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Added Nov 22, 2021

Project Manager (23048)

Springfield IL | Full-time Our business is growing again! If you’re an experienced Project Manager who has managed large application or software implementation projects, Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS) has an exciting opportunity for you. We are looking for a Project Manager to join our Implementations team in our LRS Retirement Solutions group to manage implementations of our PensionGold® software products for public sector retirement systems with defined benefits pension plans. LRS is a global leader in information technology solutions known for the way we value each individual we hire. LRS Retirement Solutions develops and implements pension administration software for retirement systems in the defined benefits retirement market segment. Our Project Managers have a vital role in working with the customer to ensure our projects are completed on time and within budget. As a Project Manager within LRS Retirement Solutions, you will be expected to lead your team of Business Analysts, Developers and other resources to successfully implement our PensionGold product for our customers. Project Managers are key resources who are involved in all facets of our implementation projects. We expect our Project Manager to be “hands-on” with the implementation activities. You will be involved from the project beginning through completion of the customer’s warranty. A core project team generally consists of 5-6 resources with other resources involved as needed. Our implementation projects can last from 18-36 months and the project manager often will be managing 1-3 projects at the same time, depending on the size of the projects. Your specific responsibilities will include: Ongoing interaction with customers including executives, pension administrations staff, their project oversight vendor and potentially Board members Providing ongoing status reports and making presentations Creating and executing work plans within Microsoft Project Updating the plan as required to manage resources and project tasks Managing project scope, budget and timeline Creating, reviewing and managing project deliverables Identifying risks and developing plans to mitigate the risks Handling change management throughout the project lifecycle Managing project team resources, providing direction and supporting the project team Effectively communicating with local and offsite team resources as well as client resources Tracking and reporting project team hours and project progress using Microsoft Project and Project Server Facilitating requirements confirmation or requirements gathering sessions Other activities needed to facilitate a successful completion of the project These activities would be accomplished through working onsite, conference calls, and web conferencing with our customers across the U.S. Candidates can be based at one of our Corporate offices across the U.S., and home-based candidates will be considered. There is potential for required travel during the work week, 10 to 25 percent at peak times during an implementation project, within the United States. COVID19 protocols carefully observed. We have an extensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, paid sick occurrences, 401(k) employer matching, health insurance options, plus others. Both internal employees and external candidates are being considered for this position. As a Project Manager, you are eligible for paid overtime. Performance Objectives: Understand the business: Within one month, have a general understanding of the pension administration market segment, the general terminology, and the business implications of our software. You should be able to explain that knowledge to your manager. Understand the PensionGold product/services line: Within three months, be able to demonstrate navigation through the product and provide an overview of the high-level product functionality to your manager. Understand the project implementation methodology: Within three months, demonstrate an understanding of the PensionGold implementation process by creating and maintaining tasks within a project plan. Acquire internal project management experience: During your first six months, provide assistance to an existing Project Manager and develop your product knowledge such that you can manage your own projects. Execute/manage PensionGold implementation projects: After six months, be capable of successfully managing your own implementation project while continuing to develop your product knowledge. Manage project deliverables: Monitor and maintain all project deliverables within the tools provided. Report project status: Provide weekly or bi-weekly project status reports to management denoting project statistics, progress and issues or risks. Meet with senior management to discuss project progress, challenges and risks. Applicant Requirements: You must have at least four years of demonstrable project management experience in large application development/implementations projects or managing a project management office. You must have at least five years of experience managing technical and business personnel on a project team. You must have experience in the information technology area specifically related to defining business requirements, or leading application development projects or software implementation projects. You must have experience using Microsoft’s standard office tools along with Microsoft Project and Visio. A Project Management Institute (PMI) certification is required, or you will need to acquire one within 6 months. You must have the ability to effectively negotiate fair resolutions to issues. Your ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and in written form) with people ranging from executive directors to technical developers will be instrumental in your success. To demonstrate these skills, you must have experience understanding complex technical concepts and explaining them using simple terminology. You must have experience writing business communications (letters, e-mails, formal proposals, etc.) and documenting business requirements. You must have experience making formal presentations to a live audience consisting of technical and non-technical people. This experience could be with business presentations, technical presentations, or by presenting training classes. You must have permanent authorization to work in the USA for any employer. Success Keys: Our typical software implementation projects span 18-36 months. Most projects are the result of an RFP process by our customers. Your ability to manage projects that include complex contract and business requirements will lead to your success. Project Managers interact with a wide variety of technical and business people at varying levels of the organization. Being comfortable and confident when interacting with those people is critical to your success. A major key to your success is your ability to manage your project teams to complete software implementation projects, 1) on time, 2) within budget and 3) with satisfied customers. Our successful Project Managers have developed a thorough understanding of the PensionGold products, the defined benefit pension administration market and how the products meet our customers’ business needs. In-house training will be provided, plus you must be able to independently acquire additional business, product and technical knowledge. Your aptitude and experience at managing the implementation lifecycle (which includes scope, risk and customer expectations), managing project plans in Microsoft Project, managing project teams, understanding customer requirements and how those requirements map to our product’s functionality will be vital to your success. Your ability to demonstrate team leadership skills over the project duration will assist you in being successful. Knowledge in the pension administration market sector would be a significant plus. Your ability to successfully meet or exceed expectations in several core performance factors including verbal and written communications, interpersonal relations, team work, organization, leadership and delegation will impact your ongoing success on this position. Organization Structure and Interfaces: LRS Retirement Solutions is one of several groups within LRS. It is managed by a Vice President. Directors over Implementations, Product Development, and Product Support along with Sales report directly to the Vice President. You will be a member of the Implementations and will interact directly with management, members of your project team and other LRS Retirement Solutions staff. For additional information about LRS, please visit LRS® Career Portal LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status. Colorado salary posting requirements: $85,000 - $110,000
Added Nov 17, 2021

