Applications Analyst II

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Summary:

 

Responsible for the development and day-to-day maintenance and enhancements of the application systems in test and production operations, including tasks related to identifying and troubleshooting application issues and issues resolution or escalation. Responsibilities also include root cause analysis, management communication, and client relationship management in partnership with Infrastructure Service Support and Operations team members. Ensures all production changes are made in accordance with lifecycle methodology, version control, appropriate testing, and risk guidelines. Acts as an internal expert in terms of the assigned system and is responsible for knowing what changes have been made to the base system. Plays a critical role in delivering high-quality service and support to various levels of internal users. Conducts technical and analytical work in developing, designing, and/or analyzing technical solutions for clients. Assesses new software products and solutions. Duties include participation in client needs assessments, evaluating hardware and platform availability, and software requirements.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Assists in the evaluation, development and implementation of company systems, including custom developed, off-the-shelf, and/or hosted solutions.

  • Identify and develop appropriate Business Intelligence systems and solutions.

  • Identify and implement appropriate cloud-native architecture utilizing Microsoft Azure Paas

  • Participates in code and design reviews.

  • Develops new system components to include graphic user interfaces, software programs, database interfaces and reports.

  • Troubleshoots basic software malfunctions, maintaining existing programs and make appropriate modifications based on changes in business environment, equipment, personnel and/or errors in existing programs.

  • Ensures the consistent and reliable use of all code management and library systems assuring available, reproducible and reusable programs.

  • Coordinates with company employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.

  • Works with IT (ITIL Lifecycle) and project teams to analyze and clarify operational and platform requirements.

  • Executes development process for assigned work products within the scope of change/release management for enhancements and projects.

  • Ensures system documentation is up to date, including data related to incidents and enhancements.

  • Updates system documentation per the change/release process.

  • Contributes to definition of standards, best practices and maintenance of applications.

  • Determines project scope, timelines and provide quotes on development efforts.

  • Leads code and design reviews.

  • Develops tools to streamline development efforts.

  • Defines and mentor staff in standards, best practices and maintenance of applications.

  • Assists in managing flow of change request activities including assignment of programmer and documentation to be updated.

  • Works with development team(s) to update project plans and track projects. Assists in managing overall scheduling and timeline across projects.

  • Participates in business requirements definition and documentation.

  • Coordinates with product vendors for technical support.

 

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Participates in projects and initiatives as a project resource.

  • Design appropriate system solutions, translate business requirements into system specifications.

  • Setup, configure, or develop business applications to support business requirements.

  • Develop and execute system test plans.

  • Develop and execute plans for deploying the applications into production.

  • Identify and resolve project issues to further the project execution process.

  • Troubleshoot issues in the use and functioning of the applications.

  • Work with technical developers and database administrators to correct issues in the functioning of the applications.

  • May assist in the use of a combination of data modeling, information engineering, mathematical model building, sampling and accounting principles to ensure efficient and comprehensive designs.

  • Coordinate with application vendors as needed in the support process.

  • Administer applicable security in adherence to the application’s access request and approval procedure(s).

  • Provide regular communication on the status of assignments, requests and projects.

 

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Integrates knowledge and skills from other specialties to address moderate to complex work assignments and problems.

  • Supports technology applications by exploring and adapting to changing technologies.

  • Independently applies technical judgment to work assignments to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Proactively verifies problem resolution. Independently resolves routine and non-routine problems. Performs diagnostics on assigned software and/or hardware.

  • Makes suggestions for technical modifications to prevent future problems.

 

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Oversee and facilitate the work of others (Developers and other analysts) in support of the project execution process.

  • Train entry-level Application Analysts.

  • Provide guidance and support the users in their efforts to become proficient in the use of the applications.

  • Consults with clients and higher- level technicians and analysts to resolve technical problems and ensure client satisfaction.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or Related Field.

 

Experience:

  • 5 – 8 Years of related work experience.

  • Power BI Developer with Azure data engineering experience

  • Understand the functional requirements of client engagements and build the best custom solutions to their needs.

  • Minimum 5+ years of Power BI experience – Minimum 5 years of Strong PowerBI experience and 3+ years of any other BI development (Cognos/SSRS/Qlik/Tableau/any modern BI..etc) experience

  • Strong experience with Microsoft BI stack (Power BI, SSRS/Paginated reporting, Analysis services, integration services and other MS BI stack)

  • Strong experience in DAX and M Query

  • Power BI Administrative tasks including managing, monitoring Capacity and resources, troubleshoot issues, PBI administration api, best practices.

  • Strong experience with Power platform, Power Apps, Power Automate

  • Strong data modeling experience in BI systems and Data Warehouse

  • Advanced SQL development experience in Datawarehouse/databases with best practices and data warehouse administration

  • Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure data factory, LogicApps, Azure data lake, Azure SQL Datawarehouse.

  • Identify and implement appropriate cloud-native architecture utilizing Microsoft Azure Paas

  • Ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Passionate about finding the solutions, R&D to complex problems

  • In-depth experience in translating business requirements to technical specifications.

  • Strong technical documentation skills.

  • Strong utilization of Software Life Cycle methodology; active participant in one or more full life cycle projects.

  • Strong leadership qualities and presentation skills

  • Experience with API integration

  • Experience with DevOps and GIT

 

Other:

  • Knowledge and experience of databases (Oracle, SQL Server, etc.).

  • Knowledge and experience with writing technical requirements, test scripts and knowledge of software programming languages and technologies.

  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely to technical and non- technical users.

  • Ability to initiate majority of relevant tasks, specify and plan activities for task accomplishments and notify supervisor of variances.

  • Prior experience working in a non- governmental organization (NGO).

 

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

 

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%

The expected hiring salary range for this role is listed below. FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

 

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

 

Hiring Salary Range: $84,000- $112,000

 

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

 

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