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Project Analyst III
at M&T Bank
On a project basis, participates in the gathering and analysis of information for managing the project, project schedule, project issues, assisting in defining
On a project basis, participates in the gathering and analysis of information for managing the project, project schedule, project issues, assisting in defining functional requirements, functional designs, development and implementation of the final project. Performs routine to moderately complex analysis and research in support of business goals and strategies. Implements modifications to solve problems. Assists in day to day support activities.
Assists the client in addressing problems/issues of small to medium scope, day to day. Analyzes information, determines feasible solutions and makes recommendations.
Researches and evaluates alternative solutions and makes recommendations to fulfill project and business requirements.
Develops project assessments and plans to include activities to be performed, estimated timeframes and effort, with assistance from more senior personnel.
May project manage small scope efforts, under the guidance of a more senior project manager or Team Leader.
Adheres to all current standards and procedures and ensures all efforts are properly documented.
Develops test plans and scripts; performs client testing for routine to moderately complex processes to ensure proper system functioning.
Provides consultation services to clients, technicians and Bank departments on basic to intricate functions of supported mainframe or distributed applications. This may also include the review of system capabilities, operational procedures, forms, marketing materials, or cost analysis.
Develops a thorough understanding of the business being supported and its functions, processes and operations. Maintains a good functional understanding of the supported application(s).
Participates in planning and implementing new polices and procedures that will improve the performance and effectiveness of the department.
Develops a professional level of communication and cooperation.
Responsible for performing tasks in a manner that are compliant with applicable laws and regulations and / or that serve to help the company be in compliance with laws and regulations that apply to the business line the position supports.
Performs other related duties as required.
Adhere to applicable compliance/operational risk controls in accordance with Company or regulatory standards and policies.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Complete other related duties as assigned.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The incumbent works under the general direction of a more senior business analyst and supervision of the Team Leader and is competent to work on most phases of systems analysis and application support independently, but requires instruction and guidance for other phases.
The Project Analyst III possesses a detailed functional knowledge of the supported application(s) to assist in the successful processing of the system on a day to day basis and to maintain system integrity in thoroughly testing systems modifications.
The incumbent has no supervisory responsibilities, but may assist and help train more junior analysts. The incumbent interacts with other technology personnel and clients.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum of two to four years college with at least four years experience in a technology/systems analysis or operational support environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Requires a good understanding of the client area's functions, strong analytical and communication skills.
Very good analytical skills with the ability to understand development processes and technical concepts.
General knowledge of personal computers and the ability to effectively use word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Very familiar with what and how the supported application(s) functions are used by the client.
General awareness of the Bank's application framework.
Demonstrates a good understanding of the business area's functions and operational environment.
Possesses a broad understanding of the Bank and of the business unit's role and how they fit into the organization.
Detail oriented, self-motivated; takes initiative to learn new skills and enhance overall knowledge.
Must possess time management skills and organization skills.
Very good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively present to the target audience.
Able to work effectively with client personnel in various organizational positions.
Quickly grasps new concepts.
Asserts ideas, encourages teamwork and acts as a role model.
Able to handle multiple tasks in support of various assignments.
Good project management skills.
Able to lead or actively participate in vendor demonstrations, project presentations, design sessions, etc.
IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:
Bachelor's degree preferred.
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.