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PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Systems Consultant uses technical expertise and advanced business skills to design and develop and implement solutions for difficult business problems. The Systems Consultant is an expert in a functional alignment of technology within a business line, functional operation or technology. The incumbent understands and communicates how technology impacts the business. The Systems Consultant identifies, develops, and implements technologies and practices that have value for the business. The Systems Consultant works within project teams to develop solutions that drive the success of the business. The Systems Consultant acts as a subject matter expert in one or more areas of technology. Knowledge and expertise may be in one technology or environment. The Systems Consultant acts independently or as a member of a project team responsible for providing technical and business process guidance concerning the business implications of one or more applications. The position provides technical consulting in area of expertise and mentors Sr. Programmers and Programmers within the business channel or technology supported.
Demonstrates technical competency in specific tools and technologies as determined by the strategic direction of Technology. Possesses solid understanding and application of the connection between the business being supported and its technology strategy and systems. An expert in a functional alignment of technology within a business line, functional operation or technology. Independently interacts regularly with associates of various levels to gather and analyze business requirements and interpret business needs and issues in order to design and / or evaluate technical solutions that solve the most complex technical and/or business issues. Performs necessary investigation, analysis and evaluation to determine feasibility for the business. Develops cost and benefit estimates to establish worth of program to enterprise. This includes the development of alternative considerations leading to recommendations for new systems or equipment installations or change to existing ones. Develops, implements, and integrates major business systems. Provides technical guidance to Technology Managers.
Acts as primary consultant on multiple projects concurrently. Maintains high level of technical expertise in one or more applications. Advises appropriate people on the implications of existing Technology systems that can be applied to a problem. Uses appreciable originality on system assignments. Develops and/or evaluates previously refined data and select from a range of alternatives to determine the appropriate action to be taken. Develops or assists in the development of work plans, task sequencing, and the extent to which tasks may be performed concurrently. Develops time schedules, conversion, and test procedures for all aspects organization development. Recommends technical approaches needed for solution of the problem. Modifies systems designs to take maximum advantage of expertise.
Demonstrates advanced oral and written communication skills and mastery of all aspects of the System Development Methodology (SDM) to make technical and non-technical material understandable to technical and business units. Evaluates project documentation including formal proposals, feasibility studies, schedules, requirements studies, design documents, use cases, system test cases and testing plans according to standard system development lifecycle methodologies. Makes frequent presentations to client(s) and Technology management and associates. Plans and conducts meetings including: application development sessions, fit-gap analysis sessions, design reviews, documentation review meetings, etc.
May lead small to medium projects of short duration, or portions of large projects related to specific deliverables or segment of the SDM. This may include project definition and investigation; coordination of vendor selection and RFP processes; requirements gathering; development; testing; and configuration. Mentors developers and business analysts in Department/Team including: training on all facets of the SDM; technical design; and review of project deliverables delivered by developers and analysts.
Highly skilled in one or more technologies
Expert in one or more functional area of alignment with a within a business line, functional operation or technology
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead small to medium scope projects as a technical lead
Demonstrated experience mentoring other team members within their teams
Ability to effectively consult and interact with Business Project Team members
Ability to influence and demonstrate impact within a technical team on proposed systems design
Strong understanding of the business supported and its systems
Demonstrated high level of technical competency in tools or technology
Adaptable and able to learn quickly
Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
Verbal and written communication skills
Attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills
Major systems development and implementation experience
Extensive experience with a structured life cycle methodology, familiarity with distributed computer systems, and Windows office products
Ability to participate in off-hour implementations
Experience integrating new applications into an existing environment
Demonstrated ability to meet milestones/deadlines
Ability to effectively communicate progress and results to team lead/manager
Ability to build positive working relationships with the business contacts, within our IT team, and other IT departments
Ability to identify tasks and help develop project plans for medium and large scale projects
College degree in computer science or related technical field with 7-10 years of systems design, programming, implementation and integration experience preferred
4-6 years of problem solving and process analysis work experience preferred
Knowledge of database access preferred
Experience with database query tools preferred
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