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Senior Business Analyst (Remote) #4339

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  • US-Remote Employee Location
  • Information Technology
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Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers–people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?

Responsibilities

GovCIO is looking for a Business Analyst with experience in managing team backlog and improving team quality.  Business Analysts are a key role and experience is desired in requirements elicitation and analysis, agile story writing, team level backlog management, decomposition, and story mapping.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual with high self-learning skills, a solid team player with the ability to act independently. Candidates must have excellent writing and verbal skills.

With a focus on requirements and quality, you will collaborate with stakeholders, developers, and designers to provide the best value to our customers. You will internally help improve requirements analysis and story writing practices for the entire team. GovCIO aims to transform government IT by delivering the technology-related innovation necessary to improve governmental operations every day. Backlog management, grooming, and prioritizing is part of that plan.

  • Understand and coordinate a product backlog, releases of the system, and all its dependencies
  • Lead the transition of software features into technical requirements, such as features, epics, and stories
  • Work with and serve as liaison between management and business units within the department, external stakeholders, developers, QA analysts, and scrum master to identify and analyze opportunities for improving processes and business systems.
  • Conduct research, analyze, and document system requirements and business rules, and create user stories
  • Identify, communicate, and decompose business requirements into small, estimated, functional, user stories that fit within a single iteration.
  • Prioritize sequence stories to maximize business value delivered while maintaining a sustainable pace for the team
  • Accept user stories as done throughout the iteration with multiple define-build-test cycles.
  • Work with Product Management Team to ensure vision, goals, and objectives are established and achieved.
  • Make critical decisions regarding functionality and priority for the team with a focus on delivering value.
  • Provide client support during UAT, if requested.
  • Validate data within relational databases using SQL queries.
  • Teach, learn, and perform in a high energy, agile environment with dynamic job responsibilities and priorities.
  • Collaborate with multiple teams in troubleshooting complex technical or non-technical issues.

Qualifications

  • 8 or more years overall Product Owner/BA experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology, and related fields. On a case-by-case basis, work experience may be considered in lieu of a STEM degree for highly qualified candidates.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Must reside and work within the U.S.
  • Hands-on experience with:
  • Requirements analysis
  • Agile estimation and planning
  • Requirements Management tools
  • Refining user stories
  • Wireframing tools
  • Solid understanding of BA involvement in:
    • Business requirements and functional specifications
    • Experience writing user stories with clearly defined acceptance criteria
    • Ability to maintain good external customer relations
    • Ability to perform application quality assurance testing
    • Ability to groom a backlog
    • Experience with refinement, story splitting, estimation, velocity, retrospectives, and other scrum techniques
  • Must be strong in the following areas:
    • Written communication and documentation.
    • Verbal communication and collaboration.
    • Interpersonal skills such as active listening, constructive feedback, teamwork, building relationship and trust with both teammates and the customer.
    • Critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative solutioning

COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/ F/Vet/Disabled

Compensation Range (In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act for remote or positions located in CO)

$125,000 - $135,000

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