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Systems Architect

GA Richards Grand Rapids, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Summary: The Systems Architect will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing software solutions to address complex business issues, and providing technical leadership within the IT department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

Develops and maintains applications and databases by evaluating client needs; analyzing requirements; developing software systems.

Responsible for initial design and development of new software or extensive software revisions

Provide architectural blueprints and technical leadership to the IT team

Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies and processes to ensure highest quality product platform

Generate, test, and document program code. Debug and resolve moderate to complex problems.

Coordinate testing and debugging for programming changes and assist subordinates with debugging, whenever necessary.

Arranges project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements; preparing a work flow chart and diagram using knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, programming language, and logic.

Ability to effectively discuss/document application requirements with internal/external customers.

Expected to direct and assist lower level programmers with the design and development of business applications.

Enhances staff accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.

Work assignments will be more aimed at analyzing system requirements and design versus actual production.

Assist the IT department as a whole in making our systems infrastructure highly available and efficient to meet the needs of the Applications Development team.

Responsible for problem resolution and correction of production/operational problems as assigned (including off-hour support)

Other Qualifications:

Experience with taking business requirements and transforming them into technical design

Knowledge of manufacturing environment

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and 5+ years of experience designing and building software applications.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities. Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Participates in meetings. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment. Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values. Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity. Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions. Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly. Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Initiative - Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed. Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of SQL, MYSQL, Pervasive Database software; Google Chrome, Firefox Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. ASP.NET, Classic ASP, C#, VB, MVC. OOP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery. Experienced with developing and managing EDI customer needs. Operates in an environment that adheres to ITIL and Lean principles, Agile and Waterfall methodologies, as well as the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

Other Skills and Abilities:

The applicant must have strong communication, customer service, troubleshooting, and organizational skills and the ability to complete assigned work with minimal instruction and supervision. Project Management, Problem Solving, Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations, Meets financial requirements by submitting information for budgets; monitoring expenses, Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments, Strategic Planning, Multi-tasking, Quality Focus, Coordination, Technical Understanding, Quick Study.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

GA Richards

THE G.A. RICHARDS GROUP The G. A. Richards Group consists of several Michigan-based operations that each engineer and build components for various global manufacturers. With 100 years of experience, we compete across the general industrial and office furniture market. We provide the necessary input to our customers that optimizes component design for our manufacturing processes. GA Richards always accepts WALK-IN applications at our Corporate office! 1060 Ken-O-Sha Industrial Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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