Business Analyst

Seventh Sense Consulting
Job LocationUS
Job TagFull Time

Location: DC Metro

Description:

We are seeking an experienced and proficient Business Analyst for an immediate opportunity. This role is instrumental in enabling data driven data-decision making for non-disaster and disaster operations. The right candidate for this role will possess experience in data analytics domain, supporting federal agencies in an Agile, cross-functional team environment, effectively managing stakeholders, and delivering high-quality, and timely work products/results. The candidate will possess excellent analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, time management and communication (both verbal and written) skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Business Analysis
    • Effectively collaborate and communicate with the Agile Project team (comprised of Project Manager, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Communications Specialist and Leadership team) and internal and external stakeholders across the nation, to establish and document the project objectives, scope, requirements, user stories, success/acceptance criteria, level of effort, timelines, assumptions, risks, and constraints
    • Actively participate, support, and facilitate Agile ceremonies and methodology by engaging in product and sprint backlog planning sessions, daily standups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, sprint demos and sprint retrospective activities
    • May be asked to manage/maintain product and sprint backlogs in Jira or similar tools.
    • Identify and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, facilitate discovery sessions, conduct stakeholder interviews, elicit, and document requirements
    • Demonstrate data analytics work products to stakeholders and document feedback
    • Act as liaison between Project team and stakeholders and translate business needs/requirements into actionable activities and tasks
    • Provide inputs for development and execution of project plan and reporting
    • Lead requirements management activities, including requirements elicitation, requirements documentation and traceability, user story development and acceptance criteria definition
    • Support planning, development, implementation, and management of Analytics Mentoring program
    • Prepare technical artifacts, briefings, and project documentation as needed
    • Collaborate closely with Project team to aid review, finalization and distribution of key messaging, work products and materials to enable delivery of high quality deliverables
    • Support Project team with Risk and Issue Management activities
  • Testing: Create test scenarios, develop, and execute test plans to ensure that the Business Intelligence tools/dashboards are accessible (508 compliant), accurate and meet the requirements
  • Facilitation: Provide meeting facilitation support and plan/facilitate data analytics related activities/events (summits, workgroups, discussions, meetings, etc.) as requested
  • Knowledge Management Portal Support
    • Support maintenance and enhancement of Intranet web pages and SharePoint knowledge management portal to ensure efficient information sharing, organization, and retrieval within the Analysis & Communications Branch
    • Assess the existing knowledge management website and identify areas for improvement
    • Collaborate with branch members to define website requirements and functionalities
    • Provide inputs to help develop a plan to enhance the website’s structure, navigation, and search capabilities
    • Ensure the website’s compatibility with various devices and browsers
    • Assist in proposing and reporting on monthly site usage statistics, site reports, and analysis of the data and recommendations to improve content decisions
  • Other General Requirements
    • Acquire and maintain a detailed knowledge of policies, principles, and strategies, and keep current with relevant developments
    • Stay updated on industry best practices, emerging trends, and new technologies in data analytics to continually enhance knowledge, processes and capabilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, or related IT discipline
  • Minimum seven (7) years’ experience required, preferably in the government/public sector and in “Business Intelligence/Data Analytics” domain
  • Knowledge/Familiarity in Agile methodology
  • Knowledge and experience in 508 compliance testing approach and tools
  • Proficiency in tools such as JIRA, SharePoint, and Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and management experience including experience working directly with executive, senior management, and technical subject matter experts
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Prior experience supporting DHS or FEMA is preferred.
    • Knowledge/Familiarity of Business Intelligence tools such as Power BI/Tableau desired

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