Geocent offers exciting and challenging opportunities in the Technology field! Geocent employees across the country subscribe to the company's culture of focusing on results when serving our large, diverse group of clients nationwide. We are currently looking for a Business Analyst professional in the DC area to work with the Naval History and Heritage Command. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work directly with the Command in an effort to create their Internal Web Portal site.
• Responsibility to elicit, analyze, validate, specify, verify, and manage the project requirements gathered from the project stakeholders, customers and end users.
• Serve as the conduit between the customer community and the software development team through which requirements flow.
• Work with the product manager or project sponsor to document the product's vision and the project's scope.
• Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists, business analysis, competitive product analysis, task and workflow analysis, and/or viewpoints.
• Write requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely.
• Decompose high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements and business rules specified in an appropriate level of detail suitable for use by those must base their work on the requirements, e.g., Software Developers, Software Testers, and Functional Experts.
• Define quality attributes, external interfaces, constraints nonfunctional and transition requirements.
• Represent requirements using alternative views, such as analysis models (diagrams), prototypes, use case analysis or scenarios, where appropriate.
• Conduct requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement statements and business rules are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards.
• Participate in requirements prioritization.
• Participate in peer reviews and inspections of requirements documents. Participate in peer reviews of work products derived from requirements specifications to ensure that the requirements were interpreted correctly.
• Enter, manipulate, and report on requirements stored in requirements management tool. Define requirement attributes and facilitate their use throughout the project.
• Manage requirements traceability information.
• Manage changes to baseline requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools.
• Establish and implement effective requirements practices, including use and continuous improvement of a requirements process.
• Assist with the development of the organization's requirements engineering policies, procedures, and tools.
• Implement ways to reuse requirements across projects.
• Identify ways to assist product management in product planning through requirements development and analysis. Propose new product features and updates.
• May be required to assist Software Test Team in the development and execution of Software Test Plans, when necessary.
Requires that candidate has or is able to obtain an active DoD Secret security clearance.
Requires a bachelor's degree (in related field) or equivalent experience, and 7-9 years of related business systems analysis experience. This experience must include:
• Proficiency in writing Software Requirements Specifications (SRS).
• Knowledge of product management concepts and how enterprise software products are positioned and developed.
• An understanding of and experience working in Agile Software Development Lifecycles (SCRUM), and/or iterative-development environments
• An understanding of contemporary requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, verification, and management practices and the ability to apply them in practice; familiarity with requirements engineering books and resources.
• An understanding of how to practice requirements engineering according to several software development life cycles in a team environment.
• Interviewing skills to talk with individuals and groups about their needs and ask the right questions to surface essential requirements information.
• Listening skills to understand what people say and to detect what they might be hesitant to say.
• Analytical skills to critically evaluate the 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.
• Facilitation skills to lead requirements elicitation workshops.
• Observational skills to validate data obtained via other techniques and expose new areas for elicitation.
• Writing skills to communicate information effectively to customers, marketing, managers, and technical staff.
• Organizational skills to work with the vast array of information gathered during elicitation and analysis and to cope with rapidly changing information.
• Interpersonal skills to help negotiate priorities and to resolve conflicts among project stakeholders (such as customers, product management, and engineering).
• Modeling skills to represent requirements information in graphical forms that augment textual representations in natural language, including using use case analysis or scenarios and modeling languages already established in the development organization.
Must have or be able to obtain security clearance
U.S. Citizen only for Federal Clearance Requirement