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Reference # : 17-05185 Title : Business Systems Analyst - Cobol
Location : St. Louis, MO
Position Type : Right to Hire
Experience Level : 5 Years Start Date / End Date : 12/18/2017 / 06/18/2018  
Max Conversion Salary : $ 75,000
US Government Client Postal Clearance required
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card)

Notes: Prefer local candidates for face to face interviews
Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Business Systems Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Saint Louis, MO.

Where Technology and Teamwork come together... The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Postal Services and Solutions group. This is a contract to provide US Government Client Information Technology with professional, technical and support services to support the application development, database production support, help desk administration, LAN administration and various requirements for distributed technical support throughout the US Government Client enterprise.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work as part of a team comprised of a project manager, business analysts, developers and customers to provide analysis, software development lifecycle support and change management support on various applications assigned to the System Support Center.
Responsibilities include:
Read and understand cobol to determine the buisness logic in an application in order to write the requiremetns for an application rewrite
Analyze business and technology needs
Develop specifications to meet customer requirements
Collaborate with customers and developers to build solutions
Create and execute automated and manual tests to ensure requirements are met
Develop documentation to support requirements and testing

Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Business, Information Systems or a related field AND 7 years of directly related work experience in IT; 4 Additional years of experience can substitute for a BA/BS Degree.
5+ years experience in business analysis activities.
Must have atleast 3 years programming experience with Cobol/DB2
Demonstrated ability to seek and rapidly acquire business and technical knowledge needed to independently serve as a liaison between the customer, developers, and business project leader.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Strong understanding for SQL.
Understanding of Agile Methodology and Visual Basic.
Working knowledge of development tools such as Java-based user interface and Oracle databases
Strong organizational, attention-to-detail, oral and written communication skills to include ability to facilitate meetings comprised of business and IT representatives.
Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Proven ability to lead others and be a self-starter.
Must be able to obtain a Postal Sensitive Clearance - US Citizenship or permanent resident (green card) is required (as per our contract.
Must not have traveled outside of the US for a combined total of 6 months or longer within the past 5 years; Must have resided in the United States for the last 5 years.
Position is based in St Louis, MO and does not provide relocation assistance

Preferred Qualifications: ? Active Public Trust Clearance