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Development Analyst II

The Development Analyst’s role is to define, develop, test, analyze, and maintain new software applications in support of the achievement of project requirements. This includes writing, coding, testing, and analyzing software programs and applications. The Development Analyst will also research, design, document, and modify software specifications throughout the production life cycle.

Responsibilities - Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate with developers, programmers, and designers in conceptualizing and development of new software programs and applications.
  • Analyze and assess existing business systems and procedures.
  • Assist in the definition, development, and documentation of software’s business requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications on a project-by-project basis in collaboration with users and departments.
  • Assist in defining software development project plans, including scoping, scheduling, and implementation.
  • Research, identify, analyze, and fulfill requirements of all internal and external program users.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Conduct research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Liaise with vendors for efficient implementation of new software products or systems and for resolution of any adaptation issues.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform software improvements and upgrades.

Operational Management

  • Liaise with network administrators, systems analysts, business analysts, business systems analysts to assist in resolving problems with software products or company software systems.
  • Consistently write, translate, and code software programs and applications according to specifications.
  • Write programming scripts to enhance functionality and/or performance of applications as necessary.
  • Design, run and monitor software performance tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging.
  • Administer critical analysis of test results and deliver solutions to problem areas.
  • Generate statistics and write reports for management and/or team members on the status of the programming process.
  • Develop and maintain user manuals and guidelines.
  • Train end users to operate new or modified programs as required.
  • Install software products for end users as required.
  • Provide guidance and/or instruction to junior staff members.

Position Requirements - Formal Education & Certification

  • University degree in the field of computer science, information systems, or software engineering.
  • 3-10 years equivalent work experience.
  • 2 related technical certifications.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Proficiency in programming languages related to the project
  • Excellent understanding of coding methods and best practices.
  • Working knowledge of the Agile Development process.
  • Extensive experience with related to the project relational database and operating systems.
  • Thorough understanding of platforms related to the project.
  • Solid working knowledge of related to the project Internet technologies.
  • Prior experience interviewing end-users for insight on functionality, interface, problems, and/or usability issues.
  • Hands-on experience developing test cases and test plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Ability to lead a small team of junior staff

Personal Attributes

  • Able to communicate effectively with non-technical staff and with members of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Flexible and adaptable in regards to learning and understanding new technologies.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into software-related issues and products.
  • Highly self motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Project Related Information

  • Languages: Java
  • Operating Systems: Unix and Windows
  • Platforms: Sun, Weblogic Application Server, ESB
  • Databases: Oracle
  • Standards: J2EE Design Patterns, Web Services
  • Software Applications: SAP
  • Internet Technologies: Spring MVC, JQuery + JQueryUI, AngularJS
  • Other: Telecom industry