IT Business Analyst

Location: Dahlgren, VA
Date Posted: 08-01-2018
As an IT Business Analyst, you will be joining a team responsible for providing a broad range of project management and software development expertise to support the customer’s mission.   We are looking for someone who will work collaboratively with stakeholders and the development team to research, elicit, analyze, validate and document requirements, and to ensure that those requirements clearly reflect the true business needs of the stakeholders and end users. This position requires an individual who is business process oriented, can understand and decompose complex processes and is able to effectively communicate when issues and challenges arise. In this role, you will be a true consultant, encouraging the customer to think about why and how they do what they currently do, capturing the as-is picture and facilitating, analysis, developing, and documenting the “to be”. You will develop requirements specifications, use cases, and process flows.
In this role, you will:
  • Provide insight and aid in the evolution of applications and processes to a desired future state by maintaining a comprehensive understanding of impact on business operations
  • Map current state against future state processes
  • Analyze the impact of requirements on solution components
  • Leverage multiple business requirements gathering methodologies to identify business, functional, and non-functional requirements for software application development projects
  • Document requirements throughout each stage of the project or initiative to ensure traceability
  • Support the solution design process through interaction and support of the solution development team
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and Technical Lead to provide overall team leadership and guidance
  • Take ownership of requirements, business rules, and serve as primary point of contact for questions and clarifications during design, development and test cycles to deliver software that meets the needs of the user community.
This is a dynamic and fast-paced environment that requires team interaction and coordination of efforts.  We are looking for someone experienced in interfacing with client managers and delivery teams developing applications to meet DoD needs.
Required Skills:
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Active or Interim DoD SECRET clearance
  • A Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in business, IT, or requirements analysis
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent writing skills and experience developing deliverables such as current state analyses and business cases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to elicit and decompose business requirements into cohesive system specifications
  • Experience creating process flows, use cases and user stories
  • Experience working on complex projects involving change to existing systems and business processes
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite including Visio and Project
  • Experience building relationships and interacting with executive and senior leadership, including the ability to tactfully recommend suggestions for improvement or alternatives
Desired Skills:
  • Experience working on custom development software projects
  • Experience working on software development projects with DoD
  • Experience working on cybersecurity projects
At Ariel Partners, we solve the most difficult problems that inhibit technology from enabling our customers to achieve their goals. Our vision is to be recognized by our stakeholders as an elite provider of IT solutions, so when they have their biggest challenges we’re on their short list. We’re looking for team members who share our values of: Integrity to do the right thing even when it hurts; Commitment to the long term success and happiness of our customers, our people, and our partners; Courage to take on difficult challenges, accept new ideas, and accept incremental failure; and the constant pursuit of Excellence

Ariel Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

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