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Business Systems Analyst

  • Department

    Information Technology

  • Location

    Portland, OR

  • Type

    Full Time

iovation is in the business of making the Internet a safer place. We've spent the last fourteen years developing award-winning technologies that now stop more than 300,000 fraudulent activities every day for our clients around the world. We help protect retailers, banks, insurers, gaming operators, dating sites, social networks and other businesses from credit card fraud, identity theft, account takeover and other abuses. Clients leverage our device-based intelligence network of 5 billion devices and 49 million client-reported fraud and abuse reports. Our challenge at iovation is to make amazing tools and help people put them to work.  

Position Summary

This is your chance to step into a newly created position that will be a liaison between functional and technical teams within iovation with the purpose of re-engineering processes and platforms to be more efficient and functional. The ideal candidate demonstrates leadership and technical experience in implementation and support of advanced business and technology solutions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Transform business needs into technical specifications
  • Use judgment and leadership in the application of new technologies and processes and provide recommendations based on business needs
  • Work on complex problems and provide solutions which are cost-effective, innovative and appropriate for the business
  • Assess the operational and technical impact of system and process changes to primary and interfacing systems to maximize business results and avoid risk
  • Anticipate current and future issues that impact satisfaction
  • Communicate complex technical problems and solutions to a variety of audiences
  • Work closely with cross-functional development teams on project delivery
  • Function as a project or program leader to manage projects across geographically dispersed organizations
  • Create documentation for solutions, designs, specifications, and compliance and training materials
  • Train and/or assist in training users on new systems and new system processes
  • Support the business and users to reproduce, document and triage system bugs
  • Act as a liaison between the business and any vendors supporting business applications
  • Work with vendors and the business to troubleshoot and resolve issues and to implement product enhancements and upgrades
  • Demonstrate functional, IT and project management expertise with each project assigned
  • Plan and establish resource levels for work efforts
  • Recognize when outside assistance and guidance are required to effectively achieve goals
  • Provide direction or management support of assigned employees and/or contract staff as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Technology or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to develop appropriate business solutions and to deliver on key highly complex programs
  • Demonstrated experience with ERP/CRM systems with an emphasis on cross functional project management
  • Demonstrated experience with systems lifecycle from feasibility through design to implementation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IT development best practices and system development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated experience with the installation of packaged software, including packaged software release enhancements and upgrades
  • Familiarity with Change Control, system migration and internal controls practices; ability to advocate for and enforce these practices with business and IT partners
  • Ability to challenge conventional thinking for the betterment of the company
  • Adept at building and managing relationships that span multiple geographies
  • Ability to interact with and advise others in a positive, consulting manner
  • Ability to accurately assess situations, exercise good judgment, make decisions and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and with teams of individuals with varied backgrounds and technical understanding
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate with audiences of all levels
  • Proven organizational skills, analytical skills and research skills

Preferred Experience/Knowledge/Experience

  • Familiarity with Salesforce and NetSuite

Physical Requirements

Frequent sitting, hearing and talking; intermittent standing and walking; intermittent bending and twisting of the upper body (in the event of traveling/working from remote locations). Close detail work requiring visual acuity.  Job includes some travel, and working some evenings/weekends (as required fulfill any community activities)

This position description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with this position.  While this description is intended to accurately reflect the position's activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

iovation is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.   Individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at 503-943-6795 for assistance.

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