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Job Position : Business Analyst 5
Job Location : Richmond, VA
Job Duration : 6-12 Months

Job Description:

- The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Information Technology Division (ITD) is seeking a Senior Business Analyst to work as a key member of delivery teams for application development projects. This analyst will be working primarily on Agile (Sprint) teams, but should also be familiar with Waterfall methodologies and the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Responsibilities include analyzing problems; documenting business processes; developing requirements, user stories and acceptance criteria; and managing requirements traceability and testing.
- VDOT ITD is a fast-paced organization with very high standards for work quality and efficiency. This position is expected to handle multiple projects, and remain flexible and productive, despite changing priorities and processes. Ongoing improvement is a part of the ITD culture and each team member is expected to proactively contribute to process improvements.


- Work with the Product Owners to understand business processes and pain points
- Develop expertise in the customers' business applications
- Conduct Root Cause Analysis to identify system gaps and deficiencies that require a business, technical or blended approach for resolution
- Diagram current processes and proposed modifications using process flows, context diagrams and data flow diagrams
- Client and document requirements and user stories with a focus on improving both business and technical processing
- Decompose requirements into Epics and Features and create clear and concise user stories that are easy to understand and implement by technical staff
- Utilize progressive elaboration; map stories to technical design specifications to be used by internal staff to develop the system modifications
- Identify and group related user stories into Themes, document the dependencies and associated business processes
- Assist Product Owner in maintaining the product backlog
- Create conceptual prototypes and mock-ups
- Propose alternative solutions that balance cost and benefit, and adequately test a solution's feasibility for business and technical compatibility
- Collaborate with staff, vendors, consultants, and contractors as they are engaged on tasks to formulate, detail and test potential and implemented solutions.
- Perform Quality Analyst functions such as defining test objectives, test plans and test cases, and executing test cases (including regression testing)
- Assist Product Owners with testing the deliverables and coordinate User Acceptance Testing

Qualifications Required:

- The candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of experience delivering business and systems analysis artifacts.
- 5+ years experience as an Agile Business Analyst; strong understanding of Scrum concepts and methodology
- Experience organizing and maintaining Product and Sprint backlogs
- Experience translating client and product strategy requirements into application requirements and user stories
- Proficient with defining acceptance criteria and managing acceptance process with development
- Experience with large, multi-module systems
- Expertise with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Visio, PowerPoint, Project Server)
- Experience with Application Lifecycle management (ALM)
- The candidate must have exceptional written and oral communications skills and have the proven ability to work well with a diverse set of peers and customers


- CBAP and/or CSPO Certification
- Experience using Team Foundation Server for agile software development and work item tracking

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