Business Analyst Position

We at ZaranTech have a position for Business Analyst with our client.


Location: Jefferson City, MO

Start Date: Apr 15

Duration: up to 5 years


Curam Business Analyst:  Curam Certified Professional Business Analyst.


State Agency Social Services Experience and experience working on a Medicaid/Medicare system. Responsible for analyzing the operations of the agency or functional unit within the agency with the purpose of developing a general systems solution to the problem that may or may not require automation.  A liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.


Please contact Swati @ 515-978-9041.




Java Developer in San Diego, CA

We at ZaranTech have 2 open positions for Java Developer in San Diego, CA.




Here are the details:


Required Skills:

o   Strong Java development experience (3+ years) with current JDK 1.7 experience

o   Maven, Jenkins and Apache Subversion (SVN)

o   Spring Framework experience (version 3)

o   Hibernate experience and Hibernate Validator(version 4)

o   Apache Web Server v2.4

o   Tomcat Application Server v7


·         Desired Skills:

o   Spring JPA v2.0

o   Jackson v1,9,7


·         Oracle Coherence experience a big plus.


Please contact Swati @ 515-978-9041 for more details.



BA position in Maryland

We at ZaranTech have an Urgent Business Analyst position with our client in Maryland.


Here are the details


The individual in this position will:


·         Serve as a liaison between the business (the clients) and IT organizations in the development of a new IT  solutions for enhancements on existing applications.

·         Lead efforts to analyze, design, and document requirements for to be built system.

·         Facilitate JAD sessions and discussions with different user groups during the project lifecycle.

·         Responsible for creating/updating documents required as part of the system development lifecycle (Project Scope Agreement, business & functional requirements, detail functional design, technical design, test cases, workflows).

·         Coordinate with technical development team to ensure complete understanding of functional specifications.

·         Responsible for analysis of business and system requirements, development of system and integration testing test cases, execution and validation of test cases, defect reporting/tracking, and  other project related activities.

·         Responsible for leading the assignment and mentoring junior BAs if needed.

·         Extensive experience with Microsoft Suite including but not limited to MS Visio, MS Excel, etc.

·         Experience using HP Quality Center for Requirements and Testing purposes.


Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

·         Refer to Minimum the education and experience listed

·         Must be able to perform all requirement from description of work

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Solid organizational abilities

·         Proven background in business process reengineering and business/user requirements

·         Must be able to obtain a Position of Trust designation

Please send in your Resume at


For more details, call Swati @ 515-978-9041

Business Analyst position in California

We at Zarantech have a position with our Client in California.


Position Title:                   Business Systems Analyst (BSA) / Quality Assurance (QA)

(Contract Position)         


Reports to:                         Learning Management System Project Manager



We are implementing a new Learning Management System (LMS) with integration with the Student Information System (SIS). This role provides integration planning and system testing and documentation to support the implementation and integration effort. The person in this role will apply analytical skills to proven testing methodologies in order to ensure successful integration with new LMS.


Position Responsibilities   

·         Produce required documentation for successful integration testing and exception handling processing.

·         Develop test execution strategy and test plans after thorough review of functional and technical specifications.

·         Perform unit testing, system testing, and user acceptance testing for SIS to LMS integration.

·         Build and maintain test automation libraries to support testing efficiency and extensive test coverage.

·         Work with Software Development team and LMS project management to resolve quality issues.

·         Performs other duties and special projects as required.


Position Requirements/Knowledge/Skills

·         BS/BA in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related degree preferred.

·         Minimum of ten (10) years of related requirements. 

·         Experience in software development and system integration is required.

·         Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server, Structured Query Language, and XML to conduct root cause analysis and troubleshooting is required. 

·         Meticulous attention to detail.

·         Excellent root cause analysis skills & problem solving skills.

·         Acts with initiative, speed, and decisiveness.

·         Effectively organizes tasks, manages multiple priorities/details, and meets tight deadlines.

·         Strong oral and written communication skills.


Please contact Swati @ 515-978-9041 for more details.



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A Day in the Life of a Business Analyst

Ever wondered how a day in the life of Business Analyst would look like? Well, in basic terms, the daily duties of a Business Analyst on any given day in his designation would typically involve the following:

1) Understanding of the project: This means understanding through questioning and clarification with the client, what his expectations and needs are from the project.

2) Describing existing state: A description of the existing systems in the clients’ premises will ensure a good idea of why and how the client expects the new system to be developed by the technical team.

3) Specification of project: This would mean defining the client’s problems that need to be resolved through the project, in a format that the technical team of software developers and programmers identify with, so that they can start the project.

4) Supervising the work: This indicates that once the technical team has started doing the project, and the programmers and coders are working on the client’s project, a Business Analyst, should duly supervise their work, so that he is aware of the progress they are making and be around to help them out with any queries or problems that they may have, with regards to the project.

5) Execution of the project: Once, the software team has finished the project, the project has to be executed to check if it is running fine and as per the expectations of the client. This is done by the Business Analyst and then communicated to the software team of programmers and coders about the results of their work.

6) Checking for bugs: while running the project’s code, there may be some errors or bugs as they are called in technical language that may crop up. These have to be resolved with the help of the technical team, and then ensured that they won’t cop up again in future.

7) Mapping the project to client expectations: The resultant software developed by the software team, needs to be mapped with the client’s expectations so as to check if there is a proper match. The Business Analyst is responsible for a proper match.

8) Checking for modifications: Sometimes, it may be found that there is a slight or some other degree of mismatch with the clients expectations from the project and the software developed by the technical team. In this case, medications in the project code may be required and has to be done.

9) System Run: Finally the system is then ran under test conditions in front of the client, and later in live conditions, as per client’s approval, to check if the system is working fine.

10) Project Completion: If the system is found to be working fine, as per client’s expectations, then the project can be declared as completed, to the client’s satisfaction.

This is of course a very rough and basic idea of how a day in the life of a Business Analyst would be.