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System Analyst III
Ref No.: 18-07806
Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia
Start Date: 08/28/2018
Job Title: System Analyst III
Location: Washington DC

Job Description:
Overview:
Working in close co-operation with the business customers and IT teams, the senior systems analyst applies advanced analytical and business skills to evaluate existing and identify new or enhanced systems, products and processes which advance business objectives. The senior systems analyst also leads, manages, and executes all phases of quality assurance testing, including analysis of product requirements to produce test requirements, and development and execution of functional/system test plans in a multi-tiered environment.

Responsibilities:
The position's essential duties include the following:
Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of business processes supported by software systems/products;
Documents business requirements and business processes; develops training programs, documents, and materials;
Analyzes and documents "as-is” and "to-be” scenarios (processes, models, use cases, plans and solutions);
Leads requirements reviews, design reviews, and change control activities;
Creates test plans, test requirements, test scenarios, and test data for use during all testing phases of the software development lifecycle, for new and existing software systems/products;
Ensures that test plans and scenarios fully exercise every aspect of the product;
Produces and presents formal test plans; leads the testing effort for assigned projects;
Documents and reports issues discovered during testing, and follows up for resolution;
Defines and implements standards, methods and procedures for requirements and testing activities;
Works as part of Scrum Development Team and/or as Scrum Master, conducts and effectively participates in sprint planning, task estimates, task sequencing, task assignments, sprint reviews and retrospectives.
Other duties, as assigned.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:
Type of Experience and Years of Experience
Demonstrated experience with increasingly complex system analysis projects 7-10 years
Experience developing user stories based on business and system requirements 2-3 years
Experience defining and elaborating user stories with validation and acceptance criteria 2-3 years
Experience with various requirements gathering techniques and methodologies (UML/ Use cases, Activity diagrams, JAD sessions). 7-10 years
Hands-on QA testing experience in client server and/or web-based environment 5-7 years
Experience developing manual and automated test scripts 5-7 years
Experience with 3rd party testing and change management tools 5-7 years
Experience with Scrum and/or other Agile Development frameworks 2-3 years
NOTE: In addition, please list any desired experience.
Experience with automated requirements engineering and testing tools
RDBMS experience (MS SQL Server and/or Oracle) and ability to write SQL queries.
Experience with Project Management Software
Experience with Software Development

SPECIAL SKILLS:
Analytical and problem solving skills
Developing and/or creating new or more effective ideas, approaches, etc.
Developing and executing short-range plans/decisions
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to exercise sound judgment across a broad range of circumstances