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T7691 - Lead Financial Systems Support Analyst in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

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Job Description

?Seeking a Lead Systems Analyst to support all downstream business. 

The Senior Analyst – Financial Systems (“Analyst”) is skilled in the management and support of one or more financial applications and provides support services to business users. The primary focus for the Analyst is to be responsible for maintaining and monitoring the ETRM solutions to maximize availability and performance, provide troubleshooting and corrective action to resolve business issues, and insures the usability and support for application enhancements and bug fixes. Secondarily the Analyst will provide similar support for other financial systems. The Analyst will act as a Subject Matter Expert for application functionality, solutions, training, and documentation. Although the Analyst position is not a pure development role, it will require the use of some development/programmer competencies to complete work efforts.



Tasks / Responsibilities

  •        Maintain end-to-end understanding of functional aspects of application and associated business processes
  •        Provide functional and/or technical direction/assistance for assigned applications 
  •        Monitor incoming service requests and incidents for assigned application(s)
  •        Investigate and diagnose service requests or incidents according to their priority/rank, and identify the resolution and/or issue
  •        Work directly with users to identify and resolve issues adversely impacting business processes
  •        Define technical solutions ensuring considerations for system stability, performance, and ongoing maintainability
  •        Identify solution alternatives to address issues raised throughout service request or incident lifecycle
  •        Utilize 3rd parties and vendor support as defined within existing support arrangements, and escalate additional (billable) support to appropriate IT management for approval
  •        Adheres to and champions the IT Governance programs (e.g. change management, communication, and release management)
  •        Complete high level designs and associated estimates to meet defined requirements
  •        Monitor application backlog (service requests, incidents) and keep open items updated with current efforts
  •        Maintain documentation (run books, technical design, build, deployment, install guides) and process standards in area of responsibility along with regular audits to validate accuracy
  •        Develop documentation and provide training to users as appropriate
  •        Define potential improvement changes to resolve errors, prevent the recurrence of problems or improve system maintainability and stability for assigned applications
  •        Provide input to IT Project Management Office to support clear and concise requirements definitions
  •        Assist team members handling major incidents for assigned applications; identify the root cause and short or long term solutions
  •        Informally mentor less experienced team members on an as needed basis
  •        Prevent the replication of problems across multiple systems by sharing lessons learned and best practices with other team members and IT Management
  •        Develops customer relationships by making efforts to listen and understand the customer; anticipating and providing solutions to customer needs; giving high priority to customer satisfaction

Minimum Essential Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  •        Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, and/or equivalent work experience in a related field
  •        5+ years of experience supporting business applications
  •        3+ years of experience with Oracle and SQL databases (including stored procedures, triggers and scripts)
  •        3+ years of experience in application development or a programming language
  •        Familiarity with any of the Commercial Off the Shelf products like Quorum TIPS, Waterfield
  •        Familiarity with the design, development and maintenance of Web applications.
  •        Familiarity with ITIL concepts and the ability to follow problem, change, and incident management processes and procedures.
  •        Familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley IT Change management controls

Other Qualifications

In addition to the basic qualifications listed above, the following other position qualifications are required:

  •        Strong written and verbal communication skills with an aptitude for problem solving
  •        Must be able to independently resolve issues and efficiently self-direct work activities based on the ability to capture, organize, and analyze information
  •        Experience delivering solutions that align with business strategies
  •        Experience troubleshooting complicated issues across multiple systems and driving to solutions
  •        Experience supporting resources performing user acceptance, regression and other required system tests, ensuring that system and/or related integration issues that arise are identified, researched and closed in a timely manner
  •        Experience providing technical solutions to non-technical individuals
  •        Demonstrated team building skills
  •        Ability to deal with internal employees and external business contacts while conveying a positive, service-oriented attitude
  •        Willingness to travel to company locations (up to 5%)
  •        Regular and reliable attendance 

Preferred Qualifications

  •        ITIL v3 Foundations certified
  •        Familiarity with Waterfall and Agile development methodologies
  •        Working knowledge and experience in Microsoft Technologies (Microsoft Certifications)