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Building A Modern Line-Of-Business Application Part 4: Identity Management

Building A Modern Line-Of-Business Application Part 4: Identity Management
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  • Building A Modern Line-Of-Business Application Part 4: Identity Management

    This is part 4 in a series on exploring what it takes to build a Line-Of-Business application from scratch using the tools and features found in modern software technologies. In this article we explore identity management. What does it take to provide provide security, access management, and business discipline to the users of your software? Read Part 4 and find out.



  • Senior Business analyst - Chicago


    TITLE: Senior Business Analyst - IT


    LAST UPDATE: July 19, 2016

    General Function

    The senior business analyst designs and documents work flow, manages and provides solutions to the business, understands the user's business requirements and business process management, and then translates them to particular software requirements. This position will require functional and technical proficiencies .

    Specific Responsibilities

    1. D evises and/or modifies systems in order to solve challenges brought in by the business and offer solutions to enhance the user environment. Work with the user community and developers to prepare detailed functional and/or technical specifications.

    2. Designs, documents, specifies and maintains Input, Display & report forms as well as Functions, Procs, and Basic Programs in all application software modules.

    3. Considers system performance, file maintenance and application programming in the design. Designs, specs, tests, debugs and fully documents assigned phases of various projects. Initiates improvements to system file structure and system maintenance procedures.

    4. Ensures all IT standards are followed including following all system security rules and functions, all programming structure rules and system design techniques, all system documentation and project status update reporting. Must conform to company SDLC procedures. Reports any problems or concerns to IT management.

    5. Work with the user community to follow up with testing and approvals.

    6. Works with developers to realize the specifications presented.

    7. Acts as special projects manager as assigned.

    8. Maintains knowledge of current trends in the field; and attends appropriate training programs to remain current with skills.

    9. Research and resolve problem tickets entered by the business.

    10. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Education, Training and Experience


    Bachelor's degree or related technical training / experience

    3-5 years development in a PICK Multi-value Database


    Experience supporting a multi-site manufacturer

    Employee Attributes

    1. Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational and planning skills.
    2. Ability to work autonomously and manage multiple issues and projects.

    3. Ability to work in a team environment, meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities

    1. Demonstrated history of exceptional customer service
    2. Ability to interpret and support standards, policies and procedures established by the Company, Serta Simmons Bedding, and Federal, State or local agencies.

    Job Impact

    Errors committed in the course of performing the duties of this position cause serious and substantial financial, productivity and legal problems for the Company.

    Work Environment

    Work is indoor and sedentary in nature

    Utilization of video display terminal and keyboard is 95% of the time

    Work may involve local and national travel

    Job Relationships

    May provide direction to less senior developers and the Help Desk Coordinator

    Supervised by the Manager of Application Services in the IT Department, may also receive direction from the Director of Enterprise Solutions

    EEO CLASS: 2

    This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be . It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

    Send their resume to etapper@simmons.com

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