Senior Business Analyst

Posted Date 1 month ago(12/28/2022 4:25 PM)
Job ID
US-MD-College Park
Clearance Required
Other Clearance
NARA Clearance

Position Description

XLA is looking for a Senior Business Analyst to work at a federal customers location in College Park, MD. The Senior Business Analyst will be working directly with Program Management and investment stakeholders to develop the High-Level Business Requirements (HLBRs) to support an acquisition.


Participate in reviews of the Business Analysis work products such as:

  • Waterfall: stakeholder review, quality assessment and/or Requirements Stage Gate (RSG).
  • Agile: typically Scrum backlog grooming and Scrum ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, as well as the informal quality assessment of user stories in the backlog.
  • Authoring of user stories may be required for some projects.
  • Meeting defined schedules for the development of Business Analysis work products, for both Waterfall and Agile projects.
  • An individual Business Analyst may be required to support multiple programs and projects concurrently. 

Developing Business Analysis work products per IR’s processes and templates, including but not limited to the following types of work products:

  • Stakeholder Requirements Specification (StRS)
  • System Requirements Specification (SyRS)
  • Requirements Verification Traceability Matrix (RVTM)
  • Process Descriptions Document (PDD)
  • User Stories
  • Eliciting the information from stakeholders as needed to develop Business Analysis work products, using a variety of techniques.
  • Facilitating stakeholder reviews of traditional work products as needed.
  • Performing a quality assessment of Business Analysis work products according to IR’s standards, and generating the associated Requirements Review Report (RRR).
  • Supporting the use of a Requirements Management System as necessary.
  • Assisting IR as needed to update its Requirements Management Plan (RMP) and templates, as well as developing new templates as required.
  • Generating a BA Dashboard for the tasking supported by IR and the Contractor-supplied Business Analysts that documents the following information for each project:
    • The task status relative to IR activities.
    • Outstanding action items assigned to members of IR or the Business Analysts.
    • Problems, issues, or risks that affect IR’s activities.

 Supporting the administration of the RSG, including but not limited to:

  • Communicating with reviewers and other interested parties, scheduling the RSG meetings, collating and assessing comments about the requirements artifact(s) being presented to the RSG, and generating the RSG Decision Report.
  • Supporting business process change activities spanning the continuum from incremental through transformational change. (These activities, based upon the degree of change, are frequently labeled Business Process Improvement (BPT), Business Process Redesign and Business Process Reengineering (BPR).) These activities include analysis of a business and its business processes and applying best practices and formal methods to streamline, simplify, and drive efficiencies.
  • Supporting Fit-Gap Analysis activities to determine how well an IT solution fits the documented requirements, revealing functionality gaps in the solution being evaluated. 




  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
  • Four (4) years or more of relevant hands-on experience in a predominantly Business Analyst (BA) role on one or more projects that utilized traditional requirements (i.e., "shall" statements) at business and stakeholder levels.
  • Four (4) years or more hands-on experience facilitating requirements elicitation / discovery and review sessions with business stakeholders.
  • Two (2) years or more hands-on experience documenting business processes based upon elicitation / discovery with business stakeholders.
  • Experience conducting and documenting Fit-Gap Analyses for IT solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical / critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to create clarity and work effectively in an ambiguous or changing environment.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills to maintain communications and positive relationships with diverse stakeholders, including in a virtual setting.
  • One (l) year or more hands-on experience in a predominantly BA role on one or more IT contracts for a Federal agency.
  • Four (4) years or more hands-on experience in a predominantly BA role on one or more projects that followed the Agile Scrum framework. 

Clearance Requirement: The ability to obtain a NARA clearance.


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