Business Analyst and Tester
Austin, TX 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Posting Type:Open to All Applicants
Category:Computer and MathematicalFLSA Exempt/
Agency:Health & Human Services CommDepartment:Medicaid/Social Srvcs Appl Dvl
Job Title:Business Analyst and TesterPosting Number:443368
Full Time/Part Time :Full Time Regular/Temporary:Regular
Job Location:701 W 51ST STCity:AUSTIN
Contact:AccessHR Service CenterTelephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range:$4,917.00 - $8,060.00Salary Group:B24
Shift:Days (First)Travel:5%
Closing Date:
Job Description:
The Business Analyst and Tester is selected by and accountable to the HHS Long Term Care (LTC) management with the approval of upper management. Performs senior-level business and technical analyses, work planning, organizing, testing, and evaluating business analysis and testing efforts for projects, enhancements, and break-fix repairs. Coordinates with the Scheduled Releases team, Emerging Technology's Configuration Management team, LTC Mainframe Applications team, LTC Java, Oracle, and WebSphere (JOW) and business customers to accomplish work. May serve in a consulting role on technology projects.

Complies with IT Technology Roadmap, technology standards, HHS IT's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), approved Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) documentation for the analysis, requirements, design, development, testing, and deployment of customer applications; quality standards for deployment into production; systems availability standards; and staff productivity standards. Participates in succession planning to ensure uninterrupted business continuity. Prepares detailed analyses and reports.

Performs on-call duties as needed. Works under moderate supervision with some latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Maintains a reliable, predictable work schedule. Performs other duties as assigned to maintain IT operations.
Essential Job Functions:
1.Gathers requirements and conducts business analysis and testing for all HHS applications resulting from IT Projects, Help Desk Calls, IT Customer Requests, or other assignments approved by LTC management in accordance with IT goals, objectives, and standards.
2.Performs systems analysis and development activities to evaluate application solutions supporting customer requirements, changes in systems requirements, software releases, equipment configurations, and relationships/dependencies between systems (e.g., analyzing federal and state regulations regarding automation, researching technical solutions, and performing needs assessments).
3.Ensures compliance with all Federal, State, and agency laws, rules, policies, and procedures including SOPs that govern HHS IT.
4.Provides leadership that contributes to teamwork and unit harmony.
5.Promotes an image of IT excellence and communicate effectively.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1.Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations relevant to information technology in Texas.
2.Knowledge of the Project Management Institute's (PMI) project management life cycle.
3.Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of software development and the full software development life cycle (SDLC).
4.Knowledge of industry-accepted software engineering practices and life cycle methods.
5.Knowledge of industry-accepted standards for business analysis, systems analysis, and systems testing.
6.Knowledge of the limitations and capabilities of computer systems, information technology equipment, applicable programming languages, computer hardware and software, and computer operating systems.
7.Skill communicating with varied levels of staff and end-users to develop positive effective working relationships and to establish credibility, trust, and confidence.
8.Skill applying industry-accepted software engineering concepts including a software development life cycle (SDLC) methodology comparable to the standard SDLC used by HHS IT.
9.Skill analyzing software applications, defects, and business problems to draw evidence-based conclusions and devise innovative solutions.
10.Ability to use personal computers or laptops released by manufacturers within the last four years and Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, or 2010 including Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Visio (or equivalent) and SharePoint.
11.Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, to serve as a technical consultant to technical colleagues, to clearly and accurately document relevant issues, and to prepare accurate, concise, reliable reports.
12.Ability to analyze and test application-based deliverables and/or batch processes, which includes conducting User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
13.Ability to work under pressure and successfully manage multiple overlapping deadlines.
14.Ability to contribute to teamwork and unit harmony.
15.Ability to accept suggestions for improvement and take steps to continuously improve one's own performance and conduct.
16.Ability to produce accurate, high-quality results.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited College or University with a degree in computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, or a related field. Graduation from an accredited high school or GED plus four years of relevant full time paid work experience may substitute for a degree.
Four to five years' business analysis and testing experience.
Experience performing analysis and testing in a development environment, while helping maintain customer critical applications in a high-visibility environment.
Additional Information:
Requisition # 443368
MOS Code:
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 25B, IT, 275, 0171, 3D0X2. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$4,917.00 - $8,060.00
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
4+ years
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