Erin M. Snyder
Executive Vice President
Erin founded EMKS as a Woman-owned Small Business in 2015 and now, as EMKS’s Executive Vice President, she provides executive leadership and strategic vision insight in support of the executive management team. She works closely with the CEO and the President on business planning, communication, and an overall common vision that aligns with the EMKS "One Team" leadership approach in supporting our clients and team members.
Prior to founding EMKS, Erin held several leadership roles in the commercial sector. She previously held the position of Deputy Project Manager for Enterprise Testing Service’s Risk Based Testing Analysis team, leading a team of over 50 functional and technical analysts who tested products on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Before that, she served as Task Manager for the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) Evolution Risk Analysis team and was responsible for analyzing and reporting on findings around Business Requirements Documents (BRDs), Requirements Specification Documents (RSDs), Software Design Documents (SDDs), and Requirements Traceability Matrices (RTMs). She performed Criticality and Risk Assessment (CARA) scoring for VA’s Office of Information and Technology (OIT) project and product requirements to determine risk level and criticality. As a systems integration engineer/tester, Erin reviewed development team system under test (SUT) artifacts, assessed associated system level risk, and monitored software quality assurance (SQA) test activities. As appropriate, she staged independent validation and verification (IV&V) testing for large scale VistA systems, products, or software that interfaced with VistA, including Health Level 7 (HL7) interface testing using tools such as Iguana. She also served as a Corporate Training Lead twice and is an expert in systems training.
Throughout her career, Erin dedicated herself to supporting business and IT initiatives critical to many vital agencies. Erin’s technical specialties include exploratory testing and test case design for systems modeling and systems analysis as well as equivalence class partitioning, boundary analysis, and parametrization for test data creation. She is a Certified ICAgile Professional, ISTQB Foundations Software Tester Certified, IT Service Management (ITILv3) Foundation Certified, and Iguana Level 1 Certified. Erin is also a self-taught MUMPS programmer.
Erin holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of South Florida, and an Associate of Arts, Business (honors) from St. Petersburg College. Among her industry awards and honors, she was a recent recipient of a 2020 Leading for Impact: Women in Leadership Award which recognizes women who guide, mentor, and drive the federal IT industry through their impactful leadership. A dedicated Project Management Professional (PMP), she is a firm believer that by providing sound leadership and by taking care of staff and clients first, success will follow.