CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Functional Lead in Fairfax, Virginia
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Category:Business Analysis (functional and technical)
City:Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Employment Type:Full Time
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Be part of something exciting. Do you want to take control of your future? Are you ready for the responsibility of working with high profile clients in the federal space? Do you want to take your career to the next level as part of a dynamic company that gives you a direct stake in its success? If you do then join us as a Functional Lead. We are looking for talented individuals with a keen eye in business analysis, testing and leadership skills.
We are looking for a Functional Lead with more than nine years experience as a business analyst and testing large scale software applications experience, managing team of junior, mid and senior business analysts and demonstrated ability to work in a virtual team environment. This person will support a federal customer by providing their expertise, guidance, consultation, facilitation and thought leadership to the client and/or project team. This position is Fairfax based with minimal travel required to client site.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
Lead a team of junior, mid and senior business analysts.
Lead all SDLC phases and understand business requirements.
Manage/Support internal and external requirement sessions with project stakeholders, impacted business areas, and technical teams to understand and review/document the high-level impact of proposed enhancements
Thoroughly document details of all impacts by ensuring alignment with project scope and objectives
Develop MS project schedule and support management team.
Daily interaction with the client and project manager.
Support impact analysis and business requirements phase, ensuring the delivery of quality business requirements
Develops and maintain detailed user, business, program, and performance requirements for the development of software applications.
Applies process improvement and re-engineering methodologies and principles to conduct business process modernization.
Performs through intensive interactions, meetings, workgroups, workshops, etc. to analyze business and user processes, key stakeholder procedures, and community practices.
Facilitate and manage external review sessions to review detailed business requirements with project stakeholders, technical, database, and architecture teams
Perform high-level and detailed-level estimation of required effort based on project scope and objectives (e.g., user story points)
Identify and facilitate the development of creative solutions that meet the clients needs and/or provide growth opportunities for the team
Execute adequate life cycle/release planning that demonstrates strong understanding of the scope of work, resources required to complete all tasks, sound assumptions, and clear understanding and recognition of risks involved
Identify risks/issues and escalate to project management and client, as required, including mitigation strategies and contingency plans
Provide timely status updates on SDLC tasks and deliverables.
Facilitate continuous improvement environment focused on quality improvement year-over-year
Understanding all the business/functional requirements for automation test plan.
Supporting system testing activities including test preparation, ensuring test cases and scripts cover all requirements and design specifications. Writing automated and manual test cases and test scripts based on requirements and user stories.
Executing test cases manually or using automated test tools and supporting User Acceptance Testing and Validation Testing efforts.
Proactively bringing issues and problems to the attention of the team; generating, proposing
and implementing innovative solutions to solve them
Logging defects, testing/retesting defects, tracking progress and results and reporting status to the project lead.
Mentor and train junior BA team members.
Carry out other related tasks and projects
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
Complete end-to-end knowledge/experience in SDLC phases, including UI design experience
Experience writing system requirements, UI design and testing documentations.
Experience conducting/participating in design sessions
Experience working in waterfall and Agile SDLCs.
Thorough knowledge of the entire SDLC, testing methodologies and their direct implementation to projects.
Experience leading mid-large size functional teams.
Ability to work with team of Business Analysts. Testers and Developers to ensure full coverage of business requirements and the ability to provide estimates on various SDLC tasks.
Experience with various testing phases and approaches: functional, regression, integration and end to end.
Hands-on experience in Software Testing and thorough working knowledge of developing, maintaining, and executing test scenarios and test cases
Hands-on experience in developing automation scripting
Experience with QA and testing using Agile methodology
Experience testing browser-based/web applications
Experience working on MS project.
Knowledge of earned value management.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Strong Client communication Skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Able to multitask and work effectively with minimal supervision.
Ability to working effectively and collaboratively with others to achieve common goals
Self-motivated performer with a desire to work on a project team, learning and testing software features
Team player with ability to work in a rapidly changing environment utilizing good time management and prioritization skills, while maintaining high quality and being flexible to customer needs and timelines
Grants management experience a plus
Experience w/ Section 508 is desirable
Familiarity with Azure and Amazon AWS would be an asset
Familiarity with one of the database and SQL, such as MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL,
Document DB would be a plus
Knowledge of automation tools, such as Selenium Web Driver, Visual Studio Quality
Tool a plus
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