Lead Analyst System Administration in Springdale, AR at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

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Career Description

SUMMARY: This position's primary responsibility is to oversee and provide expert technical direction for technology based processes. This individual's principal goals are to develop and manage specific technical environments for each department and to attain all IT service level agreements for the user community within the organization. The lead will plan and provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. This position will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective solutions for all aspects of the organization. This person will also help to define and implement IT policies, standards, procedures, and best practices.
Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide technical direction and recommendations to team members and IS management
  • Understand and ensure compliance to IS standards and methodology
  • Recommend and develop plans for systems development and operations
  • Hardware, software and equipment purchases
  • Negotiate with technical personnel and customers for services, products and direction
  • Review and advise groups in the selection, usage and maintenance of technology solutions
  • Provide direction to the vendors and stay current on the latest technologies of the systems supported by the organization to assist in the future planning of necessary IT initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned


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 proven programming experience. Computer Skills: Strong knowledge of multiple technologies including but not limited to networking, server based, desktop based, and DBMS.

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience communicating technical information to non-technical team members.

Special Skills: Advanced understanding and experience with a System Development Lifecycle Methodology; advanced experience developing, reviewing, and/or modifying specifications, configurations, and programs to meet specified requirements; experience in the following: analyzing and interpreting information systems proposals, evaluating and developing alternative implementation plans, reviewing and developing coding standards and working productively in a cross functional team; advanced knowledge of relevant multi-user computer systems, applications, and/or equipment; knowledge of current technology developments and trends; extensive problem solving skills; experience developing and executing integrated test plans; basic project management capabilities.

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

Job Requirements

Job Summary: This position’s primary responsibility is to oversee and provide expert technical direction for Office 365 and other collaboration technologies. This role will identify and manage feature availability for all Office 365 collaboration applications. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Work with business and IT customers to provide technical direction, recommendations, and products/services
  • Manage and prioritize incoming requests
  • Leverage PowerShell and other scripting tools to implement automation where possible
  • Maintain on premise infrastructure while migrating data to SharePoint & Exchange Online
  • Stay current on latest O365 and competitor technologies
  • Recommend and develop plans for new feature releases and adoption.

Special Skills:
  • 7+ years of IT experience
  • Advanced system automation skills - PowerShell preferred
  • Experience with Office 365 workloads such as Exchange, Skype, OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint
  • Extensive problems solving skills with experience on various infrastructure platforms
  • Experience with Email security gateway technology
  • Experience with Windows server operating systems and Active Directory technology
  • Experience with MS Azure Active Directory and configuration of Office 365 tenants
  • Strong understanding of networking technology as it relates to system performance and connectivity troubleshooting
  • Good understanding of Office 365 licensing plans and features
  • Experience with Tyson IT systems is a plus.
  • Project management experience.
  • Deep level of SharePoint & Exchange understanding for troubleshooting application and client side issues.