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Business analyst (Developing Complex Business Systems Applications)/Houston, TX 12 mth+ contract
Ref No.: 18-00517
Location: Houston, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Work Description:

Responsibilities:
  • Develops complex business systems applications, responsible for the overall technical design of the system.
  • Activities includes defining the system (people and computer), data bases, programs, screens and reports; enforcing the client standards to be used for coding and documentation; consulting to clarify specifications. Works with minimum supervision, and often acts as a team leader.
  • Prior experience developing complex business systems applications and as a system architect or project leader required; in-depth general knowledge of information technologies and advanced knowledge of required technologies, systems development lifecycle and related methodologies; project management skills, ability to anticipate and manage problems; well defined communication skills; full understanding of business functions; leadership ability to build an effective team.
  • This position emphasis is "Applications End to End Monitoring” as it pertains to synthetic monitoring, Application Performance Monitoring (APM), Event Correlation and performance metric analysis.
  • Use communication and process skills to understand application and infrastructure architecture, application workflow, key transactions and guide the customer through key monitoring capabilities that best match their needs.
  • Deliver application quality performance using the customer view of performance (end user experience) coupled with advanced performance management technology.
  • Prior experience with Oil & Gas and related architecture knowledge is preferred. Application and Performance Analysis Skills:
  • Expert knowledge interfacing with the Business Customer and Applications Support teams for application profiling and underlying architecture (technology stack, workflow, etc.).
  • Ability to interface with the Application user via UCD principles for obtaining key transactions to monitor
  • Ability to conceptually grasp an application's process flow and architecture without direct access to source code.
  • Expert knowledge in tools used for cross tower application and infrastructure monitoring (e.g., APM and ITOA Event Correlation Tools, AppDynamics, Splunk, Netscout nGeniusOne vScouts, Moogsoft, SAP EEM, etc,).
  • Experience analyzing transaction and infrastructure metrics to identify application degradation causes.
  • Experience determining baselines and implement alerting conditions.