Applications Analyst


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This position is concerned with providing assistance to various business units with the design, development and implementation of various system projects of a highly complex nature. Works closely with credit union personnel and business partners to identify and maximize opportunities to use technology to improve products, services and/or business processes. Primarily, a solid experience with the credit union's enterprise applications, such as Account Processing and Loan Origination Systems and working knowledge of the credit union's products and services are required.

TASKS, DUTIES, FUNCTIONS:

1. Monitor environment to ensure effective performance.

a. Proactively identify, research and troubleshoot member related and or system integrity issues.

b. Open cases with vendors to clearly and completely document issues, consistently follow-up with vendor until the issue is resolved.

c. Manage the precise and timely communication of these issues and their resolution across the organization.

d. Create and update Tickets, maintaining excellent notes and status information to demonstrate issues are being worked.

e. Manage and participate in the testing of fixes in various environments prior to production deployment.

f. Participate in on-call support rotation.

2. Act as Tier 3 support for enterprise wide system related issues, serving as the liaison between vendor business partners and the IT Help Desk to provide resolution to complex or significant system matters.

3. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other departments and third-party service providers needed to manage and improve enterprise applications channels.

4. Review, analyze, and create detailed documentation of business unit needs, including workflow, technical program functions, and steps required to implement business processes of a highly technical nature.

5. Consults with credit union personnel to determine business, functional and detailed technical requirements for specified applications. Coordinate the development of all approved business and functional specifications.

6. Maintain a thorough understanding of state and federal laws and regulations related to credit union compliance including bank secrecy and anti-money laundering laws appropriate to the position.

7. Review use cases and other highly technical documents to ensure business requirements are adequately reflected in technical planning documents. Work directly with appropriate credit union personnel to understand project concept, objectives, approaches and technical specifications.

8. Define, develop and implement quality assurance practices and procedures, end user test plans and other technical QA assessments.

9. Manage small scale projects related to those systems within the scope of this role's responsibilities. Create project plans and coordinate tasks and deliverables from business areas and vendors.

10. Work with business units to conduct system application testing to meet project timelines as well as ensure that all tests are conducted and documented according the standards agreed upon by the business unit.

11. Coordinate implementation of software installs and updates for those systems within the scope of this role's responsibilities.

12. Ensure final signoff to release system application into production has been completed.

13. Provide post-implementation support for new initiatives, upgrades and projects.

14. Ensure continuing operational quality by documenting technical bug fixes and enhancements, assigning tasks to developers, testing and releasing updates.

15. Proactively assist with the identification of training and development requirements.

16. Manage Application Administration for all Enterprise Application software solutions.

17. Maintain vendor relationships and perform other duties, as assigned.

PHYSICAL SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EXERTION UTILIZED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE TASKS:

1. Effective oral and written communication skills required to interact with credit union staff and management, and complete technical analysis.

2. Must possess sufficient manual dexterity to skillfully operate an on-line computer terminal and other standard office equipment, such as financial calculators, personal computer, facsimile machine and telephone.

3. Makes sound decisions in the absence of detailed instructions.

4. Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines; may be required to work extended hours to complete tasks.

5. Proven ability to develop, document and maintain operational policies and procedures, including the designing and documenting detailed technical process flows, and the development of operational performance and quality metric standards and reports.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTACTS & RELATIONSHIPS:

1. INTERNAL: All levels of staff and management.

2. EXTERNAL: Vendors, suppliers, government agencies, other industry associations and peers at other financial institutions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. EDUCATION: Minimum two-year degree in Information Technology, Project Management or Business Administration required. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Management or related field preferred. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a 2 year degree.

2. EXPERIENCE: Four years or more experience in financial services, including technical business analysis, product development and process improvement experience.

3. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of commonly used financial industry concepts, practices and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of existing credit union products, services and overall operational guidelines, especially as it relates to various delivery channels.
  • Excellent oral communication, presentation and technical writing skills.
  • Strong research, technical analysis, planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use logical reasoning when interpreting facts.
  • Experience with large, medium and small systems, as well as the ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Ability to analyze and document complex technical business processes.
  • Ability to make objective observations, examinations, evaluations and recommendations.
  • Ability to execute projects and direct team members to implement system upgrades and enhancements.
  • Strong PC skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Prolonged sitting throughout the workday with occasional mobility required.

2. Corrected vision within the normal range.

3. Hearing within normal range. A device to enhance hearing will be provided if needed.

4. Ability to lift 20 lbs. as may be required.

5. Occasional movements throughout the department daily to interact with staff, accomplish tasks, etc.

6. Occasional travel may be required locally, statewide, and throughout the United States to attend seminars and vendor group meetings. Overnight travel and evening schedules included.

7. Occasionally required to change work hours including working on weekends to accomplish tasks.

8. Occasionally required to work long hours to accomplish tasks.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

None


Req. Number19-436
Career FamilyEnterprise Applications
CitySacramento
StateCalifornia
Zip95826
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