Please send your resume to: dars...@insigmainc.com *Location:* *San Antonio, USA* *Job Description* *Technical/Functional Skills* Peoplesoft Financials, PeopleTools,SQR,App Engine,Oracle *Experience Required* 6 years *Roles & Responsibilities* Functional Analyst Role in CORP Maintenance team. To work as a liaison between business and IT team to understand requirements, confirm defects, service requests, and preventive adaptive tasks and set priority on work items. Know the Business o Know the system functionality for your assigned staff agency customers o This means understanding the impact of functional changes and the impact to system functionality before recommending moving forward with the change • SME for overall functional knowledge of applications in the Application Domain for which you are responsible • Review business cases (investments); provides input into estimates by participating in assessment meetings and determining the complexity of the request • Works with the business to identify opportunities to change their existing processes as opposed to creating system changes; facilitates timely decisions on application / process design trade-offs and functionality o For example, the business may be asking for a change that requires customization to complete, but if we wait for the next point release then it is out of the box; by waiting the cost of the change is less, the impact and cost to maintenance is less • Ensure the business requirements are complete; if they are incomplete: o If changes are very minor then make the updates • Fulfills the project role of Systems Requirements Coordinator and leads Analysis activities: o Ensures requirements are clearly defined, testable and documented within the RSM o Manages changes to the baselined RSM o This includes use cases, presentation specifications, UI specifications and mockups, error messages, analysis object model ( Class Diagram), activity diagrams, new fields, reports or any other artifacts that will assist the development team in completing the design and executing the development • Ensure Peer Reviews are conducted for all artifacts per Project Process Library (PPL) guidelines • Assist the QA tester with understanding the requirements so the tester can write the system test cases • Work with the business to ensure they have at least one person that can execute the UAT, when appropriate • For training large groups, use a train the trainer method; train one or two key people and they train the rest of their teams • Responsible for conducting fit/gap analysis between requirements and delivered functionality of packaged applications • Follows requirements through to production support; serves as the liaison to assist the business to classify post implementation requests as enhancements or defects in delivered functionality • Conducts functionality walkthroughs with the development team and production support resources to transition application knowledge • Work with the entire development team to ensure each member of the team understands the role of the functional analyst and utilizes the functional analyst as required for the efforts being worked by the team • Attend bi-weekly customer meetings • Attend bi-weekly internal IT status meeting • Excellent oral and written communication skills; this is a mandatory skill set as the functional analyst is required to meet with customers and other IT partners to understand impact, develop requirements, complete analysis and communicate with the development team • Ability to lead meetings o Functional analyst must be able to establish an agenda, set the meeting tone and direction, keep the meeting on schedule, and document meeting minutes o This includes but not limited to kick-off meetings, requirements sessions, status meetings, requirements and design review sessions • Ability to multi-task; analysts often work multiple assignments • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to change • Strong background in developing / documenting requirements and associated artifacts that clearly defines what the development team needs to design and develop • Strong background in evaluating new requirements to determine impact and options o Ability to ask and understand what the business needs are o Ability to recognize when the business is providing requirements versus trying to design the solution; if the analyst understands what the business needs are, then the right solution can be delivered o If requirements appear to be asking for functionality that has not been previously attempted, discuss with the development team to determine if the requirements can be met o If not, come up with alternate solutions • Proactive learner; analysts must be able to learn new systems, environments, technologies and tools quickly to adapt to ever changing business needs • Knowledge of CMM practices o Know best practices for proper documentation of requirements and analysis artifacts o Understand how to conduct and document peer reviews o Understanding tools and practices used to obtain proper sign-off before development starts o Ability to understand and utilize CUSTOMER templates and processes • Knowledge and experience testing solutions; knowing how to write requirements that are testable • Experience training other resources o Must be able to work with Learning Systems when new training classes are required o Must be able to train key business resources when new functionality is ready for implementation *Thanks & Regards* *Darshan * *Insigma Inc* | 1920 Association Drive Suite # 302, Reston, VA 20191 *Phone: (703) 468-3055 I Email: dars...@insigmainc.com <dars...@insigmainc.com> I *Fax: 888.428.2340 ABOUT THIS E-MAIL: The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. 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