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Veterans Affairs Business Analyst

Job ID: 2018524
Location: , United States
Date Posted: Jan 5, 2021
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Project Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description

Description

SAIC and its Veterans Affairs (VA) Practice is one of the largest and fastest growing providers of consulting services to the Federal market.  SAIC is creating professional opportunities for those seeking a growth oriented business environment. Our professionals work with Government agencies and organizations to create efficiencies, increase organizational and human performance, reduce costs, improve operating results, and achieve mission success.

 

 This is a 100% remote / Work from home role. 

SAIC is deploying a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals to provide technical management and support services that will assist in delivering effective, consistent and timely project management execution throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  SAIC is seeking a Business Analyst to support the Insurance Benefits program.

 

The Business Analyst will be responsible for defining business processes, extracting rules, and soliciting business requirements for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) insurance benefits programs. The Business Analyst will also assist in designing new information technology services and capabilities to a meet the insurance business line needs.

 

Expertise and experience with the VA Insurance General Ledger (IGL) and Insurance Payment System (IPS), VA insurance business rules, and insurance legislation is mandatory.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead the intake, organization, refinement, and management of business requirements for the VA Insurance Product Line

  • Assist in designing technical solutions and software functionality to a meet the insurance business line needs

  • Collaborate with customers, end-users, developers, and project managers to analyze, design, implement, and support business requirements elicitation

  • Collaborate with customers, end-users, developers, and project managers to analyze and reverse engineer legacy insurance systems to comprehensively capture all requirements, business rules, and use roles

 

  • Contribute to gathering, elicitation, definition, elaboration, and refinement of functional and technical business requirements for IT applications and systems

  • Participate in requirements gathering, elaboration, and refinement sessions with product stakeholders

  • Analyze existing business processes, business requirements, and workflows to document “as is” processes and proposed “to be” solutions to guide requirements development efforts

  • Intake, upload, track, and manage business requirements and user stories in requirements management and configuration management tools

  • Validate that requirements are reviewed for quality assurance as they are implemented in each software release, including requirements approval, traceability, and proper updates of attributes in the requirements management tool

  • Perform problem analysis and analyze, validate, specify, and verify requirements defined by project leads to include customers and end users.

  • Develop and maintain requirements traceability linking epics to sub epics to user stories and test and development work

  • Develop queries in requirements management tools to produce ad hoc and recurring reports

  • Support tracking and reporting of software defects

  • Develop, create, review, maintain, and update application-related documentation and support preparation of training material in a relevant, accurate and user-friendly manner

  • Analyze and decompose complex requirements, perform gap analysis, and recommend solutions based on research, facilitate change and configuration management

  • Conduct thorough research activity to ensure that functional and competitive requirements are met and that the developed application is per the requirements

  • Facilitate executive-level virtual meetings; prepare meeting agenda, capture meeting minutes, and track outcomes and action items

  • Work proactively and independently to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

  • Plan, monitor, and control relevant tasks outlined in the contract and statement of work Function as part of an integrated team sharing products, best practices, and information across the portfolio

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience: 


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business, or a related scientific/technical discipline and 6 years of professional experience. 8 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree. 

  • SAFe or comparable Agile or requirements management certification.

  • Knowledge and experience with VA insurance business rules and laws that govern VA insurance benefits.

  • Expert understanding of the VA Insurance General Ledger (IGL) and Insurance Payment System (IPS)

  • Experience in requirements planning, analysis, refinement, and documentation

  • Direct experience work with a requirements management tool (e.g. Rational Tools, GitHub, etc.)

  • Experience working as a Federal employee or contractor

 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Requirements management tool experience (e.g. Rational Tools, GitHub, etc.)

Additional (Preferred) Qualifications

  • Experience in leading a team and driving results to meet the requirements and expectations of clients

  • Experience working in a consulting environment and understanding of client/customer relations

  • Knowledge of end-to-end systems, particularly within excellent industry knowledge and expertise

  • Ability to work under pressure, coordinate multiple assignments at once, and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service

  • High attention to detail

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills 
  •  PMP Certification


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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