UOCT04 -Business Analyst

Unedollar Ok-sign    posted almost 5 years ago

Contract | Staffing Agency | | 2000 Hours Austin, TX, United States


Business Analyst (TWDB- 208E150189)

Contract | 12 + Months |  Austin, TX, United States

Due Date for this Position is Oct 13th 2014

The selected Worker will be assigned to work for the Operations & Administration Area, Information Technology Division of the company. The Worker will work under the direct supervision of the Project Management Office Manager. The Worker will be responsible for performing business analysis for complex web applications following a defined software development life cycle process working as a member of a team, planning and analyzing user requirements, procedures and problems to automate processing and to improve existing systems. The worker will be required to use current software design/development methods/techniques, relational database management technologies and spatial datasets to ensure quality and maintainability of applications and systems. The worker will work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Essential Job Functions

·         Assist in the identification and scheduling of project deliverables, milestones and required tasks

·         Oversees the design, development, and maintenance of various computer applications.

·         Works closely and amicably with business areas and end users to determine system requirements and develops means of achieving desired business results through application and database design.

·         Develops systems requirements specifications using a combination of interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, storyboards, surveys, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and/or task and workflow analysis.

·         Prepare detailed analyses, plans, diagrams and verification procedures for existing and proposed computer applications

·         Develop diagrams and flowcharts to represent operations and data flow for applications

·         Writes system requirements specifications documents according to standard templates in clear and concise language.

·         Converts systems requirements into functional design documents to include the business process, design overview, and the data model.

·         Generate project requirements, provide effort estimates and resource requirements

·         Manages requirements traceability and tracks requirements status throughout the project. Manages changes to baseline requirements through change control processes.

·         Performs data analysis, data querying, and data migration functions.

·         Proposes new application features and updates.

·         Develops system test cases, testing plans, and coordinates testing of applications and application components.

·         Prepare test data and assist end users with testing

·         Coordinates deployment of new applications and changes to existing applications.

·         Writes user guides for new applications and changes to existing applications.

·         Prepare instructions for use during production runs

·         Assist in the generation or installation of systems software

·         Analyze proposed computer applications in terms of equipment requirements and capabilities

·         Analyze, review and revise code to increase operating efficiency or to adapt to new procedures

·         Confer with staff members to schedule work and coordinate programming projects

·         Develop and implement specialized programs to supplement and enhance systems software

·         Works with business areas and project managers to help define project scope.

·         Troubleshoots and solves problems relating to computer systems or programs.

·         Use current software design and development methodologies and techniques to ensure quality and maintainability of applications and systems

·         Code, test and debug computer application programs as outlined by technical and functional requirements

·         Perform related work as assigned

·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology Computer Engineering, Business, Environmental Sciences, or related field PLUS four (4) years of systems analysis experience (A PHOTOCOPY OF OFFICIAL COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT MUST BE PROVIDED IF SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW)

·         Relevant experience may be substituted for degree on a year-for-year basis.

            Minimum Requirements:




Analysis and/or development experience in the full range of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which includes application design, coding, testing, debugging, and application deployment


Must have SQL skills with MS SQL Server 2005 or later.


Experience designing database structures


Knowledge of relational database management systems, including Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server.  


Experience writing SQL queries.


Experience prioritizing deadlines


Proven organizational skills.


Worked in an application team environment consisting of Project Manager, System Analyst, Database Administrator, and Programmers


Skill in providing excellent customer service


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, users, technical staff and management


Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.


Excellent Communication skills, written and oral, with people of all technical levels


Proven ability to write clearly and concisely


Skill in decision making and problem solving


Excellent interpersonal skills to help negotiate priorities and to resolve conflicts among project stakeholders.


Proven knowledge of the limitations and capabilities of computer systems and of the techniques used in the design of automated computer systems.


Proven skill in coordinating and solving problems; in scheduling, testing, installing, and implementing computer programs; and in troubleshooting computer systems.


Proven skill in requirements gathering, analysis, system specifications, and verification.


Proven analytical skills, including interviewing, listening, and facilitation to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, convert high-level information into details, and develop computer application and database solutions.


Modeling skills to present system requirements in graphical forms.


Ability to analyze systems and procedures; to write and revise standards and procedures; to handle multiple projects; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Degree or Equivalent

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology Computer Engineering, Business, Environmental Sciences, or related field PLUS four (4) years of systems analysis experience






Development of web applications based upon or compliant with any of the following: 1) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accessible websites (Section 508); 2)w3.org web content accessibility guidelines (CSS and XHTML 1.0)


Prefer familiarity with water resources information and data.


Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and implementation skills


Experience with geospatial data


Knowledge of Microsoft Team Foundation Server


Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and Reporting Services



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