Business Analyst

Overview

Karsun Solutions LLC is in the business of solving problems. Since 2009 as a premier consulting services company with a culture of innovation, Karsun offers a portfolio of Enterprise Modernization services to both civilian and defense Federal agencies. Karsun’s list of strong clientele includes U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. General Services Administration, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Karsun combines years of institutional knowledge with a deep commitment to customer relationships, on every project.

Responsibilities

Works closely with the Product Owners (POs) and stakeholders (internal & external) as a member of a scrum team consisting of developers, test automation engineers and other SMEs to
  • Finalize requirements and maintain product backlog
  • Write clear User Stories and acceptance criteria and gain consensus from POs
  • Assist with User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) criteria with the PO
  • Help team with testing (System, Functional and UAT)
Contribute to Release Planning activities to establish agile release trains for the program
Collaborate with the Product Owner(s) at the start of each sprint to prioritize the team backlog, set work priorities, determine team velocity, identify risk, request outside resources, and collaborate with scrum team members to assign user stories.
Participate in sprint pre-planning, planning meetings, daily scrums, sprint reviews, sprint demo meetings and backlog grooming
Use JIRA and other tracking software to track user stories and synchronize with high-side JIRA via weekly exports to be integrated with development efforts in other enterprise programs
Work closely with test team in a test-driven development environment; participate and coordinate various testing activities

Qualifications

Required Skills:
  • Have significant capabilities in system development requirements gathering and analysis, attention to details and excellent communication and writing skills
  • Perform the role of a lead Business Analyst/Scrum Master
  • Responsible for leading and facilitating requirements and Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions with a large audience of business stakeholders
  • Negotiate deliverables by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT (developers and testers) from initial requirements to final implementation
  • Translate high level business requirements into user stories and acceptance test criteria using Agile methodology
  • Work with key client stakeholders to define and document business processes including functional and technical system requirements
  • Deliver client presentations, facilitate Joint Application Design sessions, and assist in the completion of required deliverables
  • Experience with application development methodologies such as Agile including writing user stories/epics and acceptance criteria using Jira or Rally
  • Provide demonstrations to clients throughout the entire project life-cycle
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous work streams, including projects and program initiatives, and prioritize, manage, and execute effectively with compressed time lines and ambiguous tasking
  • Ability to work independently, take ownership of and complete relatively complex tasks, effectively using available resources, as needed, with minimal guidance
  • Strong problem solving and design skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Has or has the ability to obtain a public trust security clearance
  • Experience in Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) approach
Desired Skills:
  • Possess at least two of the following certifications
  • SAFe 4.0 Agilest
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • ICAgile Certified Professional
  • Business Process Management Professional
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
  • Perform the role of a project coordinator
Qualifications (Education/Experience):
  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Information systems, business systems, management information systems, IT Management, or other IT degree and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
    • Engineering, math, and/or science degrees are acceptable substitute degrees.
    • The ability to successfully obtain and maintain a U.S. Suitability/Public Trust Background Clearance
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