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*Role: **Mainframe/ Automation Practice Lead/Tester/ BSAT/ UI Designer/network/data modeler* *Location: Malvern, PA* *Duration: Fulltime/Contract* *Consultant with banking/financial domain will be preferred* Sr Skill Location Job Level Description 1 Mainframe Developer Malvern, PA Senior Senior Mainframe developer 2 Automation Practice Lead Malvern, PA Expert As the Shift Left practices gains wider adoptions, Vanguard is seeking high potential candidate to lead and define the common process and tools/technology that they can leverage across IT. By providing these best practices, we can enable team's productivity and ensure we have consistent vision when it comes to software quality. In this role candidate will carry out IT wide initiatives such as formal training, brown bag sessions, DOJO sessions, forums etc to engage the IT community and share TDD and automation best practices. - Lead in creating the new process and a communication plan to support the implementation and adoption of the new process. - Coordinates training plans for the required training to adopt Shift Left. - Assess the challenges and address any impediments with adopting Shift Left. - Provide software process engineering service including developing and writing IT Project standards, process, procedures etc. Assist and mentors intermediate level engineers with these services - Use a variety of information gathering techniques to gather requirements - Draft and develop detailed IT project process flows inluding timelines and cost Qualifications - 5 years exp in software process engineering, business processign reengineering - Strong communication skills - Understanding of mutual funds industry - Knolwedge of multiple IT platforms - Advanced knowledge of tetsting and evalauation vendor products, QA Methodology and inspections, SDLC knowledgem , technical standards and deliverables 3 BSAT Malvern, PA Intermediate Skill set is below: Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience Minimum of three years of developer, business analyst, BSA, systems analysis and/or system tester experience; one year technical writing experience preferred Strong written and oral communication skills Strong analysis and problem solving skills Strong attention to detail Intermediate knowledge of the following BSA practices and concepts: Software development life cycle methodology System solution models and alternatives, including IT vendor evaluations Software capabilities and limitations, e.g., performance and design Prototyping and use case scenarios Benefits and risks of automating and changing processes Quality assurance methodology and Inspections Thorough functional requirements and documentation deliverables Intermediate knowledge of the following systems tester practices and concepts: Requirements testability Script execution (online and batch) Analyze data and determine discrepancies Determining test reusability Data set-up Requirements gathering Documenting system test plans/scripts Inspections Intermediate knowledge of one or more IT platforms: AS/400 Client/server IBM mainframe Microsoft Windows NT OS/390 UNIX Intermediate knowledge of current versions of the following products: Microsoft Office Suite Intermediate knowledge of the financial services industry, preferred Intermediate experience with Governance, Risk & Compliance processes preferred. Experience with the RSA Archer Platform is a plus Intermediate knowledge of current versions of one or more of the following testing tools and scripting languages, preferred: HP Quality Center 11.0 or newer QTP TopTeam Analyst Serena Business Manager (TeamTrack) This contractor completes the following activities under regular direction: Uses a variety of information gathering techniques (e.g., interviews, facilitated sessions) to determine system requirements and technology needs. Leads requirements gathering sessions for smaller projects independently, and under direct supervision for larger projects of greater complexity. Creates business process maps. Ensures project addresses both business and IT needs (such as security). Elicits identification of business assumptions and risks. Communicates technical issues at appropriate level for audience. Translates business needs into system and software requirements, and writes requirements documents. Reuses requirements to the highest degree feasible. Participates in Change Control Board activities to ensure system specifications are met, and to identify the risks and interface issues that may result from approval or rejection of changes. Coordinates submission of change management requests and verifies record assignment, tracking, and closure. Participates in Inspections and other client meetings throughout the project life cycle to identify scope issues. Participates in brainstorming and related client meetings. Responds to and resolves functionality problems in a timely manner. Recommends solution to manager. Has a basic understanding of client business functions, technology needs, tools, and other applications that interface with client systems. Helps to elicit the business criteria used to evaluate IT vendor products. Provides intermediate level systems testing services for software, hardware, and/or middleware. Analyzes project documentation written by other team members (includes the functional requirements and unit and integration test plans) to ensure the requirements are testable and the full range of system aspects are being tested. Reviews the technical writer's technical and user documentation to validate procedures. Translates functional requirements and technical specifications into test scripts for new development or enhancement projects for internal clients. Writes and executes comprehensive test plans, including those for functionality, volume, load/stress, performance, security, configuration, and business continuity. Supports test environments, including populating them with test data. Uses automated test tools and automates testing to the highest degree desirable. Analyzes input and output of test data. Identifies discrepancies between requirements and expected results. Documents exceptions in test log/exception tracking tool and retests. Recommends closure. 