• Mid-Level Quality Assurance Specialist/Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-VA-Reston
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
    Agency/Project
    OSHA
    Job ID
    2018-2602
  • Overview

    OBXtek Inc. is an established award-winning business providing information technology and professional management services to the federal government. OBXtek is a leader in its field and is committed to identifying, developing, and delivering innovative, mission-focused technical and logistical solutions to over 15 civilian and military partners in the Federal Government.

     

    As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, we possess a robust corporate infrastructure that provides management oversight and support for all our programs. OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO to create processes that leverage best practices and result in novel, successful solutions.

    Responsibilities

    OBXtek is staffing for a Mid-Level Quality Assurance Specialist/Business Analyst for our contract with OSHA in Reston, VA.

     

    OBXtek provides OSHA program management, software development, training, help desk, infrastructure operations and production support. This work includes leading edge SOA software development implementing an Oracle Service Bus architecture, SAP Business Objects business intelligence data warehousing/reporting support, instructor led and virtual user training, and a call center for users of the OSHA Information Systems (OIS). In addition to software engineering OBXtek delivers consultative and administrative support to multiple OSHA regions.


    The OSHA Information System (OIS) itself is a Case Management solution implemented in several distinct application modules. These tools are mission critical to OSHA’s enforcement, compliance assistance, consultation and outreach efforts. OIS is also meant to interface with national research laboratories, Treasury, Pay.gov, and banks.


    OIS represents and ongoing and significant investment of Department of Labor / OSHA dollars into information technology infrastructure and programming. OIS tools are used nationwide across all OSHA regions and interface with a number of other information technology systems maintained by the Department of Labor, Treasury, State governments, etc. OIS O&M and new development must be planned and executed with Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and related Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management and Earned Value Management principals in mind.

     

    • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements sessions, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task, and workflow analysis.
    • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from true underlying needs.
    • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
    • Experience in creating technical documentation, including design documents, requirement documents, process diagrams, test cases, training material, etc.
    • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: (Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document), iii. Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs)
    • Perform end-to-end application testing to support software and hardware maintenance upgrades as well as new application functionality and business process changes.
    • Work independently with users to define concepts and under the direction of project managers.
    • Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates.
    • Develop and execute test cases within a web application and its associated reporting platform.
    • Interact in a collaborative fashion with multiple Application Development teams to ensure delivery of quality software products.
    • Use problem-solving skills to break down complex situations to discover and resolve root causes.
    • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues related to defects and enhancements.
    • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously, including end-to-end application testing

    Qualifications

    • 5 years of experience in requirement gathering, requirements analysis, and requirements development
    • 5 years of experience in hands-on manual testing
    • 5  years of experience in clearly documenting defect information to include analysis steps to reproduce, and suggested fixes.
    • Working knowledge of Java and Agile software development methodology
    • Background in Requirements gathering, analysis, and development.
    • Hands-on experience using SQL to query Oracle databases.
    • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communications skills
    • Hands on experience either testing or developing a web-based application and/or reports.
    • Strong consulting and client management skills with attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as needed to achieve results.
    • Demonstrated a track record of analytical and critical thinking skills.
    • Organized, motivated and demonstrate the ability to work under minimal supervision to achieve desired objectives.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and provide solutions
    • Ability to interpret a variety of technical information

    Education: Bachelor's Degree

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