Senior ERP Application Analyst (HCM) 8/31/2016

Confidential Company Atlanta, GA

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29377791
AJE Ref #
576045307
Location
Atlanta, GA
Job Type
Regular

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Senior ERP Application Analyst (HCM)

DESCRIPTION:
The Senior ERP Application Analyst (Sr. App Analyst) is an IT professional whose skills, experience and in-depth understanding of the ERP, SAAS and other business application's functionality, capabilities, tables and development tools allow this role to provide the project team with detailed functional and technical design recommendations for configurations and customizations of the ERP or other business applications. In this role, the analyst must be able to interact with business clients, schedule and facilitate meetings, document business needs and translate them into a system solution and/or process, both from a functional and technical standpoint. The Sr. App Analyst will consult with the development, testing, and training groups on application requirements, and ensure that each group has the business and technical information they need to produce deliverables. The Senior ERP Applications Analyst will research industry trends to support goals and objectives within enterprise-wide applications, as directed. The Sr. App Analyst will be responsible for participating in vendor contract negotiations for applications, analyzing ERP or other applications and determining the technical issues that involve coding, system performance, infrastructure impacts, and other advanced technical concerns. The analyst in this role may also be called upon to perform sub-project management tasks on smaller IT projects. This position requires a minimum of 5 years professional experience. Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field or equivalent work experience. This role has no direct reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

5 - 7 years' functional experience with PeopleSoft HCM version 9.0 or higher, with an emphasis on core HR and North American Payroll

5 -7 years' experience using PeopleSoft Query, including the ability to write complex queries

5 -7 years' functional experience with PeopleSoft eApps and PeopleSoft functional configuration

Experience using with PeopleSoft Application Designer, Component Interface

Experience working in a highly customized PeopleSoft Environment a plus

Functional experience with Taleo recruiting and TCC

Functional understanding of Recruiting/Onboarding practices

Ability to independently analyze custom PeopleSoft processes

5+ years' experience running JADs or requirements gathering sessions

5+ years' experience functional interface design

5+ years' experience writing functional specifications

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Plan for, participate in and lead requirements definition sessions, planning sessions, status meetings, and issue resolution sessions.

Facilitate meetings with client representatives to identify and create functional requirements.

Facilitate meetings with Development Team to document technical design requirements.

Meet with other members of CIS to review completed functional specifications, technical specifications and customizations.

Perform systems analysis and design activities.

Determine and resolve application and program problems.

Assist in the creation and review of test scripts.

Advise and assist other ERP Application Analysts in areas of special knowledge, i.e. - Crystal Reports, HR, Benefits, Payroll, etc...

Document meeting minutes, action items, and issues as assigned by the project manager.

Escalate priority issues to project managers and/or lead application analysts.

Requires little to no assistance in designing custom applications, interfaces, entity relationship diagrams (ERDs), scripts, and in understanding the corporate enterprise structure and its impact on applications.

Participates in vendor contract negotiations by providing comments for such documents as Master Service Agreement, Service Level Agreement, Technical Hosting Descriptions, and other contractual documents.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to indicate all responsibilities, duties, and skills for which a job holder may be held accountable, and may in some cases only represent a portion of those actually shown.

REQUIREMENTS:

Solid understanding of PeopleSoft data structures

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field of study, OR equivalent work experience.

Requires minimum of 5 years professional experience. 3 plus years in general application implementation, support, and development experience, preferably in a client-server environment.

Strong analysis skills that have been proven in an application development / ERP implementation environment.

Proven ability to work at the direction of a lead person, but must have demonstrated self initiative and leadership skills.

Deep understanding of systems integrations

Ability to identify and understand problems and/or issues and develop solutions.

Proven ability to meet project deadlines.

Interest in developing knowledge around specific business areas, and how systems can be used to solve business problems in those business areas.

Strong customer relationship skills.

Relevant industry knowledge of widely used systems and subsystems.

Ability to manage sub-project tasks, deliverables, and milestones.

Strong organizational and analytical skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to present to mid-level management.

Experience negotiating with vendor contacts with regard to contract negotiations and software selections.

Understanding of the Systems Implementation Life Cycle.

Proven ability to perform advanced SQL and application specific query skills, use MS Office Suite of products, including MS VISIO and MS Project.

Knowledge and understanding of ERP capabilities, tables and development tools.

Familiarity with project management methodologies and tools.