Business Analyst Intern (23041)

Springfield IL | Internship We’re seeking interns with a focus in computer science to join our summer internship program with our Retirement Solutions software teams. If selected, you will join our Retirement Solutions software group as a Business Analyst Intern. LRS Retirement Solutions has been the leading provider of defined benefit pension administration software and services since 1987. The current version of PensionGold is a browser-based, service-oriented solution developed using Microsoft .Net 4.0 and SQL Server. You will be part of a team that implements and supports customized solutions related to pension administration using our PensionGold software. Business Analyst Interns will work on small project teams that configure and customize PensionGold software for our customers. In this position you will be involved in analysis, design, development, testing and troubleshooting. You will develop solutions using our proprietary visual development tools, Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, and other web development technologies. You will also work with other people in technical, business and management areas, including new and existing customers, to fulfill business requirements and successfully implement our software. We are seeking candidates for our Business Analyst Intern positions in Springfield, IL. Applicants must be willing and able to start temporary, full-time work in any of these locations in mid-May 2022 and will work until August 2022. You will work side-by-side on actual projects with our talented IT mentors. You will enjoy our casual work environment where we encourage creative collaboration with an emphasis on a healthy work/life balance. Applicant Requirements: We are looking for candidates pursuing Information Technology, Information Systems, or similar IT degree or with equivalent on the job experience. You must have completed at least two years of undergraduate classes, including at least four courses related to computer science, computer/software engineering, or other technically related STEM classes and including at least one semester of object oriented programming classes. Or you must have at least 2 years’ experience working in an IT related position. You must have permanent authorization to work in the USA - no temporary authorizations are available for this position (F1, CPT, OPT, etc.). We are seeking interns who are pursuing careers that require problem solving skills and knowledge of computer systems and applications. Applicants must have some knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft office applications, networking, programming, virtualization, or other IT related skills. We are seeking interns who have coursework/experience covering enterprise computing environments and with and knowledge of software development processes/methodologies. Effective public speaking and interpersonal communications skills will make you a stronger candidate. We need interns who are self-motivated and can work independently yet can also work collaboratively as part of a team. Successful applicants must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Success Keys: The key to your success in this position will be your ability to quickly transfer your textbook knowledge of programming/testing into performing hands-on work with real world business applications. Self-motivation, persistence, effective communication skills, and attention to detail are also critical to success in this position. Visit LRS® Career Portal to apply. Organization Structure: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS) is a global technology leader with several business divisions. LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.
Added Nov 17, 2021

