ICF is seeking a motivated Senior Business Analyst to support upcoming needs in Arlington, VA.
The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for leading and advising ICF clients while eliciting and analyzing business requirements and translating into documentation and conceptual design from which applications and solutions are developed. As a translator between between technical teams and the client’s business community, the Senior Analyst ensures business analysis scope is understood and determines the appropriate analysis effort necessary for the initiative. This position is within the context of an Agile team employing Scrum development framework.
The Senior Analyst is responsible for Requirements Management and will assist with solution configuration when appropriate. The ideal candidate should have the proclivity to detect overlapping functions and interdepartmental dependencies and provide both tactical and strategic thinking.
In addition to supporting all phases of the project, this position will also be responsible for authoring content and peer reviewing a wide array of documents, including functional, technical, training as well as marketing, and proposals. The Senior Business Analyst will review deliverables, perform quality assurance, produce and update management documents, including reports, action items, meeting minutes, weekly and monthly status reports.
Required Skills and Qualifications
- Bachelors Degree
6 years experience as a business analyst in a fast-paced application development environment working on multiple project types such as COTS (commercial off the shelf), new development, and enhancements/support.
6 years recent experience working in an agile development environment as a business analyst (i.e., scrum, kanban, etc.)
Requirements Management and Configuration Management methodologies, along with corresponding support tools, is expected
Concrete understanding of Object Oriented enterprise software system development processes, methodologies, as well as major technologies (such as Java and .Net) and approaches (such as modularity and SOA)
Experience facilitating requirements gathering, Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions, capturing client requirements and feedback
- US Citizenship Required
Ability to perform R&D and author white papers while utilizing different team members’ subject matter expertise
- Must be eligible and able to maintain background investigation for public trust clearance
Coaching, Mentoring and Teaching skills
Practice knowledge transfer and foster change management
Teamwork-focused/collaborative work style
Ability to push creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing industry practices and client mindsets is required.
Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts is required.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate difficult sensitive information tactfully is required.
Must possess strong analytical, organizational and product management skills.
Ability to work independently with users to define concepts, under direction of project/program manager is required.
Must possess strong leadership skills and generate enthusiasm among team members.
Ability to successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously is required.
Must exhibit confidence and an extensive knowledge of emerging industry practices when solving business problems.
Ability to lead and negotiate business solutions that balance technical capability, cost, and time, against business need is required.
Intermediate proficiency with Google Docs applications
Significant experience with Microsoft Office as it relates to producing project management deliverables, i.e., MS Project and Project Server for task management, Excel for reporting and data analysis, Word for status reporting and PowerPoint for status communication and project briefings
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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Arlington, VA (VA31)