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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY JOBS

General

All companies are investing in IT infrastructure to get closer to customers, customize products and services, leverage the Internet, improve decision making, improve innovation, increase time to market, and improve productivity on a global scale. The faster a company can speed Information across an organization, the faster it can make decisions and meet customer needs. Information technology continues to be the enabler of a fundamental shift in how companies look at their businesses, markets, customers and organizational capabilities. Companies are looking for technology savvy leaders who can help the organization develop and deploy IT infrastructure that impacts business capability and results. Read on to see if JMO technology jobs are a good match for you.

Information Technology (IT) Skills

All IT positions require some degree of IT skills—networks, programming languages, client-server, relational databases, software development, etc. Whether you have user-level skills or advanced IT experience, companies want to see an interest and aptitude for developing IT skills and for having your career in an IT environment.

Problem-Solving Skills

IT professionals apply technology to solve business problems. Therefore, IT professionals possess sound structured problem-solving abilities.

Cross-Functional Leadership

IT professionals motivate and influence people over whom they have no direct authority (but you have total responsibility for results). They interact with your internal customers to understand their work environment, define business problems, and communicate ideas regarding opportunities for improvement.

Project Management Skills

IT leaders drive complex projects from start to finish. They work with internal customers to define project scope, develop specifications, analyze resource requirements, establish timelines, manage budgets, resolve conflict, work with external vendors and manage projects to conclusion.

Broad Scope

Information Technology crosses functional lines in a company, such as distribution, sales, marketing, production, operations, and finance.

Possible Job Titles

    System Analyst

    Operations Analyst

    Business Analyst

Sample Job Description

IT Please keep in mind the following job descriptions are just two of many possible IT job descriptions.

As a Systems Analyst, you will provide IT project management and analysis to support the business groups in your company (sales, marketing, manufacturing, finance, etc.). You will work closely with your internal customers to understand business needs and develop IT solutions that add value to business results. Due to the rapidly changing business climate, you will play a large role in proactively finding ways to use IT to improve company capabilities. You will perform IT program management and analysis, helping your internal customer use IT to become more successful. You will work closely with your internal customer to gather and document their requirements, provide proactive, closure-oriented project management support, coordinate and execute system or application testing, perform risk analysis, and prepare and deliver presentations. You will get involved in the management of large-scale projects that cross multiple systems and platforms. Any experience with PC, client server, Internet, or mainframe platforms is relevant. PC proficiency, including MS Office Suite, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and an aptitude for integrating IT into business processes are essential.

As a Project Manager, you will analyze project proposals and scope documents recommending the most appropriate planning and scheduling formats. You will implement and maintain schedule reporting systems ensuring status visibility and project control. You will assist the program and functional managers in analyzing schedule problems and in developing contingency plans to ensure timely project delivery. You will compile baseline/actual statistics to improve planning process accuracy and effectiveness. This position requires a good understanding of project management disciplines, budgeting constraint analysis, and scheduling, as well as strong communication, presentation, and negotiating skills. You must have a strong desire to work in a dynamic IT environment. A strong aptitude for project management software is a plus.