Business Analyst, Lead - 32855 in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/15/2020

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Job Description

Position Summary

Leads highly complex business analyses and/or relations in support of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Analytical expertise is required to create detailed business analysis, outlining problems, opportunities, and solutions for a business customer. In addition, support is also needed to elicit customer requirements and use those requirements to get a holistic understanding of what the client really wants. A broad skill set as identified below is required. The candidate will prepare materials for the customer for consumption by HQ DSCA, the Security Cooperation (SC) community, Military Departments (MILDEPs) and Implementing Agencies (IAs).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Elicit, collect, analyze, communicate, and document requirements
  • Gather and analyze data for potential business expansion
  • Identify specific business opportunities
  • Influence stakeholders to support business projects
  • Assist with project management for selected projects
  • Coordinate with different departmental teams to produce better business outcomes
  • Test business processes and recommend improvements
  • Works with the business to identify opportunities for improvement in business operations and processes
  • Interacts with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their problems and needs
  • Interacts with system developers to ensure the system/tools are properly implemented
  • Must be well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Must be an effective communicator
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Great analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Superior presentation and negotiation skills
  • Strong management and organizational skills
  • Adaptable and capable of working in fast-paced environments
  • Two or more years of Business Analyst experience
  • Ability to understand business objectives
  • Ability to interpret guidance and direction is important
  • Ability to run stakeholder meetings
  • Good listening skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Time Management
  • Documentation and writing skills
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems quickly
  • Ability to manage schedules to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize tasks
  • Knowledge of the Department of Defense
  • Experience in project management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus 8 to 10 years of directly related experience. 

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology.

    Security Clearance: Secret

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