• Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-Washington, DC
    Job ID 2018-1491
    # of Openings
    2
  • Overview

    "As of June 17, 2018, we ranked 11th as one of the Washington Post Top 150 Workplaces"

     

    “Are you ready and eager to join an organization where you can support and focus your talent in the pursuit of impactful solutions based on technology? If you are solution oriented, thrive in a fast paced, agile environment then come work for a company that is a 3-time Washington Post Top Workplace winner, ranked 11th in 2018. 

     

    REI Systems is seeking a Business Analyst to join its team.  In this role, you will play an integral role in the business growth for the organization, providing business intelligence for current and emerging markets. 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.”

     

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

     

    Responsibilities

    You should be a highly motivated, self-driven, experienced professional. You will on-site with clients to elicit and understand business needs, define requirements, write user stories, manage 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, programs and/or legacy systems in their native environments and perform a comprehensive analysis of existing problems and 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.
    • 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 what is built, reliable and delivered. You’ll collaborate with the developers and testers by developing test scenarios based on behavior-driven development (BDD) principles.
    • 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 prepare project documentation like meeting minutes, business process documents and other process workflow diagrams as required.

     

    We will empower you by letting you shine as an influential Business Analyst:

    • Act as the SME for the business domain and conduct/manage the knowledge transfer with the development and testing resources.
    • Assist with functional expertise during execution and testing activities.
    • Assist the implementation team in conducting the User Acceptance Testing of the developed solution.
    • Assist the team lead/project manager 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.
    • 5 - 8 years of experience working with web-based applications in the areas of requirements gathering, requirements definition and analysis, and preparing Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM). 
    • Experience with agile frameworks and full software development life cycle of typical 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.

     

    Education:

    • 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.

     

    Other:

    • US citizenship is required.
    • Must be willing to commute to Washington D.C. daily.
    • USCIS experience strongly encouraged.

     

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