SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

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Agile Business Analyst

Agile Business Analyst

ID 
2017-1511
Job Location 
US-MD-Frederick
Job Type 
Immediate Hire
Category 
Information Technology

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Overview

SkyePoint Decisions is looking for intelligent and motivated people with strong analytical skills who are interested in becoming part of an Agile team. This position provides an opportunity to work closely for biomedical research programs to include the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and the DoD Congressional Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). As an Agile analyst, you will be part of an agile delivery team focused on delivering new customer-facing web-based applications with an emphasis on providing high value features to our customers.

 
The applicant serves as a core support member for the team working closely with the Product Owner and high performing development team to help manage the product. The primary responsibility will be to integrate the needs of the projects as well as the needs of a number of different stakeholders to produce an overall solution. The ideal candidate is someone with strong technical skills and knowledge combined with the ability to communicate clearly technical concepts, but with enough business understanding to prioritize initiatives and work with both our senior management and with our market clients on tradeoffs.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in planning and designing business processes; assists in formulating recommendations to improve and support business activities.
  • Assists in analyzing and documenting client's business requirements and processes; communicates these requirements to technical personnel by constructing basic conceptual data and process models, including data dictionaries and volume estimates.
  • Assists in creating basic test scenarios to be used in testing the business applications in order to verify that client requirements are incorporated into the system design.
  • Assists in developing and modifying systems requirements documentation to meet client needs.
  • Provide detailed user stories and requirements to technical leads in support of sprint planning activities.
  • Participate and facilitate meetings with clients and end users to gather and document requirements and explore potential solutions.
  • Executes systems test from existing test plans. Assists in analyzing testing results in all phases.
  • Participates in technical reviews and inspections to verify 'intent of change' is carried through phases of project.
  • Support Product Owners in their management of requirements and product features.
  • Assist with the management of requirements and collaboration sessions using tools like Jira and Confluence.
  • Assist in the research and assessment of business goals, objectives and needs to align information technology solutions with business initiatives.
  • Conduct testing such as functional testing and user acceptance testing (UAT).
  • Assists Product Owner to define and prioritize the team backlog of work so that solution effectively addresses business and program priorities

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle methodologies
  • Professional Agile certification
  • Experience working with Agile/SCRUM writing user stories and following the development process through user story acceptance
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence)
  • Self-motivated, highly organized individual
  • Demonstrated experience with processes with complex scientific peer review and grants management programs.

SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9000:2008 certified small business headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, with local offices across the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. SkyePoint Decisions has grown into a successful federal contractor by combining industry best practices with innovative solutions that consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We understand and integrate our customer’s technology and mission requirements to successfully deliver high quality, cost effective services on time and on budget.

 

SkyePoint Decisions empowers a secure dynamic workforce to complete any mission -- anytime, anywhere. It’s what we call Agency Anywhere®. SkyePoint Decisions delivers Agency Anywhere® by tightly integrating our technical competencies (cybersecurity, cloud services, remote access, collaboration, system & network optimization, device management and more) to provide our customer’s operating environments with the security, flexibility, availability, and operational continuity required to enable today’s on-the-go federal workforce to successfully and securely complete any mission – anytime, anywhere.

 

SkyePoint Decisions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.