Developer/Systems Analyst - Cargill Transportation and Logistics
Cargill - Hopkins, MN

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The vision of the Cargill IT Service Operations is to be a global leader in IT application maintenance for Cargill. Our Mission is to be a recognized partner delivering effective, best value and reliable solutions to Cargill. We will achieve this in partnership with our Cargill business partners and suppliers through the global service delivery model, and by engaging our employees with strategic competencies.

The Cargill Transportation and Logistics (CTL) IT Business Analyst role provides both 2nd and 3rd level technical support for the suite of applications that manage the utilization of transportation assets (equipment, positioning and shipments) of Cargill’s products as they move throughout North America via rail and truck. This role supports both in-house developed and vendor Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) software for banking, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) data, rail and trucking applications and customer data warehouse.

This role requires a wide breadth of technical skills to bridge the support and project gaps between infrastructure, IT application development staff, corporate IT support teams and external vendor IT support teams. Example applications/technologies include (but not limited to); Windows Server 2008, JD Edwards (JDE) World, Tibco & Webmethods B2B & financial banking applications.

The suite of applications includes banking software for payments using US Bank PowerTrack, mileage rating and payment software using the Rate Server Transpay (RAP) Application Suite (RateServer, TRANSPay, MileMaker, PC*Miler|Rail, Czar Lite), and eTracker equipment manangment system.

60% - Provide day to day application support services for the suite of CTL Applications which includes US Bank integrations, daily/monthly EDI transactions, Rate Server Transpay (RAP) Application Suite, eTracker application, ETL scripts and associated data warehouse. Working with the other internal IT teams, such as the JDE application support team, on data integrity issues and working to resolve complex data or technical problems. Collaborate with the AIS Application Integration Support team to troubleshoot data integration issues that use Tibco & WebMethods B2B. Researching and solving complex rating issues and determining appropriate solutions using previous experience and existing knowledge base. Represent CTL changes as needed through ITIL change processes.

15% - Follow and execute the testing guidelines for all new releases/upgrades of the RAP Application Suite, including analyzing, assisting and working jointly with the software vendor, Business Units, AIS Application Integration Support team and other CTL Support team members to support and test the software.

10% - Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the application suite and develop and implement solutions to improve the overall health of the application system and associated processes. Provide consulting and analysis for business units that are implementing/have implemented the RAP Application Suite, which includes the setup/validation of business users, company codes & warehouses.

10% - Manage the ongoing technology vendor relationship as it relates to the change control process, quality assurance, application upgrades, infrastructure upgrades, and implementation of additional functionality with the CTL Applications.

5% - Participate in after hours on call rotation support (evenings, weekends, holidays) for the CTL applications.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

2+ year experience technical analysis experience

5+ years of overall IT experiences

3 + years expertise with SQL and PL/SQL



of experience coding and debugging in .Net

Experience presenting to leadership team’s

Demonstrated knowledge of Incident and Change management processes and supporting tools

Demonstrated effective customer service skills

Self-motivated with proven problem solving, analytical and decision-making skills

Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to both technical and non-technical audiences

Ability to work well with others in team environment

Ability to adapt and maintain a positive attitude in a changing environment

Organizational skills with emphasis to perform follow-up

Preferred Qualifications

1+ year(s) experience with scripting languages such as PowerShell or Unix Shell scripting

Experience or knowledge working with EDI transactions and application integration support

1+ year(s) experience or knowledge of C++ programming language

1+ year(s) experience with ITIL Change and Incident management processes

Experienced using BMC Remedy or similar tool to track incidents and changes

Knowledge of database technologies such as Oracle and SQL Server

Knowledge of network infrastructure technologies

Knowledge of multiple operating systems, such as Unix/Linux & Windows 2008 Server

Previous successful application support experience

Crisis and Incident Management experience

Consultative approach to problem solving, someone who is routinely the application technical "go-to" person

Experience in technical architecture/infrastructure design & documentation of such design

Previous experience with multiple remote location support (global corporation)

Previous application ownership experience

Demonstrated application testing experience

Demonstrated experience working with vendor purchased applications

Demonstrated user training experience

Demonstrated knowledge of Crystal Reports or equivalent reporting tool

Demonstrated familiarity with JD Edwards (JDE) World

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


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