Principle Info Tech Analyst
Responsible for a specialized and complex information technology discipline.
In this capacity the individual serves as the resident authority in their discipline and functions in a quality assurance role reviewing and recommending approval of proposed technology solutions and designs from other staff and consultants.
This individual may function as a senior project manager on complex information technology initiatives. In the role of senior project manager, areas of responsibility include directing project teams, developing schedules, project plans, proposals, budgets, and status reports applying cost benefit methodologies to monitor progress and success and managing projects to completion.
Serves as the resident authority for the development, implementation, and support efforts in one or more major information Technology disciplines; coordinates activities with business units; develops long-term project goals for the discipline(s); assists in the development and implementation of technical work plans for specific activities; and assigns tasks and monitors execution of work.
Interprets business needs for one or more Information Technology disciplines; identifies and analyzes critical issues; recommends solutions and resolves complex problems; develops new processes and procedures to meet new requirements or anticipated changes; and advises appropriate staff.
Evaluates existing and emerging technology in major Information Technology discipline(s); introduces new and enhanced technology solutions where appropriate to ensure efficient operations; analyzes technical information to stay abreast of technological advances and their potential applicability to the Company’s needs; and provides training and guidance in the discipline(s) to help develop other staff members and ensure that their skill levels meet current and future business needs.
Plans, directs, and manages the assessment of user requirements, feasibility, technical direction, business case analysis, cost projections, benefit quantification, risk analysis, schedule, and scope for Information Technology projects and major initiatives.
Serves as senior project manager for the most complex and high visibility Information Technology projects; prepares project scope, identifies resources, develops timelines, and milestones for completion; determines best methodology for tracking progress and monitoring success; prepares and administers project budget; and forecasts funds needed, approves and monitors expenditures, and implements budgetary adjustments.
Performs and reviews project controls including progress, cost forecasting, variances, change management, scheduling, and close-out procedures, maintains master schedules, and inform management of potential scheduling conflicts.
Analyzes project goals, objectives, and priorities; recommends modifications for improving the project efficiency to management staff; and incorporates approved modifications.
Oversees the production and issuance of Request for Proposals, Request for Qualifications, etc.
Participates in selection of contractors and consultants; and manages contracts.
Develops reports and proposals; and makes presentations to management.
Analyzes and prepares technical, economic, and/or financial information for assigned projects;
and reviews and evaluates proposed agreements, technical documents, and project plans to
ensure compliance with applicable standards, guidelines, and objectives.
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and eight years of increasingly responsible experience, of which two years must have been at the Senior Programmer Analyst or Senior Systems Analyst level.
Required Knowledge in specified disciplines of:
Fundamental Information Technology infrastructure components including hardware, software, operating systems, database management systems, and local and wide area networks; principles of database administration, computer operations, and application development and support; principles and practices of leadership, project management, supervision, matrix management, and quality assurance; team building; budgetary concepts and practices; cost and benefit analysis; statistical analysis; risk management; negotiation techniques; contract administration; and trends and emerging technologies.