Job Description :
SHINES Business Analyst for the State of Georgia
Location: Atlanta GA
Duration: 12+ Months

The Business Analyst will support the SHINES Application within the Office of Information Technology and will be responsible for interfacing with the business unit to review requirements, lead JAD sessions, schedule meetings, prepare test plans, and create system requirement documents for use by system analyst to produce detail design documents for specific projects.
Job Responsibilities:
Writes and maintains test plans based on software requirements and design documents
Participates in the development of change control standards and procedures that appropriately fit the needs of the technical team and updates these procedures as the needs change.
Verifies that system requirements are traceable, consistent, complete, and testable.
Writes checklist to track all components involved in application changes
Performs requirements, design and code walkthroughs/reviews as requested
Recommends corrective action to ensure compliance with test plans.
Develops and maintains comprehensive documentation on all standards and ensures that the information is appropriately published and distributed
Verifies that software applications perform in accordance with system requirements and specifications
Tests software applications for concrete, consistent, observable results.
Tests new change control and testing tools to ensure proper installation and maintenance and to measure tool performance
Verifies function, performance, integration, and acceptance test results are in accordance with application and departmental standards
Measures the severity of failures and defects in accordance with test plan guidelines.
Accurately and thoroughly documents application performance failures and defects during each quality review session.
Clearly and accurately communicates test results to programming staff and/or appropriate management staff.
Regularly enters issues/defects related to the test life cycle or change control environment into applicable tracking system.
Updates applicable tracking system with problem solutions and status.
Conducts testing meetings, as necessary, for problems encountered during the test life cycle.
Acts as liaison for application groups and external agencies
Assists users in developing test plans, test scripts, and implementation plans as requested
Provides reports showing status and activity in the change control environment to technical teams and appropriate management staff.
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in related field or specialized training
5 years’ experience as an IT Business Analyst (requirements gathering, business process mapping
Three (3) years of full time experience in Information Technology testing, quality assurance and the performance of change management functions, two years of which must have been attained in a cross-platform Information Technology development environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of Testing methodology and practices.
Working knowledge of relevant operating systems, program languages databases, and software development fundamentals
Intermediate level knowledge of MS Excel including macros and pivot tables
Hands-on experience with automated test tools

Client : State of Georgia