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MES Sr. Programmer Analyst

Social Circle, Georgia

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MES Sr. Programmer Analyst

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Job ID SR0044475 Date posted 01/02/2020 Location Social Circle, Georgia

Create and deliver fully tested computer programs and, when required, modify basic computer systems design on schedule, within prescribed resource limits, and in accordance with client requirements and departmental standards. Continue to develop understanding of the computer programming process in both development and maintenance situations and assume an increasingly active role in the area of computer systems design. Support user client inquiries and problems, and address operational and program discrepancies.

Responsibilities

Job Function and Description

  • Participate in medium/large size projects, demonstrate strong business knowledge, require limited direction, give moderate guidance to others, handle complex problems, possess strong knowledge of SDLC.
  • Gather, understand and document business objectives, specifications and requirements on medium/large size projects.
  • Develop, and execute unit/system test cases, scripts and plans. Facilitate testing activities within the team.
  • Code, test, debug, and document programming application activities following SDLC processes, application processes and quality validation (when appropriate) for small to medium projects. 
  • Assist in developing detailed specifications from which incumbent will write programs.
  • Define, design and document business flows and processes for medium/large projects.
  • Define and articulate business rules required for data accuracy and consistency. Define and resolve data quality issues. Act as the primary contact for the data management team/process
  • Provide end user support on applications supported within the organization. Mentor/train junior team members.
  • Identify, analyze, propose and document appropriate solutions for problems and issues that may impact the project. Identify and understand broader business impact. Determine solutions and escalate when appropriate. Use technical tools (queries, process maps, etc.) for problem resolution.
  • Understand and follow appropriate SDLC, quality validation processes and application processes.
  • Communicate status, solutions and concerns. Disseminate information in a timely manner within the team and across functions. Establish and maintain relationships within the business or function. 
  • Provide cross-functional and business knowledge to develop business system and process alternatives. Provide strong knowledge of an enterprise/ cornerstone system (such as EBM, JDE, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Metaphase). 
  • Train others as appropriate on specific area of business or systems expertise. Assist in development of training materials and/or conduct training.

Education and Experience Requirements

Typically requires a high school diploma or GED plus 10+ years of related experience or bachelors' degree in information technology or related technical field and 8+ years of related experience.  Leadership experience required.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Extensive knowledge of the application development process.   Programming skills in technologies used. Knowledge of the systems development life cycle and technology infrastructure.  Solid knowledge of the application development process. Strong knowledge of relational databases concepts and querying.  Ability to present technical design to non-technical personnel.  Familiarity with business process flow and/or entity relationship modeling. Good communication (verbal/written/listening) skills. Experience with GMP systems and change management process.  Demonstrated focus on quality.  Must be detail oriented and able to work within a team setting. Experience on leading contingent labor or junior programmer analysts.  

Complexity and Problem Solving

Identify, investigate, analyze, propose and document appropriate solutions for problems and issues that may impact the project or operations. 

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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