• Rational Support Specialist/Jazz Expert

    Job Locations US-CO-Fort Collins
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Clearance Level
    Public Trust
  • Company Description

    Spry is a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) headquartered in McLean, VA. Spry provides Enterprise, C4IT, Management, and Cyber Solutions to the federal government and commercial entities. Founded in 2001, Spry Methods was built on the foundation of combining industry knowledge with unmatched responsiveness to produce results for our customers. Our goal is to build a business dedicated to the maximization of value for all stakeholders starting with our employees, our customers, and our community. We recognize that talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. Guided by these principles, we have established an impressive track record of proven past performance serving our customers within the Commercial, Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities. A CMMI Level 3 certified and ISO 9001:2008 registered company, Spry is committed to quality and continuous improvement.


    Spry Methods, Inc. is actively seeking a Rational Support Specialist / Jazz Expert to join our team and support development efforts for a government client in Fort Collins, CO.


    Would you like to be part of a dynamic team of dedicated software professionals? Are you concerned about protecting our Nation’s natural resources? We need people who are committed to action. People who want to apply their education and experience to make sure that all of us enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean water, clean air, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment.


    Natural resource conservation is an effort of Federal and State agencies, universities, and professional societies to deliver science-based information to land owners. Join us to build the technology to help people understand, preserve and increase the productivity of our natural resources.

    Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors

    • Provide Rational support during product definition, testing, integration, and maintenance
    • Support and perform administrative tasks for Rational tools
    • Define data and application integration requirements
    • Configure Rational tools to meet specifications and requirements
    • Integrate IBM Rational development support tools with each other and with other development tools
    • Demonstrate ability for automation of processes using scripting and leveraging Rational APIs
    • Demonstrate success in the development and maintenance of Rational Tool Suite installation and process documentation
    • Have experience using the Rational test tools such as Rational Test Workbench to perform test automation
    • Have experience working in a software engineering environment using formal Quality Assurance principles and practices
    • Successful candidate is subject to a background investigation by the government and must be able to meet the requirements to hold a position of public trust

    Required skills and experience include

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Engineering, or similar discipline
    • A minimum of 3 years working with Rational CLM Tools in an enterprise environment
    • A minimum of 3 years working with IBM WebSphere Application Server
    • Demonstrated experience with the administration and management of the Rational Tool Suite (Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Requirements Composer, Build Forge, Rational Publishing Engine, and Door’s Next Generation)
    • Demonstrated experience with the administration and management of the Rational Test Tool Suite (IBM Rational Quality Manager Quality, IBM Rational Test Workbench, IBM Rational Performance Test Pack, and IBM Rational Functional Tester)
    • Experience with Configuration Management and CMDB management
    • Experience with full implementation of the Rational Tool Suite from installation to a fully functional configured system
    • Experience using the Rational test tools (Rational Test Workbench and Quality Manager)
    • Full understanding of leveraging tools with in a SDLC
    • Experience working within a software engineering environment and first-hand experience using the Rational tools for software validation – Test Automation a plus)
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills and a methodical approach to problem solving
    • Function well in a collaborative team environment
    • Strong ability to document processes and procedures and perform user training when needed
    • Candidates for this position may be asked to complete a short "take home test" that consists of actual work encountered in this environment

    Preferred skills

    • A proven track record of proactively identifying and solving problems
    • Familiarity with IT-related artifacts, such as architecture diagrams, use cases, activity diagrams, etc.
    • Self-driven and independently committed
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, etc.

    EEO Statement

    At Spry, we believe talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. We are committed to crafting a diverse and inclusive workplace that endorses engagement, creativity, quality and innovation.


    We are proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, we evaluate qualified candidates in full consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other protected status.


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