Business Analyst Lead
Job ID 2017-10909 Category Infrastructure Support Posted Date 6/18/2017 Location US-VA-Arlington More information about this job: Overview: About DMI DMI, the world's first end-to-end mobility company, combines all the skills and services necessary to deliver mobile enterprise solutions. Built to reinvent business through mobility, DMI has expertise in mobile strategy, UX, web, and app development, omni-channel commerce, brand and marketing, big data management and analytics, and secure device and app management. The company's unique, integrated approach to mobility has resulted in dramatic growth as well as an expanding client base, which includes hundreds of Fortune 1000 commercial clients and all fifteen US Federal Departments. DMI is headquartered in Washington DC area, with satellite offices around the world. Additional information is available at www.dminc.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Responsibilities: About the Opportunity DMI is currently seeking an experienced professional to fill an IT Business Analyst Lead position for a software development team. Will lead a team of business analysts to gather requirements and/or user stories, conduct analysis of alternatives, write papers, act as Scrum Master, and assist team in Agile transformation. Duties and Responsibilities: * Lead a team of 3-6 business analysts to support various software development effort * Coordinate and communicate with other team leads, management, and the customer to ensure all program goals are being met in relation to business analysis and the BA team * Responsible for identifying and developing requirements and establishing requirements traceability to the business vision * Assign tasks to team members and review work as necessary * Provide guidance and direction to the BA team to ensure work is being done according to process/policy, efficiently, and correctly * Conduct evaluations of team members and provide guidance and mentorship to foster continued professional development * Work closely with the technical team in the definition, testing, training, implementation, and support of functional requirements * Solicit requirements and user stories through interviews, workshops, and/or existing systems documentation or procedures * Develop project and communication documents, conduct analysis of alternatives, and develop white papers, roadmaps and case studies * Serve as Scrum Master to help build high performing teams, build shippable products and be responsible for leading Agile best practices, specifically Scrum and project coordination * Ensure Scrum is understood and work with the team to solve problems and to drive continuous improvement and business owner satisfaction * Will organize and facilitate all Scrum related meetings (stand-ups, retrospectives, reviews, demos, etc.) * Work with the team to develop project plans, roadmaps, and manage backlog. Communicate team plans, report impediments for escalation, identify risk/concerns to relevant stakeholders to help resolve * Work with product owners and stakeholders to refine vision and establish goals and metrics * Update Agile tracking system daily to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs. Track and communicate velocity and spring progress to all affected teams and management Qualifications: Education and Years of Experience: * Mininum of 10 years of academic and business experience, particularly in a software development enviornment * Mininum of 5 years of team leadership experience * The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a technology related field, or other degree. Equivalent combination of education, technical training or work experience is also acceptable * Experience in Agile required Required Skills/Certifications: * Self-starter who can come up to speed quickly. Works with little direction and supervision, makes time for unplanned assignments, and adaptable to changing priorities. * Solid collaboration, multi-tasking and organization skills. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Leadership abilities a plus. * Detail oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills including technical writing skills. Must be able to communicate effectively and confidently with users, team members and management. * Has strong analytical and problem solving skills, and is able to identify multiple approaches to problem solving and recommend the best solution. * Strong facilitation skills needed. Must be able to elicit requirements from various stakeholders across the organization. * Process driven analysis skills and a background in various requirements elicitation methods needed. * Must possess understanding of software engineering concepts. * Must have experience working in an office setting and possess strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. * Must be able to multi-task and prioritize assignments in accordance to program goals. * Must be coachable, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and take initiative in performing tasks. * Team player must be able to work professionally and collaboratively with the government customer and other contract members of the project team. * Writing Samples may be requested. Desired Skills/Certifications: * CSM or CBAP certification or equivalent certification desired * Proficient skills in Microsoft standard desktop applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project. * Rational RTC, RRC, and RQM highly desired. Physical Requirement(s): N/A Location: Crystal City, VA Working at DMI DMI is a diverse, prosperous and rewarding place to work. We provide our employees with competitive benefits, educational assistance, and career growth opportunities. Every employee is valued for their talents and contributions. We all take pride in helping our customers achieve their goals, which in turn contributes to the overall success of the company. The company does and will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status. DMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability. * No Agencies Please * Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US citizenship may be required for some positions.