OSSE- ECIDS Business Systems Analyst – Senior (617578)

Contract with Government of the District of Columbia
OSSE – 1050 1st Street NE Washington, DC 20002
Position closes 12/06/2019

US Citizens or Green Card Holders Only

Short Description:

Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and a thorough understanding of business systems and industry requirements. Candidate must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Skills/Required Years of Experience:

11-15 yrs BA experience (Required 11 years)
11-15 yrs Software Development Lifecycle experience (Required 11 years)
11-15 yrs requirements gathering and documentation (Required 11 years)
11-15 yrs MS Office/PowerPoint experience (Required 11 years)
Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field or equivalent experience (Required 15 years)
Client Relationship Management experience (Required 8 years)
Experience in documenting business process, requirements, and test scripts (Required 6 years)
Business process analysis and the ability to implement change (Required 8 years)
Experience with MS Project or other Project Management software (Required 5 years)
Understanding of the Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) mostly Agile
Experience with User Interface Designs for WEB applications (Required 8 years)
Experience with developing strategies and processes to improve overall business workflow (Required 4 years)
Experience developing develop System Requirements Specification (SRS) (Desired 5 years)
Strong communication skills – ability to articulate technical terms and complex data clearly to non-technical audience both verbally and in writing (Required 8 years)
Knowledge and understanding of relational databases and SQL. (Desired 8 years)
Experience with Early Childhood Development System. (Required 2 years)
Experience in documenting business process, requirements, and test scripts. (Required 8 years)

Complete Description:

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is seeking a qualified Business System Analyst (BA). The BA must have experience reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating business systems and user needs, including documenting requirements, supporting the development of systems to align with business strategies, and providing consultation on complex projects as a top level contributor. The BA must have experience with early childhood data or knowledge of the early childhood context. The BA will work as part of a team to develop the Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS).

Responsibilities: 1. Develop formal documentation to define and map data elements for ECIDS; 2)Develop requirements and business rules for receipt of data from multiple agencies for ECIDS; 3)Develop requirements for design of reports for ECIDS; and 4)Implement and report out on progress toward and risks with project tasks in collaboration with the team.
Requirements: Bachelors degree in Information Technology or related field; 8+ yrs experience as a business analyst; experience with software development lifecycle, requirements gathering and documentation, managing client relationships, business process analysis, project management software, software development life cycle, user interface designs for web applications, and developing strategies/processes to improve business workflow; knowledge of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and familiarity with FERPA requirements; strong and clear written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  1. Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and a thorough understanding of business systems and industry requirements.
  2. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operation time, and form of desired results. Includes analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation into proper system requirements specifications.
  3. Provides consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist of most phases of systems analysis, while considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.

Minimum Education/Certification Requirements :
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field or equivalent experience; or a current Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Background check is required, if selected for the position.
There are no reimbursable expenses allocated to this position.

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