• Senior Business Analyst

    Location
    US-DC Metro Area
  • 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 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

    Overview

    We are looking for thought leaders in Business Analysis to join our team who have a desire to deliver valuable solutions which meet client needs. Our business analysts are team-oriented, collaborative, and focus on delivering value in everything we do. We apply a variety of techniques to help our clients identify their top priorities and align solutions with organizational goals to help our clients achieve their desired outcomes.

    Responsibilities

    • Experience leading matrix teams or supervising business analysts directly.
    • Results-oriented team leader with proven record for understanding stakeholder needs and developing creative solutions to add value to the client.
    • Good understanding of requirements process from elicitation to verification and validation.
    • 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 and prioritization: Collaborates with stakeholders and product teams to further refine requirements and prioritize based on alignment with strategic goals of organization.
    • Requirements documentation: Experience applying industry best practices to express requirements.
    • Business process reengineering: Analyze as-is and future model, and identify inefficiencies to optimize business process.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to engage team members, clients, and stakeholders and communicate business expectations to technical and non-technical team members.
    • Builds trust and respect, establish relationships, and develop rapport with stakeholders and team members.

    Qualifications

    • B.A. or B.S. (focus in Computer Information Systems, Business Management, Engineering, or related area of a study is a plus)
    • 7+ years' experience in IT or related industry
    • Prior consulting and client management experience is a plus
    • Proven leadership experience to help grow a team of business analysts
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
    • Strong kmowledge of office productivity tools
    • Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation
    • Strong analytical aptitude, 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.

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