Entry-Level Business Analyst/Tester
Alion Science and Technology - Vienna, VA

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Washington Consulting, an Alion company, is seeking motivated Business Systems Analysts / Consultants for our Information Management Solutions and Performance Improvement Consulting practices. As a Consultant, you will work collaboratively in a team environment to perform data and/or system analysis and provide project support for delivery of WCI's client services.

Primary Duties may include the following:

+ Analyze complex business problems to be solved with automated systems

+ Study existing information processing systems┬┐ capabilities, specifications, and limitations to evaluate effectiveness and to support the development of new systems when required

+ Work with functional users to develop business cases and/or cost-benefit analyses for proposed systems

+ Facilitate discussions and analyses to gather, refine, and document requirements

+ Produce fit-gap analyses by assessing current systems┬┐ functionality against new customer needs

+ Support as-is and to-be process analysis and documentation

+ Participate in system design sessions and other meetings

+ Support user adoption through change management communications

+ Develop system training materials and conduct user training sessions via WebEx and in-person

+ Write/update and present system documentation, technical reports, memoranda, business cases analyses, requirements documents, instructional manuals or other user documents

+ Analyze system interface problems, data definitions and user interface design issues

+ Create logical data models based on functional requirements

+ Perform quality assurance review of specifications

+ Develop analytical tools for use in the design and redesign of systems

+ Analyze systems factors, including input and output requirements, information flow, and reliability characteristics

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

+ US Citizenship required

+ Bachelor's degree, preferably in management, information technology, communications, or other related field

+ 0 ┬┐ 2 years' relevant work experience; prior consulting experience preferred

+ Experience with, or at a minimum understanding of, all SDLC phases, preferably in the public sector

+ Experience with analysis, design, or development of IT systems; experience in functional roles related to SharePoint platforms is preferred, but not required

+ Basic understanding of IT or management consulting solutions

+ Basic business function acumen and demonstrated aptitude for rapidly acquiring and applying technical, business and industry knowledge

+ Demonstrated enthusiasm, strong work ethic, and interest in primary duties

+ Ability to lead user training sessions

+ Excellent verbal, written, and graphical communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively and independently with personnel and clients at all levels

+ Ability to work independently

+ Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines

+ Commitment to customer service and quality, minimizing errors in own work products

+ Good interpersonal and team skills; ability to work collaboratively with others for problem solving and solution development

+ Interest in consulting work, including willingness to accept and adapt to changes in job duties, teammates, and job performance location

+ The ability to secure and maintain a clearance may be required for this position

The current position will be performed in Arlington, VA. Position may require up to 25% travel domestically and/or internationally. Candidate must be available for work at various locations throughout the metropolitan Washington DC area.

Washington Consulting, Inc. is a management and information technology consulting organization. Headquartered in the Washington Metropolitan region, our staff is experienced at providing high quality consulting services to premier clients in both the commercial and public sectors. We leverage our experience and expertise across commercial, nonprofit and public sectors to deploy the best resources and solutions for our clients. We view each client as a strategic partner because our success is measured through the achievements of our clients.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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