• Agile Business Analyst

    Location
    US-VA-Arlington
  • Overview

    We are looking for thought leaders in Agile Business Analysis to join our team who have a desire to deliver valuable software application solutions which meet client needs. Our business analysts are team-oriented, collaborative, and focus on delivering value in everything we do. We use agile methods to analyze, define and document business requirements for software solutions which align with organizational goals and help our clients achieve their desired outcomes.

    Responsibilities

    • Experience working independently to deliver results.
    • Requirements elicitation: Apply different techniques to facilitate meetings and workshops, create a shared understanding with stakeholders, and engage team-members without using reams of paper or electronic documents.
    • Requirements analysis: Collaborates 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: Requires a strong experience managing product backlog and product roadmap. 
    • 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 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.
    • Builds 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)
    • 4+ years’ experience in IT or related industry
    • Prior consulting and client management experience is a plus
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)  
    • Strong knowledge of office productivity tools
    • Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation
    • Strong analytical aptitude, and an ability to structure complex or undefined business problems
    • Understanding of change management practices

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

    About Excella

    Excella Consulting is a leading provider of Agile software development and data and analytics solutions to clients in the federal, commercial and non-profit sectors. We believe that great work leads to great things –- our experts measure success by the positive impact we make on our clients, community, and colleagues. 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 every other month, and always have healthy snacks available!
    • You'll have fun! We hold happy hours and events all year long, including a summer weekend getaway for you and your family.

    Excella is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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