• Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-VA-Sterling
    Job ID
    2018-1318
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    An REI Business Analyst materializes customer's wishes by helping the customer know what they really want as opposed to what they think they want. We need you to be ready to contribute in a fast paced, solution oriented, agile environment. At REI, we're looking for a Business Analyst who has done the impossible so many times that it's second nature to them!
    As a Business Analyst at REI, you'll work with some of the well known government agencies, such as GSA, NASA, HRSA and DARPA. You will even have the opportunity to work with State and local government!
    If you are solution oriented, thrive in a fast paced, agile environment then come work for a company that was ranked 7th in the 2016 Washington Post Top Workplaces.

     

    "REI Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Vet)"

    Responsibilities

    Opportunity Requires:

     

    You should be a highly motivated, self-driven professional. You will work closely with clients to elicit and understand business needs, define requirements, write user stories, anlyse product backlog and develop prototypes for the proposed solution.  You will be challenged and expected to work in an agile team environment. Your effectiveness is determined by the quality of your participation, which includes, idea generation, creativity, problem solving, documentation and communication abilities. As the Business Analyst, you will study existing business processes, program legacy systems in their native environments and perform a comprehensive analysis of existing problems to understand the areas for improvement. One of the key responsibilities of this role is to thoroughly understand the business process and propose solution concepts that can address and meet the stated business needs. You are a partner to our clients and as such expected to understand their mission and how we can make an impact!

     

    Your day to day:

     

    At customer system functional reviews, you will facilitate reconciliation of differences voiced by the customer with those in the system proposal reducing scope creep or impacts to the delivered system’s quality.
    In the office, you will contribute in analysis and design of the proposed solutions while facilitating the development of multiple solution options to address the business needs.
    At system implementation meetings with test engineers and developers, you will ensure both teams understand the customers functional and technical requirements so the desired customer features are built, reliable, and delivered.
    You will also identify and understand customer expectations as part of the requirements gathering process and act as the primary point of contact for all communication needs during the requirements gathering phase with the customer.
    At customer status meetings, you will ensure that previous customer program decisions are reviewed, new ones are recorded with stakeholder participating to maintain program focus of extended efforts and continuity if customer or company personnel changes occur.

    You will lead agile ceremonies such as product backlog grooming, scrum and release planning ceremonies
    You will prepare project documentation like meeting minutes, business process documents and other process workflow diagrams as required.

     

    Other responsibilities you will have:

    • Act as the SME for the business domain and conduct/manage the knowledge transfer with the testing and development teams
    • Assist the development and testing teams during the execution phase with functional expertise as required
    • Assist the implementation team in conducting the User Acceptance Testing of the developed solution
    • Assist the project manager/project lead with project closeout activities

     

    Other similar professional duties maybe assigned as needed

    Qualifications

    What you bring to the team:

     

    • Positive Attitude. Self Motivation. Curious Creativity. Personal Desire.
    • 3 - 5 years of experience working with an Agile implementation team writing user stories, grooming product backlog, planning out release planning
    • Experience with full software development life cycle of Agile IT projects. 
    • Hands-on experience with MS Office, especially Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint
    • Relevant experience working with web based applications and modern web technologies
    • Excellent Communication, Interpersonal and presentation skills 

     

    A bachelor's degree in business management, computer science, information systems or related field

    Employer will accept a suitable combination of education, training or experience

     

    Why REI:

    At REI Systems, our work makes a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. We believe that teams comprised of smart, creative and dedicated individuals can move a customer’s mission forward. As a grants BA at REI, you will help communities that need HELP get state and federal grants to make the help happen.
    We’re looking to hire leaders who can support and focus their team’s talent in the pursuit of impactful solutions based on technology. If you’re ready to begin your career at REI, we want to hear from you!
    Amazing People
    Green initiatives, REI Cares, Happy Feet (Running, Biking and Exercising clubs!) Even the chance to hike Everest!
    Competitive Compensation
    Great Benefits
    Employee Owned Stock Options
    Work Life Balance

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