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Position Description:If you are interested in working as an Associate Business Analyst in a fast-paced team environment, now is your chance. We need an Associate Business Analyst to join our Implementations team in our LRS Retirement Solutions group. LRS is a global leader in information technology solutions known for the way we value each individual we hire. Our group has been the leading provider of pension administration software and services since 1987. Our vision is to “Create efficiencies and cost savings in the administration and management of defined benefit plans for public sector retirement systems which leads to improved member services by delivering innovative software for pension administration.” The latest version of our software is a comprehensive web-based, parameter-driven product specifically developed with that vision in mind. LRS Retirement Solutions develops and implements pension administration software for retirement systems in the defined benefits retirement market segment. Our Associate Business Analysts work as part of a small project team and play a role in the configuration and customization of our software. Typical implementation projects require configuration and customization of our product to meet the unique needs of our customers. As an Associate Business Analyst, you will participate in the following activities: • Understanding the customers’ defined benefit plan rules, practices and processes.• Interviewing/questioning customers to gain a detailed understanding of their requirements.• Analyzing the requirements to determine how they can be provided by the product or the product can be customized to meet the requirement.• Creating detailed design documents identifying the customizations required to the product.• Developing, modifying and testing business processes using our proprietary business process modeler tools.• Performing debugging and unit testing of business processes.• Collaborating with developers to insure implementation of design specifications.• Resolving problem incident reports during testing by analyzing the reported problem, determining the appropriate corrective action, and making the necessary changes using the modeler tools or providing input to developers as needed. This position would ideally be based at our corporate headquarters in Springfield, Illinois along with the majority of our other implementation team members. Alternate locations would be considered for the right candidate. When working on an implementation project, you will likely have to travel up to 50 percent of your time, all within the United States. Travel typically occurs during the week. With customers across the U.S., we often travel on commercial airlines and occasionally on one of our corporate jets. As an Associate Business Analyst you receive a base salary and you are eligible for overtime pay. There are substantial growth opportunities and career advancement for the right person joining our team in this position. Performance Objectives: • Within your first month you will learn, at a high level, the PensionGold software functionality. You will verbally demonstrate this understanding to your manager and other LRS Retirement Solutions employees.• Within the first 3 months you will be able to read and utilize change request documents, problem incident reports and action items.• Within the first 6 months you will have developed a detailed understanding of the existing business process modeler tools and the associated parameters and properties used within them.• Within the first 6 months you will be able to create and modify business application processes using the business process modeler tools.• Within the first 6 months you will have gained a thorough understanding of the PensionGold database model and be able to perform queries against the data base using SQL.• Within the first 9 months you will be able to elicit and document user requirements for new functionality or software enhancements.• Within the first 9 months you will be able to develop succinct design documents outlining required customized changes to meet the customer’s requirements.Success Keys:A successful Associate Business Analyst will need to develop a thorough understanding of the PensionGold software products and learn to read, understand, and configure business processes within the PensionGold software. You will need to prioritize and multi-task efficiently in order to maximize productivity while maintaining a high quality of work.You should be able to demonstrate a creative, logical and analytical approach to problem solving. You will need to develop a good working relationship and work cooperatively with internal resources (i.e. your manager, project managers, retirement systems specialists and developers) and external customer resources. You will participate in regular team and project meetings. Self-motivation, flexibility, persistence, and attention to detail are critical to success in this position. Multitasking and troubleshooting skills are essential. Your ability to share information and promote a work environment that values others is very important.Organization Structure and Interfaces:The LRS Retirement Solutions group is one of several groups within LRS. It is managed by the Vice President. Managers over Implementations, Product Development, and Product Support along with Sales report directly to the Vice President. You will be a member of the Implementations team and will report to a manager. You will interact with members of your team and other employees, as well as customers.For additional information about LRS, please visit www.LRS.jobs. If interested, send your resume to hropp@LRS.com.LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.
Applicant Requirements:You must have at least one year of experience performing analysis and design as part of an application development project or product development team, or have completed the equivalent of four semesters in a computer science related field. Your four semesters in computer science should include at least two semesters of programming classes and one database structures class. Experience with converting requirements into a sequence of detailed instructions and/or logical steps for code development or using a diagramming or flowcharting tool, like Microsoft Visio software will make you a stronger candidate. You must have authorization to work in the U.S.A. for any employer without sponsorship.
This position is eligible for full benefits.
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