business
requirements. Translating business requirements into functional specifications. Designing,
interpreting, or using complex logical data and object models to guide technical design
decisions. Working hand-in-hand with technical resources to provide insight during solution
development. Developing and executing testing procedures. Working with clients to facilitate
solution implementation. Functioning as a subject matter, process, and operational expert to
conduct end user training.

To qualify for this position, candidates will need to possess:
A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, MIS, Business or related area. 

4+ years of client facing business or systems analysis experience, preferably in the
professional services or consulting industry, and 4+ years of experience in the information
technology arena. Experience working on complex, full life cycle solution development efforts.
Proven track record of running meetings / facilitation skills. Exposure to various project
management methodologies and their application to enterprise level project work. The ability
to gather and document business requirements and functional and technical specifications.
Prior experience writing and executing testing plans and procedures. The ability to function
effectively independently or as a member of a cross functional team. Comprehensive knowledge
of e-Business and Web-based technologies. 

Of equal importance; We are looking for someone who is a pro active self-starter with
outstanding interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills. Based on the engagement
opportunities in our current pipeline, we are seeking multiple individuals with experience in:

Financial services: 
Either Broker/dealer platforms, multi-currency issues, or international finance, global trade
processing, or Insurance, or Banking with one or more of the following subject matter
Front, Middle and Back office systems
European Securities Clearing (Euroclear)
Princeton Financial Systems(or PAM)
Fixed Income
Trade Order Management Systems
Asset Data Services
Financial Systems and Applications
Brokerage Operations

All applicants must be flexible to travel daily to regional client locations, as well as
extended travel to out of state clients.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume – along with
your earnings history and compensation expectations- to 

Applicants for employment in the United States must possess work authorization which does not
require sponsorship by the employer for a visa. 

Ascend is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of our team members.
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