Job Description :
Agile Business Analyst (525349)/F2F required
Desmoines, IA
Duration: 12 Months

Complete Description:
Senior Business Analyst with specific government application experience.

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) at the State of Iowa is looking for a passionate Agile Business Analyst to join a large existing team. In this position, you will be the sole BA for a multi-phase, multi-stream project dedicated to the design and development of new web applications for both internal and external users. The Agile Business Analyst will act as the product champion and will need to evangelize the product vision effectively to their team and to stakeholders. As a Business Analyst, you will translate business strategies into product strategies, story journeys, roadmaps, minimum viable releases, epics, and user stories.

OCIO is committed to utilizing modern technologies and methodologies in order to deliver secure, high-quality technical solutions to its business partners. The project’s application is being written in .NET/SQL Server environment. Experience working on projects with these technologies, as well as the fundamentals of the iterative/agile methodology, are preferred.

Responsibilities will include:
Develop and write user stories that directly support the primary objective of the project and are appropriate size for iterative development.
Facilitate regular meetings with project team, sponsors, and stakeholders. Solicit stakeholder feedback to validate priorities.
Collaborate with the team on Sprint Planning and assist with planning to accomplish items from backlog.
Design wireframes for business partners and clients.
Manage backlog by creating a prioritized list, product backlog, and assists the team in breaking down the pieces into smaller, more manageable pieces and build it incrementally.
Provide metrics to team and stakeholder to bring visibility on progress.
Participate in the QA process by developing clear, specific, and testable acceptance criteria and performing hand-off to QA.
At the end of the Sprint, participate with team in review of the product and a retrospective
Participate in backlog management and maintain an emphasis on user experience and specifications
Participate in daily standup meetings, planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives

Further job requirements:
Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
Technical understanding of infrastructure components, their dependencies, and interactions between servers, virtual systems, networks, databases, web applications, etc.
Ability to proactively participate in customer engagements, follow direction from lead technicians, work with customers, and participate in technical planning
Possess strong communications and facilitation skills


working as an Agile Business Analyst; strong understanding of Scrum concepts and methodology
acting as primary point of contact for the business partner and clients.
translating client and product strategy requirements into application requirements and user stories
defining acceptance criteria and managing acceptance process with development
developing and managing the product backlog
working on web application projects using .NET
Understanding of tax accounting/finance

Question 1
The Contractor must report any disciplinary action, misdemeanor or felony convictions to the State for any temporary IT staff provided. Do you agree to this requirement?
Question 2
Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI Management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that a resource can be reached during his or her absence. The client has the right to dismiss the resource if she or he does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 3
This requirement falls under the e-RTR process. The candidate MUST submit their Right to Represent electronically following the process to be considered. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 4
Please list candidate''s email address HERE that will be used when submitting E-RTR.