Business Analyst

Location
Greenbelt, Maryland
Salary
$105,000-$125,000
Posted
Mar 02, 2018
Closes
Apr 04, 2018
Ref
AD215921
Function
Analyst, Business
Hours
Contract

Job Summary/Company:

Are you an experienced Business Analyst looking for a fantastic long term opportunity? Sparks Group is partnered with an organization that is supporting a long-term mission critical Federal program in the DC Metropolitan area. This program is an excellent opportunity for potential candidates to gain exposure and experience / networks to further push forward in their careers!

Responsibilities:

  •  Has expertise in facilitating schedules across multiple environments, multiple teams, and multiple test and production releases. You will work with architects, developers, and testers on large-scale, enterprise-level integration projects
  • Has expertise in facilitating between multiple design and development teams
  • Has engineering experience with systems in cloud, on-prem and hybrid environments
  • Is able to work with engineers to gather data and convert into a meaningful summary
  • Analyze users' needs
  • Create flowcharts, diagrams, and other documentation.
  • Create documentation and Functional System Design Requirements
  • Work with QA and Software Engineers to improve overall development and test processes
  • Report and analyze test results to ensure functionality and quality
  • Define, modify, and execute test plans and strategies
  • Is able to identify customer priorities and operational functions to drive schedule decisions and planning
  • Comfort presenting status and information to a large audience
  • Experience in testing systems with an interface (internal or external) 
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Is a creative and persistent problem solver

Qualifications/Background Profile:

  • Position requires ability to obtain a Public Trust
  • Position requires U.S. Citizenship or Green Card Holders
  • 10+ years of professional work experience (Master’s Degree counts as 2 years)
  • Hands-on experience preparing schedules with multiple dependencies and integration points, dashboards and reports
  • Strong ability to analyze requirements and convert to detailed test cases (positive, negative, exceptions, etc.…)
  • Understanding of software testing methodologies and techniques, such as front-end functional testing, system integration testing, performance and load testing
  • Ability to write test plans, cases and record/track defects
  • Collecting, analyzing, and documenting functional, business, and technical requirements and transferring the same knowledge to development teams
  • Evaluating data collected through task analysis, business process survey and workshops
  • Preparing accurate and detailed requirement specifications documents, user interface guides, and functional specification documents
  • Deep knowledge of how the system development lifecycle
  • Minimum 5 years of experience integrating interfaces between systems
  • Experience in facilitating meetings
  • Experience in both Windows and UNIX environments
  • Strong written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication and customer facing skills

Qualified candidates should send their resume to Sparks Group for additional details. Please note resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. 

We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

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