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DC System Configuration Specialist - (Lincolnshire, IL)

DC System Configuration Specialist - (Lincolnshire, IL)

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Alight Solutions is Looking for a Defined Contribution System Configuration Specialist


The System Configuration Specialist (SCS) is responsible for configuring and testing Alight’s proprietary Total Benefit Administration™ (TBA) System based on analysis documents of client requirements. Configuring involves using graphical user interface tools to customize code to fix a system defect or update the system per change orders.   SCSs are responsible for testing the code and debugging issues/defects prior to the code being moved to production. This role will be based in Lincolnshire, IL.


Responsibility Areas

  • Reviews analysis documents prepared by the Systems Analyst and configures (using graphic user interface tools) the TBA System to fix a system defect or complete a client request/change. Completes high level testing to ensure no major defects are in the code.
  • Executes test plan (including regression testing) by identifying/creating test participants and performing calculations for expected results. Determines if configuration performs accurately, reflects requirements, and has zero negative impact to existing provisions.
  • Documents defects when actual results do not meet expected results.
  • Analyzes issues/defects and debugs the system when configuration is not producing expected results. Researches issues to determine if source of error is with the test data, test plan, or configuration.
  • Resolves issues with test cases or set-up and re-tests configuration.  Escalates issues as appropriate.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Knowledge of system testing and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles/concepts.
  • Interpret and understand conditional statements (i.e., If/Then/Else).
  • Apply basic relational database concepts (e.g., table relationships, keys).
  • Knowledge of and ability to write basic SQL and DB2 queries.
  • Troubleshoot basic system defects and errors.
  • Ability to interpret and understand typical client requirements documentation.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.


Personal Attributes

  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize, manage, track, and report project status.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

 Work Conditions

  • Occasional evening and weekend work to meet deadlines.
  • Frequent computer use at workstation up to two hours at a time or for extended periods of time.
  • Access information using a computer and related components and peripherals.
  • Participation in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.

Formal Education & Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, or equivalent work experience in an analytical area.


We offer you

A competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.


Our Colleague Experience

At Alight Solutions, we are reimaging how people and organizations thrive. To deliver on this purpose, we do things differently. From company leaders to our newest colleagues, we all play a role in bringing our values to life. Every colleague shapes how Alight can become better, stronger and brighter – together. With technology as our catalyst and humanity at our core, we advance each day toward a better future in work and life.


About Alight Solutions

As the leading provider of benefits administration and cloud-based HR and financial solutions, we enhance work and life through our service, technology and data. Our 22,000 colleagues across 14 global centers deliver an unrivaled consumer experience for our clients and their people. We are Alight. Reimagining how people and organizations thrive.


By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight’s employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test.  You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.


Alight Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.  Alight Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.  


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