Senior Business Analyst

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/18/18
Fairfax, VA
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/18/18

We are looking for a Senior Analyst with 7+years ofexperience working as a business analyst and testing large scale software applications, and demonstrated ability to work in a virtual team environment. This position is Fairfax based with minimaltravelrequiredto client site.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Support impact analysis and business requirements phase, ensuring the delivery of quality business requirements
• Manage/Support internal and external requirement sessions with project stakeholders, impacted business areas, and technical teams to understand and review/document the high-level impact of proposed enhancements
• Thoroughly document details of all impacts by ensuring alignment with project scope and objectives
• Develops and maintain detailed user, business, program, and performance requirements for the development of software applications.
• Performs through intensive interactions, meetings, workgroups, workshops, etc. to analyze business and user processes, key stakeholder procedures, and community practices.
• Facilitate and manage external review sessions to review detailed business requirements with project stakeholders, technical, database, and architecture teams
• Perform high-level and detailed-level estimation of required effort based on project scope and objectives (e.g., user story points)
• Identify and facilitate the development of creative solutions that meet the client’s needs and/or provide growth opportunities for the team
• Execute adequate life cycle/release planning that demonstrates strong understanding of the scope of work, resources required to complete all tasks, sound assumptions, and clear understanding and recognition of risks involved
• Identify risks/issues and escalate to project management and client, as required, including mitigation strategies and contingency plans
• Facilitate continuous improvement environment focused on quality improvement year-over-year
• Understanding all the business/functional requirements for automation test plan.
• Supporting system testing activities including test preparation, ensuring test cases and scripts cover all requirements and design specifications. Writing automated and manual test cases and test scripts based on requirements and user stories.
• Executing test cases manually or using automated test tools and supporting User Acceptance Testing and Validation Testing efforts.
• Proactively bringing issues and problems to the attention of the team; generating, proposing
and implementing innovative solutions to solve them
• Logging defects, testing/retesting defects, tracking progress and results and reporting status to the project lead.
• Mentor and train junior BA team members.
• Carry out other related tasks and projects

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Complete end-to-end knowledge/experience in SDLC phases, including UI design experience
• Experience writing system requirements, UI design and testing documentations.
• Experience conducting/participating in design sessions
• Experience working in waterfall and Agile SDLCs.
• Thorough knowledge of the entire SDLC, testing methodologies and their direct implementation to projects.
• Ability to work with team of Business Analysts. Testers and Developers to ensure full coverage of business requirements and the ability to provide estimates on various SDLC tasks.
• Experience with various testing phases and approaches: functional, regression, integration and end to end.
• Hands-on experience in Software Testing and thorough working knowledge of developing, maintaining, and executing test scenarios and test cases
• Hands-on experience in developing automation scripting
• Experience with QA and testing using Agile methodology
• Experience testing browser-based/web applications
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Team player with ability to work in a rapidly changing environment utilizing good time management and prioritization skills, while maintaining high quality and being flexible to customer needs and timelines.

Desired Qualifications:
• Grants management experience a plus
• Experience w/ Section 508 is desirable
• Familiarity with Azure and Amazon AWS would be an asset
• Familiarity with one of the database and SQL, such as MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL,
Document DB would be a plus
• Knowledge of automation tools, such as Selenium Web Driver, Visual Studio Quality
Tool a plus
• Ability to working effectively and collaboratively with others to achieve common goals
• Able to multitask and work effectively with minimal supervision.
• Self-motivated performer with a desire to work on a project team, learning and testing software features

Position ID: J0318-2427

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