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Application Analyst

First Data Sugar Land, TX

Job Description



First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world's largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year.

First Data is looking for an Application Analyst with PM Skills. This is a full-time role.


Job Responsibilities

  • The Application Analyst with Project Management skills is responsible for driving moderately complex projects and/or components/phases of larger, more complex projects. Accountable for delivering medium to large projects on time, within budget, and within scope. This individual will lead and coordinate cross-functional, cross-departmental, cross-company teams that are responsible for all aspects of a project, from initiation to closure.
  • The candidate exemplifies strong initiative and management skills. Responsible and insures project methodologies, project delivery processes, and implementation management processes are followed. This includes managing and driving: Project Schedule, Risk and Issue Management and Scope Change Management Also manages the project budget. This includes understanding and validating estimates, cost variance tracking, and managing project resources effectively.
  • Responsible for providing clear and concise project communication; both written and verbal. Facilitates/manages project communications and stakeholder, client and project team expectations.

Position reports up to Resource Manager and works closely with the development teams and business partners throughout the SDLC process starting from early idea conception through software implementation phase. Works in tandem with the Resource Manager in managing day to day operations for that group he or she is assigned to.

Scope of Job

In addition to duties of above, this individual is responsible for assembling project team, identifying individual responsibilities and appropriate resources needed, and developing schedule to ensure timely completion of project. Requires interfacing directly with Senior Project Managers, Functional Area Managers, and various levels of management throughout First Data regarding status of specific projects.


Will require becoming familiar with applications and processes supported by the Software development teams and derive expertise in understanding how they fit into existing or future projects.  Position requires gaining proficiency in analyzing merchant data utilized by our software applications which is critical in areas such as problem resolution and impact analysis.


Working with the following tools: CA Clarity and Service Desk, MS Excel data analysis, MS Project, Sharepoint, Atlassian Tools (JIRA, etc.), Software Development/Life Cycle Management, SQL, Database Query, Capacity/Demand Management and Accounting Capitalization process/rules. 



Performs duties under limited supervision, applying a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent, plus 4-6 years progressive management experience, including medium to large scale projects.
  • PMP is preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office tools. Proficient in Microsoft Project and/or Microsoft Project Server
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Proven success in delivering projects within budget and specified timeframes, while ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Proven problem solving skills from problem assessment to solution selection. Ability to identify alternatives and make contingency plans. Capacity to embrace change and quickly adapt to new situations, changes in direction, and altering priorities. 
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments.



  • Risk Management
  • Organizational Savvy & Politics
  • Budgeting
  • Working With MS Project
  • Coaching
  • Data Analysis
  • Troubleshooting/Problem Resolution
  • Accuracy / Attention to Detail
  • Project Management
  • Manage a Matrix Environment
  • Measurement of Effectiveness
  • Meeting Management

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Details

Date Posted August 5, 2017
Date Closes September 8, 2017
Requisition 2119470
Located In Sugar land, TX
SOC Category 00-0000.00