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Lead Analyst - Digital Manufacturing Solutions

Posted Date:  Jul 10, 2024
Requisition Number:  122437

Location: Hershey, PA

This is a hybrid role and would require up to 20% travel.


Summary:  Lead the technical design and development of application solutions using existing and emerging technology platforms. Provides expertise for complex solution design, development and testing involving the integration of multiple products, processes, or systems into complete business solutions. Works closely with customers, business analysts, team members, and other staff to understand business and IT requirements that drive the analysis and design of technical solutions. Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and possible application to the business. Viewed both internally and externally as a technical expert and critical technical resource across multiple disciplines.


Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Become proficient in the technology and business processes that enable Hershey’s current manufacturing operations. Technical solutions implemented in this space comprise systems supporting product weight control, barcoding/inventory management, quality control, and manufacturing performance reporting
  • Responsible for leading application development, integration, and maintenance working collaboratively with Solution Architects, Engineering/OT Leaders, implementation partners, and key business stakeholders
  • Responsible for End-to-End QA of all development and change requests.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills are as important as familiarity with C#.NET, T-SQL, JSON, XML, HTML, Web Development, and Web Operations
  • Demonstrates leadership and initiative on process improvement efforts
  • Prepare design diagrams, test/debug programs, and perform solution configuration leveraging an understanding of business process and systems architecture
  • Diagnose and track down any functional issues to a root or functional cause, and resolve issues as needed
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with team members, internal partners, customers, and others through good interpersonal skills
  • Identify goals and objectives, success criteria, and action items/deliverables for completing projects in conjunction with Product and Solution Managers
  • Develop presentations as needed to provide transparency and alignment of key stakeholders
  • Understand the project scope and financials, and participate in the framing and quoting of projects to ensure successful project execution


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience developing and implementing innovative solutions, collaborating with business partners across functions, and delivering within a change management process
  • Experience programming in C#.NET
  • Experience with T-SQL
  • Familiarity with API Development, Change Management strategies, Data Layer Management, and Digital ID Management
  • Strong working knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle and Application Life Cycle Management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Teams, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Experience with analytical tools and flowcharting tools, such as Microsoft Visio
  • High degree of initiative, dependability, and ability to work with little supervision
  • Experience with MES/MOM application development, integration, and maintenance is a plus
  • Working knowledge of current Industry 4.0 technologies and trends is a plus
  • Experience using a DevOps approach to managing systems or solutions is a plus
  • Experience with OPC UA is a plus


Minimum Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Mechanical) or related field is the minimum qualification



Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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