Business Support Analyst

Phonetic Consulting Services Inc
Washington, DC
Jan 26, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time
Job Responsibilities: This position is for a Sr. BA or Product Owner to lead the efforts of defining the Product Backlogs by working closely with the team of business analysts, architects, technical SMEs and business owners. This role's accountabilities include, but are not limited to:Writes Features and work with the team to define User Stories and add them to the product backlogs. Works with business owner to determine priority and assign the priority for the Epics and User Stories in the backlogs. Define the Minimal Viable Product (MVP) for the product Epic and/or features. Works with the Scrum Masters to schedule the grooming sessions with the scrum teams. Provides guidance and necessary inputs from business perspective to the scrum teams during the grooming sessions. Product Owner assists with communicating the technical challenges/hurdles to business owner and help resolve the issues related to business. Follows the Agile playbook and process at the FEPOC to support agile delivery. Conducts the Release planning sessions with business owners to understand the business priorities for the upcoming release/iteration. Plan and conduct the release planning session with the internal scrums teams to share the business priorities for the upcoming release/iteration and share roadmap. Participates into daily scrum stand-ups as required/time permits, retrospectives, product demonstrations and other scrum ceremonies. Provides inputs to business owner in defining the strategic business roadmap to achieve the program vision. Guides business analysts on how to break down the MVP into the User Stories and writing effective User Stories. Provides inputs to the Scrum Masters on improvement opportunities with grooming sessions. Engages with business stake holders on need basis to educate, learn and provide input to support/improve Agile delivery. Provide input and champion Agile process improvement initiatives based on team/external feedback. Support culture change to improve delivery agility. Provide coaching to team members who are new to Scrum and Agile practices. Supporting Team building and Team development by utilizing the abilities and skills of individuals, and fostering a feedback culture. This position requires minimal "on call" for emergency situations requiring immediate resolutions. This is an onsite position in the DC office and no telework will be allowed. The position will begin as a Work From Home, until further notice.QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, or Engineering or equivalent work experience required.- Overall 5+ years of IT and business experience in planning, Business Analysis, Business Development, Solutions Development, System Analysis, Technical design/development, implementation, and maintenance of systems, preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms.- Previous Product Owner experience (2-4 years) in a dynamic high-technology environment.Required: Excellent communication, interpersonal & leadership skills.Hands on experience with Agile practices, Scrum process, Kanban etc.Business savvy to understand the product needs of the future and influence all stakeholders to prioritize them.Understanding of Web & Mobile technologies, user experience modelling/evolution etc.Knowledge of Systems Development Lifecycle and the Project Management Lifecycle.Business savvy and ability to discover the potential business and product opportunitiesExperience with product roadmaps development and influencing key stake holders for buy in on business prioritiesExperience with managing the creation and refinement of user stories and defining acceptance criteria in Scrum.Experience in Health insurance domain a plus.Support product evolution by engaging all stakeholders and sponsors, documentation of future state requirements, development of a Product vision/roadmap for the future, and aligning stakeholders on the path ahead.Preferred: - Prior experience as Business Analyst with technical background is a big plus. This is a leadership role, and candidate needs the talent and enough years of IT experience.- Ability to negotiate business need when prioritizing work- Proficient in story management tool similar to Rally agile, Jira, TFS- Familiarity with health and wellness consumer programs, such as Health Risk Assessments- Experience managing vendors who develop tools and services is preferred* Deliverable: User Stories, Feature writeups, Presentations, training materials, Managing program initiatives, and leading scrum teams.Job Types: Full-time, ContractPay: From $55.00 per hourSchedule:8 hour shiftAbility to commute/relocate:Washington, DC: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)Experience:SQL: 1 year (Preferred)Data & Technical Business Analysts: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location