Senior Functional Analyst (Remote) #3258


  • US-VA-Fairfax
  • Information Technology
  • Suitability/Public Trust
  • Fully remote
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GovCIO is currently hiring for Senior Functional Analyst to support a product within the Health Services Portfolio. This position is a fully remote position. Core hours of operation are from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM ET Monday - Friday.


Coordinates with business and technology teams, ascertaining system requirements, such as program functions, output requirements, input data acquisition, and system techniques and controls. Provides technical/functional expertise in identifying, evaluating, developing, and supporting systems. They have the business knowledge and perspective of a particular business and the IT needs of that customer. Requires knowledge of computer system capabilities, business processes, and work flows. 

  • Fuse best practices related to IT and data governance and documentation change control into the technical and functional requirement development process for graphical presentations of complex data
  • Build relationships with multiple stakeholders to diligently identify documentation processes including controls as well as key functional content, stakeholders and related attributes including data fields
  • Use business and functional analytic experience to embed deeply into areas by researching, analyzing, building relationships, understanding changes, ensuring proactive action when possible, providing optimal customer support, and identifying risks to mitigate or avoid (i.e., data feed malfunctions/outputs)
  • Coordinate with other VA groups to reestablish data links/fixes/etc
  • Dependable team player, supporting the overall business and governance processes – project management, requirements identification and refinement, monitoring, as well as risk and issue identification
  • Interact frequently with Project customers and stakeholders, engaged in health-related software delivery to obtain and refine requirements related to functional and technical documentation, dashboard development and data analytics
  • Own the documentation and governance steps which lead to designing, developing, testing, maintaining and enhancing content and related solutions to graphical business intelligence and analytics presentations, including scope, ‘definition of done’ and timelines
  • Adhere to a design process using specifications, data flows, other accepted intuitive, user-centered design techniques to develop accessible, easy-to-navigate, innovative content that interfaces with other innovative tools such as Power BI
  • Follow standards, policies and established guidelines for development and delivery of software and web applications
  • Develop and maintain software and web development technical documentation to assist with software and web application maintenance and upgrades
  • Promote best practices of access management, complex enterprise-wide collaboration methods, data workflows and analytics
  • Conducts periodic analyses, identifying improvement opportunities and potentially enterprise-wide best practices
  • Create, track, and maintain all documents artifacts related to this role
  • Conduct weekly Product Backlog Refinement meetings to review newly written requirements with the WebVRAM Team
  • Take ownership of the entire Requirements process. Responsible for performing business analysis and then creating new requirements for the Product. Documenting the requirements in the form of epics, features, user stories, and tasks in Jira


Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline is required

  • 10 years' experience

  • 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education

  • Must have experience creating and elaborating business requirements into application requirements using Agile methodology (epics, user stories with acceptance criteria)
  • Must have experience creating and elaborating business requirements into application requirements using Agile methodology (epics, user stories with acceptance criteria)
  • Must have software development experience in their work history, specifically developing web-based applications using full stack technologies (both front and back-end technologies).
  • Ability to specify integration details of applications in user stories, namely requirements for user authentication, data constructs and integration with application features, and interfaces supporting application interoperability
  • Must have experience and deep knowledge of business, functional and technical areas/disciplines and be able to conduct research on special areas
  • Must have experience with proposing new solutions to problems in the areas of their functional expertise
  • Strong technical ability to identify and elaborate all aspects of product application development and associated architectural components of user interface capabilities (front end) and functional features and data construct/flow (back end)
  • Solid business process engineering and re-engineering experience
  • Proven relationship building and negotiation abilities based on strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding of IT and data Governance best practices and framework components, including processes, roles, standards, tool-kits and metrics
  • Ability to balance and meet scope, timeline, risk management, change management and communication requirements as related to data analytics tasks, with appropriate level of engagement and autonomy
  • Ability to maintain workload in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • Experience working in an Agile Scrum development environments
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), as well as JIRA for software development requirements and configuration management
  • Strong analytical, abstraction, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to identify and engage the appropriate stakeholders to ensure tasks and activities are completed on schedule
  • Ability to digest requirements and evaluate functions to ensure standards and requirements are met
  • Ability to drive tasks to completion with limited supervision while working in a remote environment

Preferred Skills and Experience


  • Business Process Engineering/Re-engineering expertise or certification
  • Hands-on experience directly with the Veterans Affairs or other government agency IT work
  • Experience developing and connecting SharePoint end points to Power BI
  • Experience with data visualization and data representation
  • Experience with DevSecOps initiatives
  • PMP Certification, SAFe POPM Certification, Scrum master Certification, or other Agile/SAFe certifications are a plus
  • Clearance requirements: Suitability/Public Trust

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $100,000 - $110,000 Annually

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