Job Description :
Business Analyst (Contract)
Job Type:Contract
Duration: 6 Months
Location - Fairfax, Virgina.

The Business Analyst is a customer-centric role, supporting the productive and value driven relationship between our company and its customers.
The BA’s role is to elicit, analyze, specify, and validate the business needs of project sponsors and stakeholders
This includes interviewing stakeholders for gathering and compiling detailed user requirements, and developing business process flows to convey to development teams throughout the project lifecycle.
This position requires leadership, business and technical competencies and the ability to apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help support the development process, and to ensure that project deliverables fully satisfy business needs.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Serves as liaison between technology and business end-users
Formulates, defines and verifies business cases as well as business and solutions requirements based on both business and user needs
Verifies solution’s alignment with requirements
Works with Delivery teams to drive alignment of solutions with business strategies and business capability requirements
Translates conceptual user needs into functional business requirements in a clear manner to development teams
Conducts reviews to ensure that requirement specifications are correctly interpreted
Communicates changes, enhancements, and modifications to project managers, sponsors and other stakeholders
Consults with customers to develop process flows reflecting business process requirements
Requirements and issues management leveraging tools such as JIRA
Formulates, documents and verifies user stories, acceptance criteria, process flows, and mockupsElicits requirements from stakeholders.
Translates, simplifies and analyzes the feasibility of requirements to promote business process and solution design efficiency
Ensures requirements align with what is delivered from technology
Plays a key role in UAT efforts
Supports the development of release notes, user guides, training materials, etc.
Participates in the implementation, and provides post-implementation support
Basic Requirements Bachelor’s degree required
3 to 5 years of relevant Information Solutions / IT experience working in all major phases of software implementation projects
3 to 5 years as a Business Analyst including proven experience with business and technical requirements analysis, elicitation, modeling, verification and prioritization
3+ years of experience in Agile Methodology
Diversified experience across multiple business domains and functional areas is preferred
Strong communication and presentation skills
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities as well as attention to detail
Must possess strong interpersonal and information gathering skills and the ability to relate well to others at all levels throughout the organization
Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and successfully manage competing / changing priorities
Advanced MS Office skill set to include Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

Client : National Railroad Passenger Corporation