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Agile Business Analyst

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Date: Mar 30, 2021

Location: Quantico, VA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 114149 

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a Agile Business Analyst to join our team in Quantico, Virginia (US-VA), United States (US).

The Agile Business Analyst works in support of development teams using Agile principles and a Scrum process. The BA represents the customer’s business requirements and ensures the products produced meet those requirements by validating the product. BAs participate in planning, design, implementation, deployment and testing of software. Based on analysis, BAs recommend and advise on system improvements, automation, and risk management. BAs interface with developers to ensure they have a clear understanding of the requirements. BAs also develop system and user documentation as well as other training materials as appropriate to support adoption and use of the system.


Position Responsibilities

  • Work with customers to elicit and document business requirements.
  • Work with the Product Owner, Scrum Master, customers, and developers to write user stories which are independent, negotiable, valuable, estimable, small, and testable.
  • Responsible for ensuring user stories include validation criteria which reasonably covers all areas necessary for complete testing of the new functionality.
  • Act as an interface and customer advocate to ensure customer and stakeholder needs are being addressed.
  • Analyze functional requirements and system models to determine missing elements.
  • Collaborate with and support developers during their design and development efforts to provide support for their analysis of the story.
  • Provide additional support and guidance to clients during the implementation phase to include development of demos or training resources.
  • Write user help documentation
  • Develop systems design documentation in coordination with the developers and program manager 
  • Participate as a member of the Development team
  • Validate that product deliveries meet customer requirements.
  • Optionally attend daily Scrum stand-ups (as an observer).
  • Represent the customer and requirements during backlog grooming sessions.
  • Attend Sprint planning and retrospectives
  • Improve and expand knowledge and skill sets with regard to current trends and changes in software development industry.
  • Seek and propose new or alternate approaches to address the organization’s business problems.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience writing user stories.
  • Experience using Business Process modeling tools and standard modeling conventions.
  • Experience in system analysis and troubleshooting to analyze, isolate, and document problems/issues, identify risks, and develop options/solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to define project goals and work independently to complete projects while adhering to the established schedule
  • Experience as a technical writer especially with regards to writing systems and help documentation.


Required Qualifications

  • Six years' experience as a requirements or business analyst.
  • Two years' experience working in Agile teams and developing user stories
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience (4 additional years of experience with an Associates or 8 additional years of experience will substitute for a degree)
  • Top Secret Clearance

About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a global business and IT services provider specializing in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services. We are part of the NTT family of companies, a partner to 85 % of the Fortune 100.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, disability, age, veteran-status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other class protected by law.

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