Experience - Leadership - Knowledge
Conoscenti is a technology services company based in Ottawa, Canada. Our team of highly skilled professionals has collectively amassed decades of multi-functional experience in various technology fields. The management team at Conoscenti harnesses the proper skills and knowledge from the best-suited professionals and ensures that the right elements are in place to successfully launch and complete a given project.
Services
Whether the requirements are simple or complex, or if the mandate requires short or long term resources, Conoscenti delivers the right people to provide the required solution for the challenge at hand. Conoscenti is enabled to work in Top Security Clearance environments.

Information Management and Information Technology Services
Database Administrator

Database Administrator

Responsibilities

  • Define new database structures.
  • Define data conversion strategy.
  • Develop and implement security procedures for the database, including access and user account management.
  • Control and coordinate changes to the database, including the deletion of records, changes to the existing records, additions to the database.
  • Develop and coordinate back-up, disaster recovery and virus protection procedures.

Reference Projects

  • Database Administrator – RCMP – Supporting RCMP Oracle database
  • Database Administrator – TIPS – Transport Canada - The TIPS application is comprised of client/server components, and Web components. The Web components currently consist of several complex modules that allow the 3000+ employees/users to have access to and manage their vacation and leave information from a Web-centric application, and several other Web-centric applications servicing the same population that provide the staffing, training and profile functions

Information Management Architect

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate existing procedures and methods, identify and document database content, structure, and application subsystems.
  • Analyze existing capabilities and requirements, develop redesigned frameworks and recommend areas for improved capability and integration.
  • Create prototype of potential solutions, provide tradeoff information and suggest recommended courses of action.
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis of implementing new processes and solutions.
  • Provide advice in developing and integrating process and information models between business processes to eliminate information and process redundancies

System Administrator

Responsibilities

  • Install, monitor, upgrade and maintain operating systems, hardware, and software.
  • Ensure timely and reliable system administration procedures, such as backup and/or recovery.

Operation Support

Responsibilities

  • Provide systems administration and systems operations support, including setting up user access, user profiles, back up and recovery, day-to-day computer systems operations.
  • Perform software upgrades, and apply patches.

Reference Projects

  • Operating System Specialist – NIII Project – RCMP – Conduct performance evaluation on application, system configurations and operating systems. Made recommendations to system configuration and applications.

Technical Architect

Responsibilities

  • Develop technical architectures, frameworks and strategies to meet the business and application requirements.
  • Analyze and evaluate alternative technology solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the technology solution can be properly integrated.
  • Evaluate hardware and software relative to their ability to support specified requirements, and recommend hardware changes to improve system performance.

Reference Projects

  • Technical Architect – PWGSC/ GTIS Government Enterprise Network Management Services (GENMS) is an ongoing operation requirement. GENMS provides a centralized capability that act as an integrator and on-going manager of IT resources, resulting in cost effective alternate solutions to managing IT within federal government departments. GENMS undertook a variety of IT projects including Network Design Management, Service Management, Installation, Data Analysis and Network Monitoring, Problem resolution and Problem Management. Conoscenti as part of GENMS ongoing requirement provides Network Engineering and Architectural expertise to clients including, DFO, Health Canada, INAC, DND, RCMP, Transport Canada and a variety of other federal government departments

Technology Architect

Responsibilities

  • Provide information, direction and support for emerging technologies ensure that solutions fit with government and industry directions for technology.
  • Perform analysis of technology changes.
  • Review application and program design or technical infrastructure design to ensure adherence to standards and to recommend performance improvements.
Project Management Services
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Project Leader

Responsibilities

  • Specify the general requirements of the system, develop broad system alternatives and identify their administrative, economic and technical feasibility.
  • Produce overall plan, a detailed plan for the functional analysis phase, and obtain approval of preliminary analysis.
  • Monitor the design, implementation and operations start-up of the proposed system against established goals, objectives and milestones.

