Job ID :
966
Company :
State of New Jersey
Location :
trenton, NJ
Type :
Contract
Duration :
6 Months
Rate :
Open
Status :
Active
Openings :
1
Posted :
6 years ago
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Short Description:

The Product Specialist is the expert for a technical development or execution environment product or set of products. Primary responsibility is to ensure availability and facilitate productive use of a product for Application Teams or end users.

 

Complete Description:

Project Details: The Department of Agriculture is currently looking for buying and customizing a web-based application that aims at assisting the New Jersey Department of Agriculture in Coordinated Review Effort (CRE). CRE is on-site evaluation by a State agency (SA) of a school food authority (SFA) participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP),

The current requirement is for a product specialist who has 4 to 6 years of knowledge and/or experience in current USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) School Nutrition Program. The person should also be experienced with designing and developing web based systems.

 

 

Preferred Education: 4 year college degree or equivalent technical study. Masters degree is preferred.

 

Role Description:

 

•Research the best business practices for CRE used nationwide and make appropriate recommendations to the Director of Food and Nutrition and the department's Chief Information Officer.

•Define the project scope for the RFP based on research from external sources and internal staff.

•Assist in writing technical and program specific details in the RFP document.

•Design and develop the interfaces for integrating the new CRE System to custom built Food and Nutrition application.

•Actively contribute as an expert or actual designer.

•Coordinate product design reviews to verify that design meets quality standards and functional/technical requirements.

•Provide accurate estimates for design and programming efforts for system changes and enhancements.

•Coordinate enhancements to business and logical data models with data base administration to make the appropriate changes to the physical data model.

•Confirm that technical architecture will support all changes required by product enhancements.

•Effectively lead product tests and trials.

•Identify appropriate business examples to illustrate key concepts / features.

•Anticipate, identify, track and resolve issues and risks affecting own work and work of the Application Team. Develop contingency plans as necessary.

•Make sound recommendations on functional and technical improvements to the product.

•Analyze the functional and technical impact of product planning decisions.

•Develop appropriate functional and usability standards for products.

•Track and document expected volume and type of use of the product.

•Participate in product design reviews to verify that design meets quality standards and functional/technical requirements.

•Apply specific expertise to ensure that products meet defined customer objectives.

•Anticipate and resolve issues specific to the team.

•Determine time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner.

•Identify and track issues, risks and action items.

•Perform impact analyses on production fixes and enhancements to establish priorities.

•Provide basic product support and provide accurate and complete answers to detailed product questions in a timely manner.

•Provide effective on-site product support as needed.

•Accurately sets severity of identified defects.

•Provide input to training and / or documentation materials regarding latest technical and functional design changes.

•Document all work for future reference.

•Review the system test approach and conditions used as the basis for detailed test scenarios.

•Follow quality standards.

•Analytical and customer service skills.

•Communicate accurate and useful status updates.

•Ability to work in a team environment

•Complete assigned tasks.

•Strong communication skills; both written and spoken

 

Skills:

J2EE

Required 5 Years

 

STRUTS

Required 5 Years

 

EXPERIENCE IN TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

Required 5 Years

 

EXPERIENCE IN WRITING REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL(RFP)

Required 2 Years

 

JAVA SCRIPT

Required 3 Years

 

ORACLE 8I

Required 3 Years

 

SQL,PL/SQL

Required 3 Years

 

CRYSTAL REPORTS XI

Desired 2 Years

 

SUN JAVA STUDIO ENTERPRISE

Desired 2 Years

 

SPRING

Desired 2 Years

 

XML

Desired 2 Years

 

KNOWLEDGE OF School Nutrition Program

Desired 2 Years

 

Certification

 

SUN CERTIFIED JAVA PROGRAMMER

Required

 

SUN CERTIFIED WEB COMPONENT DEVELOPER

Required