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Business Analyst (4962)

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Posted: 06/06/2019 Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire Job Category: Business Analyst Job Number: 4962

Morton is seeking a Business Analyst in the Norfolk, VA area. 

Job Description:

Morton is looking for a Business Analyst to support a key program based in Chesapeake, VA as part of our Enterprise Solutions & Services team! In this role, they will meet regularly with customer stakeholders to identify and agree upon business needs for assigned projects; clearly communicate those business needs to the Development Team; and work collaboratively with customer stakeholders and the Development Team to decompose high-level business needs into functional requirements – all to facilitate the delivery of deployable software.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Be an experienced Business/Systems Analyst familiar with development of custom software applications in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Possess both an understanding of real-world mission/business objectives and a working grasp of software development practices and technologies
  • Serve as the focal point for the capture, analysis and management of functional and non-functional systems requirements
  • Work in conjunction with the Product Owner to define a realistic scope and communicate with stakeholders to set expectations
  • Demonstrate skill in effective decomposition of mission/business objectives into user stories
  • Meet regularly with stakeholders to identify business needs
  • Clearly communicate stakeholder business needs to the Engineering team
  • Work in conjunction with the Product Owner to develop and maintain product backlogs
  • Work collaboratively with the stakeholders and Engineering team during the development cycle to ensure customer needs are met

We are looking for a motivated self-starter with initiative and aptitude to learn quickly and put new skills to use developing meaningful solutions to difficult challenges within a high velocity environment. The ability to see the big picture is crucial.  We emphasize innovation and are looking for an individual who is adaptable and can work constructively with a technically diverse team to ensure quality products are delivered to stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Under minimal direction, collaborate with customer stakeholders to define and document customer stakeholder business needs
  • Develop and clarify customer stakeholder requirements to enable Engineering Team design, development and test activities
  • Develop, document and maintain customer stakeholder requirements as user stories in product backlogs and in Software Requirements Specification (SRS) documents for customer stakeholder approval
  • Serve as the primary focal point between the customer stakeholders and the Development Team
  • Become an expert on managed applications to facilitate an understanding of future product needs

Required Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Management Systems, Business Management or a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience
  • Active DOD Secret clearance
  • Ability to develop business processes, capability needs, business requirements and business information models
  • Ability to translate and decompose business needs into multiple layers of requirements/user stories
  • Comfortable collaborating with stakeholders to gather pertinent information
  • Working knowledge of all elements of software development life cycle processes
  • Understanding of Agile Scrum methodologies
  • Strong skills with MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio) and SharePoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to understand, work with and shape the vision of customers and stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Comfortable working with a diverse set of contractors and customer personnel
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team to resolve problems
  • A self-starter who will seize and maintain the initiative in ambiguous situations
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo and propose new and innovative solutions to complex challenges

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience developing enterprise business systems
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms
  • Experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server (2015 preferred)
  • Experience developing requirements documentation
  • Knowledge and experience with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) certification
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