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Application Systems Analyst
R6020Applications development
Rockville, MDFull-Time

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The Application systems analyst will provide support for full life-cycle management of requirements and specifications. This position is responsible for developing system specifications (including associated LOEs for development) from the provided business requirements, as well as tracking those requirements through the full system development life cycle (design, development, testing, and implementation).

- System testing, UAT including review of test scripts and scenarios, planning, and data preparation .

- Preparation of training material and co-ordination of training activities for the program during and after every release cycle.

Experience on Health science /life sciences project is greatly desired. Specifically, experience on pharmacovigilance related domains is greatly preferable over experience in other non-health science/life sciences domains.

Experience and expertise on HHS/FDA specific domains is highly desirable.

The Application systems analyst will be responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to affirmative action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Oversees projects from analysis through implementation with supervision and direction from project manager or program manager. 

Coordinates projects between Client Services and IT as the department and client representative.

Supports COTS tool analysis, testing , debugging and interactions with COTS vendors.

Provides support for basic Oracle database , SQL/PL-SQL testing, ad-hoc reporting and debugging.

Provides weekly or daily technical system set-up status reports to team and client as needed.

Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and client needs.

Works directly with client and project managers to develop requirements for system development efforts and detailed technical specifications.

Writes tests and uses cases and drives quality assurance through system and user acceptance testing.

Prepares and documents functional and technical specifications.

Works with IT and business project teams to understand reporting requirements and proposes solutions.

Documents and provides knowledge transfer to the rest of the Project Team for all solutions.

Analyzes divisional procedures to identify areas for automation, process improvement, etc. 

Trains application users to use new programs and provides technical assistance when required.

Develops and maintains documentation for both new and existing client business and system processes.

May support multiple projects while maintaining support of day-to-day business.

Preparing test scripts and performing / documenting QA testing.

Performing root cause analysis.

Coordinating and facilitating meetings with technical team and end-users (SMEs).

Should be highly organized, extremely detail-oriented and has the ability to quickly grasp business needs and issues quickly.

Leadership ability, which can involve comfortably running conference calls, managing projects and coordinating deliverables.

In-person interactions with co-workers and supervisors may be needed.

This position will also be responsible for assisting with various project related technical activities and ad-hoc analysis and reporting as required by the program.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance with all applicable rules (federal, state, local, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Prime Contract requirements, etc.) for themselves and the company as a whole. Fosters an environment in which they will report any violations or reasonably suspected violation of CNI policy, FAR, and/or CFR and are comfortable discussing the myriad compliance, conflict, FAR, CFR, etc. issues that arise during the performance of a government contract.  


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Management or related field preferred and a minimum of six (6) years of Business Analysis experience, preferably with a software solution focus. Exposure and experience in working on EPLC Project is preferred. FDA experience is highly preferred. Relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience.


Database experience with Oracle databases (SQL / PL-SQL) is essential for day-to-day operations. Experience with COTS products is preferred.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. May occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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