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Posted Date 4 days ago(9/26/2020 10:45 AM)
XLA is seeking experienced Data and Systems Analyst to support the technology needs of our growing team in support of DHS/ICE. The ideal candidate shall possess technical knowledge, data analytic skills, and provide a range of data management and analysis capabilities, including architecting data mart environments, using advanced simulation and forecast modeling, and network monitoring tools that analyze unstructured text and internet data.   Principle Duties and Responsibilities - Assist the client with introducing new capabilities related to data analytics, data ingest and data processing - Ability to analyze data and assist in developing process improvements - Advanced Microsoft Access and Excel skills, including proficiency with complex pivot tables and data analysis functions - Work with other Data Scientists, System Engineers, and Software Developers - Design, develop, implement and maintain data ingest solutions - Design, develop, implement and maintain tools/applications/solutions that provide the capability to export data to external systems - Evaluate in-house designed and developed, Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) / Government off the Shelf (GOTS) and open source analytic tools and technologies. - Excellent verbal and written communications in English to include strong teamwork skills - The candidate must be capable of performing duties without direct supervision.  
Job ID
2020-3315
Location
US-VA-Lorton
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/23/2020 1:47 PM)
The Team Lead provides management and oversight of XLA personnel supporting our DHS client. Reporting to the Assistant Program Manager (APM), the Team Lead provides supervision, leadership, and accountability of team’s personnel. The Team Lead is responsible for all duties and responsibilities assigned by our DHS PSU client and APM in support for the processing and maintenance of Personnel Security Files (PSFs).    Activities and Duties: -  Provide management and oversight of XLA personnel supporting the PSU requirement to process personnel security actions for Entry-On-Duty (EOD), suitability, eligibility for access to National Security Information (NSI). - Coordinate with APM, Federal supervisor and Section Chief on all section activities and directions. - Follow time keeping procedures (verify and approve), facilitate and promote training to include cross training, prepare and conduct XLA personnel performance evaluations, assist APM/PM, Section Chief as necessary. - Clearly define expectations and advice on a formal/informal basis regarding performance and maintain personal effectiveness. - Performs the duties of a Personnel Security Assistant (PSA) Team Lead Requirements: Coordinates with PSU, XLA personnel, and XLA corporate management on all PSU activities and directions; liaises with Government and XLA as required. - Monitors and assists XLA personnel with time keeping procedures (verify and approve), facilitates and promotes XLA required trainings, prepares and conducts personnel performance evaluations, and facilitates necessary actions to XLA corporate. - Coordinates with APM and Govt. stakeholders on all contract activities, direction and special requests. - Provide leadership, direction, development and employee supervision - Provides APM with daily distributions of personnel and workload. - Assists with the handling and assignment of workload. - Recommends process improvement and efficiency as needed. - Provides weekly and monthly deliverable reports to APM. - Attend scheduled meetings with APM and other Team Leads to address issues, concerns, and areas of process improvements. - Inspires confidence and motivation, clearly defines expectations and advices on a formal/informal basis regarding job performance, and maintains personal effectiveness. - Monitors contract performance through the daily use of applicable reports, reporting systems and/or authorized databases to ensure success in meeting frequent changes in operational demands. - Use judgment to anticipate customer service needs, resolve non-routine issues and take action accordingly. - The ability to direct multiple tasks and projects; plan, control, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinates; provide administrative, legal, and technical support.
Job ID
2020-3313
Location
US-TX-Farmers Branch
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/18/2020 11:46 AM)
XAL is looking for a Quality Manager who shall be onsite at the requested office location at USCIS National Records Center (NRC) and be responsible for all Quality activities within task areas. The Quality Manager will lead a team of quality auditors and tutors to perform all audit and training functions. - Communicate with Government client; inform of significant issues, respond and take corrective action to identified issues. - Institute quality control measures to ensure that tasks are completed in an efficient and effective manner. - Provide continuous quality-control file audits of all files - Develop quality control status reports to ensure all Acceptable Quality Level’s (AQL’s) are being met. - Be proactive in identifying and recommending new approaches to improve quality, cost and process inefficiencies. - Verify that all pages of every file are prepared, scanned, and all documents are indexed correctly. - Verify that Metadata is complete and correct for every file. - Correct defective products prior to creating batches of A-files available for the Quality Assurance (QA) process. - Notify the COR of any error trends. - Do not reassemble files after QC is complete. Keep the original left side of the file and right side of the file separate and place back into the file folder. - QC will verify and prepare routine requests for ingestion into EDMS in three business days from the receipt of the file in the unit. - QC will verify all scanning processes for Priority (expedited) requests and prepare them for ingestion into EDMS within two business days from the receipt of the file. - Stage files for the QA process. - Respond to NRC meeting requests within allotted time period. - Develop complex statistical analysis, cost estimates, and analytical reports. - Coordinate project activities with Contractor and Government representatives, conduct fact finding for special projects - Respond to Government inquiries, and present oral briefings to management officials. - Prepare SOPs and revisions.
