Apl Sub Matter Expert I
Mercer Island , Washington
November 21, 2017
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Job Summary

Provides expertise in the design and functionality of business applications; Understands customers’ business processes and products and how best they can be supported by the application systems; Reviews and validates application technical design provided by the supplier to ensure alignment with business requirements; Performs quality review checks on project deliverables; Validates suppliers estimates; Estimates Rough Order of Magnitude for new application functionality; Supports the implementation activities, troubleshooting user/system environmental issues, and training as required

Essential Job Functions

Understands customers’ processes and products and how they fit within the goals of the business unit Reviews and validates the detailed technical design for business applications provided by the supplier to ensure alignment with business requirements; Validates suppliers esti mates Estimates Rough Order of Magnitude for the level of effort/cost of new application functionality Performs quality review checks on project deliverables Acts as liaison between Business and IT, as assigned Supports users in building Business Case, including cost / benefit analysis, risk assessment, project scope, and development of a high level plan Supports the implementation activities, troubleshooting system environmental issues, training as required

Physical Actions

Physical Environment

Education Requirements

Bachelors degree or equivalent or specific relevant experience

Experience Requirements

  • In depth knowledge and expertise in mainframe programming technologies such as Assembler, COBOL, Easytrieve, JCL, TSO/ISPF, CA7, Endevor, FTP, and standard IBM Mainframe development tools.
  • Experience with cross platform data movement and integration.
  • Expertise in the Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Ability to perform on-call duties, supporting all mainframe applications off hours.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • A proven ability to lead development teams
  • A proven ability to analyze and guide business partners to optimum technical solutions to business problems
  • An ability to fully understand the big picture and how their efforts impact the overall business strategy.
  • A sense of urgency in dealing with production problems and high priority business initiatives.
  • A proven ability to share knowledge and help others develop skills and grow.
  • A proven ability to work with external vendors to direct their efforts in meeting the needs of the business.

Special Skill Requirement

May require occasional traveling Good written and oral skills in local language. Able to give information in English and passively participate in team meetings. Understands routine business conversations and letters and is able to communicate with few errors.

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