Software Developer Intern (23040)

Springfield IL | Internship We’re seeking interns with a focus in computer science to join our summer internship program with our Retirement Solutions software teams. If selected, you will join our Retirement Solutions software group as a Software Developer Intern. LRS Retirement Solutions has been the leading provider of defined benefit pension administration software and services since 1987. The current version of PensionGold is a browser-based, service-oriented solution developed using Microsoft .Net 4.0 and SQL Server. You will be part of a team that implements and supports customized solutions related to pension administration using our PensionGold software. Software Developer Interns will work on small project teams to implement and support PensionGold software for our customers. In this position you will be involved in analysis, design, development, testing and troubleshooting. You will develop solutions using our proprietary visual development tools, Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, and other web development technologies. You will also work with other people in technical, business and management areas, including new and existing customers, to fulfill business requirements and successfully implement our software. We are seeking candidates for our Software Developer Intern positions in Springfield, IL. Applicants must be willing and able to start temporary, full-time work in any of these locations in mid-May 2022 and will work until August 2022. You will work side-by-side on actual projects with our talented IT mentors. You will enjoy our casual work environment where we encourage creative collaboration with an emphasis on a healthy work/life balance. Applicant Requirements: We are looking for candidates pursuing Information Technology, Information Systems, or similar IT degree or with equivalent on the job experience. You must have completed at least two years of undergraduate classes, including at least four courses related to computer science, computer/software engineering, or other technically related STEM classes and including at least one semester of object oriented programming classes. Or you must have at least 2 years’ experience working in an IT related position. You must have permanent authorization to work in the USA - no temporary authorizations are available for this position (F1, CPT, OPT, etc.). We are seeking interns who are pursuing careers that require problem solving skills and knowledge of computer systems and applications. Applicants must have some knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft office applications, networking, programming, virtualization, or other IT related skills. We are seeking interns who have coursework/experience covering enterprise computing environments and with and knowledge of software development processes/methodologies. Effective public speaking and interpersonal communications skills will make you a stronger candidate. We need interns who are self-motivated and can work independently yet can also work collaboratively as part of a team. Successful applicants must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Success Keys: The key to your success in this position will be your ability to quickly transfer your textbook knowledge of programming/testing into performing hands-on work with real world business applications. Self-motivation, persistence, effective communication skills, and attention to detail are also critical to success in this position. Visit LRS® Career Portal to apply. Organization Structure: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS) is a global technology leader with several business divisions. LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.
Added Nov 02, 2021

Business Analyst (22416)

