Business Analyst

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 08-15-2017
Government Agency in Washington DC is looking for a Business Analyst

The Role:

•Leads or collaborate with Scrum Team, actively leads/participates in Story Creation, Backlog Refinement and Scrum Events (Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Retrospective, Reviews, and Quarterly Planning)

•Serve as primary collaborator with Product Owners, Business Partners, Scrum Masters and Architects to build and define the Product Backlogs

•Perform story analysis to determine conditions of satisfaction, document acceptance criteria, and to understand the impact to other systems, projects, domains, and operational teams

•Manage the evolution of the User Story and other backlog items (includes but not limited to breaking down the stories, eliciting conversations, facilitating story refinement sessions)

•Answer ad hoc questions and provide clarification/direction to development and support teams regarding user stories and functions

•Collaborate with the Product Owner and Scrum Master in Release Planning

•Provide technical support to client application teams during implementations of new services and provide subject matter expertise for support escalations

•Collaborate with the IT Communications team to plan and review customer messages on upcoming releases.

•Backfill Project Manager tasks as needed, including coordination and documentation of release deliverables such as project schedules, status reports, and presentations.


What You Need to Bring to the Table:

•Bachelor’s degree

•Minimum of 4 years of direct work experience in a business analysis capacity, including all aspects of business process and requirement elicitation, documentation, and testing

•2+ years of professional experience participating in a Scrum environment required

•2+ years of working experience as an Agile Business Analyst required

•Agile techniques, theory and practices

•Strong collaboration skills

•Excellent communication skills

•Proven leader

•Strong technical skills


Desired Qualifications:

•Demonstrate strong writing, editing, and presentation skills.

•Possess client and stakeholder relationship skills.

•Be highly organized; demonstrate excellent time management skills; able to juggle multiple tasks at once.

•Be motivated, flexible and a “team player”.


Clearance: US Citizen - must be able to obtain a "Public Trust" level clearance

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