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* 1.Ability to define and implement data requirements**

In the course of planning, developing, and implementing information systems for the acquisition, storage, retrieval and exploitation of data, performed the following tasks: 1) analyzed and defined data requirements and specifications; 2) designed, developed, implemented, and modified databases (RDBMS, OLAP); 3) ensured the accuracy and accessibility of data sources; 4) analyzed data capacity requirements and planned for anticipated changes in storage needs; 5) developed data standards, policies, and procedures; 6) defined and documented data flow using data flow diagrams; 7) captured or created metadata and stored metadata in a repository; and 8) developed physical data models.
  1. In a lead role, performed ALL OF THE ABOVE tasks with the primary responsibility for the successful planning, developing, and implementing of enterprise-wide information system applications (integrating over 30 tables), using ADO.NET and entity framework/LINQ on MS SQL servers and Oracle systems.
  2. As a team member, performed ALL OF THE ABOVE tasks with responsibility for the successful planning, developing, and implementing of enterprise-wide information system applications (integrating over 20 tables), using ADO.NET and entity framework/LINQ on MS SQL servers and Oracle systems.
  3. As a team member, performed MOST OF THE ABOVE tasks with responsibility for the successful planning, developing, and implementing of enterprise-wide information system applications (integrating over 10 tables) using ADO.NET and Oracle.
  4. None of the above.


* 2.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 3.Ability to develop, test, and implement web-based applications**

In an industry-standard environment (SDLC, Agile, SCRUM, etc.): 1) analyzed system requirements and confirmed these with stakeholders; 2) wrote code and engaged in peer review; 3) validated data acquisition and output formats; 4) defined user-interface requirements, designed interfaces and validated these with stakeholders; 5) worked with users to test and debug applications using an approved test plan; 6) created/executed test data sets, plans; 7) conducted configuration management of key deliverables throughout the project’s lifecycle to version control changes to baselines (e.g., MS TFS, SVN, or git), 8) assured software quality and functionality by following standard practices and testing tools; 9) wrote and maintained program documentation; 10) used utility programs; and 11) installed new or modified software releases and updates using configuration management practices.
  1. Routinely performed ALL OF THE ABOVE in planning, designing, developing, modifying, testing, and implementing new or existing applications in a web-based environment.
  2. Frequently performed 1) THROUGH 7) OF THE ABOVE in planning, designing, developing, modifying, testing, and implementing new or existing applications in a web-based environment.
  3. Frequently performed 1) THROUGH 5) OF THE ABOVE in planning, designing, developing, modifying, testing, and implementing new or existing applications in a web-based environment.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 5.Ability to apply application-building tools and languages**

Developed web-based applications using object-oriented programming principles and SQL-based development tools, including: 1) Visual Studio 2010/2012, 2) C#, 3) ASP.NET, 4) Oracle PL/SQL and T-SQL, 5) LINQ, 6) JavaScript and jQuery, 7) WCF and Web Services, 8) Toad or SQL Developer, 9) VSTO using C#, 10) SharePoint using Visual Studio, and 11) MVC.
  1. Routinely built enterprise-wide applications using object-oriented programming principles and SQL-based development tools, including ALL OF THE ABOVE. Served as a professional resource for the development team.
  2. Routinely built enterprise-wide applications using object-oriented programming principles and SQL-based development tools, including 1) THROUGH 7) OF THE ABOVE.
  3. Routinely built enterprise-wide applications using object-oriented programming principles and SQL-based development tools, including 1) THROUGH 6) OF THE ABOVE.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 7.Ability to conduct systems analysis and design

In the course of planning, analyzing, and designing information systems to meet organizational and user needs, performed the following tasks: 1) conducted needs analysis to define opportunities for new or improved applications; 2) consulted with users to identify requirements; 3) conducted feasibility studies and trade-off analyses; 4) defined systems scope and objectives; 5) developed overall functional and technical requirements and specifications; 6) evaluated and recommended sources for systems components; and 7) ensured the integration and implementation of applications, databases, networks, and related systems.
  1. Performed ALL OF THE ABOVE tasks in conducting systems analysis and design for a multi-tier transactional system consisting of a schema with 30+ tables with integrity constraints. This system supported enterprise-wide, online analytical processing in support of strategic decision making.
  2. Performed ALL OF THE ABOVE tasks in conducting systems analysis and design for a three-tier transactional system consisting of a schema with 10-20 tables with integrity constraints in support of department-wide goals.
  3. Performed ALL OF THE ABOVE tasks in conducting systems analysis and design for a three-tier transactional system consisting of a schema with fewer than 10 tables in support of department-wide goals.
  4. None of the above.