Business Analyst
| Full-time If you are interested in working as a Business Analyst in a fast-paced team environment, now is your chance. We need a Business Analyst to join our Version 3 Product Support team in our LRS Retirement Solutions group. Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS), is a global leader in information technology solutions known for the way we value each individual we hire. Our group has been the leading provider of pension administration software and services since 1987. Our vision is to “Create efficiencies and cost savings in the administration and management of defined benefit plans for public sector retirement systems which leads to improved member services by delivering innovative software for pension administration.” The latest version of our software is a comprehensive web-based, parameter-driven product specifically developed with that vision in mind. LRS Retirement Solutions develops and implements pension administration software for retirement systems in the defined benefits retirement market segment. You will be part of a Product Support team that is responsible for the daily analysis and support of software products related to pension administration. As a Business Analyst, you will be expected to: Be a customer facing member of the Product Support team and primary support contact for customers assigned to you by your Team Lead. Gain a thorough understanding of the PensionGold software and how our customers utilize the software for pension administration. Gain a thorough understanding of your customers’ business practices to effectively document, analyze and resolve reported software issues and/or defects Translate your customers’ new business needs into requirements which can be understood by developers and other product support staff. Develop detailed design documents outlining required product enhancements and/or changes to meet customer requirements or resolve product defects. Collaborate with developers to ensure seamless integration between the business processes and the product’s user interface. Test software changes and validate the changes meet the customer’s business requirements. Manage your customers’ problem incident reports, product support requests and software. Learn how to use our business process modeler tool to read and understand PensionGold business processes to assist in troubleshooting or researching product support requests. This position allows for the flexibility to work remotely as home-based employee or from any of our LRS North American locations with a hybrid option, two days a week work from home option as well!. Additionally, at each of our LRS offices we have a casual dress environment that our employees enjoy! This position may require occasional travel to customer sites which are located nationwide. The travel will consist of short stays at a customer site during the week. The travel does not include extended or long-term trips. As a Business Analyst, you receive a base salary and you are eligible for overtime pay. There are growth opportunities and career advancement for the right person joining our team in this position. Performance Objectives: Within your first month you will learn, at a high level, the PensionGold software functionality. You will verbally demonstrate this understanding to your team lead and other LRS Retirement Solutions employees Within the first two months you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the procedures and operations of the Product Support team. Within the first two months you will be able to read and utilize problem incident reports. Within the first three months learn a high-level understanding of the PensionGold database model and be able to effectively access data using SQL Within the first 4-5 months your team lead will assign a primary customer to you. You will gain familiarity with the customer’s customization of the PensionGold software and demonstrate your ability to analyze new software problems reported by the customer. Applicant Requirements: You must have three years of experience performing analysis and design as part of an application development project or product development team. You must have three years of experience working directly with customers in resolving complex problems and identifying solutions. You must understand database structures and experience writing moderate SQL queries. You must have experience using technology tools including, but not limited to Microsoft Team Foundation Server or similar source code management software, SSMS or similar query language application. You must have prior experience with software development and/or configuration. You must be able to effectively communicate in English (written and verbal). You must have strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members. You must have the ability to successfully work in a team environment with multiple team members and the ability to multi-task. You must have permanent authorization to work in the USA for any employer. Visa sponsorships are not available for this position. Success Keys: A successful Business Analyst will need to develop a thorough understanding of the PensionGold software product and extensions along with applying that knowledge to help solve customer problems and enhance their use of our product. You should be able to demonstrate a creative logical and analytical approach to problem solving. You will need to develop a good working relationship with internal resources (i.e. your team lead, other business analysts and developers) and external customer resources. You must have a detailed understanding of pension administration processes that drive business decisions. You must be able to engage in process-related discussions with the customer, developers and other product support staff in a clear, understandable, and precise manner. Self-motivation, flexibility, persistence, and attention to detail are critical to success in this position. Multitasking and troubleshooting skills are essential. Your ability to share information and promote a work environment that values others is very important. Organization Structure and Interfaces: The LRS Retirement Solutions group is one of several groups within LRS. It is managed by the Vice President. Managers over Implementations, Product Development, and Product Support along with Sales report directly to the Vice President. You will be a member of the Version 3 Product Support team and will report to a Team Lead. You will interact with members of your team and other employees, as well as customers. To apply go to jobs.lrs.com LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status. #LI-GM1 Colorado pay range: $60,000 - 70,000/year
Added Nov 02, 2021

Associate Business Analyst (22412)

