Sr. Software Support Analyst

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
May 10, 2021
Closes
May 18, 2021
Ref
210367
Hours
Full Time
As a Senior Systems Support Analyst, you will write and use queries, develop automation and analytics tools, and create reports and visualize processes. You will document processes and create and implement dashboards to present spending and utilization reports for senior management's review. You will fill a key role by preparing budget information, analysis and reporting, identifying and escalating issues. You will create collection tools and presentation materials that provide visibility on operating spending and resource utilization. You will interact with internal and external staff when collecting data and gain satisfaction from providing usable information and collection tools that increase collaboration throughout our department. The ideal candidate is competent in using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel, Visio, queries, accounting and record keeping systems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related fields. A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in design information processing, program development, analysis and implementation experience in a large public or private organization.
  • Experience in lieu of education will be considered if candidate can effectively demonstrate progressively responsible experience in design information processing, program development, analysis and implementation experience in a large public or private organization.

Certification/Licensure

Preferred

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

SUMMARY

This is a senior level professional computer application support and analysis position involving data management and evaluation, requirement analysis, and implementation of real-time information and reporting systems. The incumbent in this position performs advanced technical work in the development, maintenance, and support of the database applications in various platforms. The incumbent must have proficiency in database management theory and Structured Query Language to implement effective risk and cost control and monitoring of capital improvement and reimbursable projects. The incumbent will also serve as the lead facilitator in complex technical environments and will be required to manage critical control applications and information systems. Employee has considerable latitude for independent judgment and action within broadly stated guidelines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Acquires data and develops tools to facilitate all aspects of project control such as project costing, purchasing and contracting, labor expenses, payment requisitions, deliverables, as well as budget and cost transactions.
  • Formulates statistical data to device tracking systems for Capital Project performance. Employs software development techniques and 4th Generation languages and report generators to develop applications.
  • Updates and maintains Asset Inventory Database used as the foundation for Infrastructural Renewal Program on a quarterly basis.
  • Reviews, analyzes and interprets operational information requirements, administers program to address system requirements, and implements solutions to accomplish data resource needs. Determines and recommends improvements to hardware and software systems to enhance program management information system.
  • Provides programming expertise in the languages of Visual DBase and Delphi to generate custom office applications and to develop interactive information support for management decision-making.
  • Manages program plans, budget activities, and labor job numbers.
  • Creates and modifies PeopleSoft queries to retrieve information, produce reports and conduct analyses. Integrates data acquisition with Ad Hoc Microsoft applications for use in planning, trend analysis, strategy formulation, and information tracking and reporting.
  • Creates MEAD's, Infrastructure Renewal Progress Reports and managerial tools to facilitate program management tasks.
  • Conducts reviews and evaluates whether proper information dissemination and procedural controls have been observed. Verifies accuracy and integrity of project information and input and output of applications. Develops and amends written procedures to facilitate management objectives.
  • Serves as liaison between project managers, accounting, procurement, and other Authority offices in matters and activities related to database information management for effective project management and tool development.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.
Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report

Closing:
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.