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Senior Application Analyst

Location: Hampton, Georgia
Job Type: Full-time

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for developing, implementing, optimizing, supporting and maintaining applications within Southern States LLC
  • Responsibilities include optimization of applications through development of new functionality, testing and implementing scheduled vendor releases and system upgrades, and fixing system defects.
  • Provide technical and functional application analysis, define system requirements and develop logical data models using best practices for build and configuration, maintenance and data integrity.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conduct business process analyses, needs assessments, and preliminary cost/benefits analyses in an effort to align information technology solutions with business needs and initiatives.
  • Translate business needs into technical requirements.
  • Actively pursue issue resolution, and communicate project status/issues to business stakeholders and operational management.
  • Update source code and ensure it is added to source control system.
  • Provide architectural alternative analysis (including build vs. buy) on requests for new systems or major enhancements to existing systems.
  • Participates on new development/implementation/installation teams.
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and development to assigned applications and implement new products.
  • Troubleshoot, research, and solve technically challenging problems involving integrated systems.
  • Tests and verifies software releases, upgrades and any changes prior to the promotion of code to the production environment.
  • Generate and update appropriate documentation as per policy and procedure. Including requirements, specifications, change control, end user documentation.
  • Provide education and training for application end user community – keeping them informed of new release feature/functionality, changes/revisions that impact the operation.
  • Create and route required operational and management reporting needs as required by management and regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain current knowledge of technology by attending appropriate continuing education training/seminars and reading related periodicals.
  • Familiar with process improvement and project management methodologies.
  • Good soft skills to work with functional teams and innate ability to write technical requirements based on business needs
  • Applications/Database Management: responsible for creating and adherence to coding standards and for the successful and effective solution design, test design, and solution implementation.
  • Ensure tracking of all application incidents in the incident management tool with SLA/Knowledgebase.
  • Develop a data dictionary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience is preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience in IT or equivalent with project management, consulting, and business process reengineering, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • 2-3 years of ERP experience is preferred.
  • 2-3 years of working with databases (preferably SQL Server).
  • Revenue Cycle Application or Manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Proven track record of delivering complex projects on-time with limited resources.
  • Must have expert knowledge of the systems development life cycle.
  • Must be able to develop, implement and present applications development strategies.
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate effectively with all levels of management and to influence business partners.
  • Must be a problem solver, and adept at assimilating new technologies.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to communicate technical issues and concepts clearly and be an advisor to clients.
  • Detail oriented yet also able to think ‘big picture’ and understand the key trends and levers that impact a business.
  • Ability to handle a high degree of ambiguity and a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively at the same time and to work effectively under deadline constraints.
  • Strong sense of accountability and business partnership.

Senior Application Analyst

At Southern States, you will enjoy an excellent benefits package, including 11 paid holidays, 401K retirement savings, medical, dental, and other benefits.

Southern States, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employment without regards to race, color, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.