Senior Business Analyst (Secret Cleared) - ECS Federal, Inc
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Job Description: ECS is looking for a Business Analyst to support one of our Department of Defense customers. This position is based at the client site in Stafford, VA.
As a Business Analyst, you will be joining a team responsible for providing a broad range of business analysis and software development expertise to support the customer s mission. We are looking for someone who will work collaboratively with stakeholders and the development team to research, elicit, analyze, validate and document requirements, and to ensure that those requirements clearly reflect the true business needs of the stakeholders and end users. This position requires an individual who is business process oriented, can understand and decompose complex processes and is able to effectively communicate when issues and challenges arise. In this role, you will be a true consultant, encouraging the customer to think about why and how they do what they currently do, capturing the as-is picture and facilitating, analysis, developing, and documenting the to be . You will develop requirements specifications, use cases, and process flows.
In this role, you will:
Provide insight and aid in the evolution of applications and processes to a desired future state by maintaining a comprehensive understanding of impact on business operations
Map current state against future state processes
Analyze the impact of requirements on solution components
Leverage multiple business requirements gathering methodologies to identify business, functional, and non-functional requirements for software application development projects
Document requirements throughout each stage of the project or initiative to ensure traceability
Support the solution design process through interaction and support of the solution development team
Work closely with the Project Manager and Technical Lead to provide overall team leadership and guidance
Take ownership of requirements, business rules, and serve as primary point of contact for questions and clarifications during design, development and test cycles to deliver software that meets the needs of the user community.
This is a dynamic and fast-paced environment that requires team interaction and coordination of efforts. We are looking for someone experienced in interfacing with client managers and delivery teams developing applications to meet business needs.
U.S. Citizen, and must have an active DoD Secret clearance.
Bachelor's Degree or 10 yrs of direct relevant experience.
5 years of progressive experience as a business analyst supporting the full SDLC
Experience working on custom development software projects
Experience managing requirements for projects delivering in a hybrid waterfall/agile methodology
Demonstrated ability to elicit and decompose business requirements into cohesive system specifications
Experience leading JAD sessions and one on one interviews to determine true requirements
Experience creating process flows, use cases and user stories
Experience working on complex projects involving change to existing systems and business processes
Proficiency with MS Office Suite including Visio and Project
Proficiency using a requirements management tool to maintain supporting documentation, traceability and history
Experience building relationships and interacting with executive and senior leadership, including the ability to tactfully recommend suggestions for improvement or alternatives
Excellent writing skills and experience developing deliverables such as current state analyses and business cases
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience working with the DoD as a contractor or civilian employee
Experience with TFS and HP ALM
Experience working with remote team mates
Experience working with remote customers
ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.
ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 2300 employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.