* 8.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 9.Ability to implement, manage, and administer application servers

Implemented, managed, and administered physical and virtual application servers (i.e., IIS). Determined overall application design and structure, monitored website functionality, ensured network security and integrity, troubleshot problems, collected and analyzed website statistics, and served as technical consultant on web-based applications.
  1. Created deployment applications (e.g., MSIs) for ASP.NET applications for deployment onto a Windows 2003/2008/2012 server architecture. Configured and managed SharePoint (2007/2010/2013), FTP, File Share, and HTTP(s) resources. Configured application pools, ISAPI filters, virtual directories, authentication, URL rewriting, redirecting requests. Configured virtual workstations and servers using VMWare.
  2. Created deployment applications (e.g., MSIs) for ASP.NET applications for deployment onto a Windows 2003/2008/2012 server architecture. Configured application pools, ISAPI filters, virtual directories, authentication, URL rewriting, redirecting requests.
  3. Created and managed ASP.NET applications on a Windows 2003/2008/2012 server architecture, including administration of permissions, to both internal and external server resources. Applied knowledge of least required permission security. Managed domain accounts to maintain resource security.
  4. None of the above.


* 10.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 11.Ability to deliver quality products and services.

Delivered products and services that consistently met or exceeded expectations with little or no rework required. Used the following to ensure quality: 1) established Scope statement identifying what is in and what is out of the project, 2) created and maintained lists of deliverables, 3) indicated project linkages/dependencies in Project Management Plan, 4) used QA tools (e.g., JUnit, fxCop, SpyDynamics, Visual Studio.NET 2010/2012 Unit Testing) and processes (e.g., peer review and system test protocols including regression analysis), 5) focused on frequent delivery of high-value features, 6) utilized test-driven development based on optimized stories, 7) maintained change control, 8) used metrics and tools to manage quality and identify root causes, and 9) configuration management of key deliverables throughout the project’s lifecycle to version control changes to baselines (e.g., Clearcase, MS TFS, SVN, or git).
  1. Operated at a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) level of 3 or higher, or Agile level 3. Used ALL OF THE ABOVE to deliver quality products, enhance the organization’s ability to establish and maintain quality in a project and improve the organization’s quality processes.
  2. Operated at a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) level of 3 or higher, or Agile level 2. Used MOST OF THE ABOVE including 1) THROUGH 6) of the above to deliver quality products, enhance the organization’s ability to establish and maintain quality in a project and improve the organization’s quality processes.
  3. Operated at a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) level of 3 or higher, or Agile level 1. Used SOME OF THE ABOVE including 1), 2), 4), and 6) of the above to deliver quality products, enhance the organization’s ability to establish and maintain quality in a project and improve the organization’s quality processes.
  4. None of the above.


* 12.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 13.Ability to develop in a managed environment

In the process of developing applications in a managed (e.g., SDLC, CMM, Agile, SCRUM, RUP) environment performed the following tasks: 1) wrote user stories and validated these with customers, 2) identified minimum marketable features and created a release plan to deploy these, 3) reported status daily using both formal and informal communication, 4) focused on continuous design to improve scope, 5) engaged in simple design and refactoring, 6) integrated and aligned work with other developers, 7) participated in decisions about what not to do, and 8) created estimates based on user stories.
  1. Have worked in an environment utilizing ALL OF THE ABOVE.
  2. Have worked in an environment utilizing 1) THROUGH 4) OF THE ABOVE, as well as 6) and 8).
  3. Have worked in an environment utilizing 1) THROUGH 4) OF THE ABOVE.
  4. None of the above.


* 14.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 15.Ability to communicate in writing.

Wrote clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable documents. These comprised 1) planning documents, 2) system specifications/requirements documents, 3) test plans, 4) user manuals, 5) training documents, 6) policy and procedure guides, 7) feasibility studies, 8) results of industry/technology analysis, 9) Statements of Work (SOW)/Request for Proposals (RFP), and 10) weekly/monthly status reports. Used, or created, standardized templates and guidelines for each. Ensured that documents demonstrated an awareness of the organization’s technical infrastructure.
  1. As a principal author, wrote a variety of technical documents, including ALL OF THE ABOVE
  2. Wrote a variety of technical documents, including AT LEAST SIX OF THE ABOVE. The six included 1) planning documents, 2) system specifications/requirements documents, 3) test plans, 9) Statements of Work (SOW)/Request for Proposals (RFP), and 10) weekly/monthly status reports.
  3. Wrote a variety of technical documents, including AT LEAST FOUR OF THE ABOVE. These four included 2) system specifications and 3) test plans.
  4. None of the above.


* 16.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.