Reference Projects

  • Project Leader – MariTime Fleet Management System – Fisheries and Oceans - Provided support for the MariTime project. Prior to this, MariTime was an application that had been in proto-type mode in one DFO region for 3 years. The support responsibility was to stabilize the product, and to move it into full production in the remaining 4 DFO regions. The MariTime program is now in full SDLC/SMLC mode, and the combined DFO and Coast Guard Fleet are successfully using the product. It is currently being migrated from the legacy LAN environment into an n-tier Client/Server environment. The team for this project included: 1 Project Leader, 2 – 3 Senior Programmer Analysts, 1 Quality Assurance specialist. MariTime has a Web component that allows seagoing personnel to view their complex leave balances vis the internet. This facility is available to approximately 2600 users.

Project Manager

Responsibilities

  • Define and document the objectives for the project; determine budgetary requirements, the composition, roles and responsibilities and terms of reference for the project team.
  • Meets in conference with stakeholders and other project managers and states problems in a form capable of being solved.
  • Prepare plans, charts, tables and diagrams to assist in analyzing or displaying problems; work with a variety of project management tools.

Reference Projects

  • Senior Project Manager – Interface Deployment – RCMP – Responsible for the deployment of the new CPIC external interface to policing and government agencies across Canada. Senior Project Manager was responsible for scheduling and negotiating with the various agencies the role out of the redeveloped CPIC computer interface. These interface support 90% of the CPIC system traffic.
  • Senior Project Manager – User Group Acc4eptancve Testing – RCMP – Responsible for managing the testing of the CPIC application software. This included the certification of all CPIC application software to meet operational requirements.

Project Administrator

Responsibilities

  • Develop and support project schedules, maintain Work Breakdown Structures
  • Identify scheduling and/or dependency issues and provide critical path analysis

Change Management Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Analysis and development of architecture requirements design, process development, and process mapping.
  • Lead other functional staff to define business strategy and processes in support of transformation and change management activities.
  • Participate in job re-design and organizational realignment activities.

Enterprise Architect

Responsibilities

  • Identify future business requirements against the current enterprise architecture, perform gaps analyses, and prepare migration strategies.
  • Produce an architectural evolution plan, recommend prioritization of architecture evolution initiatives, and implement the architecture evolution plan.
  • Manage the development and implementation of an architectural improvement plan.

Quality Assurance Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Lead development of test plans, test scripts and test data.
  • Participate in functional and technical design reviews, perform integration/functional and system testing, and verify test results.
  • Perform regression testing of software applications

Reference Projects

  • Quality Assurance Specialist – MariTime Fleet Management System – Fisheries and Oceans - Provided support for the MariTime project. Prior to this, MariTime was an application that had been in proto-type mode in one DFO region for 3 years. The support responsibility was to stabilize the product, and to move it into full production in the remaining 4 DFO regions. The MariTime program is now in full SDLC/SMLC mode, and the combined DFO and Coast Guard Fleet are successfully using the product. It is currently being migrated from the legacy LAN environment into an n-tier Client/Server environment. The team for this project included: 1 Project Leader, 2 – 3 Senior Programmer Analysts, 1 Quality Assurance specialist. MariTime has a Web component that allows seagoing personnel to view their complex leave balances vis the internet. This facility is available to approximately 2600 users.
  • DevTest (Development Tester) – Various Projects – Cisco – Provided a team of Software Engineers to test various Cisco Products in Cisco products development lab located in Kanata. Software Engineers developed comprehensive and complex tests routines and automated these routines in to develop thorough regression test suites.

Risk Management Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Conduct risk assessments.
  • Recommend alternative solutions, methodologies and strategies for risk mitigation and management.
  • Produce risk management plans.
  • Manage the implementation of Risk Management Plans to identify, analyze, plan, track and control project risks on a continuous basis throughout the project life cycle.
  • Coach, mentor and train project teams in risk mitigation techniques.
Application Services
Project Leader

Software Architect

Responsibilities

  • Develop technical architectures, frameworks and strategies, either for an organization or for a major application area, to meet the business and application requirements.
  • Identify and document system specific standards relating to programming, documentation and testing, covering program libraries, data dictionaries, naming conventions, etc.
  • Evaluate existing procedures and methods, identify and document database content, structure, and application sub-systems, and develop data dictionary.

