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Systems Business Analyst

MAXIMUS, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Fairfax County, VA posted May 27, 2020.

Job Summary: Provide agile systems analysis for MAXIMUS’ client systems implementation and software development for DevOps projects.

This position will work with business stakeholders and product owners to document and communicate business requirements using agile development practices.

The analyst will act as the bridge between the product owners and DevOps teams to develop and manage epics and user stories, write and execute test cases, and provide support for system stakeholders and execution teams.

Essential Job Duties: Lead the collaboration with business stakeholders and work with product owners to identify, analyze, and document portfolio and program level systems requirements Analyze the system requirements and business process flows to develop epics and user stories Work with the product management team and product owner to understand release and sprint dependencies, impact on the release scope, etc.

Define functional & non-functional requirements and work with the project team to prioritize release scope Participate in backlog refinement sessions and assist the product owner in prioritization of user stories Perform analysis to assess quality of the project data Identify anomalies and ensure that they are maintained through closure Assist with basic back end configuration changes or data preparation Work with the development team during the agile sprint cycles to clarify user stories Work with the testing team during test plan, test preparation, and execution activities to clarify user stories and acceptance criteria Perform testing and testing support activities Participate in PI planning, Inspect and Retro sessions, systems demo, testing activities and in some cases, UAT activities Travel 10% Interact professionally and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, to include executive leadership and teams across MAXIMUS Education and Experience Requirements: 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a related Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience At least 4 years of software development life cycle direct experience (strongly prefer 2 years of agile) At least 4 years of Systems Analysis activities (strongly prefer 2 years of agile development methodologies) Solid experience with agile methodology and DevOps tools (such as JIRA, TFS, Confluence) Knowledge of Cloud technologies, Data Analysis, Data Mapping, SQL, etc.

Knowledge of DevOps concepts like Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, REST, IDM, MFA, etc.

Strong communication skills to include interviewing individuals and groups, listening, writing, observing Proven analytical skills to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a more general understanding, distinguish presented user requests from the underlying true needs, and distinguish solution ideas from requirements Strong interpersonal skills, to help negotiate priorities and to resolve conflicts among project stakeholders (such as portfolio management, product management, and DevOps teams) The ability to exude a positive, calm, approachable, and professional presence A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

Job Requirements: 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a related Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience
•At least 4 years of software development life cycle direct experience (strongly prefer 2 years of agile)
•At least 4 years of Systems Analysis activities (strongly prefer 2 years of agile development methodologies)
•Solid experience with agile methodology and DevOps tools (such as JIRA, TFS, Confluence)
•Knowledge of Cloud technologies, Data Analysis, Data Mapping, SQL, etc.

•Knowledge of DevOps concepts like Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, REST, IDM, MFA, etc.

•Strong communication skills to include interviewing individuals and groups, listening, writing, observing
•Proven analytical skills to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a more general understanding, distinguish presented user requests from the underlying true needs, and distinguish solution ideas from requirements
•Strong interpersonal skills, to help negotiate priorities and to resolve conflicts among project stakeholders (such as portfolio management, product management, and DevOps teams)
•The ability to exude a positive, calm, approachable, and professional presence