Solutions By Design II, LLC Sr. Business Analyst in Fairfax, Virginia

Solutions By Design II, LLC (SBD) is seeking a Sr Business Analyst to join an exciting modernization project for our federal client at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The project team will be responsible for developing and supporting a custom developed web-enabled system. This includes the user story development, design, coding, testing, implementation, and maintenance of new functionalities as well as enhancements to existing ones.

The BA confirms the project team has a full understanding of business goals, business context, and business processes. The BA analyzes and suggests opportunities for process or standards improvement outside the system itself.

The Business Analyst tasks include:
Defines and documents customer business functions and processes.
Consults with users and client to identify, define and document business needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of systems access.
Acts as a liaison between end-users, Agile development teams
Analyzes the feasibility of, and develops requirements for, new systems and enhancements to existing systems; ensures the system design fits the needs of the users.
Tracks and fully documents changes for functional and business specifications;
Identifies opportunities for improving business processes through information systems and/or non-system driver changes.
Plans, organizes and conducts business process definition and/or reengineering/improvement projects
Recommend solutions that should be developed in consultation with impacted internal and external stakeholders.
Assists in developing an overall change management strategy through software development lifecycle
Participates in user acceptance testing and testing of new system functionality.
Provides technical assistance in training, mentoring, and coaching professional and technical staff.
Provides work direction to one or more technical or clerical staff or acts as a team lead on designated projects or assignments.
Pursues self-development and effective relationships with others by organizing resources and information; openly sharing information, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.
Completes work assignments by applying up-to-date expertise in subject area; leveraging an understanding of policies, data, and resources to support projects or initiatives; collaborating cross-functionally to solve business problems; identifying and monitoring priorities, deadlines, and expectations; communicating progress and information; identifying, recommending, and implementing ways to address improvement opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree or equivalent Bachelor's degree plus five (5) years of relevant work experience.
Fast Learner
Strong business analytical skills including workflow modeling
Problem Solving skills
Client management
Strong written and verbal communication skills including formal presentations
Experience working on an Agile development team
Leadership skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills in a large group
Problem Solving skills
Works well with ambiguous requirements and unknowns.
Works well under pressure and with tight (fixed) timelines
Experience working on a team consisting of 50+ FTEs
Understands and has experience with federal government contracts
Required Years of Experience: 5-7+

Preferred Qualifications:
SQL Knowledge
Experience with MS SharePoint 2013
Experience using the JIRA (application lifecycle management tool)

Solutions By Design II, LLC (SBD) is committed to the development of a creative, diverse and inclusive work environment. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at SBD will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. SBD does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, IWDs, Veteran Status or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status").