Implementation Specialist

Total System Services   •  

Tempe, AZ

Industry: Internet Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 394 days ago

Summary of This Role

Provides front line support in a conversion to ensure client functionality is properly selected to meet clients specifications and expectations resulting in a fully successful implementation. Sets up and installs technical systems, applications, or process designs for clients'/company's outsourced technology and business process solutions. Works directly with client to manage initial access, supports map and transfer data, creates required process documents, and trains or coordinates training for client users. Tests and troubleshoots functionality of installed systems; identifies and documents technical issues to be escalated to other product and system integration teams for resolution, where appropriate. Provides feedback based on client experiences to product and professional services teams for product and process improvements. May work directly with clients on-site or provide installation support remotely.

What Part Will You Play?

  • Consults with clients that have complex setups to create a unique and specialized system configuration for processing. Serves as modules functional subject matter expert (SME) while actively participating in scope/discovery meetings to compare/contrast clients' current solutions' offerings and future business needs with our service offerings and functionality. Leads meetings in the absence of Assessment and Consulting, where/when applicable. Proactively offers guidance and recommendations on product/service functionality on items that are not easily deduced from discussions and can only be ascertained through experience and past client configurations and set ups. Analyzes scope documents, advises on non-routine errors and omissions (such as: readily and easily advises clients where incorrect/inconsistent options settings in other module(s) are causing the reported issue (e.g. an issue within the collections module being caused by incorrect settings in the terms module) along with providing a thorough reason and resolution of the issue, or with more complicated products (e.g. chip) has an understanding of the setting requirements based on the chip set in question along with knowledge and skill set required to complete the set up), and utilizes corrected document to preset Options configurations in preparation for future Options selection, test plans, and issue resolution sessions. Leverages understanding of clients' existing functionality in order to properly train and assess clients in their system parameters decisions.
  • Performs Option compares per region throughout the implementation process. Advises client and takes actions needed to resolve discrepancies. Mentors and occasionally provides SME guidance to lower level Analyst's work as the primary point of contact for multiple clients on fewer than three modules or functions to include all environments while the client is in the conversion/de-conversion/start-up process.
  • Provides recommendations and guidance to Data Map team with internal field Options level decision mapping; validates mapping is consistent with client configuration plan. Leverages a strong Data Segment (functionality) knowledge in order to manually perform field level verifications for multiple events prior to conversion. Advises/Reviews lower level analysts in the performance of verifications. Conducts complex analysis of data, solves problem and makes recommendations for option setup (i.e., data mapping, product features, statements, cards, interfaces) while collaborating with technical teams to document requirements.
  • Coordinates or Leads First Occurrence testing (such as: statement drops, loyalty/reward updates, etc. for Issuing; end-to-end test transaction, interchange qualification monitoring, reject validation, etc. for Acquiring) to include modifying/creating test cases, creating test data, documenting the results, and resolving or assigning ticket as needed on issues.
  • Provides recommendations and guidance to junior team members on resolution of issues through data research and advises on direct and indirect impact. Keeps management abreast of situations and gives clear and precise updates to executives, client and team. Conducts and documents lessons learned and possible solutions, helps to format and implement solutions. Reviews updates to the internal metric and dash board tools throughout the implementation process.
  • Provides preliminary client education on system functionality to include: gathering requirements; preparing documentation; testing and making formal presentations. Monitors and provides functional education for a smooth transition to the long-term support team through education of client and internal resources. Provides recommendations for improvements through transition phase.
  • May analyze, interpret and develop simple to complex business specifications and logical flowcharts that include features and functions from which programmers can create technical specifications by leveraging system or module knowledge in the design of system screens and database structures, where/when applicable.

What Are We Looking For in This Role?

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6 years related implementation experience.
  • Bachelors Degree in Business or Computer Science preferred.
  • Credit Card / Payment Industry background preferred.
  • Experience in business, information systems, and/or finance related field required.
  • Experience in system integration, implementations, and conversions preferred.
  • Able to travel within U.S. approximately 25%.
  • Self-motivated; high initiative.
  • Able to work on complex issues - able to analyze situations or data with variable factors. Able to exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Able to network with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
  • Able to determine methods and procedures on new assignments and coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead).
  • Excellent problem solving skills and problem resolution
  • Excellent prioritizing/multi-tasking - ability to manage priorities in a matrix managed environment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to stay on task and lead to results, maintain scope, and negotiate between differing objectives to arrive at consensus within timeframes given.