Senior Analyst, Applications in Springdale, AR at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 6/3/2018

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Career Description

SUMMARY: This position assists in the development of detailed system specifications for major systems installation as well as provide work leadership and direction for other members of the programmer/analyst staff, with emphasis on detailed analysis, programming and/or configuration issues; works with little direct supervision in the maintenance of assigned systems and the development and installation of systems. This position must have significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in the areas of programming and/or configuration, analysis, design, software requirements, testing, debugging, and implementation. The responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following: The individual will act as liaison between a business department and IS; perform all programming and/or configuration assignments as well as coach and mentor other team members. The duties include analyzing and resolving software errors in a timely and accurate fashion; providing status reports where required, developing and reviewing design specifications for software applications, and developing and maintaining software to support the business processes. Position will create and maintain documentation for code and/or configuration throughout the system lifecycle; train end users on established programs; provide on-call support and problem resolution for software applications; work with end-user groups closely to assist with aligning IS technology with the department's business goals; conduct feasibility studies to define the purpose, functions, and overall structure of business processes; perform analysis and document business processes leading to process change and/or system implementation; assist in developing system/application architecture. Individual will aid in developing scope and requirements for IS projects for a business unit; aid in development and execution of project plans; conduct acceptance testing to ensure that the functional and business requirements are met by the provided solution; responsible for collaborating with business analysts and other Team Members to develop and lead testing efforts across many different platforms.


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

Experience: 3+ years of experience in Information Systems or related area with relevant experience.

Communication Skills: Good verbal and above average written skills. Experience communicating technical information to non-technical team members.

Job Specific 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. Role must ensure applications are properly supported & optimized to include: performing daily technical/user support; system configuration; build application reports; manage enhancements to existing systems; vet new software; enable business through IT innovation.

Supervisor Skills: None.

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

Position-Specific Requirements: Springdale, AR.
Preferred functional knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Material or Vendor Master Data, Product Specifications and Labeling, Manufacturing Processes, FSQA, Supplier Mgmt, Reporting & Analytics.

Job Requirements

Preferred functional knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Health & Safety, HR, Material or Vendor Master Data, Product Specifications and Labeling, Manufacturing Processes, FSQA, Supplier Management, Reporting & Analytics.