Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 1:45 AM
The Senior Analyst/Systems is an individual contributor in the Application Services area of the Information Services department, and provides task guidance in the development and maintenance of application software packages and Southwest Gas (SWG) developed systems utilizing Companystandards and practices.The position is in support of the companyA?s Customer Service System (CSS). CSS is based on the COBOL programming language, hosted on an IBM z/Series mainframe, and built on IBMA?s IMS database and CICS transaction server. The position will also support the mapping and migration of data from the IMS database to a relational database application.Candidate must be proficient in following areas: COBOL, IMS, JCL, CICS, TSO, CA Endevor, and relational databases. The candidate must also be proficient in Microsoft Office products. Provide service to I/S customersLead efforts in determining application functionality, security, recovery and integration requirements, and planned user interaction by working with support group, project management, and/or business area personnel; understand external and internal business context. Analyze alternatives using SWG methodology (cost/benefit, risk, etc.); determine implementation schedules.Lead and perform research and evaluation of product and service alternatives for topics assigned (including I/S tools) using appropriate methodology and document recommendations; include vendor business and cost analysis as appropriate.Design the use of complex application software functions and options, and document interfaces and planned utilization of user access toolsDesign complex SWG custom applicationsAssist Control Operations and Planning (COPS) in determining impact of business requirements on production and recovery infrastructureReview or prepare application or infrastructure component specifications and development plan, and assure cost:effectiveness, compatibility with I/S architectures, and compliance with security/control and technology recovery practices, gaining approvals when appropriateProvide input to Service Level Objectives and to backup/restore and security/controls designs Lead or participate in problem diagnosis and resolution on a timely basis; participate in post:mortem reviews as assignedLead or participate in the analysis, prioritization and development of change requests, upgrades and patches, and maintenance actions; assure appropriate coordination, communication and approvalProvide on:call supportReview or maintain assigned I/S records Participate in technology recovery and departmental emergency management planning, rehearsals and executionPlan, participate in or review the configuration, testing and implementation of complex application components (package or custom) needed to implement documented requirements (modules; parameters; inquiry and reporting; application security; integration; other)Plan and review appropriate levels of application or infrastructure testing, including preparation of test plans, scripts, data and expected results as appropriateComplete the turnover of tested application or infrastructure items and related documentation for production use Coordinate with project managers and other departments to develop, arrange for, or provide application training for end users and support groupsCommunicate and work effectively in project teams and work groups, and take lead roles as appropriate; communicate effectively with support groups and business areas, and with supplier and contractor technical personnel, keeping department and project team personnel informed on progress and problems.Coordinate with project managers or develop project work plans; provide a clear understanding of the work being assigned, including scope, schedule and deliverables. Plan team and individual work to achieve those expectations; prepare expected documentation on a timely basis.Review documentation prepared by SWG and contractor personnel as assigned, and monitor timely completion.
• Location: Las Vegas
• Post ID: 25579598 lasvegas