• Programmer Analyst 2 - iSeries

    Job Locations US-VA-Rocky Mount
    Job ID
    2018-2777
    # Positions
    1
  • Overview

    As the Programmer Analyst 2, you’ll have the opportunity to develop applications that are critical to the success of Simonton’s business processes.  As part of a team, you will improve the application architecture in ways that increase the flexibility of Simonton’s systems and allow the business to achieve results more quickly.  You’ll also act as a mentor to less experienced programmers.

    Responsibilities

    • Participate in the development and maintenance of the software applications that comprise Simonton’s software systems
    • Champion software development best practices while also being pragmatic about their implementation
    • Lead the continuous improvement of the software systems
    • Create/update system documentation to support users and other developers
    • Provide user support to the users of the software systems
    • Adhere to Software Change Management policies, standards and practices applied to the development and operation of the software systems
    • Provide technical expertise and facilitate dialogue with other team members and other Departments
    • Give input as needed to issues like tool and environment selection
    • May perform other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    A successful Senior Programmer Analyst will have:

    • Personal Development – Learning on the fly: utilizes personal strengths in area of responsibility. Recognizes personal limitations and actively seeks opportunities for self-development, taking initiative to learn new technical and business concepts, and recommends the best solution.
    • Problem Solving Skills – Demonstrates a logic and fact based approach to resolving issues, using good judgment on short-term versus long-term solutions. Clearly identifies root causes, develops alternatives, and recommends the best solution.
    • Creativity – Thinks outside the box to leverage technology or processes to solve complex business issues. Not afraid to investigate leading edge ideas. Stays engaged in industry leading concepts and explores how to leverage them in the right situation.
    • Action Oriented – uses technical knowledge and expertise consistently to achieve business results. Takes the initiative to ensure successful results that exceed expectations. Identifies and resolves complex problems.
    • Customer Focus: Establishes and maintains positive and supportive relationships with internal and external customers. Develops effective relationships to ensure project success and continuing business.
    • Timely Decision Making – Uses available information and resources to make sound and timely decisions. Takes responsibility for decisions and knows when to get manager involved when required.
    • Deal with Ambiguity – Has the ability to ascertain direction based on limited information. Must be comfortable asking exploratory questions to clarify requirements.
    • Organizing & Setting Priority: Must be able to effectively manage time and communicate expectations with internal/external customers. Must be willing to make extra effort to keep projects and commitments on time.
    • Technical Learning – Eager ability to learn new technologies with limited formal training willingly uses manuals and accepts mentoring from more senior staff members.
    • Peer Relationships - Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative.

     

    Education/Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or any related analytical field
    • At least 5 years of professional experience in the application development field
    • Expert knowledge of a modern programming language such as Java or Microsoft.NET technologies (C#, VB.Net, ASP.NET) is required
    • Expert knowledge of database design with platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL preferred
    • HTTP/JSON web service and API development

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