Job ID
2020-3311
Location
US-MO-Lees Summit
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/27/2020 3:17 PM)
XLA is looking for a Capture Manager to be based out of our corporate headquarters in Vienna, VA (metro accessible).  The Capture Manager is responsible for the growth of the XLA Portfolio with emphasis on winning new opportunities. The Capture Manager will develop, oversee, and execute strategies and plans for specific opportunities/pursuits and is accountable to win new business, as well as, support the proposal writing process. The ideal candidate will have considerable professional networks within various government agencies such as the DoD, DHS, DOJ, State, USAID etc.   Key Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): - Leads capture efforts to secure new business and re-compete contract / task orders  - Builds and maintains a qualified pipeline to include continual status updates, bid-no-bid decisions, teaming arrangements, and calculated p-Wins - Develops capture strategy including business solution for pursuit of opportunities; identifies potential customers, performs competitive assessments, assists in identifying teaming partners, and support the price-to-win assessments - Leverages the XLA Capture Approach/Workbook for all Pipeline identified opportunities to drive progress and increase the p-Win leading to the final solicitation release - Provides initial Program Manager (PM) assessment of new opportunities to include: planning, risk management, and project performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements on a large system development-type contract or full responsibility for all aspects of program performance on a large technical services-type contract - Maintains an accurate and up-to-date XLA Proposal Forecast Schedule - Coordinates bid/capture team resources and interdependencies between multiple and multi-disciplinary teams to develop a high-quality solution - Develops and presents briefings to internal and external customers to support the capture process - Maintains on-going interaction with external Business Development (BD) teams - Influences & impacts business capture strategy throughout the organization - Influences the development of overall objectives and long-range goals of the organizations - As needed, will lead proposal efforts to serve as a book boss, creates outlines, color teams, scheduling, stand up calls, white glove, production etc.
Job ID
2020-3300
Location
US-VA-Vienna
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/27/2020 11:40 AM)
  XLA is seeking a Technical Advisor to support the Office of Water Resources and Environment (WRE) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Amman, Jordan.  The candidate is expected to provide senior-level support to the WRE infrastructure team and must possess a strong knowledge of USAID business practices, policies, and procedures, particularly as they relate to construction and/or water projects. Additionally, he/she is also expected to possess strong written and verbal communication skills in English.   The infrastructure team is composed of three locally hired and highly qualified engineers including one senior team leader. The candidate would backfill a Foreign Service Officer position for up to a year to support this team leader and liaise between the WRE infrastructure team and the USAID office/mission leadership. Responsibilities would include: - Leading the design of a $50M follow-on to the Jordan Water and Infrastructure project, WRE’s flagship Architecture and Engineering (A&E) services contract; - Coordinating between USAID and the Government of Jordan at the technical level, other donors, and private sector on water and wastewater infrastructure projects; - Coordinating with the Mission’s Resident Legal Advisor on USAID processes, agreement negotiations, etc.; - Supporting the Infrastructure team lead in advising the Office Director/Deputy Director on communication to the Mission Front Office, on upcoming decisions and political considerations, and keeping office leadership abreast of ongoing issues; - Representing the WRE office at meetings within the embassy and with the GOJ.   Lastly, while the WRE infrastructure team comprises strong technical expertise, the incumbent is expected to compliment this technical expertise by shepherding internal USAID processes associated with project design and implementation. Expectations include: - Mentoring locally hired staff that are relatively new to working with USAID and that still need guidance on USAID procedures and processes; - Ensuring deadlines and USAID requirements are met; - Writing documents and editing for clarity, language, and most importantly to improve justifications for key actions; - Maintaining a cohesive and strategic eye on the portfolio in order to make sound strategic recommendations to the Office Director/Deputy Office Director.
