• Technical Analyst

    Location
    US-VA-Arlington
  • About Excella

    Excella is a technology consulting firm serving commercial, non-profit, and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.

     

    Here's what you can expect from us:

    • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."
    • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.
    • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
    • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.
    • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.
    • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.
    • We cater dinner bi-monthly, and always have healthy snacks available!
    • You'll have fun! We hold monthly social events all year long, including a summer getaway for you and your family.

    Overview

    We are looking for thought leaders to join our team who have a desire to create valuable software and innovative solutions to meet our customers’ needs. Our analysts are result-driven, team-oriented, and focus on delivering value in everything we do. We apply Agile principles and analytical frameworks to define requirements with quantifiable business value for solutions that align with organizational goals and help our customers achieve their desired outcomes.

    Responsibilities

    • Experience working independently to deliver results.
    • Good understanding of requirements process from elicitation to verification and validation.
    • Requirements Elicitation: Apply different facilitation techniques for meetings, workshops, interviews, etc.
    • Create a shared understanding with stakeholders and engage team-members without using reams of paper or electronic documents.
    • Requirements Analysis: Collaborate with stakeholders and product teams to decompose large epic stories into features and user stories that can be understood and approved by members of the development team.
    • Requirements Documentation: Translate the product features and functions into digestible items for the development team.
    • Business Process Modeling: Analyze as-is and future model and identify inefficiencies to optimize business process.
    • Ability to map product functionality to user value and tangible results for our customers.
    • Strong experience creating user stories and acceptance criteria to express requirements.
    • Familiarity with Scrum process and role of Product Owner.
    • Experience providing product management support such as prioritization and backlog grooming.
    • Conduct testing such as functional testing, user acceptance testing (UAT), automated acceptance testing (AAT), and using specification by example.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to engage team members, clients, and stakeholders and communicate business expectations to the technical development expert in ways they can produce desired outcome.
    • Build trust and respect, establish relationships, and develop rapport with technical and non-technical team members.

    Qualifications

    • B.A. or B.S. (focus in Computer Information Systems, Business Management, Engineering, or related area of study is a plus)
    • 3+ years’ experience in IT or related industry
    • Prior consulting experience is a plus
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)  
    • Experience with SQL, HTML, Jira, Git, and/or Selenium a plus
    • Strong knowledge of office productivity tools
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Natural ability for critical and analytical thinking
    • Ability to structure complex or undefined business problems
    • Client management experience
    • Understanding of change management practices

    In addition, we are seeking individuals with applicable certifications such as CBAP, CCBA, CSM, CSPO, CSP, and ITIL.

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