Sr. Business Analyst

Employer
Aptive
Location
Working from home
Posted
Nov 23, 2022
Closes
Dec 23, 2022
Ref
2022-1668
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Senior Business Analyst to support digital transformation within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Financial Services Center.

Within the FSC, the Financial Technology Service (FTS) is responsible for all Information Technology including requirements analysis and sizing, backlog management, scrum team governance, incremental/sprint planning, business value, dependency management, risk and impact analysis, scheduling, budget vs actual labor reporting, configuration management, testing, infrastructure operations, application modernization, cyber security, process improvement, and Agile Release Train orchestration.

FTS's IT products address a broad array of VA's enterprise requirements including timekeeping and payroll; accounting; financial reporting and auditing; healthcare claims processing; accounts payable and payment processing; employee travel and charge card; employee relocation; financial data analytics; and financial integration.

This role can be performed in Austin, TX or fully remote.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Extensive knowledge in business process and system
    analysis, design, improvement, and implementation efforts and in translating business process needs into technical requirements.
  • Provide expertise in change management and training support.
  • Provide organizational and strategic planning for a wide variety of technical and functional environments.
  • Provide expertise in the following areas, to include but not limited to, Configuration Management, Strategic
    Planning, Knowledge Management, Business Analysis and Technical Analysis.
  • Analytically and systematically evaluates problems, workflows, and organizations and develops appropriate plans of action.
  • Applies business process improvement practices to business process modernization projects.
  • Perform process design and improvement work under the direction of Government resources.
  • Plan discovery assessments; improvement or design planning (to include recommendations for appropriate process improvement and design methodologies), proposing and defining performance metrics, developing and implementing measurement plans, performing As-Is and To-Be analysis (including workflow maps), developing courses of action for government consideration, and implementation of selected actions.
  • Develop and manage implementation plans, SOPs based on Government identified processes, development and delivery of training materials, development of communications products.
  • Provide process improvement/design plans that include methodology recommendations; Discovery analysis that include problem statement definition, scope definition, high-level process mapping, AS-IS/TO-BE documentation, and measurement plans; improvement recommendations for current performance assessments, root cause analysis, and To-Be Analysis; Implementation planning including development and testing plans, change management plans, and training plans; implemented solutions including SOPs, process documentation, training materials, and communications; and control assessment including post-implementation performance analysis and retrospectives.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to rapidly prioritize competing requirements
  • Ability to understand and simplify customer requirements
  • Ability to communicate end user feedback to technical and design leads
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Process Improvement/ Process Design practices, such as:
    • Six Sigma
    • Lean
    • Total Quality Management
    • Theory of Constraints
  • Government Policies and Procedures related to IT implementation
    • Standardizing approach to Security authorizations for Cloud Service Offerings
    • Information Technology Project Management
    • Federal Information Security Modernization Act
    • Authority to Operate (ATO) processes
  • Business Analysis
  • Proven knowledge of industry standards
  • Ability to travel onsite in Washington, DC.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience supporting the Veterans Health Administration
  • Knowledge of military and Veteran populations
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize, and work well with others
  • Ability to communicate thoughts, ideas, and solutions logically both written and orally
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment
  • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and high attention to detail


About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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