Job ID
2020-3299
Location
JO-Amman
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/3/2020 1:03 PM)
XLA is looking for a Financial Auditor to sit onsite at our customer's offices in Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate will display financial management systems and auditing knowledge. - Knowledge of Federal Financial Management systems. - Basic understanding of financial management evaluations and reviews. - Support the development of recommendations related to financial audit reviews and the associated corrective action plans. - Field and answer questions regarding finance, budget, and auditing matters. - Assist/support strategic planning efforts for audit/financial plans. - Proficient in Microsoft Office. - Excellent communications and interfacing with various levels of management. - Strong written and oral communication skills. - Detail-oriented, with strong attention to detail. -  Conduct sample selection for obligations and supplemental testing. - Prepare written audit reports. - Good understanding of A-123 and A-133.
Job ID
2020-3295
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/3/2020 12:58 PM)
XLA is looking for multiple Administrative Security Assistant to support our government customer in Farmers Branch, TX.  Please note that all applicants must be eligible to obtain a US Government Security Clearance.    The Administrative Security Assistant will initiate, receive, review and determine the accuracy and completeness of personnel security forms.    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Manages the security application process and assist applicants through the process. - Supports the development of contract deliverables. - Conducts database checks, inquiries, and performs data entry using a variety of U.S. Government database systems. - Prepare personnel security files (PSF).  - Receive, review and determine the accuracy and completeness of applicant forms required for Background Investigations (BI). - Determines the accuracy and completeness of the personnel security questionnaire. - Runs credit reports, processes fingerprint cards, conducts agency checks, and evaluates results. - Identifies potential reciprocity and previous investigations, issues on security forms and obtains any missing information from applicant. - Verifies the appropriate level of background investigation being requested. - Processes requests for clearances, withdrawal letters, declination letters, and prepares email notifications. - Performs general clerical functions to include:  data entry, database and file maintenance. - Provides customer service to internal and external customers via email and phone. - Maintains the PSU file and mailrooms. - Ensures all documents required for suitability processing are included, completed and ready for EOD (Entry on Duty). - Assists other teams (Investigations, Intake, EOD, File Room, etc.) on special projects as needed.
Job ID
2020-3292
Location
US-TX-Farmers Branch
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/28/2020 12:27 PM)
XLA is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Senior Acquisition Specialist with an active Secret Clearance performing the full range of acquisition services in support of the Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Consular Systems and Technology. These services include, among other things, developing acquisition packages, supporting source selections and providing post-award contract support. Must have an active SECRET Clearance.     Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Providing advanced acquisition guidance to federal agencies, and in particular, to DOS; - Working with program offices to develop requirements for Statements of Work (SOWs); - Facilitating meetings, including working with stakeholders to develop agendas; - Conducting market research; - Providing cost and price analysis; - Developing acquisition documentation that includes requirements documents, acquisition strategies, independent government cost estimates, determination and findings, evaluation criteria, and milestone plans; - Advising Technical Evaluation Teams; - Assisting Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) in ensuring their contracts comply with applicable laws and terms and conditions and that deliverables meet contractual requirements; - Assisting CORs with submitting timely Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs); - Assisting CORs with contract close-out; - Interacting and communicating effectively and professionally with government officials; - Reporting on project status in internal and client meetings; - Reviewing contracts, and preparing award modifications; and - Performing other job-related responsibilities as assigned.
Job ID
2020-3274
Location
US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 3 months ago(6/23/2020 3:50 PM)
XLA is looking for a Business Analyst to work onsite at a federal agency located Arlington, VA and/or Lorton, VA, Vienna, VA, Washington, D.C. or Fairfax, VA.    The candidate must be a Subject Matter Expert in requirements analysis, requirements management, and system configuration, for enterprise systems supporting mission critical records management and digital archiving. The lead Business/System Analyst will have overall responsibility for the execution of the tasks and overall HSI portfolio management. The lead will be responsible for envisioning and executing the long-term strategies while working closely with HSI subject matter experts and other stakeholders to find the best path that meets HSI mission objectives.   Principle Duties and Responsibilities   - Minimum of Ten (10) years of experience in systems analysis, business process analysis, requirements analysis/gathering, and project management arena is required - Experience in project management, CPIC, DHS SELC, ICE SLM, and governance processes throughout the IT investment life cycle - A concentration in schedule management, financial/contract management, and a professional Project Management Certification is desired - Possesses ability to manage, track, and report on all tasks assigned in a timely and professional manner - Provide support for creating deliverables including Project documentation, Technical Implementation Plans, Project Management Plans, Lessons Learned, and Closeout artifacts for all assigned projects - Ability to understand a project's technical details and uncover and assess project risks - Knowledge and understanding of information technology, including web architecture, applications, databases, and cloud-based systems - Familiarity with and able to address, research, elevate, provide feedback, and resolve issues related to IT portfolio management and IT program management
Job ID
2020-3263
Location
US-VA-Arlington
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/10/2020 10:29 AM)
XLA is looking for a Project Manager (PM) to support insurance standard business operations, including insurance subject matter expertise, and daily business operations of the NFIP and Federal Insurance Directorate (FID). The PM will be providing support to FEMA and they will be in close coordination with the WYO insurance companies and the NFIP Direct Contractor as they work together to provide the information required by the NFIP. The PM will also engage in support activities that include tracking, collecting, disseminating, maintaining, and updating information on the NFIP and the WYO companies. The PM must also establish field offices in the event of a flood disaster per FIMA’s concurrence. These offices are set up to expedite claims and coordinate WYO activities. The PM must also support NFIP outreach efforts in close coordination with FIMA’s Communication Contractor. The work that the Contractor will perform will be UNCLASSIFIED. It should be noted that a substantial amount of data is considered Personally Identifiable Information and must be treated as such.   This is a proposal effort and the position is subject to contract award. The PM will be expected to participate in an oral presentation.
