Lead Analyst Applications in Chicago, IL at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

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    Chicago, IL
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Career Description

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for gathering and translating business requirements into detailed functional specifications, and/or functional specifications into technical specifications, and managing requests for changes to the specifications. This position provides expert participation and counsel to IS team members, project teams, and business customers on the most complex aspects of project definition, applications design, implementation, integration, cost estimation, standardization, and support. The position is conversant with current and future IS application architecture and with emerging technologies. Responsibilities include: act as liaison between the business and IS; perform all duties associated with the project lifecycle and application portfolio management; conduct team member training; provide on-call support and problem resolution for software applications; act as catalyst to implement strategic and tactical solutions consistent with the goals of the business; assist in developing system/application architecture; lead and participate in the development of complex system designs across multiple business applications; validate enterprise system functional and/or technical designs to ensure solutions correspond to strategic direction; lead cross functional meetings, functional and technical specifications reviews, and application code reviews; provide IS and the business with technical direction and advise on technology and process improvement; ensure assigned project deliverables stay within stated timelines, scope, and costs; Will sometimes be responsible for the development of project plans / schedules; provide management with accurate and timely status reports of all projects as assigned; participate in the development and evaluation of System Life Cycle deliverables and coding standards; other duties as needed.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other technical area. Equivalent work experience may be acceptable.

Experience: 6+ years of experience in Information Systems or related area with relevant experience.

Communication Skills: Exceptional verbal and above average written skills. Experience communicating technical information to non-technical team members and presenting concise information to Senior and Executive level leadership. Experience providing constructive feedback to other team members.

Special Skills: Thorough understanding of business process design and experience with a System Development Lifecycle Methodology; experience in the following: developing, reviewing, and/or modifying specifications, configurations and/or programs to meet specified requirements; analyzing and interpreting information systems proposals, and evaluating and developing alternative implementation plans; working productively on a team. Must have the ability to provide constructive feedback to other team members; working knowledge of relevant multi-user computer systems, applications, and/or equipment; knowledge of current technology developments and trends; extensive problem-solving skills and experience developing and executing test plans; possess basic project management capabilities; ability to develop good working relationship with business area team members; possess basic data analysis skills. Demonstrated ability to translate strategic materials into tactical deliverables. Demonstrated ability to analyze and map business requirements to IT capabilities. Exceptional communication skills and presentation skills are a must. Thorough understanding of technology, business processes and data management. Team player, collaborative and understand strategic context. Ability to do in-depth analysis and multiple threads of work during the same timeframe. Ability to establish and meet deadlines.

Supervisory Skills: None

Travel: Some travel may be required. Amount of travel will be determined by individual project requirements.

Position Specific Requirements: Chicago, IL. Experience working with executive stakeholders.