Simmons Bank Business Analyst in Little Rock, Arkansas


Position Summary

The Business Analyst provides technical expertise necessary in the implementation and use of software technologies deployed throughout the bank. This position will be responsible for analyzing new software and releases to determine their feasibility in integrating with current products and infrastructure. The Business Analyst works directly, with software vendors and internal staff members, to prepare specifications and interface requirements of software applications. The Business Analyst would play an integral role in software and core platform integration activities such as mapping, workflow design, scripting, enterprise service bus interaction, and software architecture. The Business Analyst would also assist in solving complex problems and preparing periodic reports related to software interface utilization, end-user activities, IT projects, and vendor interaction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maximizes operational efficiencies and leverages operating systems to their fullest extent.

  • Provides continual system operational support in the implementation of new releases and technologies.

  • Assists with and develops security as well as operational procedures for various areas of the business applications department.

  • Work with business units to help design and create automated workflow delivery interfaces.

  • Participates in a leading role on IT related projects as assigned by Senior and Executive Management.

  • Maintains bank software control files and parameters.

  • Performs complex updates to software applications.

  • Maintains and develops complex reporting standards necessary for management to properly evaluate system performance and integration objectives.

  • Provides end-user support, researches issues, and participates on special projects.

  • Ensures that all departmental documents and activities are performed in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures as applicable to this position, including completion of required compliance training.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, general business correspondence and/or journals or government regulations.

  • Ability to write routine reports, simple-to-business correspondence, and procedures.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial report and/or legal documents.

  • Ability to effectively speak, respond to questions, and present information to the following: one-on-one /small groups, customers, employees, clients, managers, top management, board of directors, and the general public.

Education and/or Experience

  • BS/BA Degree (four year) from an accredited university/college OR

  • Four to six years of experience as a Business Analyst

  • Previous banking experience a plus. Computer Skills o MS Office programso XML, SQL (SSRS), Java script, PowerShell, Web Services, XSLT,o Application support for service delivery channelso Core Banking Platforms- Jack Henry, Fiserv, FIS, etc.

Other Qualifications (including physical requirements)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and planning skills with the ability to set priorities.

  • Must possess excellent telephone and customer service skills.

  • Must have working knowledge of mid-range or mainframe computer operating systems (preferably AS400); software and workflow design preferred.

  • Must have microcomputer knowledge (use of database and Microsoft networking operating systems, documents, and spreadsheets.)

  • General banking knowledge preferred.

About Simmons Bank

For over 110 years, we’ve been dedicated to helping people and businesses achieve their financial goals. Today, Simmons Bank has approximately $14 billion in assets along with over 2,500 associates located in communities throughout Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. We’re growing! In fact, Fortune magazine recently listed Simmons as the 62nd fastest growing company in the U.S. Our growth has led to some amazing career opportunities. There’s never been a better time to join our team – a team dedicated to working together, high integrity, passion for all we do, and a commitment to high performance and personal and professional growth. If these cornerstones of company culture appeal to you, let’s talk!

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

Simmons First National Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of equal employment with respect to a person's race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, covered veterans, military status, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected classifications. Simmons First National Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to Affirmative Action Programs consisting of results-oriented procedures to ensure equal employment opportunities. These programs require positive action in lieu of neutral non-discrimination and merit hiring/performance policies.

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Requisition ID 2018-2901

Position Type Full Time