IT Senior Specialist - Central Systems

Location: Arlington, VA, United States
Job Summary
The Senior IT Specialist for the Central Systems team helps the businesses achieve objectives by evaluating, designing, enhancing and adapting new and existing solutions.  As the liaison between IT and various business units, the Senior Specialist ensures IT projects meet deadlines and systems are configured for their best performance. The Senior IT Specialist reports to the Sr. Manager of Business Solutions.
Essential Functions
  • Liaise extensively with the business units and external vendors to analyze existing systems, business models, identify new requirements and to optimize processes for both technical and business suitability
  • Explore and develop future solutions and provide guidance for both technical and business suitability
  • Serve as subject matter expert in the specific areas of the business processes of Finance, Tax, Accounting, Procurement, Real Estate and/or other business units
  • Draw up, supervise and document testing schedules for systems
  • Work closely with colleagues, developers to support a variety of end users ensuring system compatibility and user satisfaction
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Experience as a matter expert level support for system errors (2nd level)
  • Technical experience with Financial (SAP FI/CO), Tax (Vertex) Real Estate or GRC information systems
  • Understanding of SQL, XML, HTML, Java, rational databases and structures
  • Ability to perform a deep error analysis apart from evaluation of  normal errors
  • Experience documenting system changes and ability to understand and effectively communicate change’s impact
  • Ability to plan and be flexible with deadline and interruptions
Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with 3+ years of experience or equivalent experience in technical support in an enterprise environment for at least 5 years
  • Familiarity with Business processes in different business units
Physical Job Requirements
  • This position requires the ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) all of the time
  • The person in this position may need to move about the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s), and/or corporate office(s) more than half the time
  • The person in this role must be able to position him/herself (ex: kneel, crawl, crouch down) to fulfill the essential functions of the role less than half the time
  • The person in this position must be able to maneuver (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) 15 – 40 lbs.
  • This position operates machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists (ex: typing, etc.) all of the time
  • This position requires the ability to spend all of the time viewing computer monitors
  • This position is exposed to non-climate controlled workspace(s) less than half the time
  • The person in this position must be able to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time
Travel Requirements
  • This position requires overnight international as well as domestic travel less than 25% of the time
  • Anticipated travel will be by car, air, and/or train
Tami Andrade Fitzpatrick
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