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*Role: **Mainframe/ Automation Practice Lead/Tester/ BSAT/ UI
*Location: Malvern, PA*
*Consultant with banking/financial domain will be preferred*
Senior Mainframe developer
Automation Practice Lead
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
- 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
- 5 years exp in software process engineering, business processign
- 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
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
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
Script execution (online and batch)
Analyze data and determine discrepancies
Determining test reusability
Documenting system test plans/scripts
Intermediate knowledge of one or more IT platforms:
Microsoft Windows NT
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
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
Serena Business Manager (TeamTrack)
This contractor completes the following activities under regular
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
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
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
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.
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
Assist in the investigation and resolution of day-to-day issues for
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.
Cobol/ DB2 developer
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
Translates technical specifications, and/or logical and physical design
into code for new or enhancement projects (for internal or external
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
Complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and
productivity standards that enable the team to meet established
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.
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:
Knowledge and experience with MQ Series
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
Charles River Developer
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
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.
Tier 2 t-comm Support
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)
Need resource with Data Aggregation, Composite, Hadoop, and Analytics
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
Data Telecom Contractor
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
Briefly describe the duties and responsibilities:
This staff member completes the following activities under moderate
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
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
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