Application Specialist II

Ariens Oshkosh , WI 54902

Posted 4 months ago

At AriensCo, we build more than exceptional products we create opportunities that impact careers. Our culture values innovative thinking, hard work and determination. We interact in teams, collaborate together and make decisions quickly.

We see growth potential in every team member, and are committed to supporting our employees with continuous training and advancement opportunities.

Our environment? We're corporate, without being "corporate." Whether you work at our headquarters, manufacturing facilities, or one of our global distribution businesses, you'll always have the freedom to create and contribute. Our company vision is "Passionate People, Astounded Customers." Quite simply: it revolves around people

Speaking of people, you're not just employee #1,762 to us. You're family and your role is invaluable. Without exceptional people, we can't continue to produce the amazing products we're known for around the world.

Ready for the ride of your career? Then come join us. By joining our team, you'll have the opportunity to work in a rewarding workplace with a strong sense of community.

Job Description:

AriensCo is seeking a proven Application Specialist II, to join our growing IT team!


  • Escalation of end user issues/advanced troubleshooting

  • Open issues with vendor for resolution

  • Upgrade platform to new releases

  • Implement platform patches/fixes

  • Utilize platform automation capabilities for process improvements

  • Lead implementations as needed

  • Monitor platform performance

  • Maintain server updates and perform server maintenance

  • Assist in platform implementation with other enterprise software


  • Accountability
  • Keeps Commitments, meets deadlines, plans and organizes work, accepts responsibility, admits mistakes
  • Communication Skills Clear/Concise/Professional (Verbal & Written), respectful listener/speaker, ensures common understanding

  • Teamwork

  • Shares information or expertise to solve problems, helps remove barriers to team productivity and success, helps teammates who need or ask for support or assistance
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Seeks out opportunities that will create growth and development, looks for ways to improve performance and efficiency, provides others with tools and approaches to improve processes
  • Functional Skills
  • Appropriate knowledge/use of methods, tools, applications, follows relevant standards and procedures, interacts & influences appropriate audiences for role level
  • Customer Focus
  • Anticipates, and responds timely to customer needs, focuses on the customer's business results, rather than own, goes beyond basic expectations to implement complete solutions

Level 2 Proficiency Level Expectations

  • Independence
  • Works under general direction within a clear framework of accountability. Exercises substantial personal responsibility and autonomy. Plans own work to meet given objectives and processes.
  • Functional Skills
  • Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools and applications. Has a good appreciation of the wider field of information systems, their use in relevant employment areas and how they relate to the business activities of the employer or client.
  • Strategic Level
  • Executes the tactical activities to achieve IT strategies. Performs a broad range of complex technical or professional work activities, in a variety of contexts
  • Impact
  • Influences team and specialist peers internally. Makes decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives

IT Process Role Responsibilities

  • Requirements Coordinator

  • Design Coordinator

  • Build Coordinator

  • Test Coordinator

  • Pre-Production Coordinator

  • Validate Coordinator

  • Configure Coordinator

  • Cut-Over Coordinator

  • Incident Management Coordinator

  • Routine Request Coordinator

  • Proactive Maintenance Coordinator

  • Monitoring/ Audit Coordinator

  • Retirement Coordinator

THE QUALIFICATIONS...Education and/or Experience

  • Associate or bachelor's degree in computer science or related field

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting enterprise software platforms

Computer Skills

  • O365 administration

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 environment, particularly for Sales and Customer Engagement

  • Microsoft Flow

  • PowerApps

  • Javascript

  • .Net development (for plug-ins)

  • Familiarity with installation and configuration of 3rd Party Apps

  • Microsoft Windows desktop/Server environments

  • Microsoft Office suite

  • General understanding of Microsoft SQL Server databases

  • Automation/scripting tools such as Powershell, AutoIT

  • Experience supporting the same or similar platform(s) to those assigned

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX experience a plus

  • Knowledge of SharePoint integrations a plus

  • SQL Server Data Integration Services a plus

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Requires valid driver's license

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Quick learner with strong technical aptitude. Ability to work independently or as a team member

  • Ability to mentor other development team members to grow their understanding and experience of platforms assigned

  • Self-driven, enthusiastic and flexible work style

  • Experience working in a multi-location environment is a plus

  • Strong technical knowledge of current applicable protocols, standards, and best practices

  • Knowledge with business processes, particularly with marketing, sales and technical support processes and workflows

About AriensCo

Since 1933, the AriensCo name has been associated with reliable, durably crafted, high-performance outdoor power equipment. Our core values Be Honest, Be Fair, Respect the Individual, Keep our Commitments, and Encourage Intellectual Curiosity define our culture and inspire our team. We believe passionate people and astounded customers lead to unstoppable success.

Our employees' quality of life is important to us. When people feel appreciated, respected and supported, careers thrive and ideas come to fruition. AriensCo employees are provided various great benefit opportunities which may include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans

  • Bonus Programs

  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance

  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs

  • Flexible spending account (FSA) plan

  • Voluntary wellness programs

  • Employee purchase benefit

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Safety shoes and safety prescription glasses reimbursement

EEO Statement

The concept of diversity is important to us at AriensCo. That's why we've created a culture that is inclusive, accepting and understanding. We embrace diversity among our partners, suppliers and employees. We also strive for diversity in the quality of our ideas. Inclusion and acceptance means that, regardless of who you are, you will always be standing on our welcome mat.

AriensCo is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AriensCo hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Providing our employees with an environment free of discrimination and harassment is something we take very seriously. Embracing diversity enables us to attract the best talent, foster productive teamwork, and expand our business opportunities.

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