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Appian Business Analysts (All Levels) (Remote)
ICF’s IT Modernization division is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial, technology driven department, seeking motivated Appian Business Analysts to join our team.
Successful candidates must be able to complete a Public Trust background check, requiring U.S. residency for 3 of the past 5 years.
The Business Analyst is responsible for gathering and documenting system/business requirements in the form of user stories and use cases, perform requirement analysis and systems analysis, facilitating design and development of software solutions, assisting with the testing process, and helping quality assurance process.
Responsible for stakeholder management, requirement elicitation, preparing estimations for business analysis tasks and deliverables, systems analysis, preparing functional specifications using user stories, acceptance criteria and use case narration. Responsible for ensuring unique business needs are properly translated to functional specifications and provide a system solution, assisting with the maintenance of project schedules and developing various status reports.
Plan out business analysis efforts, including stakeholder analysis, communication planning, and elicitation techniques
Support discussions on establishing and controlling application scope
Facilitate requirements gathering via meetings, interview sessions, brainstorming, documentation analysis, and other techniques as necessary
Support customer meetings to understand current client business practices and business needs supporting requirements analysis
Document and validate high-level business needs
Document quality attributes, interfaces, and other nonfunctional requirements
Ensure that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards
Validate requirements with business stakeholders and team members
Manage client relationships and expectations during the requirements gathering phase
Collaborate with stakeholders and team members regarding requirements development and translation into software specifications
Support traceability efforts from high-level business needs through functional validation
Participate in requirements prioritization
Support requirements decomposition into specifications
Write detailed descriptions of user needs, program functions and dependencies required to develop or modify applications
Support development and refinement of requirements, identifying and recommending corrections to gaps or deficiencies
Manage changes to baselined requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools
Consolidate user stories and user feedback on apps throughout the development cycle
Write and/or review documents needed to support application release
Coordinate the stage gate review process including assembling document packages and working with team members to complete required documentation
Works closely with developers and testers to ensure all requirements are understood and have corresponding test scripts
Ensure the project teams have clear, consistent, and testable requirements
Support business validation of functionality
Manage the documentation for multiple applications and releases across more than one development team while meeting deadlines
Assist in maintaining concurrent project schedules
Develop weekly and monthly status reports
Three plus years of work experience in Information Technology as a Business Analyst and Tester.
Facilitates meetings with business owners, technical leads, and other stakeholders.
Works as the Scrum Master for technical team coordination.
Captures business needs and develops corresponding functional solutions.
Facilitates development of technical requirements, user stories, and mockups to address business needs and work with developers and testers to ensure prototype solutions meet expectations.
Develops Weekly Status presentations. Develops FDA EPLC documents.
Estimates testing levels of effort for requirements.
Determines testing approach for break/fix and enhancement requests.
Develops test plans, test cases, and RTMs in HP ALM.
Executes detailed tests and test scripts. Documents test results.
Automates tests as needed in testing tools to support automation, 508 compliance, and performance testing.
Supports UAT prep efforts in conjunction with business owners/ users.
Proficient in Microsoft Office tools
MS Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint
Proficient in formal software development life cycle processes
Proficient with JIRA
Demonstrated abilities as a driven, self-starter and quick study
Experience in a government environment
Experience with Appian BPM tool. Or other BPM tools. Experience with using JIRA.
Agile development practices
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.
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