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Senior Business Analyst / Product Owner

    Precise is looking for experienced Agile Senior Business Analyst to join an interesting project with a team of award-winning thought leaders. In addition to expertise in the SDLC Agile framework, excellent communication and organization skills are essential to the role. Experience with digital transformation, new cloud product builds, data integration, and managing a wide range of stakeholders could be helpful.

    The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for gathering and documenting system/business requirements, perform requirement analysis and systems analysis, liaise between stakeholders and development team, facilitating design and of software solutions, assisting with the testing process, and helping quality assurance process.

    Applicants must reside in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore metropolitan area.

    Responsibilities:

    Responsible for stakeholder management, requirement elicitation, preparing estimations for business analysis tasks and deliverables, systems analysis, preparing functional specifications using user stories, acceptance criteria and use case narration. Responsible for ensuring unique business needs are properly translated to functional specifications and provide a system solution, assessing options for process improvement, leading cross functional team collaborations, assisting with the maintenance of project schedules and developing various status reports.

    Job Requirements:

    Plan out business analysis efforts, including stakeholder analysis, communication planning, and elicitation techniques
    Facilitate requirements meetings, interview sessions, brainstorming, documentation analysis, and other techniques as necessary
    Support customer meetings to understand current client business practices and business needs supporting requirements analysis
    Ensure that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards
    Validate requirements with business stakeholders and team members
    Collaborate with stakeholders and team members regarding requirements development and translation into software specifications
    Support traceability efforts from high-level business needs through functional validation
    Participate in requirements prioritization and backlog grooming sessions
    Write detailed descriptions of user needs, program functions and dependencies required to develop or modify applications
    Manage changes to baselined requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools
    Coordinate the stage gate review process including assembling document packages and working with team members to complete required documentation
    Work closely with developers and testers to ensure all requirements are understood and have corresponding test scripts
    Manage the documentation for multiple applications and releases across more than one development team while meeting deadlines
    Assist in maintaining concurrent project schedules
    Develop weekly and monthly status reports

    Required Skills:

    Six plus years of work experience in Information Technology as a Business Analyst and Tester in an Agile environment
    Facilitates meetings with business owners, technical leads, and other stakeholders
    Supports Scrum Master activities for technical team coordination
    Captures business needs and develops corresponding functional solutions
    Facilitates development of technical requirements, user stories, and mockups to address business needs and work with developers and testers to ensure prototype solutions meet expectations.
    Develops Weekly Status presentations.
    Estimates testing levels of effort for requirements.
    Determines testing approach for break/fix and enhancement requests.
    Supports UAT prep efforts in conjunction with business owners/ users.
    Proficient in Microsoft Office tools
    MS Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint
    Proficient in formal software development life cycle processes
    Proficient with JIRA and/or Microsoft DevOps
    Demonstrated abilities as a driven, self-starter and quick study
    Story Creation
    Customization
    Report Generation

    Desired Skills:

    Experience in a government environment
    Agile development practices
    MS Visio

    ABOUT US:

    Precise Software Solutions, Inc., an SBA 8(a) program participant, is an innovative small business with a proven record of success delivering quality services and solutions to government organizations. A CMMI Level 3 company, Precise serves as a trusted advisor to senior technology executives and helps government agencies enhance and expand their information technology capabilities. Precise helps their customers capitalize on the efficiencies offered by technological advancements and ensures the integrity of their IT systems and programs so they can perform their public mission more effectively. The company is known for delivering agile and innovative solutions and specializes in strategic consulting, system modernization and integration, digital transformation and experience, infrastructure and cloud implementation, and data management and analytics.

    BENEFITS AND PERKS:

    Comprehensive Health Benefits (Medical, Dental and Vision) including High Deductible Health plan where company pays 100% of the deductible for your family.
    Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Savings Account (HSA)
    Retirement Plan with 4% match and discretionary match at year end
    Paid Time Off (PTO): 15 days of PTO accrued per year; 7 holidays+ 3 Floating holidays; 2 Innovation days (paid training days)
    Short Term and Long-Term Disability
    Paid Parental Leave
    Paid Jury Duty leave
    Life and AD&D Insurance
    Critical Illness Insurance
    Training and Development
    Wellness Incentives & Discount programs
    Employee Referral Program
    Annual Charity Donation Match
    Awards and Recognition

    Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

    Precise is an equal opportunity employer. The company shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability, military/veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. We are committed to equal employment opportunity in all decisions related to employment, promotion, wages, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. The company is dedicated to seeking all qualified applicants.

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