Business Analyst - Top Secret with Full Scope Poly (FSP)

Information Technology Fairfax , Virginia


Position at Windward Consulting

Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT RoadMap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world.

Windward Consulting immediate opportunity for a Business Analyst to join our team of qualified individuals supporting a Government client located in Fairfax, VA.  You will provide business analysis to gather and translate business requirements into user stories for a software development effort.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with a team of developers, and testers to analyze business requirements for delivery to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with product owners and business subject matter experts to elicit business requirements and translate business requirements into technical requirements.
  • Perform story analysis to determine conditions of satisfaction and ensure acceptance criteria is clearly defined.
  • Manage the evolution of user stories and other backlog items, including breaking down the stories, eliciting conversations, and facilitating story refinement sessions.
  • Work with cross-functional team members to ensure user stories are concise, comprehensible, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable.
  • Work with development team to support data analysis to measure efficiency and effectiveness of an enterprise system.
  • Answer ad hoc questions and provide clarification or direction to development and support teams regarding user stories and functions.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of project documentation.
Required Skills:

  • Experience in a business analysis capacity, including all aspects of business process and requirement elicitation, documentation, and testing.
  • Ability to be highly organized, motivated, flexible and a team player.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management, writing, editing, and presentation skills
  • Strong client and stakeholder relationship skills, presentation and written communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply knowledge across tasks and assignment areas.
  • Ability to support multiple work assignments, to adapt and think creatively.
Additional Desired Skills:
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence
  • Knowledge of Agile techniques, theory, and practices
  • Experience working with a team that is developing in AWS or other cloud.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant field preferred and 7-9 years of related experience
Security Clearance:
  • Active Top Secret clearance with Full Scope Poly (FSP)
  • Must be within five years of the last clearance investigation.
  • US citizenship required
Work Location:
  • Fairfax, VA
Windward Consulting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

WINDWARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC. (WINDWARD) PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT REGARD TO AN APPLICANT’S COLOR, RACE, SEX, PREGNANCY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTICS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW. WE WILL CONSIDER THIS APPLICATION ACTIVE FOR 90 DAYS AFTER OUR RECEIPT. THEREAFTER, YOU MUST REAPPLY IF FURTHER INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT. I CERTIFY THAT ALL ANSWERS GIVEN BY ME ARE TRUE, ACCURATE AND COMPLETE, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FALSIFICATION, MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF ANY FACT ON THIS APPLICATION (OR ANY OTHER ACCOMPANYING OR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) OR PROVIDED ORALLY, WILL BE CAUSE FOR DENIAL OF EMPLOYMENT OR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHEN OR HOW DISCOVERED. The application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be employed. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and any supporting documents. I authorize Windward to secure information about my experience from former employers, educational institutions, government agencies, or any references I have provided, and for those parties to provide information concerning my experience, and I hereby release all parties from any liability arising from such investigation. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I hereby authorize my former employer to release to Windward any personnel information and records, favorable or otherwise, which my employer has kept regarding my employment, including my work performance. I understand that Windward may retain photocopies of my records for its files, whether I am offered employment or not. I hereby release all parties, including my former employer and Windward from any liability arising from the release, review and retention of any records pertaining to me.