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Functional Architect 2
Ref No.: 14-01516
Location: Dover, Delaware
Department of Technology & Information
Dover, DE
7 months

In Person Only

The Functional Architect is the functional expert that, in this case is a Business analyst. Candidate should be well versed in requirements gathering and documentation.

Please note the conversion requirement at the end of this description.

The Functional Architect is the functional expert for an application, a defined set of applications or a portfolio of related applications. The Functional Architect is also responsible for bringing an understanding of the enterprise, business system and industry to the team(s) supporting or interfacing with the application. The primary responsibility of a Functional Architect is to provide expertise in the business process supported by the application, to prepare and review designs, to recommend improvements, and to provide guidance during the testing process. The Functional Architect helps the Technical team establish a clear understanding of the business functional requirements and either creates the functional requirements and reviews and approves the designs written by the Technical team. The Functional Architect must understand all aspects of their specific application(s), and the underlying business process.

Years of Relevant Experience:
Preferred Education: 4 year college degree or equivalent technical study.
Role Description:
All roles specified in FA1 plus the following:
Analyze, determine, and document functional requirements.
Provide definition on how the applications will support business requirements.
Conduct impact analyses of business requirements
Gather and interpret user requirements into functional requirements
Participate in design of application.
Participate in test reviews.
Provide inputs to test planning.
Completes assigned testing tasks
Understands testing methodology and expected results
Complete assigned tasks.
Communicate accurate and useful status updates.
Follow quality standards.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Strong communication skills; both written and spoken
Act as the application(s) functional expert; providing expertise in the business process supported by the application.
Provide detailed definition on how the applications will support business requirements.
Provide expertise for defining functional architecture and infrastructure for applications.
Plan and develop standard operating procedures for a process.
Direct and participate in design of application.
Interpret and understand user requirements/design specifications.
Understand team work efforts
Identify and track issues, risks and action items affecting own work and work of team.
Anticipate and resolve issues specific to the team.
Determine time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner
Review tasks prior to migration into production as appropriate.
Organize and prepare work effectively to facilitate proactive resolution of problems.
Ensure business requirements are supported by the software.
Identify and initiate continuous improvement opportunities.
Understand specific business needs and overall business strategy of the business customer.

PLEASE NOTE: Only candidates willing/able to accept a full time offer with the State of Delaware should be submitted for this role.
Required / Desired
of Experience
Expertise Rating
MS Office Suite
Prior experience functioning as a business analyst
Prior experience obtaining specifications from users and documenting requirements
Prior leadership as a senior BA or light Project Management duties
Highly desired
Able and interested in considering a full time position at the State of Delaware after 3-6 months of contract work
Very strong written and verbal communication skills
Certification and Screening Criteria
Date Achieved
Cert #
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Question 1
This position requires you to work Monday through Friday in Dover DE. Can the candidate meet this requirement?
Question 2
Is the candidate available for a round one, in person interview?
Question 3
Where is the candidate geographically located?
Question 4
Where has the candidate functioned as a Business analyst (without additional roles...i.e QA)?
Question 5
Is the candidate aware that this position will be a potential RTH after 3-6 months?
Question 6
Is the candidate able to accept a full time position with the State of Delaware without any employer visa sponsorship?