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Senior IT Business Process Analyst

Crystal City, VA · Information Technology
The senior business process analyst is responsible for gathering, analyzing, and documenting business processes associated with performance and financial management activities with the goal of supporting the development and enhancement of enterprise software as a member of the Application Development Product Team.  The Business Analyst (BA) works closely with the client business owners, project management, technical engineering and application development teams, as well as Deployment and Communications teams. In this role, you will be supporting the development of a large portfolio management system at USAID. This is a full time position with benefits located in Washington DC office. 


The duties for this position may include, but are not limited to:
  • Quickly understands the business issues and data challenges of client organization
  • Conducts workflow analysis and captures business requirements
  • Develops functional and system design specifications 
  • Supports planning and prioritization of the product feature backlog and development for the product solution
  • Supports  creation of product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new  functionalities
  • Provides an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Supports backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
  • Actively supports user acceptance test case development and testing
  • Ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner
  • Communicates needed changes to development team.
  • Facilitate and negotiate sometimes competing interests of Business Owner and Technical teams
  • Supports the design of meaningful data reports, dashboards, and other data visualizations

Key Qualifications

  • The candidate for this position should hold a minimum of a BA or BS
  • Proven experience as a Business Analyst
  • An ownership mentality over the BA’s areas of responsibility
  • Effective communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Thorough understanding of agile SDLC software development processes
  • Experience writing user stories, preferably following Behavior Driven Development (BDD) principles
  • Experience working with a SDLM tool such as JIRA or VSTS
  • Ability to read data model documentation
  • Ability to develop basic data queries and reports
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