Sr. Business Analyst - Wash. DC Bhjob20917_
Sr. Business Analyst Washington, DC (ID# 12572) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is a federal agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - is part of USDA's Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area. NIFA programs propel cutting-edge discoveries from research laboratories to farms, classrooms, communities, and back again. The incumbent Sr. Business Analyst will perform business analysis, requirements gathering, testing, and documentation of applications. He or she will work closely with a team of developers during each step of the process. Specific job responsibilities include: Collect and document user requirements Research and develop technical requirements Collaborate with developers on designing new features and software modifications Document and execute testing Coordinate User Acceptance Support code implementation Develop application documentation Coordinate and organize team collaboration Interact professionally with clients and team members Provide operations and inquiry support Report to management Required Skills and Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in MIS related field (or an equivalent combination of higher education, professional training, and additional experience) 8+ years of professional experience Strong research and analytical skills Strong written and oral and communication skills Ability to communicate complex technical analysis to technical and non-technical audiences Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Visio and MS Project Experience with relational databases Intermediate SQL knowledge Expert in SDLC in an Agile environment Works well under tight deadlines Takes initiative and does not require close monitoring Desired Skills and Qualifications: Agile methodology practitioner Automated testing experience Experience with Federal Government Customers ABOUT CHEROKEE NATION: Building, Solving, Serving Cherokee Nation is the largest federally recognized tribe in the United States. The tribal government works to build an economic footprint that makes local and regional economies flourish. One of the drivers of Cherokee Nation's prosperity and stability is Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB), the independent holding company that builds the tribe's diverse economic portfolio. For the past 50 years, CNB has operated companies serving a wide variety of industries. Whether it's hospitality and gaming or providing strategic services to the federal government, CNB blends its heritage of ingenuity with modern business experience to build strategic business solutions, solve complex challenges and serve clients around the world. In 2017, CNB generated more than $1 billion in revenue and has more 6,500 employees across the globe. Each year, 100 percent of its profits are reinvested in strengthening local communities and growing the economy through commerce and job creation. CNB is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. and has regional offices in the following locations; Columbia, Maryland Crystal City, Virginia Denver, Colorado Dover, Delaware Ft. Collins, Colorado Huntsville, Alabama San Antonio, Texas Shirley, Massachusetts Tampa, Florida Federal contracting has become a core competency of CNB over the past six years. CNB has 30 active companies who market to the federal government focusing on six service lines; technology, health sciences, consulting, environmental and construction, engineering and manufacturing and distribution and logistics. Since 2012, these companies have won more than $3.15 billion in federal contracting dollars and have served more than 60 federal agencies. APPLY ONLINE at www.cherokee-cna.com We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 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