Company: Targa Resources Inc
Skills: IT - Analysis & Management, IT - Programming & Database, IT - Software Development
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Job Responsibilities




The Analyst II - Operational Systems is skilled in the management and support of one or more operational applications and provides support services to business users. The primary focus for the Analyst is to be responsible for maintaining and monitoring the Maximo application environment to maximize availability and performance, provide troubleshooting and corrective action to resolve business issues, and insures the usability and support for application enhancements and bug fixes. Secondarily the Analyst will provide similar support for other operational systems including Environmental and Data Historian environments. The Analyst will act as a Subject Matter Expert for application functionality, solutions, training, and documentation. Although the Analyst position is not a pure development role, it will require the use of some development/programmer competencies to complete work efforts.

Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Maintain end-to-end understanding of functional aspects of application and associated business processes
  • Provide functional and/or technical direction/assistance for assigned applications
  • Monitor incoming service requests and incidents for assigned application(s)Investigate and diagnose service requests or incidents according to their priority/rank, and identify the resolution and/or issue
  • Work directly with users to identify and resolve issues adversely impacting business processes
  • Define technical solutions ensuring considerations for system stability, performance, and ongoing maintainability
  • Identify solution alternatives to address issues raised throughout service request or incident lifecycle
  • Utilize 3rd parties and vendor support as defined within existing support arrangements, and escalate additional (billable) support to appropriate IT management for approval
  • Adheres to and champions the IT Governance programs (e.g. change management, communication, and release management)
  • Complete high level designs and associated estimates to meet defined requirements
  • Monitor application backlog (service requests, incidents) and keep open items updated with current efforts
  • Maintain documentation (run books, technical design, build, deployment, install guides) and process standards in area of responsibility along with regular audits to validate accuracy
  • Develop documentation and provide training to users as appropriate
  • Define potential improvement changes to resolve errors, prevent the recurrence of problems or improve system maintainability and stability for assigned applications
  • Provide input to IT Project Management Office to support clear and concise requirements definitions
  • Assist team members handling major incidents for assigned applications; identify the root cause and short or long term solutions
  • Informally mentor less experienced team members on an as needed basis
  • Prevent the replication of problems across multiple systems by sharing lessons learned and best practices with other team members and IT Management
  • Develops customer relationships by making efforts to listen and understand the customer; anticipating and providing solutions to customer needs; giving high priority to customer satisfaction


Minimum Essential Qualifications

In addition to the basic qualifications listed above, the following other position qualifications are required:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an aptitude for problem solving
  • Must be able to independently resolve issues and efficiently self-direct work activities based on the ability to capture, organize, and analyze information
  • Experience delivering solutions that align with business strategies
  • Experience troubleshooting complicated issues across multiple systems and driving to solutions
  • Experience supporting resources performing user acceptance, regression and other required system tests, ensuring that system and/or related integration issues that arise are identified, researched and closed in a timely manner
  • Experience providing technical solutions to non-technical individuals
  • Demonstrated team building skills
  • Ability to deal with internal employees and external business contacts while conveying a positive, service-oriented attitude
  • Willingness to travel to company locations (up to 15%)


Preferred Qualifications
  • ITIL v3 Foundations certified
  • Familiarity with Waterfall and Agile development methodologies
  • Working knowledge and experience in Microsoft Technologies (Microsoft Certifications)
  • IBM Maximo certifications or education (Certified Associate, Certified Deployment Professional, Certified Solution Advisor)

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.