Applications Systems Analyst, Senior Level
absccareers - Virginia

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Responsible for formulating/defining system scope and objectives based on user needs. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results. Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written. Analyzes and revises existing system logic difficulties and documentation as necessary.

May use CASE tools.Specific Duties: Supports integration and tailoring of applications to meet unique requirements; evaluation of computer software; planning for communications and information requirements; system test; and system security. Designs the integration of new technologies into new and existing systems including the transition and migration of corporate systems. Isolates and resolves complex hardware and software problems involving the application, the operating system, the hardware, the communications infrastructure, or any combination. Install, generate, maintain, test, and debug software applications.

Develop instructions for use of software, and modify and maintain software packages via releases and utilities from manufacturers. Have specialized skills in sophisticated file maintenance routines, networks, computer aided design (CAD) software, geographic information system (GIS) software, or mathematical/scientific software packages. Prepares and edits software documentation incorporating information provided by user, analyst, programmer, and operations personnel. Interprets technical documentation standards and preparation of documentation according to supplied standards.

Provide guidance and technical/functional advice to programmers. Develops plans to migrate systems to new technologies and/or new functionality. Analyze and document system functionality to identify mandatory requirements to be fulfilled by migration system candidates. Participates in the analysis and evaluation of migration system candidates.

Other duties may include writing, editing, and/or graphic presentation of technical information for both technical and non-technical personnel. Education: BS/BA May substitute the equivalent in a combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work/military experience. Skills: Comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures used in systems analysis and design. Proficiency in the use of one or more specific technologies, depending on job assignment.

Professional Certification(s) may be required, depending on job assignment.

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