First Consulting, Inc. employs over 120 consultants with expertise and experience in four core service areas.
Expertise in Agile development methodology, object oriented (including UML) and structured analysis design with experience in all phases of software development from requirements definition, through system design, documentation, testing, and implementation.
Significant experience in embedded engineering for medical devices, print devices, GPS and ARM microprocessors, which are often under strict FAA and FDA regulations.
Knowledgeable about mainframe computers with an understanding of the special challenges of maintaining the mainframe functionality and adapting their use with modern computing methods. Our engineers possess skills in various languages (COBOL, Eztrieve, Informatica, and SQL); various databases (DB2, Oracle, and IMS); as well as CICS servers.
Assist in the process of validating and verifying that your software program, application, or product meets the business and technical requirements that guided its design and development.
MEDICAL DEVICES SOFTWARE TESTING
Significant experience in testing medical devices that are under strict FDA regulations.
Ensure that sound statistical practices are used to collect and analyze data for compliance to Federal directives; design sample plans, perform data analysis, and develop statistical material for clinical submissions to federal regulatory agencies such as 510(k), PMA, IDE.
Verification & Validation
Perform in-depth or impromptu threat analysis to identify threats to cyberinfrastructure.
Test a system, network, or application to find weaknesses that an attacker could exploit.
Ensure that your system has all the required physical, network, and process security measures in place and confirm they are being followed.
Ensure that your system follows a proprietary information security standard for handling branded credit cards from the major card companies.
NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE HARDENING
Review your system to find ways of reducing its surface of vulnerability.
Proven record of developing customized training—web-based, instructor-led, blended, and gamification—designed to meet the specific challenges of an organization.
Review existing documentation to conduct a gap analysis that identifies areas needing new documentation; lead sessions to validate the accuracy of written procedures; and create ISO certification documentation for compliancy.
POLICY, STANDARDS, PROCEDURE DOCUMENTATION
Interview subject matter experts to understand specific business processes and then provide clear step-action procedures that fulfill policy and standards.
OTHER TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
Extensive experience in writing user manuals, administrative manuals, service manuals, and quick reference guides.