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Functional Analyst - Richmond, VA

Overview:

The client’s Information Technology Division is seeking a Functional Analyst to work with both internal staff and external clients to optimize processes and improve quality for the design, development and maintenance of the client’s technical assets.  The role of the functional analyst will also act as a agile team member or a scum master for small project efforts.

 

It is critical for a functional analyst to understand the operational systems of a client, and what the client requires as changes to their existing systems. The systems analyst must translate those requirements into technical specifications to be used by internal staff to develop the system modifications; diagrams must also be prepared explaining the modifications so that both technical staff and executive management can understand what must be done. The functional analyst must propose alternative solutions that balance cost and benefit, and adequately test the possibilities for business and technical compatibility.

 

Responsibilities to include:

•               Understand the operational systems of a client in order to discover and document required modifications to improve both business and technical processing.

•               Drive to detailed requirements and translate them into technical design specifications to be used by internal staff to develop the system modifications.

•               Conduct Root Cause Analysis to identify system gaps and deficiencies that require a business, technical or blended approach for resolution

•               Diagram proposed modifications using architecture and data flow diagrams, so that both technical staff and executive management can understand what must be done.

•               Propose alternative solutions that balance cost and benefit, and adequately test a solution’s feasibility for business and technical compatibility.

•               Document current state processes where documentation is missing or out of date.

•               Collaborate with staff, vendors, consultants, and contractors as they are engaged on tasks to formulate, detail and test potential and implemented solutions.

•               Ensure documentation of requirements and uses cases are completed.

•               Facilitate requirements and design sessions for assigned projects.

•               Participate with the Quality Analyst and Tester in defining test objectives, and designing test plans and test cases for assigned deliveries.

•               Assist in the design of reusable regression tests on existing applications.

•               Report to management on status of work for milestones and deliverables.

•               Provide analysis for opportunities to define and measure progress with metrics present findings to project team and management for adoption and implementation.

•               Provide analysis and documentation for  continuous improvement and drive to excellence within the Functional Analyst, QA and Testing team.

•               Must be proficient in business process management concepts on BPM tools. Strong experience in creating business process models.

•               Other tasks as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Required:

The candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of experience delivering business and systems analysis artifacts.

Experience with large, multi-module systems. 

The candidate must have exceptional written and oral communications skills.

CBAP, TOGAF certification is beneficial, but not required.

Required/Desired Skills

Skill

Required /Desired

Amount

of Experience

The candidate must have a minimum of 10 years experience delivering business and systems analysis artifacts

Required

10

Years

Experience with enterprise multi-module systems

Required

10

Years

Must have exceptional written and oral communications skills

Required

15

Years

Must have previous Virginia State agency experience

Desired

2

Years

Must have Agile project development experience

Required

4

Years

Must have experience leading an Agile team as a scrum master

Required

2

Years

 

 








 
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