Robotics Application Developer

Aflac   •  

Columbus, GA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 62 days ago

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Job Summary

The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution provides a platform for resources from the business operations and IT teams to deliver self-service process automations on an IT supported, secure and resilient infrastructure. Robotics Application Developers have responsibility for developing and delivering automated processes plus mentoring non-accredited developers. Candidates are subjected to RPA training and then typically work closely with accredited RPA consultant(s) or developers during a skilling and mentoring period as part of an agility program delivery phase.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Accurately analyses and estimates new potential processes, quickly assessing feasibility; analyzes, understands and documents the business processes in detail where required

Works on enterprise-wide bot design and development that require the highest level of expertise and knowledge of multiple processing systems and robotics software coding requirements; requires systems and data analysis, design, development, integration, and enhancement activities, as well as related maintenance and more complex production support for all production systems

Defines and develops the project scope of multiple complex projects with assistance from the project team and serves as the project point of contact when necessary

Leads and/or participates in bot-planning sessions with clients, business units, and IT to analyze development requirements, provide design recommendations for complex systems, and recommend methods and assignments

Provides design recommendations, develops bot and custom integration solutions, including major enhancements and interfaces; writes complex design specifications

Makes complex modifications to existing bot applications in accordance with high specifications and division standards; reviews effort to ensure compliance to application standards

Maps current business processes to provide a foundation for defining business activities; uses business process maps to build/code bots; develops accurate project deliverables; applies appropriate analysis to business unit issues to provide the best resolution and satisfy internal and external customers

Works with business units, Project Management Office, Software Quality Assurance, and IT by opening and maintaining lines of communication to monitor and improve satisfaction; manages business unit expectations of initiatives and projects

Identify and communicate the technical infrastructure requirements in order to design RPA process solutions in accordance with standard RPA design principles and conventions

Configure new RPA processes and objects using core workflow principles that are efficient, well structured, maintainable and easy to understand; Create and maintain solution documentation

Support existing processes and implement change requirements as part of a structured change control process

Mentor colleagues through the RPA training and accreditation program – providing advice and guidance on best practice and development techniques as needed

Problem solve issues that arise in day to day running of RPA processes and providing timely responses and solutions as required

Communicate with RPA on software related issues, suggested improvements and participate with other users in the RPA community

Work within project planning constraints, communicating any identified project risks and issues to the delivery/project manager accordingly and provide inputs to the change control process

Support the business units during the UAT and rollout phases

Performs other duties as required


Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of related professional work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience in dealing with executive level professionals to drive business outcomes

Knowledge of RPA not a pre-requisite for this role as full training will be provided; A track record in the successful delivery and support of excel macros, Visual Basic scripts or other configuration/scripting type technology preferred

Job Knowledge & Skills

Understanding of workflow based logic and the ability to both understand a business process from a workflow diagram and to conceptualize it as an automated solution

Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

Ability to collaborate with business unit customers, IT, and management to reach a common agreement

Proven experience of successfully delivering high quality solutions in high pressure, structured environments using standard project management techniques and disciplines

Strong communication skills with the ability to present technical details to a non-technical audience as well as produce clear and concise documentation

Core Competencies

Action Oriented, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Listening, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust

Functional Competencies

Innovation Management, Priority Setting, Negotiating, Problem Solving, Strategic Agility, Intellectual Horsepower