Business Analyst
Insignia Technology Services - Washington, DC

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Insignia Technology Services is seeking a proven Business Analyst to provide day-to-day support for a contract under the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. The Business Analyst is geographically in the Hampton Roads or D.C. metro areas with the ability to telecommute. Apply today for immediate consideration.

Description:
This position exists to provide business analysis activities for small to large Information Technology (IT) projects, primarily within the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. This position will work with business partners within business functions to align technology solutions with business strategies and serve as liaison between the Information Technology (IT) technical team and the business partners.

Additional functions may include providing business development and marketing support for an Information Technology company focused on government services. This includes full life cycle business development support from identifying an opportunity, through qualification, submitting a response and transitioning an opportunity win to an operational team.

Duties:
Responsibilities will include the development and management of project documents including: project plans, System Design Documents or functional/technical requirements, Requirement Specification Documents (RSD), Requirements Traceability Matrices (RTM), Use Cases, Use Case Models & Diagrams, Configuration Management Plans (CMP), Change Control Process Plan (CCPP), Quality Assurance Plan (QAP), User Guide and Training Guides. Also assists with test strategy/plans, implementation/deployment plans, stage gates, status reports, meeting agendas and minutes, budget, resource plans, project closeout and lessons learned.

Interfaces with technical teams including IT Architecture, IT Security, technology infrastructure and operations. Interfaces with business leadership, business project sponsors, and business subject matter experts. Analyzes complex business needs and facilitate concurrence among stakeholders to deliver IT solutions to enable business goals & objectives. Assist in business process redesign and documentation as needed for new technology.

Translates high level business requirements into functional specifications for the IT organization and manages changes to such specifications. Identifies business, operational and technical tasks, scope, time constraints and task interdependencies.

Lead group to successful solutions by facilitating to consensus on issues. Investigates, researches and proposes processes and procedures. Communicates formal presentations to management and business partners.

Lead the effort in obtaining high level analysis of upcoming projects. Decompose these high level requirements into manageable processes and conduct details technical requirements gathering with the client. This includes generating Software Specification Requirements documents based upon various inputs from the client (screen shots of existing applications, data analysis, customer interviews, etc.).

Work closely with the development team in coordinating the incremental release of projects. Assist with the process of application unit testing.

Create and maintain artifacts to support the Requirements Management process (from elicitation, elaboration through validation, acceptance and documentation) including change requests for existing requirements.

Manage change requests using development tools to determine if requirements are captured or modifications are needed to existing requirements. Formulate and define system scope and objectives based on user needs. Maintain functional, security, performance requirements using established tools and procedures.

Additional duties include:
Lead requirements gathering and prioritization sessions
Partner with users to develop user stories, detail specifications and business benefits
Obtain buy-in from business stakeholders and cross functional team on proposed functionalities
Provide detailed specs to technology team and drive needed deliverables·
Ensure technology and other deliverables meet requirements and standards

Qualifications:Required:
BS or BA Degree (a degree can be substituted with an equivalent 2 additional years of experience);
Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
Has strong user interaction, requirement elicitation and documentation skills
Has full technical knowledge of all phases of application systems/business analysis
8 plus years of business analysis and in team leadership
Experience working with business processes and re-engineering
Formulate and define system scope and objectives based on user needs
Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
Prepares detailed specifications from which programs are written.
Analyzes and revises existing system logic difficulties and documentation as necessary.
Has full technical knowledge of all phases of application systems/business analysis
Maintain functional, security, performance requirements using VA established tools and procedures
Has strong user interface, requirement elicitation and documentation
Ability to analyze change requests using development tools to determine if requirements are captured or modifications are needed
Ability to generate demos to ensure customers understanding is captured accurately
Requirements Management Experience
Extensive experience in the development and refinement of UML activity diagrams, sequence diagrams and use cases.
Ability to assist with document compliance with PMAS/Propath, EIE, etc.
Ability to create and maintain a Use Case View/Model in the 4 + 1 architectural view
Experience with SOA
Create User Guides
Experience with Rational Tools: ClearQuest, ClearCase, ReqPro, Rational Rose, Quality Manage
Experience at the VA

Preferred:
VA clearance at Moderate level or above
Access to and experience with VA Rational Toolset
IIBA Certification

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