Ref No.: 17-02704
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 120,000.00 - 170,000.00 /Year
BA Manager

You would be a key member of our IT development team, which is responsible for the definition and development of internal and external business applications. Your primary role will be to manage the analysis and oversee the facilitation required to develop new services and products, as well as meeting the diverse needs of a growing network of customers. Working with both the development and operations teams, you will help define the tools and strategies used by IT to foster a culture that embraces automation and DevOps processes.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with top talent in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment where automation and technical craftsmanship are a top priority.
  • Leverage commercial or custom software to develop solutions to grow our businesses and facilitate participation in our services.
  • Take responsibility for the overall application development lifecycle including ensuring that project deliverables meet or exceed policies, procedures and standards.
  • Collaborate with Development Team managers to ensure high quality software is developed and maintained in an efficient manner.
  • Partner and support Operations, Security and Corporate IT teams to ensure that overall strategic goals are achieved and a highly collaborative culture of continuous improvement is constantly demonstrated.
  • Independently complete functional analysis for new features; document functional and system requirements. Produce supporting artifacts including, user stories and acceptance criteria, story maps, data flows, process flows, etc.
  • Solve complex business challenges independently or cooperatively by creating solution designs or facilitate activities with a technical team to create solution designs.
  • Usher feature development from inception to release. Continually engaged in the development process. Be able to answer questions, provide detail, address changes to requirements, and facilitate dialog across teams when issues and challenges are encountered to ensure the end product is delivered as specified.
  • Be able to operate across multiple projects simultaneously, and perform a variety of tasks from addressing production issues to designing new applications.
  • Participate in our IT's architectural direction in a management and, when required, hands on capacity.

Required:
  • Extensive experience with Agile methodologies, specifically Scrum. Ability to independently create user stories, manage a product backlog, and ensure that regular backlog grooming is effectively performed.
  • 5-10 years of professional experience of managing a team of business analysts.
  • Abilities: Exceptional written and oral skills sufficient to communicate effectively with nontechnical and technical business clients and team. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Outstanding customer and interpersonal skills. Proactive. Self-directed. Able to manage a cross functional team of varied technical skill sets, work independently or within a group of people as the situation requires.
  • Technical Skills: Strong skills with writing SQL queries required; experience with Oracle desired. Experience with Atlassian products helpful. Hands-on experience with MS Office, especially Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint. 5+ years of experience in computer programming or related technologies.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience