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Senior Business Analyst (Consultant)

Washington, DC

Oceaneast Associates
Published Date
02-13-2018

Job Description

We are looking for a skilled Business Analyst to join us in delivering excellent results for our Federal Government clients. You will be essential to the success of this project as you and your team develop new, innovative solutions to complex business challenges. Your problem-solving ability, analytical mindset and skills, and drive to exceed expectations will lead you to excel in this role.

Overview

As a member of the team, you will be responsible for improving the performance and efficiency of business processes within the data management and governance domain by analyzing end-user and stakeholder needs, recommending solutions, and collaborating with product development teams to manage the execution of approved initiatives in an agile environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Business Process Analysis and Improvement and Requirements Management
  • Assess “As Is” and “To Be” processes and document gaps
  • Collect end-user requirements (for improving business processes and tools) via interviews, focus groups, and other stakeholder discussions
  • Categorize / segment similar requirements, and create additional requirements that address client pain points
  • Maintain up-to-date requirements lists (in Excel, JIRA), and run reports on the same to inform management discussions
  • Facilitate planning and requirements prioritization meetings with high-level officials
  • Understand and create solutions to improve user experience
  • Agile product development Support
  • Collaborate with product development team to translate requirements into technical specifications for the proposed solution
  • Develop user stories and initial wireframes to guide the architecture of the proposed solution
  • Conduct UAT sessions / focus groups with users to capture feedback on functionality being developed within each agile sprint
  • Translate user feedback into refined requirements for development team
  • Serve as liaison between client business users and development team, communicating and interpreting requirements and technical solutions
  • Stakeholder and Executive Interaction
  • Support organizational Change Management
  • Collaborate to elicit new product ideas and improve existing solutions
  • Team support
  • Program management documentation support, including developing high-quality presentations for client meetings
  • Risk and issue management / resolution support
  • Participation in team and customer meetings, documenting notes and action items

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business or a technical field
  • Excellent Excel and presentation skills
  • 3+ Years of experience as a Business Analyst on Federal Government projects
  • Ability to confidently communicate to and advise senior management
  • Experience directly communicating with, supporting or training an end-user community
  • Experience working with technical / product development teams

Desired

  • Experience and/or expertise in Project Management
  • Experience with Scrum or Kanban agile software development methodologies
  • Experience with the software development life-cycle (SDLC)

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $100,000.00 to $175,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • Business Analyst: 3 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's