Application Analyst I (Intern)
Management Science Associates Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview: Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) is a diversified information management company that for over half a century has given market leaders the competitive edge in data management, analytics and technology. The MSA Media division has been offering client-focused technology and analytic solutions to the media/cable television industry since the early 1980s. We are seeking an Application Analyst (Intern) to join the MSA Media Application Analyst team. The Application Analyst team is responsible for designing software applications to be part of the overall Gabriel application suite. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and writing skills, and a solid understanding of the overall software development life cycle.

Responsibilities

Under close supervision, performs business analysis, use case analysis, develops software requirements, functional specification and designs the user interface (if required) for simple/routine enhancements to be made to existing MSA software products

Maintain existing software requirements and functional specification documents in order to keep them up to date with previous changes made to the software, under supervision based on experience level

Works on a team with software developers, QA, documentation and client service in order to ensure timely delivery of the software enhancements/ modifications to which they are assigned. Will act as the team lead during the initial stages of the development process for simple enhancements to the software

May participate as a team member in process improvement initiatives

Has a good understanding of the software products they are involved in as well as the industry that the software is designed to support

Begin to learn about the overall software development process and how their role fits

Attend on-going training classes to achieve personal, professional and technical improvement

Required Skills

The ability to begin to interact directly with internal development staff with direct supervision from senior staff

Working knowledge of MS Office including; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Access/MS Query required

Software and user interface design skills

Must have strong oral and written communication skills

Able to understand and document business processes

Required Experience

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