System Analyst Senior

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 04, 2017
Feb 22, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time

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Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.




At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.



Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.




Position Description

This position is responsible to provide application support to the organization. Proactively monitor critical applications, jobs/schedules, and all batch and online processes.  Provide real-time application support to eliminate or avoid business impact. Coordinate and schedule job processing other batch and surround-code processes. Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve incidents/problems and outages in production. Support application releases and other software updates. Perform risk review of production deployments. Manage and investigate work orders that reflect system/software defects. Respond promptly to incidents and escalate when appropriate. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

    Monitor and schedule user jobs, intervening as necessary to ensure they reach completion.  Manage the production calendar.  Ensure the production calendar accurately reflects user operations, system support operations, migrations to new releases, and any other events which could impact throughput. Communicate these
    events to all stake-holders.Record intervention(s) using the appropriate logging and monitoring tools.  Communicate intervention(s) as necessary.Document and report system and/or application issues to users and development staff in a timely manner, including all relevant information and an assessment of the priority level of an issue; document system changes in the system log. Ensure system issues are appropriately closed.Provide mentorship to development staff in directional technologies and design/programming best practices.Demonstrate understanding of cross-functional/cross-domain requirements and impact. Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends. Ensure alignment with enterprise technology standards (e.g. solution patterns, application frameworks, technology roadmaps, organizational strategies).  Ensure alignment of solutions with business and IT goals/objectives. Document and develop requirements for multiple system components (i.e., database, applications, operations, system environment, etc.).Collaborate with the business to understand/influence business requirements. Create and maintain system monitoring, automation, and alert processes. Participate in an on-call support rotation. Perform weekend and evening support as needed or scheduled. 

Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree.


Required Experience

Four years experience with business and technology leadership, leading or mentoring teams, working with cross functional teams.  Eight years of technical experience with systems analysis, design.    Strong analytical and product management
skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.  Expertise in the implementation, support and troubleshooting of production environments. 
Experience with system and application linkages to enterprise monitoring, automation, and dashboards.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.  Serves as the conduit between the Businesses and IS teams through which requirements flow.  Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.

Preferred Experience

Understanding of CCMS, BizTalk and EDI process desired.  Certification or experience with ITIL v3 Framework. Knowledge in UNIX and Windows operating systems. Understanding of relational database concepts with experience using Oracle. Knowledge of scheduling tools, preferably Appworx or UC4. Technical knowledge of UNIX, Oracle, scripting, troubleshooting techniques, and system analysis skills.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 7th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.


As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.



Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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