Position Summary:
The Systems Analyst provides technical expertise related to various applications. Works with Business partners to define requirements, design and develop software changes. The ideal candidate will have functional and technical implementation responsibilities primarily for Marketing systems. The primary applications supported include: Wunderman customer database, Workhorse, GlobalEdit, as well as Belk legacy marketing systems.

Responsibilities of the Systems Analyst include: small initiatives, reports development, data pulls, application support and review/testing of changes developed by teammates as well as third party vendors.  The systems analyst will be part of a small team who will deliver both small projects and enhancements as well as large initiative and provide day to day application support.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
Systems Analysis and Design 
Complies with and demonstrate a sound knowledge of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology for assigned projects and tasks.  
Gathers business requirements, solution design with technical teams, and write functional specification documents. 
Clarifies technical requirements and influences decisions that lead to the right solutions. 
Capable of completing technical and functional tasks (70% technical-30% functional.)
Provides estimates for work effort required.
Coordinates with Lead Systems Analyst and Architects to maintain all technical deliverables including technical design specifications, diagrams, flows, and documentation of all configuration changes.
Manages the source control repository for assigned applications.
Develops detailed system implementation plans.

Application Configuration & Support 
Develops new, and modifies existing, customizations, conversions and interfaces as necessary.  
Works with internal and external vendor teams on all support/enhancement/project related activities.
Designs and develops some support fixes, small enhancements and coding for major projects. 
Develops components and creates packages to be promoted to production environment. 
Provides warranty period, and often post-warranty, production support for applications in area of responsibility. Provides ongoing support, monitoring, and maintenance of deployed products.
Demonstrates strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred Education & Experience: 
Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field strongly preferred.
At least 5 years of either development or strong technical experience 
Proficiency in SQL
Ability to write complex queries 
Experience analyzing complex system issues, contributing to estimates and making recommendations.
Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong written and verbal skills
Team player, with the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
Retail experience – particularly marketing and customer data
Experience with 3rd party software implementations, consultants/contractors and working with off shore providers

Distributed architecture
Database Software – DB2, Oracle
Database tools like TOAD, SQLPlus and Oracle tools 

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