Business Analyst - Project Lead

Serves as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs. Possesses expertise in the business unit(s) they support, as well as, an understanding of the IT organization's systems and capabilities. Analyzes business partner's operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities to automate processes and functions. Assists in the business process redesign and documentation as needed for new technology. Translates high level business requirements into functional specifications for the IT organization and manages changes to such specifications. Educates the IT organization on the direction of the business. Negotiates agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT from initial requirements to final implementation. Possesses an understanding of technological trends and uses this knowledge to bring solutions to business units supported to enhance the enterprise's competitive edge. May make recommendations for buy versus build decision. May require a bachelor's degree in a related area and 5-7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

SCOPE OF THE PROJECT: THE CFS PROJECT IS PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING, MAINTAINING, AND OBTAINING FEDERAL CERTIFICATION OF A FEDERALLY-MANDATED CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM (CSES) THAT WILL PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT TO THE OPERATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT (CSE) PROGRAM AS WELL AS FOR COMPLETING THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FAMILY COURT CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (FCCMS) FOR THE 46 CLERKS OF COURT.

DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a new position for a system tester to assist in the testing and certification processes of the Child Support Enforcement System.

Testers will report to the Testing Manager to monitor and support the execution of all testing phases related to system development. 
Primary Responsibilities 
• Work with the State’s Subject Matter Experts (SME) and Business Analysts to develop test scenarios/test  cases and test scripts. 
• Review requirements, component designs and use cases and maintain test script traceability to each as applicable
• Prepare test data, including interface data files as needed, for executing test scripts
• Execute test scripts 
• Record and verify test results 
• Analyze and report test results 
• Participate in functional design sessions
• Report defects to Test Manager/Test Team 
• Perform Regression Tests 
• Reproduce defects/demonstrate defects to development as needed 
• Participate in Incident Review Meetings as needed 
• Provide data analysis and root cause analysis as needed 
• Participate on the monitoring and reporting on the execution of the System Development Contractor’s performance under the CFS Project contract as it relates to all testing phases. This involves working with System Development Contractor’s tools and appropriately extracting data to produce metrics and reports. 

Other Responsibilities include: 
• Review Test Plans 
• Participate in Test Readiness Reviews 
• Review test related work products, including but not limited to system test reports, artifacts and 
requirements traceability matrix as needed. 
• Provide input to determine project test reports/metrics 
Required Skills (Rank In Order Of Importance):
• 5+ YEARS’ EXPERIENCE PREPARING, DOCUMENTING, AND EXECUTING TEST CRITERIA, TEST CASES, TEST SCRIPTS, AND TEST PLANS FOR IT SYSTEMS PROJECTS
• 2+ YEARS’ EXPERIENCE TESTING ON CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT 
PROJECTS
• THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF TESTING CONCEPTS SUCH AS COMPONENT TESTING, INTEGRATION TESTING, SECURITY TESTING, PERFORMANCE TESTING, REGRESSION TESTING, ACCEPTANCE TESTING
• EXPERIENCE TESTING BACK END BATCH PROCESSES AND ABLE TO VERIFY/HANDLE THE OUTPUT DATA 
FILES. 
• ABILITY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND DATA MODELS AND ER DIAGRAMS. ABILITY TO USE SQL TO QUERY DATA.
• ABILITY TO PLAN, ORGANIZE, INSTRUCT, AND REVIEW THE WORK OF THE TESTING TEAM
• ABILITY TO USE MS OFFICE, SHAREPOINT, AND WEBEX TOOLS EFFECTIVELY 
• ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE (ORALLY AND WRITTEN) EFFECTIVELY WITH TECHNICAL, NON-TECHNICAL 
STAFF, CUSTOMERS/STAKEHOLDERS (STATE AND FEDERAL) AND EXECUTIVES
• KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRY STANDARDS (E.G. ISO, IEEE)

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

• EXPERIENCE WITH MICROSOFT TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER (TFS) AND MICROSOFT TEST MANAGER
• UNDERSTANDING OF AGILE OR ITERATIVE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES
• A STRONG UNDERSTANDING OF THE BASICS OF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS, FROM RECEIPTS TO 
DISBURSEMENTS TO RECONCILIATION
• EXPERIENCE WITH AUTOMATED TESTING TOOLS

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
• BS DEGREE

Additional Skills:

Preferred: PREVIOUS FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH LARGE JUDICIAL SYSTEMS (3+ YEARS)

 

Category

Name

Required

Importance

Level

Last Used

Experience

Database Platforms

MS SharePoint

Yes

3

Advanced

Within 2 Years

1 - 2 Years

Database Platforms

Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013

No

6

Intermediate

Within 2 Years

< 1 Year

Education

Training

Yes

1

Advanced

Within 2 Years

2 - 4 Years

Miscellaneous

Ability to deal effectively with the needs of technical peers, technical and user management, users, vendors, and staff members, and to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written form

Yes

1

Expert

Within 2 Years

2 - 4 Years

Packaged Applications

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

Yes

1

Expert

Within 6 Months

2 - 4 Years

Program Management

Software Development Lifecycle - SDLC

Yes

4

Advanced

Within 2 Years

2 - 4 Years

Specialties

Business Analyst

Yes

1

Lead

Within 6 Months

2 - 4 Years

                

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  • : Hardik Patel
  • : hardik.p@vtechsolution.com
  • : (202) 664-5964