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Systems Analyst

Summary Information for vacancy - reference 1524

Department

National Archives

Salary

£28000 - £32000 Per Annum

Location

TW9 4DU, Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, London

Closing Date

04 July 2011

Interviews start

Not specified

Grade

HEO

Seniority

Middle management

Pay frequency

Monthly

Appointment Terms

Fixed-term contract

Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required

No

No of vacancies

2

Field of work

Information Technology

Brief Description

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Head of Discovery Development, you will be responsible for collecting, understanding, and transmitting the business requirements, and translating these into use cases, functional specifications and detailed test plans. Primarily you will be working on the Discovery Service. The role will involve working with our business representatives to translate their requirements for the system developers and web designers to use to develop their elements.

Vacancy description

Role and Responsibilities:

Specific areas of responsibility:
• Having both a broad and in-depth understanding and working knowledge of Business Information Architecture and Service Orientated Architecture in order to ensure joined-up approaches to technical solutions
• Translating business requirements into use cases and functional specifications and communicating these back to non-technical business audiences
• Translating in-depth records knowledge and expertise into meaningful technical specifications in order for technical teams to deliver business solutions
• Analyzing and documenting business processes and workflows along the results of business analysis within source control tool
• Managing and logging reported bugs and issues within source control tool
• Managing, designing and executing detailed test plans, including test scenarios and test scripts
• Day to day management of change requests in relation to the product development to ensure agreed deadlines are met.
• Producing regular reports for product owner showing progress against outstanding issues, risks and development milestones
• Carrying out other related tasks as required, including running business workshops and presenting findings to the business
 

Skills

Essential:

• Demonstrable experience of gathering detailed user requirements and producing clear technical documented specifications
• Demonstrable experience and track record of systems analysis using a formal methodology, such as UML, and analytical skills such as data modeling
• Deep understanding and strong track record of working on complex web applications with extensive business processes and technical infrastructures
• In-depth knowledge of test driven/Agile development and unit/integration/acceptance testing
• Good understanding of Source Control Tools such as Microsoft Visual SourceSafe
• Ability to work in a team or on own initiative and to very tight deadlines
• Energy and enthusiasm and a willingness to tackle new tasks
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; interacting with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels, both technical and non-technical, adjusting style and approach as needed
• Methodical and meticulous approach to work

Desirable:

• An understanding of basic ASP.NET 3.5, 2.0 and 1.1 Web Forms in C# using MS Visual Studio 2008
• An understanding of basic Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008
 

Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

Please complete the applicant details form attached and email it along with a recent copy of your CV and a supporting statement to careers@nationalarchives.gov.uk quoting reference number 1524.

Working arrangements: Fixed Term Appointment until 31st March 2012 with the possibility of extension

Supporting Statement: Please explain how you meet each point in the person specification. You may draw on knowledge, skills, abilities, experience gained from paid work, domestic responsibilities, education, leisure interests and voluntary activities. Please note selection for interview will largely be based on the information you provide in this section.

Please write on separate sheets, but remember to put your name and post applied for on each sheet.
 

For further information: Please contact the Recruitment Team on 020 8392 5203

Nationality rules: Applicants must be British or Commonwealth citizens with the right to live and work in the UK, or nationals of states of the European Union.

Closing date: Monday 4th July 2011 at midnight


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