4 BSAT Malvern, PA Intermediate Resource should have experience as both BSA and functional manual testing with knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), TopTeam. Need background in financial services Responsible for analyzing the business needs for Risk Management team, identifying business problems and proposing roadmap. Provide Fixed Income data management analysis that focuses on data design, integration, data relationships, data quality and transformation. Document requirements in collaboration with Business stake holders and various other IT product owners. Work with developers on the data mapping, file specifications, developing test scripts and testing of the data extracts and uploads. Creating test plan, test scenarios and test scripts. Execute the script per the plan. Assist in the investigation and resolution of day-to-day issues for existing application. Ability to use excel for the effective analysis, grouping, assignment and presentation of data. Should be proactive to communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and ensure the technical solution meets the business needs. 5 Cobol/ DB2 developer Malvern, PA Intermediate Duties and Responsibilities: Provides intermediate level system analysis, design, development, and implementation of data services for Web-based systems. Integrates third party products as needed. Thoroughly understands and applies Vanguard’s IT Navigator development methodology. Thoroughly understands and applies Vanguard’s Architecture standards, including all Information Security policies and procedures. Verifies all deliverables meet Methodology and Information Security requirements. Translates technical specifications, and/or logical and physical design into code for new or enhancement projects (for internal or external clients). Develops code that reuses subroutines or objects, is well structured, includes sufficient comments, and is easy to maintain. Writes programs, ad hoc queries, and reports. Elevates code into the development, test, and Production environments on schedule. Provides follow up Production support when needed. Submits change control requests and documents. Participates in design, code, and test inspections throughout life cycle to identify issues and ensure methodology compliance. Participates in systems analysis activities, including system requirements analysis and definition, e.g. prototyping, and logical and physical design. Participates in other meetings, such as those for use case creation and analysis. Writes the system/technical portion of assigned deliverables. Assists technical team members with the system/technical portion of their deliverables, e.g., systems testers, test plans. On small teams, the developer may write these items. Performs unit testing and writes appropriate unit test plans to ensure requirements are satisfied. Assists in integration, systems, acceptance, and other related testing as needed. Develops understanding of client business functions and technology needs. Develops understanding of Vanguard's tools, technologies, and applications/databases, including those that interface with business area and systems. Complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established milestones. Complies with Retail Systems policies and procedures including attendance and weekly time and status reporting. Understands and adheres to Vanguard’s Diversity mission and policies. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned. Technical Skills: Demonstrated track record of strong database analysis, data access design and implementation capabilities Demonstrated proficiency in COBOL and DB2, including: - Structured Query language (SQL) - Embedded SQL - Stored Procedure development - DB2 Batch Programming (Large/Small) Proficiency with EasyTrieve Intermediate to advanced understanding and knowledge of DB2 relational database and its constructs including creating and using a Physical Model Working knowledge of DB2 associated tools: - BMC - Omegamon JCL ISPF/TSO Performance tuning Knowledge and experience with MQ Series Other Competencies: Five years developer or systems analyst experience Strong, demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills Strong planning and organizational skills Strong written and oral communication skills Strong mainframe/host development skills 6 Charles River Developer Malvern, PA Senior Vanguard using Charles River Order Management System 9.1.x running on Windows servers and SQL Server. Looking for expertise within the product as well as customization to their "custom blotter icons" using C#. We also have data feed work in/out of the system. This is a combination of Charles River knowledge plus Groovy. Finally, we're also planning an upgrade to more current version. Any experience with Charles River upgrades will be a big plus 7 Systems Tester Malvern, PA Intermediate Resource should have experience as both manual testing and BSA with knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), TopTeam. · Experience with Capital markets (Fixed income, Equity etc) · Document requirements in collaboration with Business stake holders and various other IT product owners. · Creating test plan, test scenarios and test scripts. Execute the script per the plan. · Assist in the investigation and resolution of day-to-day issues for existing application. · Should be proactive to communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and ensure the technical solution meets the business needs. · Should be able to independently work with minimal guidance · Prior Portfolio management experience is a plus · Experience with Quality Center · Excellent communication skills. 