Sr. Application Infrastructure Analyst in Saint Paul, MN at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 11/8/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  1019192
This function is accountable for IT solutions maintenance, enhancements, availability and automation.  IT solutions include the technologies, processes and tools needed to meet business needs.
  • Engineer Workplace applications
    • Engineer and implement upgrades, patches or enhancements to the Exchange and SharePoint environment
    • Perform research, develop requirements, cost benefit analysis/justifications and recommendations for new technology
  • Support Workplace applications
    • Responding to and resolving escalated incidents and problems for Office and related products
    • On a rotational bais, provide off hour support for critical issues
    • Develop, automate, execute and continually improve processes to support the use of the workplace solutions
  • Plans future state for new or existing IT solutions. 
    • Researches technologies and technology markets.  Identifies and documents technology trends and industry best practices.  Educates IT management.
    • Manages IT stakeholder expectations and communicates IT technology plans.
    • Manages technology roadmaps and plans.  This includes execution, budget and cross-functional coordination.
    • Consults on technology usage and reviews IT solutions for adherence to technology standards and guidelines.
  • Performs related activities as directed, and manages personal self-development to prepare for new responsibilities and challenges in a changing environment.
    • Participates in architecture, planning, selection, engineering and support on initiatives led by other associates in IT.  Performs special IT projects and assignments.
    • Develops an understanding of applicable enterprise and IT policies, standards, guidelines, methodologies, and procedures and applies them effectively to job assignments and accountabilities.
    • Participates in program management, project management and Agile activities as required.
    • Continues personal development through advanced technical and professional training.  This can be accomplished via in-house classes, external courses and seminars, industry training, participation in professional organizations, and/or relevant outside reading.
  • Develops new and enhanced business applications. 
    • Analyzes requirements. Designs and documents application designs.
    • Builds, tests, configures, deploys, and documents business applications, application frameworks, common components and supporting processes.
    • Develops and recommends new or revised application standards and guidelines.
    • Provides subject matter expertise and mentors less experienced staff in the analysis and design of applications.

  • Knowledge of the architecture and engineering of Exchange, SharePoint and Office 365
  • Understanding of Securian’s business strategies, goals and requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of IT technologies and infrastructure architectures.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies.
  • Good planning and prioritization skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills, risk assessment and management skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction, flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and schedules, handle multiple issues simultaneously, and to manage stressful situations.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact with and translate between various levels of associates (IT management, technical staff, business area customers, external parties).
  • Skill to provide subject matter expertise and mentor less experienced staff.
  • Ability to analyze requirements, design solutions and script or code customizations.

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Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178-6178.