Reference Projects

  • Software Architect – iFleet – Fisheries and Oceans - The application being developed had to run in a client/server decentralized mode on the seagoing vessels, and be able to run in a centralized mode in both client/server and web environments. Data from the vessels was synchronized when possible with the centralized database (and vice versa) via available communication facilities (i.e., satellites, cellular, etc.). The application will be deployed to over 115 vessels and some 300 users in a decentralized mode, as well as running for an additional 50 shore based users in a centralized mode.

Software Developer

Responsibilities

  • Prepare diagrams and flow charts after analyzing business or technical requirement requiring a solution
  • Translate detailed flow charts into coded machine instructions and confer with technical personnel in planning programs.
  • Write and maintain programming documentation.
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of programs by preparing sample data, and validating them by means of system acceptance tests.
  • Correct program errors by revising instructions or altering the sequence of operations.

Reference Projects

  • Software Engineer – Cisco Systems Canada – Application Developers developing device drivers for Cisco line cards,

Programmer / Analyst

Responsibilities

  • Gather and analyze data for the conduct of studies to establish the technical and economic feasibility of proposed computer systems.
  • Gather and analyze data for the conduct of studies for the development of functional and system design specifications.
  • Develop, test and implement small computer systems, and sub-systems of larger systems.

Reference Projects

  • Programmer Analyst – MariTime Fleet Management System – Fisheries and Oceans - Provided support for the MariTime project. Prior to this, MariTime was an application that had been in proto-type mode in one DFO region for 3 years. The support responsibility was to stabilize the product, and to move it into full production in the remaining 4 DFO regions. The MariTime program is now in full SDLC/SMLC mode, and the combined DFO and Coast Guard Fleet are successfully using the product. It is currently being migrated from the legacy LAN environment into an n-tier Client/Server environment. The team for this project included: 1 Project Leader, 2 – 3 Senior Programmer Analysts, 1 Quality Assurance specialist. MariTime has a Web component that allows seagoing personnel to view their complex leave balances vis the internet. This facility is available to approximately 2600 users.

System Analyst

Responsibilities

  • Develop requirements, feasibility, cost, design, and specification documents for systems.
  • Translate business requirements into systems design and specifications.
  • Develop technical specifications for systems development, design and implementation.
  • Reference Projects:

Reference Projects

  • Senior System Specialist – RTID – RCMP - Data Modeler responsible for database definition and design including system interface specifications and data flow analysis.
  • Senior Implementation Specialist – Interface Deployment – RCMP - responsible to work with the various policing agencies and government departments on the implementation of the CPIC Interface. This position was a highly technical role requiring Senior Level Network skills and Senior Level System skills to provide technical to each agency to migrate teach agency to the MQ Websphere standard.. Work with the IT departments of major CPIC users such as Toronto Metropolitan Police, Thunder Bay Police, Montreal Police etc.

Software Tester

Responsibilities

  • Develop test scenarios and test scripts.
  • Establish software test procedures for unit test, integration testing and regression testing with emphasis on automating the testing procedures.

Reference Projects

  • DevTest (Development Tester) – Various Projects – Cisco – Provided a team of Software Engineers to test various Cisco Products in Cisco products development lab located in Kanata. Software Engineers developed comprehensive and complex tests routines and automated these routines in to develop thorough regression test suites.

Web Designer

Responsibilities

  • Define architecture to be used in the web-based projects.
  • Develop code based upon design and requirements documents.
  • Write code to write to and read from the database.

Web Developer

Responsibilities

  • Map out and outline a website's structural content
  • Design and implement user-driven templates and interfaces for ease of use.
  • Develop web portals allowing users to input and retrieve accurate information.

Reference Projects

  • Web Developers – Cisco Systems Canada – Developing internal web site to aid in software development. Software tools developer developing tools to aid in software development
Business Services
Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Responsibilities

  • Perform business analyses of functional requirements to identify information, procedure, and decision flows.
  • Identify candidate business processes for re-design, prototype potential solutions, provide trade-off information and suggest a recommended course of action. Identify the modifications to the automated processes.

