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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2104679

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

    • Process modeling

    • 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 to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Business Systems

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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