Business Analyst

Octo - Reston, VA (30+ days ago)

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As a Business Analyst with Octo, you will join an Agile program responsible for the development, maintenance, security, and operational support of new and existing applications. You will work with the Program Manager and Agile Delivery Teams to maintain technical documentation and training materials and ensure all program documentation and deliverables are properly formatted. You are agile, fearless, enthusiastic, empathic, and relentless in the pursuit of continuous improvement.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client’s missions.

Program Mission…

This program will support the agency’s Information Technology mission to provide development and operational support of new and existing legacy mission-enabling applications. The team will work to modernize current applications by breaking them down into loosely coupled micro-services and leveraging a continuous integration / continuous delivery pipeline to enable an agile DevOps Strategy.

Utilizes Agile scrum methodologies to plan and oversee work for one scrum team and lead stand ups
Ability to bridge the gap between the Product Owner, end-users and Agile developers
Elicit requirements from the Product Owner, end users, and other stakeholders
Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish a technical vision
Be able to analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs
Provide a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
Ability to elicit, draft, prioritize and track user stories to completion
Be actively involved in Agile team test-driven design activities
Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language
Utilize interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, workflow scenarios, business analysis, and task analysis
Lead business case development, cost-benefit analyses, dependency and risk analysis
Assist with Agile team efforts in software design, development, testing, quality assurance, configuration management, and documentation
3+ years’ experience working with Product Owners and Agile developer in the process of defining user needs, documenting user stories, evaluating test scenarios, and validating software releases involving new features or enhancements to existing software
Familiarity using JIRA tools
Excellent communication and writing skills (ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience)

Desired Skills

  • 3+ years’ experience as a Business Analyst on an Agile software development team building applications
  • Familiarity with test driven design, responsive web application design, mobile first design
  • Familiarity with Selenium and other automated testing tools
  • Familiarity with GSA

Bachelor’s Degree or Associates degree and/or 5+ years’ experience in a technical business analyst role

Reston, VA /Telecommute

Security Clearance: Must have the ability to obtain a Government Agency Clearance