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Federal - Business Analyst

Job Location: VA - Springfield

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00604586

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Springfield, VA

                                      

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

The essential functions of the Business Analyst are to analyze existing business processes, identify inefficiencies, and design improved processes while identifying and defining detailed product requirements and use cases to ensure efficiency and quality throughout the operation. The Business Analyst is expected to perform the following activities:

• Talk to business owners and users to understand the business systems in the customer environment.

• Facilitate meetings to gather requirements and create user stories.

• Actively participate in creating the best possible product for the client through active participation in peer reviews, retrospectives and spikes.

• Shepherd projects through software life cycle processes to get them to production.

• Actively participate in problem solving, continuous improvement, and demonstrate strong dedication to quality and communication.

• Serve as a liaison to the business community and participate in user and task analysis to maintain the customer 's perspective while maintaining client relationships at peer level.

-Create user stories for agile software development.


The Business Analyst should demonstrate strong communicating skills while engaging in frequent client interactions as well as assist team members in cost reduction, knowledge capital and work product/service improvement activities. The Business Analyst will also assist in identifying issues and providing status of scope of work while understanding role and responsibilities of self and team and how they contribute to business objectives.

 

Basic Requirements:

 

- US Citizenship

- BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Math, Business or other technical major, OR at least 4 years of recent project management/business operations/business process experience

- 1 year of business process experience supporting software development

- Ability to work independently in a fast paced, constantly changing environment

- Familiarity with Communication Plans and Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)

 

Preferred Skills:

 

- Strong written and communication skills

- Effectively develop, refine and document as-is and to-be processes

- Strong problem solving skills to assess process gaps and recommend best practice solutions

- Perform analysis and projects to improve overall quality of work products and processes

- Ability to maximize efficiency by managing time and workload

- Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office Visio

 

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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