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Business Analyst (Hybrid model of work, Required LOCAL to Columbia, SC)

RICEFW Technologies Inc
Columbia, SC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Please note: First two weeks are training and must report onsite each day.
After that timeframe Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are onsite.

The Division of Technology Services is responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and obtaining multiple mission critical applications for the Department of Social Services.
The Department seeks a highly motivated individual who has extensive Business Analyst experience to provide refined Business and Technical requirements as well as testing assistance to the Web Application Development team that will deliver new IT Projects and Enhancements to operations of its current Information Systems for the DSS Division of Early Child Care and Education (DECE).

This is a multi-faceted position spanning disciplines in both business analysis as well as software testing working within a self-directed, agile team framework.
As a Business Analyst, candidates must become familiar with the standard workflows and requirements of Division of Early Child Care and Education (DECE) systems such as CACFP, SC Voucher, Child Care Licensing, Code Pal, ABC Voucher, ABC Quality, Improper Payments Module, Central Registry Portal, Child Care Investigations Modules and Provider Portal Operations Grants.. As a critical team member, duties will include clarifying and translating requirements for the benefit of software development team members.
In the role as Lead BA, candidates will not only test new features and functionality, but will also actively use every function and tool of the software solution in order to develop a deep understanding of the product and how it works. Constant use of the application will allow for proactive identification of defects, performance and reliability issues, as well as other potential failures. Detailed disciplines in recording, measurement and reporting to track the progress and outcomes of the testing process are essential job skills.

Job Duties:
Take initiative in performance, working with groups to effectively accomplish project objectives and engage in the following activities. As a Business Analyst, you will work closely with the Product Owner and development team members by:
Refining operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
Supplying new user stories or use cases by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications.
Improve the system(s) by studying current practices and suggesting required modifications.
Recommends controls by identifying problems; writing improved procedures.
Maintaining system protocols by writing and updating procedures.
Providing references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation; providing input to operations help desk support, user training needs, etc.
Preparing technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Perform tasks efficiently and work together with team to ensure project success.
As a Software Development Tester, you will be responsible for all aspects of software testing. Working within the development team you will:
Plan, design, and author effective test cases.
Evaluate and test new or modified software programs and software development procedures used to verify that programs function according to user requirements and conform to established guidelines.
Learn and use enterprise tools for test management, execution and reporting to enhance the overall software testing process.
Develop automated tests for your test cases and integrate your automations into test suites when determined as an effective and efficient means of executing tests.
Review computer operating logs to identify program processing errors; utilize tools to interrogate databases and data stores to determine proper application behavior.
Observes computer monitoring/performance metrics during program test to detect error codes or interruption of program; record and report errors using enterprise tools available to the project.
Identifies differences between established standards and user applications and suggests modifications to conform to standards.
Conduct compatibility tests with vendor-provided programs; test implementations/integrations with third party platforms.
Monitors program performance after implementation to prevent reoccurrence of program operating problems and ensure efficiency of operation.
Write documentation to describe program evaluation, testing, and correction.

Understand program, policy, practice and business operational functions within state and local government Economic services.
Proven ability to "translate" technical practices and terminology to business owners and stakeholders and to "translate" business requirements to technical teams. Strong verbal and written communication.
Must be able to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced start-up environment.
Attention to detail and strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects.
Bachelor's degree in business, information systems or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience; M.B.A. or MPA preferred.
Five to seven years of experience in IT, with a minimum of two years in business process design.

Environments and Tools
TFS (Team Foundation Server)
Visual Studio
MS SQL 2012 R2 / 2014 / 2016
MS Project
Wireframes Technologies (Balsamiq)
MS Office (Excel, Word).

Experience with Agile software development is a plus.

Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science or other quantitative discipline
Additional Sills: Please see attached SOW for full position description and requirements. Skills:
Last Used
Database PlatformsMS SQLYes2AdvancedWithin 6 Months2 - 4 YearsDatabase PlatformsTeam Foundation Server (TFS) AdministrorYes2AdvancedCurrently Using2 - 4 YearsMiscellaneousexperience in government IT projects as a business analyst or related dutiesYes1AdvancedCurrently Using4 - 6 YearsPackaged ApplicationsMS ProjectYes2AdvancedCurrently Using2 - 4 YearsPackaged ApplicationsVisioYes2AdvancedCurrently Using2 - 4 YearsProgramming LanguagesVisual StudioYes2AdvancedCurrently Using2 - 4 YearsSpecialtiesBusiness AnalystYes1LeadCurrently Using4 - 6 YearsSpecialtiesExperience testing in an Agile/Scrum environmentNo1LeadCurrently Using4 - 6 Years

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