ICF Business Analyst in Bethesda, Maryland


Bethesda, MD

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Job Description:

ICF is seeking an experienced Business Analyst (BA) with at least 3 years of experience to support the system engineering and development activities of its NIH client in Bethesda, MD. The BA s primary responsibilities are to elicit, analyze, and document user functional and non-functional requirement specifications, and to maintain documentation as systems evolve. He / she will work directly with Developers and Testers in an agile environment to ensure system capabilities satisfy users business needs. Although not required, the ideal candidate will have prior experience with, or exposure to, the federal grants management process.

This position requires the candidate to obtain and maintain a US security clearance.

Key Responsibilities:

Utilize requirements elicitation techniques to elicit business requirements from system stakeholders.

Perform business analysis to define detailed functional, operational, and technical system requirements for implementation.

Define, document, maintain, and manage system requirements.

Communicate requirements to SW developers and testers.

Support Product Owners and Team Leads in planning, road mapping, and monitoring project work.

Provide Level of Effort (LOE) estimates for requirements analysis work and assist in project planning.

Set up and co-lead (or lead) requirements review meetings, Scrum grooming sessions, and Scrum planning sessions.

Participate in, facilitate, or lead JAD sessions and other collaborative sessions with users and Product Owner/Sponsors.

Maintain requirements traceability and other requirements management documentation following agile principles.

Monitor development and testing activities to confirm correct implementation of requirements.

Work with Product Owners and Scrum Masters to ensure all members of the Scrum team (Developers, Testers) actively engage and participate in refining requirements (User Stories) and Acceptance Criteria; and in determining level of effort for each User Story (i.e., story points).

Provide Tier-3 production support as required.


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor s degree or higher and a minimum of 3 years working in the Information Technology field directly as a Business/System Requirements Analyst.

  • A minimum of 2 years experience managing requirements and conducting requirements analysis in an Agile environment.

  • A minimum of 3 years experience eliciting system requirements using standard techniques such as surveys/questionnaires, interviews, user groups, documentation review, and other techniques.

  • A minimum of 3 years experience documenting system requirements in the form of User Stories (at least2 years), Use Cases, UML diagrams, or other graphical representations (e.g., work flows).

  • Proficiency, experience, and technical knowledge of SQL and Oracle database systems.

  • Prior experience working with Testers and Developers to implement requirements.

  • Must have prior experience being based at a Client site on a day-to-day basis.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor s (or higher) degree should be in Information Systems, Computer Science or related discipline (MS or MBA a plus)

  • Proficiency with Jira Agile

  • Proficiency with Confluence

  • Experience with / understanding of the federal grants management lifecycle and federal grant management policy

  • Experience performing Gap analyses

  • Knowledge of business process modeling techniques and tools

Professional Skills (Required):

  • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills (clear, succinct, and direct)

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, matrixed team environment, with a client-centric culture, and an environment of high performers.

  • Must be able to multi-task and shift priorities as needed

  • Must be able to work effectively with numerous stakeholder types and bring a groups to consensus.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. ICFtogether for tomorrow.

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com at http://www.icf.com/ .

Location: Maryland-Bethesda

Requisition ID: 1800001858