A Step-by-Step Guide to senior analyst
I recently had the opportunity to talk with a senior analyst for a small to mid-sized firm. This analyst is one of our best employees, and the things she said really made me think about how I am perceived by my peers.
Senior analysts are hired specifically to work on a specific department or business unit (which is pretty rare these days). They normally have a specific focus, like the development department of our company. They are hired to do a certain amount of work, and they are expected to report to someone in that department. This can range from just being a part of the development department, to having a boss who reports to them, or even being an employee themselves.
Senior analysts work with the same department heads who hire them and report to them. This allows the senior analysts, in this case me, to report to the senior director of engineering. This person is in charge of all of the engineering departments, so he or she knows all the people working on the project. As a senior analyst, I am expected to do a certain amount of work, usually more work than my peers. I would say I usually have more work than most of my peers.
the work I do is very specific and very important. I also report to my peer, who reports directly to the senior director of engineering. I’m not a senior analyst by any account, but I report directly to the senior director of engineering and that’s how I’m seen. My job description is to manage the engineering department and my peers report to me.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the title of senior analyst is kind of new. It was created in 2002, but it takes a while to be seen. I have been in the industry for 16 years, and I don’t think I’ve been more visible in the industry than any other single individual. All of my peers work at a very high level, and they are responsible for a very high-level group of people.
The title of senior analyst is actually something I have been holding on to for quite some time. My peers are all over the engineering department, and they all report to me, which means I get to see what they are doing. I feel like, because I’m the only one who has access to my peers’ work, I get to see what they are doing. So it’s kind of a neat thing for me to be able to see what they are doing.
I actually think that this is a natural part of the process of being an engineer. Im an engineer because I get to see what the other engineers are doing, and I see my peers doing a lot of things in their own time. That’s kind of how we are built. So I think this is one of the natural parts of it.
Yeah, it’s a natural part of being an engineer. Being able to see what your peers are doing and making sure you aren’t doing the same thing is a great thing.
I think there’s definitely a bit of a “need to know” element to this. Engineers spend a lot of their time in the trenches, but there are also times when we have to keep our heads above water. Even if we aren’t doing the same thing as our peers, we’re still going to be working on our own time. So I think that part of the challenge is that we have to be able to see all the ways that we might not be doing the same thing.