Senior Programmer Analyst
Valmont Industries
Omaha, NE
One Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154-5215
Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:
The main goal of this position is the analysis, design, development and implementation of application programs and the modification of existing application programs. Analyze project requirements, develop effort estimates, task dependencies and provide technical support. Support major cross functional projects with complex and challenging business problems that can have a broad organization impact and provide opportunities for significant competitive advantage. May solve highly technical complex problems and be called on to consult for other projects. Direction is provided by the immediate supervisor and normally consists of relative priority and timing requirements of the assignment, business process requirements and tradeoffs, assigned resources, security and/or performance requirements, interface and technical requirements. The incumbent is encouraged to leverage all technical resources to maximize production output and quality, and to develop and implement the solution within the parameters provided and subject to supervisory direction and user acceptance testing and approval. Supervisor is kept informed of progress toward the goal, issues, problems, conflicts and opportunities to help guide the project toward completion.

The system user or customer is fully involved at each stage of implementation to help insure the accuracy of the solution. The Senior Programmer Analyst leads activities by coordinating development, systems integration and end user testing including planning, building, scheduling, facilitating execution, issues resolution, controlling scope, and adjusting to unforeseen issues. The incumbent works with the project team to document, prioritize, and resolve issues to ensure testing deliverables are completed on time. Development and implementation of applications requires a broad understanding of application architecture and integration with business systems. Solutions must consider feasibility and overall performance impacts. An implementation plan is developed and maintained through the lifecycle of the project. The incumbent should have a sound understanding of the economics of testing to promote quality at a reasonable cost. The supervisor is kept informed of progress toward the goal, issues, problems, conflicts and opportunities to help guide the project toward completion. The incumbent is given complex and challenging business problems that can provide opportunities for significant competitive advantage. The Senior Programmer Analyst must perform feasibility and economic analysis to evaluate system alternatives for cost and bottom line impact. Efficiency of the entire business process must be considered throughout the development cycle.

Essential Functions:
This position reports to the Director of IT Applications Development and has no direct or indirect reports
This role requires up to 5% travel (internationally/domestically), including overnight stays
Apply Agile, Waterfall or other similar Application lifecycle methodology to develop the solutions
Perform systems analysis and design, document, develop, implement, and maintain complex application development work with little or no supervision
Ensure systems and applications created under his/her responsibility adhere to departmental standards, appropriate controls and audit trails exist, and that new systems and programs are thoroughly tested prior to installation in production environment
Identify and document current and future business processes
Identify and document gaps between current and future business processes
Analyze and translate user requirements into technical design and development projects
Develop technical architecture and code for applications including database, scripting and user interface design
Develop technical and functional architecture for Interfaces including field mapping and data transformation
Assist Business Analysts and other Programmers in identifying fields to execute data conversion
Lead project team and end users in execution of data validation and quality
Document identified issues as they surface
Collaborate with project team to resolve identified issues
Monitor and assist project team and end users in the execution of user acceptance testing
Provide on-going application technical support and participate in application training
Provide documentation, technical specifications and infrastructure requirements for each development Project
Continuously monitor industry trends, standards and technologies.Research, recommend and apply new technologies as they emerge
Perform feasibility analysis considering technical, infrastructural, organizational and economic aspects to alternative solutions
Perform project management activities including task identification, effort and duration estimates, task dependencies and sequencing, critical path analysis, resource assignment and evaluation, conflict and problem resolution
Keep abreast of and apply best practices in design, system development and production monitoring trends

Other Important Details about the Role:
The Senior Programmer Analyst is responsible for the analysis, design, development and implementation of application programs and the modification of existing application programs. This position has system-wide responsibility on complex projects and components and may solve highly technical complex problems and be called on to consult for other projects. The incumbent should demonstrate a logical approach to project analysis and estimation including work breakdown structure, scope control, critical path method, and project metrics.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

Preferred Bachelor’s with 5+ years relevant experience or Associate’s degree with 7+ years relevant experience or 9+ years relevant experience
Five years of database and programming experience
Five years of system design
Three years of Microsoft VB.NET & ASP.NET technology
Three years of PL/SQL and Oracle database
Knowledge and experience in application development with steadily increasing responsibility
Working knowledge of supporting ERP and/or business systems
Comparable combinations of education and experience may be acceptable
Working knowledge of advanced features/techniques in web application development
Strong communication skills
Ability to work independently or as part of a team
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
Experience using .Net 3.5 and above
Web-oriented user interface architecture and design
High level of initiative and self-motivation
Experience with XML, Ajax, jQuery and other latest Web Technology
Experience with Microsoft BizTalk
Knowledge of IFS, TMS, Blackline, One Stream or other financial ERP systems

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Minimal travel requirements for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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