A new website for learning foreign languages is about to start up. A team of experts is ready to get to work -- from the people who create the content to the people who write the computer programs that drive the site. But before the programmers can start, a systems analyst must design the best way for customers to interact with the site. She has to decide everything from how they’ll sign up and pay to how they’ll use the site to master new vocabulary throughout the online learning process.
Computer systems analysts create technology solutions for large and small businesses and other organizations. They start by deciding what hardware and software will be needed. They then develop or adapt software to meet those needs.
Computer systems analysts create new computer systems and improve existing technology and business processes.
Systems analysts who perform extensive tests on new products may be called software quality assurance (QA) analysts.
Attentive to details and to the needs of your clients but also able to consider the big picture. Systems analysts plan new computer systems from scratch and overhaul existing ones. Either way, they must do so on time and within budget.
“When I worked for a university, I designed a system to help the people in finance keep track of tuition payments.” -- Julie, Computer Systems Analyst