PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Requirement/Specification Management

  • Develop thorough technical solutions to business problems
  • Determine functional requirements by extracting them from business, as well as from current and future users, through interaction and research
  • Create detailed Business Requirement Document (BRD) and translate it into functional and technical specifications
  • Develop accurate estimates for creating detailed BRD and associated testing
  • Ability to communicate requirements clearly to stakeholders, facilitators and partnering groups
  • Manage requirements through entire process
    • With other PPMT functional partners, develop business case
    • Elicit requirements
    • Requirement organization
    • Translating and simplifying requirements
    • Requirements analysis
    • Planning and monitoring
  • With training, be able to learn application dataflow and how to translate compensation formulas to workable solutions in the application
  • Develop reasonable estimates for writing business requirements and UAT testing

Testing

  • Write effective Use cases that represent “real-life” business scenarios that appropriately test the requirements
  • Comprehensive testing of software components to ensure all requirements are correctly implemented and meet specifications
  • Actively participate in design sessions and document design decisions
  • Clearly articulate findings in the test results
  • Actively participate in the solutioning process
  • Work with business partners to identify and support quality and client User Acceptance Testing

Other

  • Due to the “start-up” nature of this work, there will be additional duties that will be shared among the team where participation is expected (e.g. production release set-up and testing, Help Desk support) until the team has grown to accommodate the responsibilities in a formal role
  • Provide guidance and training to business analysts to support their development plan

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Technology or Computer Science; Master’s degree preferred
  • Five to ten years’ experience in software development cycle, especially expertise in the planning, designing and testing stages of the process. Agile experience preferred
  • Solid experience in writing SQL queries
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Understanding of system engineering concepts and software development fundamentals
  • Data maintenance and security, and system administration
  • Modeling techniques and methods
  • Ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis
  • Strong Test Plan development (Use Cases)
  • Effective and creative problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Proven ability to synthesize information: drawing together judgments of the evidence, synthesizing these to form new position
  • Demonstrated ability to take the initiative to understand business processes and how these processes contribute to the growth and success of the Firm
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written, documentation and verbal communication skills are required
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage and execute task in a high-pressure environment
  • Promote process improvement
  • Leadership experience

BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to successfully assist with project deliverables in a very driven and changing organization
  • Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills in the ability to apply analytical and proactive thinking in a logical, coherent, and consistent approach to ensure robust, appropriate client solutions
  • Demonstrates a high level of flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work under tight deadlines or changing needs
  • Demonstrates confidence and ability to work independently as well as in a team structure
  • Demonstrates a strong collaboration orientation with associates across all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrates a strong level of intellectual curiosity, seeking opportunities to develop new skills

Applicants for employment must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e. H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).


Qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.

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