The mission of CNA's Enterprise Systems and Data Analysis (ESDA) is to create modern, cohesive data management solutions that enhance our client’s long- and short- term goals, allowing them to make well-grounded, data-driven decisions to meet demands. We analyze the entirety of the system – the people, the process, the data, and technology – to identify high-quality options for improved operations.
Conducts systems, data, and operations analysis, requirements and systems development analysis and design. Conducts independent scientific and technical investigations. Applies formal, established engineering and management principles to specifications and documentation of systems developed, with an emphasis on business process identification, mapping, and analysis.
Job Description & Duties
1 Conducts the definition and development of system requirements and documentation of the requirements in detailed specifications from which programs will be developed and/or procured, and from which hardware will be developed and/or procured. Manages the requirements change management process.
2 Formulates, defines, validates, and documents system scope and objectives, user requirements or stories, system use cases, business process workflows, enterprise architectures, system specifications and design based on user needs and specifications, research, and fact-finding.
3 Conducts stakeholder engagement sessions to elicit user needs, business architectures, processes, and gaps. Works with stakeholders to understand, characterize, model, analyze, and validate current and future business processes, data requirements, information flows, organizational relationships, and/or operational resources.
4 Applies standard research methodologies to gather, process, document, and analyze data. Uses relevant database software to effectively organize and present data and generate reports.
5 Conducts projects or pieces of larger projects. Maintains an understanding of project budgeting and financial tracking over the project lifecycle.
6 Devises or modifies specifications and procedures including: system design, requirements, verification, systems performance and capacity.
7 Designs conceptual and logical data models to be used in systems using UML and entity Relationship diagrams. Develops data dictionaries, schemas, data flows, and ontologies. Develops and executes data migration strategies.
8 Develops information management strategies and governance aligned with organizational mission needs.
9 Analyzes and revises existing system interfaces, dependencies and documentation as necessary. Recommends changes and solutions for software and system problems and deficiencies.
10 Conducts independent technical investigations in systems design or other systems engineering topics.
11 Works with software developers to provide guidance on development issues. Ensures user needs are accurately represented to system designers and developers.
12 Leads development of independent validation and verification plans and scenarios, following industry standards and traceability to user/system requirements.
13 Develops key relationships with the division or team's major client/sponsors.
14 Drafts reports, briefings, or other project deliverables.
15 Contributes to systems integration strategies.
16 Performs design and development of computer systems.
17 Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of systems engineering activities.
18 Provides technical mentorship and shares systems engineering expertise with junior engineers.
19 Performs other duties as assigned.