Business Analyst

Employer
Octo Consulting Group
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Apr 18, 2019
Closes
Apr 18, 2019
Ref
55762856
Function
IT, Systems Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Business Analyst to join our growing team. As the Business Analyst you will be responsible for supporting the Product Owner in managing the product backlog and supporting Human Centered Design activities for a large Federal program. The Business Analyst will participate in major program ceremonies, capturing key customer requirements and use feedback and translating them into Agile Requirements. The Business Analyst player coach support the development of key roll-out artifacts and user communication artifacts to support a smooth transition to the implementation of the system. Responsibilities: Manage the product backlog and design artifacts in JIRA and Confluence Faciliate collection of user feedback mechanism and metrics tracking Translate customer needs and requirement into Epics, Features and User Stories Maintain requirements traceability Support Human Centered Design activities and Business Process Modeling Work directly with the development teams to clarify requirements Support organizational change strategy and artifacts to support a smooth system roll-out Develop executive briefing artifacts and info-graphics/diagrams 3+ years of experience as a Business Analyst working in an Agile environment - Federal Agile Experience Preferred 5-10 years professional experience One or more Agile certification(s) - Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Agile Coach, etc. Knowledge and experience in several Agile frameworks (eg, Kanban, Scrum, XP, Lean, DevOps). Expert experience in Agile business analysis, product ownership, or management. Competent in HCD, UX research, and usability testing. Competent in BPMN. Strong writing and communication skills. Knowledge of government acquisition and contracting practices preferred. Technical understanding to connect technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences Innovative thinking - ability to learn new tools and techniques and apply them to the program Education: Bachelor's degree (BS,BA) or equivalent experience, Advanced Degree Preferred Location: Primary:Baltimore, MD Occasional Local Travel to Reston, VA

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