Continuous Improvement Automation Associate

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Job Description:
At Regions, Information Technology (IT) Strategy and Transformation Analyst supports the development and execution of the enterprise IT Strategy. This role will be responsible for leading and/or supporting various types strategic initiatives have potential impact to people, process, and technology. The IT Strategy and Transformation Analyst will collaborate with resources within the department and across the enterprise to drive change within the organization.
Primary Responsibilities
Develop and lead in the development of the IT Strategy for the enterprise
Consider both internal and external factors to determine appropriate short and long-term strategies required
Serve as a subject matter expert on FinTechs, emerging technologies, and innovation
Ability to assess the impact when new partnerships, technologies, and/or methodologies are introduced to the organization
Innate technical curiosity
Extensive experience in software development, product management, technology consulting, strategy development, and/or innovation
Expectations for Level I
Supports various types of IT transformation efforts by:
Conducting internal/external research
Soliciting feedback from leaders across the Bank
Leveraging personal experiences and lessons learned
Utilizing peer relationships for feedback and validation
Leads small programs or work streams within large programs
Supports the creation of IT strategies and associated plans with oversight from with group head and experienced peers
Facilitates discussions with peer group and leadership with support and oversight from group head and experienced peers
Contributes to the creation of key deliverables (e.g. executive presentations, white papers)
This position is exempt from timekeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards act and is not eligible for overtime pay.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors degree in Software Development, MIS, Engineering, Finance or related degree
Eight years experience
Job Summary
The IT Strategy Associate is responsible for supporting the development, delivery and execution of the organization wide automation strategy under the direction of senior members on the IT Strategy and Transformation team. The role requires excellent organization, communication and writing skills along with experience working directly with automation tools such as BPM, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence or Low Code. The IT Strategy Associate is a hands-on role responsible for tactical execution of strategic objectives while also working with stakeholders directly to understand business needs. Additionally, the IT Strategy Associate will be expected to develop prototype tools to "bring business opportunities to life". As a critical member of the IT Strategy and Transformation the role may also require the selected candidate to engage in organization wide initiatives outside of the automation umbrella.
Essential Functions
Support the development of the strategic vision and supporting strategic plan for the IT organization.
Lead the use of new technologies/methodologies to the department's delivery teams inclusive of automation tools such as BPM, Robotics, AI and Low Code tools. Examples of tools currently available in the environment include: OutSystems, Kofax Total Agility, Kofax Kapow, SharePoint Designer and Watson.
Develop automation awareness throughout the organization through prototype development and demonstrations.
Ensure that all implementations of automated tools meet the requirements prescribed by IT through the effective implementation or use of approved processes, methodologies and deliverables.
Support senior staff in the buildout of portfolio management best practices for automation activities including but not limited to the creation of a Center of Excellence for the program.
Work directly with business groups and IT stakeholders to prioritize backlogs, deliver solutions through environments and into production.
Conduct communication, training, and coaching to various stakeholder groups to gain buy in and ensure appropriate utilization of new tools/methodologies.
Maintain a forward-looking focus to identifying and integrating new automation technology solutions.
Experience in Banking, Management Consulting, Technology, or related field preferred.
Degree from a top Undergraduate and/or Graduate program preferably in MIS or Computer Science.
3-5 years direct experience working in an IT function in a development, change management, team lead or high performing individual contributor role
1-2 years 'experience developing and delivering automation solutions for business/support functions.
Experience with automation governance best practices.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong desire to advance both technical and business skillset.
Passion for relentless improvement
Experience in UI/UX design.
Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment.
Experience with Agile tools such as the Atlassian stack.
Experience operating within an Dev Ops organization.
Location: Atlanta, GA or Birmingham AL
Location:Hoover, Alabama

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