Applications Specialist Role
Location: 100% Remote (Preferred Location Chicago, IL)
Type: Direct Hire
Contact: Alex at


  • Support the enterprise change management and software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Write and maintain system documentation, process maps, test scripts, use cases, user stories and root cause analysis
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to support and define business and technical requirements, operational processes, application strategy and project/product implementation
  • Author complex system reports and data integration/migration templates
  • Write and utilize light-weight scripting and file formatting utilities/configurations in support of ACH/SWIFT/Wire payment applications and customer specifications
  • Assist in the design and administration of application software configuration to meet the business process design and application requirements
  • Support complex acquisition and conversion teams to ensure acquired entities data and/or systems are accurately migrated over to the new environments
  • Support corporate compliance, regulatory and both internal and external audit examinations and reviews
  • Provide Tier 1 application level support and troubleshooting
  • Understand the interdependencies of systems and data across their business line to identify and analyze impacts as applications and systems are integrated, changed/upgraded and retired

Required Skills

  • 0-3 years of relevant experience with an emphasis on applications implementation, testing, maintenance, configuration, and support
  • Basic understanding of data at both a functional and technical level in order to troubleshoot and identify potential issues
  • Basic understanding of how to troubleshoot application/system performance
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of hardware and systems software technologies, network infrastructure, and understands issues and details of integrating diverse technology to deliver scalable, robust, and high performance solutions.
  • Ability to analyze, learn, and apply rapidly changing technologies, and apply them as part of integrated solutions to business requirements.
  • Basic analytical problem solving skills, planning and organizational capabilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work with strict deadlines and time pressure
  • Basic experience in the following technologies or similar a plus:
    • FIS (Fidelity Information Systems) core banking & financial products & services
    • Digital and Mobile Banking Platforms
    • General ledger and/or ERP systems
    • Payment Processing Systems (Wires, ACH, etc.)
    • Microsoft technologies (Office 365)
  • B.S, B.A. in Computer Science or Business preferred

Alexander Williams
Recruiting Consultant
Forbes Technical Consulting
Chicago, IL




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