Sr. Applications Business Consultant

Orlando, FL
Date Added: August 26, 2019
Software Resources has an immediate contract job opportunity for a Sr. Applications Business Consultant with a major corporation in Downtown Orlando, FL.

Job Purpose:

Responsible for providing product expertise and product understanding for Cornerstone (and other HRIS, ATS, Performance Management, Learning Management systems). The Sr. Business Application Analyst serves as a resource for applications requiring structured system methodologies and information technology. Provide first line resolution/analysis assistance as subject matter expert (SME) for responsibilities of system health, maintenance, and continuous improvements of corporate applications. Provide regular product support, maintenance, configuration changes and patch updates along with project enhancements that align with the corporate strategies. Work with business representatives to deliver completely implemented solutions to end user community by leveraging best practices of the core applications. Responsible for developing programmatic solution, testing solution for accuracy with defined test plan, coordinate the implementation and completion of recommended specification for all new systems, system changes, and problem correction. Work with internal IT and vendor representatives to deliver completely implemented solutions to end-user community by leveraging best practices of the core applications.

Primary Functions:
• Provide subject matter expertise in assigned core business unit function including but not limited to: defect resolution, process improvement, data mining/gathering/quality assessment, reporting, data visualization, etc.;
• Consult with management in the area of assignment as the primary point of contact to coordinate and communicate status, functional requirements, project priorities, operational impacts;
• Serve as the key technical resource and point of contact for core business capability and product management to ensure synergies throughout all IT areas including IT Support, Business Integration, Tech Services (server, network, database, etc.), Major Project Delivery;
• Act as a project manager in a lead role to assign, direct, train and inspect work; coordinate project activity, develop plans, and manage deliverables;
• Provide application analysis for Information Technology and client base;
• Investigate and analyze how the system processed transactions to determine system functionality is configured correctly and providing accurate results;
• Serve as a contact for end-users needing functional support and business process interpretation; • Interface with functional users to define and document functional requirements for application software and reporting needs;
• Develop and maintain relationships with key users in each area to stay current with how they use the various systems within and offer support and leadership to each area using core applications;
• Define and document system scope, current logical view, general requirements and proposed logical view using structured design and analysis techniques;
• Identify opportunities for improvement within the system, including making recommendations on how users can best utilize the product to accomplish their functional objectives; research and utilize new features of product (application);
• Identify opportunities for business unit work flow and business process improvements and make recommendations for such to management as needed; work with business units to deliver completely implemented solutions to end user community by leveraging best practices of the core applications;
• Work on complex business scenarios to ensure system processes transactions accurately;
• Evaluate business impact of errors and provide recommendation for solution through collaboration with business experts and developers;
• Evaluate existing and new system functionality and determine any requirements not met by the specific system and develop action plan to correct deficiencies;
• Guide and participate with the Programmer Analysts in understanding business needs and assist translation for detailed program specifications;
• Develop and maintain documentation regarding system functionality:
o Document all issues and their resolution;
o Review existing procedures and identify those that will change;
o Recommend any new procedures that must be instituted as a result of the system;
o Develop training material and conduct user training related to current and new systems; • Develop, research and evaluate feasibility of alternatives to meet project/solution objectives and recommends optimal alternative;
• Develops documentation for new system functions and/or updates to existing system documentation;
• Collaborate with technical teams to identify solutions and lead design sessions with functional users and developers to define and document interface requirements;
• Design and execute test plans for integration and user acceptance tests; perform follow-up validation of corrected deliverables with the user community;
• Participate on technology services and vendor application upgrades, patching, testing, as well as production implementations;
• Follow triage, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), change management, and other IT processes in place to promote new/revised objects to all environments;
• Work with the IT Support Center, Programmer Analysts, System Administrators and software vendors to support and resolve software problems;
• Analyze, diagnose and troubleshoot system issues to identify root-cause and implement solutions to minimize or prevent occurrences;
• Contact software vendors to report, track, and resolve problems with their software products; • Work on small, medium, and large scale projects as needed;
• Handle scheduled on-call rotation responsibilities; and required shift work when needed during hurricane season;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Technical Requirements:
• Working knowledge in one or more of these applications (but not limited to the following) utilized in area of assignment:
o Cornerstone
• Working engagement in all, but not limited to the following:
o Related industry organizations such as International Institute of Business Analysts, Enterprise Architect Center Of Excellence, Project Management Institute;
o Related industry, organizational and departmental policies, practices, and procedures; legal guidelines, ordinances, and laws;
o Use of Project Management and Diagraming Software (i.e. Microsoft Project, Visio);
o Structured Query Language (SQL).
• Use productivity tools for analysis/data behavior/data mining;
• Developing structured test scenarios, test cases, and perform accurate testing with documented results;
• Data analysis;
• Release management, environment management and code deployments;
• Quality assurance methodologies;
• Ability to manage projects and provide leadership and work guidance to team members; • Manage costs for a project (work orders, invoices, actuals versus budget);
• Develop Return on Investment (ROI) and other project key performance indicators;
• Prepare accurate Commission Agenda items, Budgets (Capital or Expense);
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.); • Ability to learn new enterprise applications and technologies and have full competency on assigned enterprise applications (i.e. Oracle Utilities (CC&B/MDM), Salesforce, OneView/Level One, SCGI Suite (OMS/CAD), SharePoint, Elster, Exceleron, Web, IVR, etc.);
• Ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals and compute rates, ratio and percentages;
• Ability to continue education on structured methodologies such as SDLC, Agile, and other best practices;
• Familiarity with all, but not limited to the following:
o System performance metrics and benchmarking techniques;
o Software Version Control (SVN).
• Ability to:
o Take on new system assignments;
o Adapt to changing technology by acquiring new skills (i.e. by attending continuing educational courses/trainings);
o Create logical data models;
o Develop complex structured queries for accurate results;
o Develop structured test scenarios, test cases, and perform accurate testing with documented results;
o Use productivity tools for analysis, data behavior, and data mining;
o Work in a team environment on tasks and projects of varying complexity;
o Provide training and guidance on applications and related configurations to others;
o Take the lead on functional projects;
o Use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and standard office equipment (telephone, computer, copier, etc.);
o Manage time effectively and meet deadlines;
o Make presentation to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Education/ Certification/ Years of Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Management Information Systems (or equivalent), Web System Administration or Cyber Security from an accredited college or university;
• Minimum Seven (7) years of experience providing analysis and support of: business operations utilizing advanced business applications including in depth core applications

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To meet our clients hiring needs, we continuously source talented IT Professionals with all levels of expertise and in all disciplines. We offer world class major medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) with match, short term disability, Life Insurance and AD&D. You, our future employees, can make a tremendous difference to our company and our clients. Please apply to this job and experience the Software Resources difference. You can view all of our jobs at https://www.softwareresources.com/careers/

Company Overview
Software Resources is a national staffing and recruitment firm delivering the best candidates to our clients and the best jobs to our candidates since 1992.
We are a certified woman owned business in business to place contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire talent in Technology (IT, creative, marketing), finance, accounting, and executive-level positions. We serve many vertical markets including Entertainment/Media, Cruise Industry/Leisure travel, Hospitality, Government, Personal Care, Professional Services, Energy/Utilities, Security, and Financial Services.

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