Application Specialist
IMS Health - Plymouth Meeting, PA

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At IMS, we tap the very best people, and then give them meaningful work to do. We don’t simply think about careers, we think about contributions.

Those who choose to work with us are joining a recognized global leader — a company uniquely positioned to help clients make the most of market opportunities and respond to challenges that affect global healthcare. We’re committed to blending industry expertise and advanced technology to deliver the most accurate perspectives and in-depth analytics on healthcare dynamics.

To join IMS means you’ll be part of a worldwide organization where one person can make a difference, and where collaboration and innovation rule. Our people are creative and client-focused. They are among the best and brightest in the industry. And they bring a broad range of expertise to the table. Our people are analysts, statisticians, software engineers, consultants, sales leaders, marketing and product managers, and more. The key to our success is our people, whose experience, talent, commitment and diversity set the standard for the health information industry.

Position Purpose:
Modifies applications programs from detailed specifications. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, and maintains those programs.

Principal Accountabilities:
Conducts and coordinates the analysis, design and implementation of computer based information systems to meet user requirements.

Plans and directs preliminary studies of potential applications and prepares design proposals to reflect costs, time and alternative actions to satisfy existing and future needs. Participates in systems software development and maintenance as required.

Conducts detailed analyses of defined systems specifications, develops all levels of block diagrams and flow charts. Assists in the preparation of costs analyses and justifications of data processing systems. Develops conversion and system implementation plans.

Conducts a full range of programming tasks including program design, program coding, debugging, and documentation for a variety of general applications programs including data manipulation, input and output routines.

Programs logical interfaces and applies techniques for efficient program logic and data manipulation. Develops operator and control instructions. Maintains and updates existing programs of a non-routine nature. Conducts systems programming and support activities such as new or revised segments of language codes or processing.

Monitors effective hardware utilization, reviews system logic for optimum throughput. Work frequently includes program maintenance error detection & correction of existing codes and/or revisions to systems documentation.

Minimum Education, Experience, & Specialized Knowledge Required:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline or knowledge acquired through equivalent experience.

Incumbent will have demonstrated basic and some specialized systems and programming knowledge.

5-8 years experience in systems analysis/application programming.

Additional Requirements:
As an alternative to the experience requirements listed above, possesses a minimum of 2-5 years of related experience in Information Technology with a specific Technology Experience Ratio of 50-75% or higher (years of experience in the specific technology ¸ years the technology has existed).

Total Rewards

We invest in people through a range of initiatives in compensation, benefits, and learning and development, and we strive to create an environment where our employees are challenged, empowered and can flourish.

IMS Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

. We cultivate a diverse corporate culture across the 100+ countries where we operate, celebrating and rewarding teamwork and inclusiveness. By embracing our differences, we create innovative solutions that are good for IMS, our clients, and the advancement of healthcare everywhere

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