Business / System Analyst

Location: Crystal City, VA
Date Posted: 05-31-2018
Business/System Analyst

Position Description: 
An exciting and challenging position for an application Business/System Analyst on a large IT project providing application operations and maintenance, COTS integration and software development services and business solutions for more than 50 applications at a Federal Government client.  The candidate will be responsible for the overall management and success of software releases for assigned software products; project management; managing release schedules; tracking budgets; optimizing resource assignments; and collaborating with key government stakeholders. The work location is in Crystal City Arlington, Virginia.

General roles & responsibilities:
  • Defines application problem by conferring with clients; evaluating procedures and processes. Interview and collaborate with stakeholders at multiple management levels to obtain requirements
  • Document and manage software requirements. Manage requirements backlogs and engineering priorities.
  • Develops solution by preparing and evaluating alternative workflow solutions.
  • Provide support for Developers, Test Team and client stakeholders in the creation and implementation of requirements
  • Controls solution by establishing specifications; coordinating production with programmers.
  • Validates results by testing programs.
  • Develop and update software and release Documentation. Develop software Release Notes
  • Develop Process Analysis and Standard Operating Procedures. Provide Process and system diagrams using available tools
  • Manage and lead client software releases leveraging Agile SDLC processes, tools and templates.
  • Work closely with government stakeholders to effectively manage customer expectations for all software releases.
  • Prepare project plans and project schedules, manage project team assignments, track milestones, and ensure seamless integration with software release plans.
  • Ensure compliance with client SDLC/release standards and customer specifications.
  • Lead/Support multi-disciplined project teams in the delivery of high-quality IT products and services (on time and in budget).
  • Track action items and actively identify and mitigate risks.
  • Motivate staff and provide leadership and guidance to improve team performance. Identify, communicate, and lead ongoing process improvements initiatives.
Mandatory Skills:
  • Strong system and business analytical skills with the ability to facilitate working meetings, ask probing questions to elicit requirements and ability to understand the feedback to comprehend client responses to translate into documentable requirements. 
  • Strong Project Management skills to prepare project plans/schedules, manage project team assignments, track milestones, and ensure seamless integration with software release plans.
  • Well organized and detail oriented, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with others.
  • Technical Capacity, Problem Solving/Analysis. Critical thinking and analysis skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus and Presentation Skills.
  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies quickly.
  • At least five years of experience in software requirements analysis and documentation
  • Ability to work with all levels of client from end users to managers to obtain detailed system requirements
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Experience in creating system and user documentation is also required.
Other Desired Skills
  • Project management for the development and maintenance of enterprise web applications.
  • Knowledge and experience with Federal Security Practices and Assessments.
  • ITIL Foundation.
Tools:
  • Microsoft Office tools including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with modeling tools such as Visio and requirements management tools such as Contour or Jira is a plus.   
Clearance:
  • US citizenship - Active Secret Clearance.
Education:
  • B. S. degree or equivalent experience.
  • PMI Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certification preferred.
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