Lead Analyst

North Kansas City, Missouri

At Helzberg Diamonds the Lead Analyst assists user and IT management in the development of detailed business and/or system requirements for major system installations and complete coding and testing responsibilities. The Lead Analyst provides systems analysis technical support to resolve operational and functional problems for users.
Partner with user management, IT and external vendors to determine systems solutions to opportunities and challenges.
Participate with project team in developing all phases in the Helzberg systems development methodology. Gather requirements, control project plans and resources, and perform project management duties to install and support applications and solutions.
Design and develop interfaces and solutions to facilitate and support system functionality. Work with staff and users to generate and execute system test scripts for testing and debugging new systems or new software releases.
Provide around-the-clock support to the computer operations department on a regular or rotating basis for designated Helzberg applications and systems.
Research, evaluate and recommend potential products and solutions as needed.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, along with five to seven years of progressively responsible experience as a Programmer/Analyst or Business Analyst is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Fully knowledgeable in systems/business analysis processes and familiarity with Systems Development Methodologies required.
Experience in SQL, Stored Procedure Development and Troubleshooting and Infosphere/Datastage ETL required.
Project management skills are required.
Experience with Oracle or other Cloud based interface development/support is preferred.
Knowledge of the retail industry is preferred.