Solution Development and Implementation Jobs

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The Solution Development and Implementation category covers the following skills:

Solution development and implementation

Systems Development

Systems development management (DLMG)

The management of resources in order to plan, estimate and carry out programmes of systems development work to time, budget and quality targets and in accordance with appropriate standards.

Data analysis (DTAN)

The investigation, evaluation, interpretation and classification of data, in order to define and clarify information structures which describe the relationships between real world entities. Such structures facilitate the development of software systems, links between systems or retrieval activities.

Requirements definition and management (REQM)

The definition and management of the business goals and scope of change initiatives. The specification of business requirements to a level that enables effective delivery of agreed changes.

Systems design (DESN)

The specification and design of information systems and their components to meet defined business needs, retaining compatibility with enterprise and solution architectures.

Network design (NTDS)

The production of network designs and design policies, strategies, architectures and documentation, covering voice, data, text, e-mail, facsimile and image, to support business requirements and strategy. This may incorporate all aspects of the communications infrastructure, internal and external, mobile, public and private, Internet, Intranet and call centres.

Database / repository design (DBDS)

The specification, design and maintenance of mechanisms for storage and access to both structured and unstructured information, in support of business information needs.

Programming / software development (PROG)

The design, creation, testing and documenting of new and amended programs from supplied specifications in accordance with agreed standards.

Safety engineering (SFEN)

The application of appropriate methods to assure safety during all lifecycle phases of safety-related systems developments, including maintenance and re-use. These include safety hazard and risk analysis, safety requirements specification, safety-related system architectural design, formal method design, safety validation and verification, and safety case preparation.

Information content authoring (INCA)

The planning, design and creation of textual information, supported where necessary by graphical content. This material may be delivered electronically (for example, as collections of web pages) or otherwise. This skill includes managing the quality assurance and authoring processes for the material being produced.

Testing (TEST)

The concurrent lifecycle process of engineering, using and maintaining testware (test cases, test scripts, test reports, test plans, etc) to measure and improve the quality of the software being tested. Testing embraces the planning, design, management, execution and reporting of tests, using appropriate testing tools and techniques and conforming to agreed standards (such as ISO 29119), to ensure that new and amended systems, configurations, packages, or services, together with any interfaces, perform as specified.

Human factors

Systems ergonomics (HCEV)

The iterative development of the allocation of function (between the human, machine and organisational elements of systems), user interaction and job design. The optimisation of accessibility and usability, based on user requirements, the context of use, relevant ergonomics knowledge and feedback from evaluations of prototypes.

Usability requirements analysis (UNAN)

The establishment, clarification and communication of non-functional requirements for usability (for example, screen design/layout/consistency, response times, capacity). The analysis of the characteristics of users and their tasks, and the technical, organisational and physical environment in which products or systems will operate.

Usability evaluation (USEV)

Formal assessment of the usability (including health and safety, and accessibility) of new or existing products or services (including prototypes). Methods include user trials, expert review, survey, and analysis.

Human factors integration (HFIN)

Achievement of optimum levels of product or service usability, by ensuring that project and enterprise activities take account of the user experience.

Installation and integration

Systems integration (SINT)

The incremental and logical integration and testing of components and/or subsystems and their interfaces in order to create operational services.

Porting / software integration (PORT)

The integration of software products into existing software environments to produce new platform-specific versions of the software products.

Systems installation / decommissioning (HSIN)

The installation, testing, implementation or decommissioning and removal of cabling, wiring, equipment, hardware and appropriate software, following plans and instructions and in accordance with agreed standards. The testing of hardware and software components, resolving malfunctions found and recording the results. The reporting of details of hardware and software installed so that configuration management records can be updated.