Sr Business Analyst

Washington, DC

Type: Contract-to-Hire

Category: Information Technology

Job ID: 152173

Date Posted: 05/21/2020

Job Title: Sr. Business Analyst
Location: Washington DC
Start Date: Immediate


  • Planning and scheduling BA efforts in-line with the project roadmap.
  • Specifying requirements at different levels: system, sub-system or component, interaction between components, integration with 3rd party systems, single business process, web service, etc.
  • Conducting As-Is, To-Be, JAD sessions (sharing meeting recaps and gathering feedback).
  • Building and managing a product backlog: epics, sub-epics, user stories, acceptance criteria.
  • Backlog prioritizing.
  • Reviewing backlog together with business and development teams.
  • Managing the feedback and comments to requirements.
  • Understanding if requirements are complete, consistent, comprehensive, and feasible.
  • Experience leading and organizing the work of the BA group.

A successful candidate will have an ability to effectively and efficiently generate the following:

  • An overall plan of BA activities for an upcoming iteration.
  • A meeting plan, agenda, and notes.
  • A vision and a roadmap.
  • Create questionnaires to interview stakeholders, SME, and end users.
  • Create any applicable artifacts like swim lane diagrams, cross-functional flowcharts, process flows, architecture diagrams, UI mockups, etc.
  • Can write user stories + acceptance criteria.
  • Ability to create wireframes in the tool of choice
  • Is familiar with Agile methodologies and BA role in agile
  •  Preferably 5years of experience plus
  • Can break things down from epic level to features/stories
  • Able to create process flows/user journey maps and understands why and when to create them
  • Able to work on 2+ projects are the same time
  • Understands how to start a project from scratch: is able to create product vision and scope of the product, MVP and full.
  • Ability to gradually break things down from a high-level abstract idea into user stories + acceptance criteria for development
  • Plans BA work (in sprints, or other way on projects where Scrum is not utilized on the project)
  • Understands and mitigates risks related to requirements management
  • Ability to successfully include the team (UI designer, developers, PM, etc. ) and customer in the BA processes
  • Responsibility, problem-solving personality, can-do attitude
  • Ability to lead Discoveries as a BA and apply corresponding methodologies (Google sprint, Design thinking, etc.)
  • UX and product management skills