8 Tier 2 t-comm Support Malvern, PA Intermediate To provide Network Operations Center coverage on Friday-Saturday-Sunday OVERNIGHT SHIFT 7:30 PM to 7:00 AM Duties and Responsibilities I. Provides intermediate level Telecom network services, including supporting large scale network installations. Installs and configures standard network infrastructure, including software, patches, upgrades, applications, and/or hardware operating on one or more systems. II. Provides intermediate level Tier 2 Telecom network services for issues elevated from the Support Center and Technical Services groups. Identifies failing components. III. Identifies performance issues and interprets trends (e.g., traces of network traffic). IV. Adds, updates, and closes records in the IT Problem Management and Change Management databases. Monitors records to ensure status are accurate and complete, and actions are on target. Reviews related records to identify requests that may have an impact on the network. V. Writes documentation, including policies and procedures. Creates diagrams, including network designs. Administers the Telecom network documentation repository. VI. Trains and mentors staff. Conducts formal training sessions and recommends training vendors. Troubleshoots and resolves issues. VII. Identifies opportunities to automate manual system tasks. VIII. Complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established client service levels. Complies with Information Security policies and procedures. IX. Participates in special projects and performs other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience. Two years' network or LAN administration experience, with one year network technician experience, preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong analysis and problem solving skills. Intermediate knowledge of the following Telecom network practices and concepts: troubleshooting tools (e.g., line analyzers, breakout boxes, and network traces), software and hardware installation and configuration, network hardware, protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DLC, and ASYNC). Intermediate knowledge of one or more IT platforms:AS/400, Client/server, IBM mainframe, Microsoft Windows NT, OS/390, Routers and switches, UNIX. Intermediate knowledge of current versions of the following products:Cisco IOS, NetQos, Brocade routers & switches, F5 Load Balancers, ASA Firewalls, Concord, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office Suite, Ngenius Packet Captures, Visio. Certifications - Holds the following certificate or has the ability to attain within 12 months of hire date: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate. Certifications - Holds the following certificate or has the ability to attain within 12 months of hire date, preferred:Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certificate. 9 Composite Developer Malvern, PA Intermediate Need resource with Data Aggregation, Composite, Hadoop, and Analytics skill set. 10 UI Designer Malvern, PA Intermediate Provides intermediate level UI design services including designing highly usable web pages / site layouts, navigation, online help and graphic design and content elements while maximizing system performance 11 Data Telecom Contractor Malvern, PA Intermediate To provide intermediate level Data Center Network infrastructure support, including but not limited to hardware provisioning support, OS and System Software installation, configuration, and maintenance, client/project support, and to participate in long term planning and implementation of Telecom projects. Technologies of of particular interest: Brocade Ethernet Fabric F5 Load Balancing/iRules Palo Alto Firewalls Bluecat DNS/IPAM 12 Data Modeler Malvern, PA Senior Briefly describe the duties and responsibilities: This staff member completes the following activities under moderate direction: 1. Provides senior level data modeling services, including updating and building logical database models for regularly scheduled releases, including those for new databases with large numbers of users and interfaces. Evaluates completeness and accuracy of data models. 2. Uses a variety of information gathering techniques (e.g., interviews) to gather complex business data requirements from internal business clients and development teams. Analyzes data requirements. Provide conceptual and technical modeling assistance to developers. Validates data models with IT team members and internal clients. 3. Reviews data models with lead to assess the impact of the new model on the enterprise model. Identifies data sources and areas of overlap, and facilitates data sharing. 4. Participates in Inspections, data analysis, and data discovery sessions. Attends operations engineering review (OER) meetings to address data modeling changes to reviewed databases and the enterprise database. 5. Works with senior DBA staff to transform logical database models into physical database designs. 6. Creates and writes documentation, including procedures. Administers document repositories. 7. Collects and maintains meta data. 8. Trains and mentors staff with less experience. Resolves complex issues elevated from staff with less experience. 9. Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established client service levels. Thoroughly understands and complies with Information Security policies and procedures. 10. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned. All qualifications are assumed to be required unless stated preferred. a Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience a Five years data modeling experience, including three years business requirements analysis, entity relationship design, and data normalization experience a Strong written and oral communication skills, including interviewing and group facilitation skills a Strong analysis and problem solving skills a Understanding of the financial services industry a Advanced knowledge of the following data modeling practices and concepts: o Meta data o Technical standards and deliverables o Relational database implementations o Business requirements analysis o Relational databases o Entity relationship design o Data normalization o Work flows a Advanced knowledge of multiple IT platforms: o AS/400 o Client/server o IBM mainframe o Microsoft Windows NT o OS/390 o UNIX a Advanced knowledge of current versions of the following products: o DB/2 o ERwin o Lotus Notes o Microsoft Office Suite o Sybase o Visio Thanks and Regards *?* || *KAPIL BANSAL* | *Sr. Technical Recruiter* || || *IDC TECHNOLOGIES INC* || 1851 McCarthy Boulevard, Suite 116, Milpitas, CA, USA 95035 Direct : *408-457-9381* Ext : *4080 *| Email : *kapi...@idctechnologies.com* <kapi...@idctechnologies.com> *www.idctechnologies.com* <http://www.idctechnologies.com/> P Go Green! 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