Reference Projects

  • Senior Business Analyst – RTID – RCMP - responsible for collecting and co-coordinating requirement specifications for the RTID project

Business Architect

Responsibilities

  • Develop the specifications for how and why the various organizational components fit together as they do, and how they support the organization’s mandate.
  • Develop policies and rules that allow an organization to carry out its mandate and functional responsibilities.

Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Identify past disruptions and how operations were affected
  • Identify potential future disruptions and what effect it might have on operations.
  • Develop technology and business continuity and disruption recovery strategies.
  • Develop and implement business and technology continuity plans.

Reference Projects

Business Process Re-engineering Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Review existing work processes and organizational structure.
  • Analyze business functional requirements to identify information, procedures and decision flows.
  • Provide expert advice in defining new requirements and opportunities for applying efficient and effective solutions; identify and provide preliminary costs of potential options.

Help Desk Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of network problem analysis and monitoring tasks, monitor network management systems and respond appropriately to user requests and problems
  • Participate in on-site installations of network systems for users.

Technical Writer

Responsibilities

  • Document help text, user manuals, technical documentation, web page content, and so on.
  • Assess the audience for the documents or manuals that are required and prepare a statement of purpose and scope for each.
Network Services

Network Engineer

Responsibilities

  • Prepares network implementation plans.
  • Installs and monitors network implementations.
  • Configures and optimizes network.
  • Troubleshoots network problems.

Reference Projects

  • Network Engineer – PWGSC/ GTIS Government Enterprise Network Management Services (GENMS) is an ongoing operation requirement. GENMS provides a centralized capability that act as an integrator and on-going manager of IT resources, resulting in cost effective alternate solutions to managing IT within federal government departments. GENMS undertook a variety of IT projects including Network Design Management, Service Management, Installation, Data Analysis and Network Monitoring, Problem resolution and Problem Management. Conoscenti as part of GENMS ongoing requirement provides Network Engineering and Architectural expertise to clients including, DFO, Health Canada, INAC, DND, RCMP, Transport Canada and a variety of other federal government departments.

Network Analyst

Responsibilities

  • Prepares network implementation plans.
  • Installs and monitors network implementations.
  • Configures and optimizes network and troubleshoots network problems.

Privacy and Network Data Security Specialists

Responsibilities

  • Develop new or review existing IT security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Conducting compliance audits and risk assessments of IT facilities, application systems and communications.
  • Conduct reviews of backup and recovery plans.
  • Provide development guidance and assist in the identification, implementation, and maintenance of organization information privacy policies and procedures.

Reference Projects

  • Security Specialist – NIII Network Engineer – RCMP – Create Statement of Sensitivity and conduct TRA on the NIII network and applications.
  • Security Specialist – CFHIS – DND – Completed certification and accreditation process on DND Health information system. Utilized the Harmonized TRA methodology.
  • Security Specialist – PSC – RCMP – Completed TRA utilizing the Harmonized TRA methodology.

Call Centre Consultant

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement computer- enabled call centers that permit service agents to efficiently and effectively respond to client service requests.
  • Develop and implement Interactive Voice Response systems that permit callers to obtain information or enter transactions using the telephone and keypad.

Network Support

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate installation, operation, maintenance, resolution of hardware and software problems, monitoring of traffic, capacity planning, system backup and user training for a Local Area Network.
  • Install or coordinate installation of network hardware, software for use with personal computers and mainframe/personal computer interaction, and network upgrades according to vendor instructions.
  • Develop, implement, and test a network disaster recovery plan.

Reference Projects

  • Senior Implementation Specialist– Interface Deployment – RCMP – responsible to work with the various policing agencies and government departments on the implementation of the CPIC Interface. This position was a highly technical role requiring Senior Level Network skills and Senior Level System skills to provide technical to each agency to migrate teach agency to the MQ Websphere standard.. Work with the IT departments of major CPIC users such as Toronto Metropolitan Police, Thunder Bay Police, Montreal Police etc.
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