Programmer Analyst

Job Locations US-WI-Schofield
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Summary: Wausau Supply Company (WSC) relies heavily on technology to drive all aspects of the business. The Programmer Analyst is responsible for collaborating with stakeholders, evaluating existing systems, and designing user-centric software applications. Focusing on Microsoft technologies, SQL, and Agile methodologies, this skilled professional manages multiple projects, addresses complex problems, and adapts to unexpected challenges. The Programmer Analyst plays a critical role in improving WSC's efficiency and increasing the value delivered to customers.


Duties to include, (but not limited to):

  • Collaborating with business stakeholders to gather and document requirements.
  • Evaluating and analyzing existing software systems and proposing ideas for system enhancements.
  • Designing and developing software solutions based on established business requirements and technical specifications.
  • Conducting thorough testing of applications in a development environment prior to deployment in production.
  • Creating comprehensive application documentation, ensuring clarity and accuracy.
  • Providing support and maintenance for existing applications, addressing and resolving issues as required.
  • Collaborating closely with the Applications Development Manager, team members, and vendor partners to prioritize tasks and projects effectively.
  • Continuous refinement and optimization of software applications and processes through ongoing assessment and feedback in an Agile environment.


An IT - Programmer Analyst will possess and/or demonstrate the ability to:

  • Proficiently utilize Microsoft technologies and programming languages.
  • Apply extensive knowledge of SQL, including writing stored procedures, functions, indexes, and efficient queries.
  • Employ Source Control systems, specifically TFVC and Git, with proficiency.
  • Exhibit an analytical mindset, evaluating information, identifying patterns, and making informed decisions.
  • Identify problems, conduct research, and propose effective solutions.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with Agile methodologies and work comfortably in an Agile environment.
  • Operate both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Effectively manage time, balancing multiple projects and prioritizing tasks as needed.
  • Adapt to unexpected challenges and acquire new skills or technologies as required.
  • Display strong attention to detail and active listening skills to understand the needs of clients and team members.
  • Communicate professionally, both orally and in writing, articulating ideas and explaining complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Maintain a collaborative and supportive attitude when assisting teammates.
  • Keep current with industry trends and continuously expand technical expertise.
  • Proficiently document work processes and outcomes.



Education / Experience:

  • Possess a minimum of a two-year degree from an accredited college or university in information systems, software development, or a related field and 5 years of related work experience –or- 10 years of development experience.
  • Proven experience as a Programmer Analyst or similar role, with a focus on Microsoft technologies


Working Demands / Physical Requirements:

  • General office conditions with continuous sitting and heavy computer usage.
  • Occasional short-term out-of-town travel.
  • Occasional after-hours work as needed to meet project deadlines.


Reports To:  Applications Development Manager


Conclusion: The Programmer Analyst will exemplify the high standards that have come to be associated with WSC. As an ESOP owner, acting with honor, integrity, and positivity is imperative. Continuous improvement of our software systems and associated business applications is the primary goal of the Programmer Analyst. This position requires a consummate professional who can thrive in both independent and team settings, adapt to changes in the project or work environment, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.


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