Senior Technical Analyst

Cognosante   •  

Hartford, CT

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 43 days ago

The Senior Technical Analyst will work as part of a team providing IV&V services for the Medicaid Enterprise. He/she will actively participate in the delivery of IV&V tasks/activities and associated deliverables. The Senior Technical Analyst will work under the direct leadership of a Cognosante Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform independent assessments of overall project status and health
  • Review project management processes and practices
  • Assess deliverables/artifacts such as Concept of Operations, Technical Management Strategy, Data Management Strategy, CMS Certification Checklists, Project Management Plans and Schedules, Risk Registers, System/Solution Architecture, Requirements documentation, System Design documentation, Data Conversion Plans, Testing Plans and associated results, User Documentation, Training Plans, Implementation Strategies, Implementation and Rollout Plans, and Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Interview key Stakeholders, including State and Contractor staff
  • Document issues and risks based on artifact reviews and stakeholder interviews
  • Document detailed findings, risks, and recommended risk mitigation approaches, considering industry standards and best practices
  • Make recommendations for improvement of processes based on observations, industry standards, and best practices
  • Assess whether the State and Contractors share a common understanding of the project scope, goals/outcomes/requirements, deliverables and milestones
  • Assess whether use involvement and buy-in is sufficient for successful adoption of the system or component
  • Monitor progress toward CMS Certification and produce associated CMS-required IV&V reports

Employee is expected to undertake any additional duties as they are assigned by their Manager.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of work experience or 9+ years of work experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 3 years Medicaid or other healthcare experience
  • Understanding of Systems Development Life Cycle (Waterfall or Agile development)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing Medicaid and/or Eligibility solutions

Candidates that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications (soft skills, preferred, nice to have)

  • Experience with CMS Certification
  • Minimum 5 years Medicaid or other healthcare experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience performing or managing IV&V services for large system development, integration, and implementation
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write meaningful IV&V reports
  • Detailed knowledge of Medicaid and MITA concepts
  • Understanding of Agile development is a plus
  • Ability to analyze and resolve difficult logic and processing issues
  • Ability to communicate difficult concepts to technical and non-technical staff
  • Ability to communicate succinctly and accurately in written and verbal English
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under strict timelines
  • Must be a team player and a consistent, dependable performer with an excellent work ethic, flexible “can-do” attitude, and a results-driven commitment to success