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Systems Analyst (Mclean, VA)
Ref No.: 18-55069
Location: Mclean, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 08/02/2018
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Title                       : System Analyst
Location               : Mclean, VA
Job description:
Job information: Design and develop computer applications and systems from existing systems, user needs and specifications, and software design constraints and software capabilities. Use structured methodology to define needs, develop and document technical requirements, and define coding specifications. May work with off-the shelf application software, proprietary application, or enterprise software which is being modified or customized for a particular report or analytic
purpose. Bring to bear both knowledge of computer systems? capabilities and limitations and the business needs of client. May spec out estimated time and resources needed for a project.
Key job functions:
- Work with the business unit or other subject matter experts to identify or refine technical requirements for application under development or being revised.
- Document requirements for enhancements for specific application.
- Review and/or contribute content to requirements, design, or test documentation.
- Perform data analysis at various stages of project, in order to assure development of a quality application. Analysis can include requirements development, testing, or user acceptance.
- Contribute to application test plan, and evaluate test results to assist development or test staff.
- Assist project manager in task identification, resource allocations and schedule estimates for staff on assigned project in order to help keep project resourced appropriately and on track. May take lead on small projects or on segment of larger
- Provide business domain and/or technology and/or process expertise and mentoring to others on team. Prepare or contribute to briefings of application owners at pertinent stages of project.
Specialized knowledge & skills:
- Strong data analysis and profiling skills.
- Strong knowledge of SQL needed to support data analysis and testing.
- Ability to collect, translate, and document complete and effective requirements following all applicable standards.
- Strong understanding of data warehouse and data infrastructure concepts.
- Knowledge of mortgage industry or finance a plus.
- Ability to develop test cases and perform independent acceptance testing.
- Can perform data validation/reconciliation using sources and targets.
- Demonstrates an ability to build a analysis approach, executes data analysis and document issue(s) in accordance with standards.
- Able to convert business requirements into data requirements and maintain data specifications.
- Demonstrated ability to read data models.
- Working knowledge of XML file structure.
- Agile scrum team experience a plus.