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Senior Business Analyst
We are looking for a Senior Business Analyst who is customer-focused and passionate about helping government agencies modernize technology and processes.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading, advising, analyzing, and managing ICF client requirements and translating them into documentation and conceptual design for the development team for a large modernization effort. Your skill as a translator ensures business analysis scope is understood and your familiarity with existing business processes allows you to determine the appropriate analysis effort necessary for the initiative. You have the proclivity to detect overlapping functions and interdepartmental dependencies and provide both tactical and strategic thinking.
You are comfortable leading an Agile team employing Scrum development framework. You also have a concrete understanding of cloud-based software development terminology, content management systems (CMS) as well as familiarity with concepts such as infrastructure as code, continuous integration, and continuous delivery. You are known for effective communication in person or via phone/conferencing and can represent the voice of the business.
What you’ll be doing:
Translate business needs into clear user stories and acceptance criteria
Facilitate requirements elicitation sessions and provide clear follow up steps
Apply fundamental knowledge around all aspects of a thorough analysis
Negotiate business solutions that balance technical capability and time against business need
Push creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing industry practices and client mindsets to identify options to address business problems
Share analysis skills across ICF Analysis community
What you must have:
Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field such as stem, IT, Computer science, or similar
5 or more years’ experience as a software business analyst on legacy modernization, COTS integration, or green field application projects including:
Business process analysis or business process re-engineering
Client facing communication
Gap analysis on current state processes
2 or more years recent experience as a business analyst and cross-functional team member working in an agile development environment (i.e., scrum, kanban, etc.) to include:
Leading requirements management
Requirements elicitation and documentation
User story definition
Acceptant criteria determination
Certified Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Product Owner
3 or more years’ experience with Visio and Jira (or similar Agile project tracking software)
Comprehensive understanding of the full software development lifecycle (SDLC), Requirements Management, and Scope Management methodologies
Must possess strong analytical, organizational and product management skills
Must be U.S. Citizen, eligible for Public Trust, due to federal contract requirements
What we'd like you to have:
Experience with change management
Experience managing requirements across teams
Experience/Exposure with Scale Agile Framework (SAFe)
Experience working with Product Owner to groom and prioritize a backlog
Why you’ll love working here:
Generous vacation and retirement plans
Comprehensive health benefits
Flexible work location
Diverse workforce that values equality and inclusion
Ongoing training and development opportunities
Friendly community with lots of social events
Participation in charity initiatives
Employee support program
Technologies you’ll use:
Jira, Visio, Confluence, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, Mural
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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