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Senior System Analyst

Alliance Data

This is a Contract position in Sterling, VA posted November 21, 2021.

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The Senior Systems Analyst is expected to engage during the planning stage of a project.

This role works closely with business and technical stakeholders.

In addition, the Senior Systems Analyst may work directly with Alliance Data’s external client partners to onboard new clients or enhance capabilities with existing clients.

As the subject matter expert in our application systems be able to answer questions and provide guidance about current state system functionality, and may assist in testing, production research, configuration updates, production remediation and business integration.

The Senior Systems Analyst conducts process analysis, needs assessments, and technical solution analysis in an effort to align information technology solutions with business initiatives and stays up to date with new technologies, processes, and industry standards.

Credit System Conversion
– The need for this position is for experience in data mapping analysis for conversion of data from one credit card system to another.

The EJF’s listed below will be focused on a credit card system conversion project.

Job Description Essential Job Functions Requirement Elicitation/Documentation
– Conduct functional process analysis, needs assessments, elicit business and functional requirements in order to recommend technical solutions that deliver business value.

Partners with internal and external customers to document user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify systems.

Utilizes written communication skills to write clear requirements and demonstrate the ability to verbally communicate to all levels of stakeholders to ensure the requirements are understood by all.

When utilizing Agile Methodology, document requirements via User Stories and acceptance criteria in the Gherkin format.

Acts as the technical liaison/coordinator between IT developers and end users for internal and external team projects .

Application Analysis
– Demonstrate technical aptitude by understanding current state functionality.

Understand application environment, interfaces between applications, and interfaces with third party vendors, including APIs.

May work with core mainframe systems and digital systems.

Recommend technical solutions for application enhancements to meet business needs.

Create and maintain system documentation.

Data Analysis
– Understand database structure and identify relationships.

Identify and recommend database enhancements to support business needs.

Map data across multiple systems.

Write and execute SQL queries to analyze data and use SAS as applicable.

Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy by analyzing data and drawing conclusions based upon the data.

Create and maintain configuration settings, system documentation, and generate and report on metrics.

Infrastructure Analysis
– Understand current state infrastructure environment related to each project.

Understand the details of business function s in order to identify, develop and implement effective technology solutions that address medium to large complex issues.

Identify system requirements that may impact infrastructure.

Communicate infrastructure changes to project stakeholders.

Information Security Policy Analysis
– Understand current state informational and data security policies and procedures.

Identify informational security and data requirements based upon project and system needs.

Collaborate with Information Security, IT governance, IT Risk, Global Audit, and B usiness C ontinuity partners to ensure that applications comply with all policy and procedures.

SDLC Support
– Provide requirement traceability and support from business concept to project delivery.

Advises in the creation of test plans/scripts to ensure compliance of requirement specification.

Validates program designs, unit testing and integration test results to ensure compliance with requirements.

Understand defect management.

Demonstrate ability to organize and prioritize work in order to work on multiple projects over the same time period.

Business Communications
– Demonstrate foundational knowledge of credit card operations, banking, financial, loyalty rewards, and credit card regulatory while working with various areas of the business.

May work with clients and Client Partnership for business integration for onboarding new clients and new product capabilities.

D emonstrate leadership by driving projects to meet milestone dates, utilizing critical thinking skills to help analyze business problems and recommending solutions, and collaborating with stakeholders to resolve problems and gaining consensus on the best solution.

Minimum Qualifications : -Five or more years in Information Systems Analysis and / or testing.

Preferred Experience: -Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or related field.

-Mainframe experience is highly preferred.

-Experience with data mapping is preferred.

indprof Education: Bachelor’s Degree Certifications: Work Experience Five or more years Skills Application Integrations, Application Maintenance, Application Security, Coding, Computer Programming, Data Integration, Debugging, Implementation, Information Security, IT Development, IT Solution Design, Production Support, Programming Languages, Release Management, Report Development, Requirements Analysis, Software Automation, Software Solution Design, Systems Integration, Web Services, Web Services API About Alliance Data Card Services Alliance Data Card Services provides market-leading private label, co-brand, general purpose and commercial credit card programs, digital payments and Comenity-branded financial services.

Using the industry’s most comprehensive and predictive data set, advanced analytics, and broad-reaching capabilities, Alliance Data Card Services has been helping partners increase sales and provide greater value to their customers for more than 30 years.

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About Bread (R) A division of Alliance Data, Bread is a leading digital payments company that works with merchants and partners to personalize payment options for their customers.

Through its full-funnel recommendation engine, Bread empowers merchants to sell more, improve conversion and lift average-order-value.

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Alliance Data Card Services and Bread are a proud part of the Alliance Data enterprise, an S&P MidCap 400 company that consists of businesses that together employ approximately 8,000 associates worldwide.

Alliance Data offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of credit and background checks.

Alliance Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Alliance Data will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for Alliance Data.

Alliance Data participates in E-Verify.

Alliance Data will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal and credit histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Alliance Data complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and all applicable state/local laws.

Applicants with disabilities may contact Alliance Data to request an arrange for accommodations.

If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.

Please contact the Recruiting Team at (see application details).

Job Family: Information Technology Job Type: Regular