Business Analyst
Springfield Illinois | Full-time If you are interested in working as an Associate Business Analyst in a fast-paced team environment, now is your chance. We need an Associate Business Analyst to join our Version 3 Product Support team in our LRS Retirement Solutions group. Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS), is a global leader in information technology solutions known for the way we value each individual we hire. Our group has been the leading provider of pension administration software and services since 1987. Our vision is to “Create efficiencies and cost savings in the administration and management of defined benefit plans for public sector retirement systems which leads to improved member services by delivering innovative software for pension administration.” The latest version of our software is a comprehensive web-based, parameter-driven product specifically developed with that vision in mind. LRS Retirement Solutions develops and implements pension administration software for retirement systems in the defined benefits retirement market segment. You will be part of a Product Support team that is responsible for the daily analysis and support of software products related to pension administration. As an Associate Business Analyst, you will be expected to: Be a customer facing member of the Product Support team and primary support contact for customers assigned to you by your Team Lead. Gain a thorough understanding of the PensionGold software and how our customers utilize the software for pension administration. Gain a thorough understanding of your customers’ business practices to effectively document, analyze and resolve reported software issues and/or defects Translate your customers’ new business needs into requirements which can be understood by developers and other product support staff. Develop detailed design documents outlining required product enhancements and/or changes to meet customer requirements or resolve product defects. Collaborate with developers to ensure seamless integration between the business processes and the product’s user interface. Test software changes and validate the changes meet the customer’s business requirements. Manage your customers’ problem incident reports, product support requests and software. Learn how to use our business process modeler tool to read and understand PensionGold business processes to assist in troubleshooting or researching product support requests. You will be based at our corporate headquarters in Springfield, Illinois. Each of our LRS offices, we have a casual dress environment that our employees enjoy, and we offer a hybrid, two days a week work from home option as well! This position may require occasional travel to customer sites which are located nationwide. The travel will consist of short stays at a customer site during the week. The travel does not include extended or long-term trips. As an Associate Business Analyst, you receive a base salary and you are eligible for overtime pay. There are growth opportunities and career advancement for the right person joining our team in this position. Performance Objectives: Within your first month you will learn, at a high level, the PensionGold software functionality. You will verbally demonstrate this understanding to your team lead and other LRS Retirement Solutions employees. Within the first two months you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the procedures and operations of the Product Support team. Within the first two months you will be able to read and utilize problem incident reports. Within the first three months learn a high-level understanding of the PensionGold database model and be able to effectively access data using SQL. Within the first 4-5 months your team lead will assign a primary customer to you. You will gain familiarity with the customer’s customization of the PensionGold software and demonstrate your ability to analyze new software problems reported by the customer. Within the first 6 months effectively use Microsoft Team Foundation Server and SSMS as you work with customer PIRs. Applicant Requirements: You must have one–year of experience performing analysis and documentation of requirements in a business environment or have completed the equivalent of eight semesters in a business or computer science related field. You must be able to effectively communicate in English (written and verbal). You must have effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members. You must have the ability to successfully work in a team environment with multiple team members and the ability to multi-task. Experience with software development, customer support and SQL will make you a stronger candidate. You must have permanent authorization to work in the USA for any employer. Visa sponsorships are not available for this position. Success Keys: A successful Associate Business Analyst will need to develop a thorough understanding of the PensionGold software product and extensions along with applying that knowledge to help solve customer problems and enhance their use of our product. You should be able to demonstrate a creative logical and analytical approach to problem solving. You will need to develop a good working relationship with internal resources (i.e. your team lead, other business analysts and developers) and external customer resources. You must have a detailed understanding of pension administration processes that drive business decisions. You must be able to engage in process-related discussions with the customer, developers and other product support staff in a clear, understandable, and precise manner. Self-motivation, flexibility, persistence, and attention to detail are critical to success in this position. Multitasking and troubleshooting skills are essential. Your ability to share information and promote a work environment that values others is very important. Organization Structure and Interfaces: The LRS Retirement Solutions group is one of several groups within LRS. It is managed by the Vice President. Managers over Implementations, Product Development, and Product Support along with Sales report directly to the Vice President. You will be a member of the Version 3 Product Support team and will report to a Team Lead. You will interact with members of your team and other employees, as well as customers. To apply go to jobs.lrs.com LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.