Job ID
2020-3260
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 months ago(6/19/2020 4:49 PM)
  XL Associates, Inc. (XLA) has provided institutional support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for over twenty years.  XLA is now seeking candidates to support the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) under a contract that is pending award. This is a great opportunity for those seeking to begin a career in international development to get their foot in the door and gain valuable experience supporting USAID.  The primary work location is the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington, DC.  The anticipated start date is in July 2020.   The newly reorganized RFS will strengthen coordination across the technical areas of agriculture-led growth, resilience, nutrition, and water security, sanitation and hygiene and provide state-of-the-art services to the field. The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Assistants will provide a crucial service to coordinate and manage the increased information flow and analysis that will be necessary to support the function of Technical Centers, Support Offices, and a robust new field support model. Each MEL Assistant will be assigned a geographic and/or technical area of responsibility and work closely with their teams on assignments. Key responsibilities include: - Research and Analysis Work: Under the guidance of their supervisor, support the collection, aggregation, synthesis, analysis, and interpretation of data. Review research, surveys and/or evaluation reports to improve quality of analysis. - Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Assessment: Support the design and review of Mission program monitoring and evaluation studies or projects for international development activities, processes or policies. Assist in the review, evaluation, and assessment of designs submitted by implementing partners, contractors, and research partners. - Presentation of Findings and Recommendations: Contribute to the synthesis of evaluation and monitoring results and their translation into written documents and/or oral presentations. Assist in the preparation of evaluation findings, reports, and articles for appropriate audiences/ stakeholders, - Technical Assistance: Support efforts to provide technical assistance for assessing, measuring and/or evaluating programs, processes and/or policies. - Collaboration: Collaborate with staff on Mission program, project, and activity monitoring and evaluation projects/studies and support efforts, as appropriate, with other program and technical staff. - Administration: Support meeting/call management to include sending out invitations, following up with participants, and working with the Administrative staff to book lines and rooms. - Perform other duties as assigned.
Job ID
2020-3252
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 months ago(7/7/2020 5:07 PM)
  XL Associates, Inc. (XLA) has provided institutional support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for over twenty years.  XLA is now seeking candidates to support the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) under a contract that is pending award. This is a great opportunity for those seeking to begin a career in international development to get their foot in the door and gain valuable experience supporting USAID.  The primary work location is the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington, DC.  The anticipated start date is in July 2020.   The newly reorganized RFS will strengthen coordination across the technical areas of agriculture-led growth, resilience, nutrition, and water security, sanitation and hygiene and provide state-of-the-art services to the field. The Program Assistants will provide support to the RFS to assist in standing up Country Support Teams (CSTs) and provide programmatic and administrative support to each of the bureau’s Offices and Centers, as well as other Bureau functions as assigned. Program Assistants will provide a crucial service to coordinate and manage the increased information flow and analysis that will be necessary to support the function of Technical Centers, Support Offices, and a robust new field support model. Each Program Assistant will be assigned a geographic and/or technical area of responsibility and work closely with their teams on assignments. Key responsibilities include: - Research, Analysis, Informational Content Generation, and Knowledge Management - Research, coordination and production of various information products, including fact sheets, strategic country narratives, and other spreadsheets, situational updates, briefers, briefing books - Meeting notes / summaries of conclusions - Management of online knowledge management portals - Coordinate with other Program Assistants to link Office/Transition Team resources - Information dissemination within and across CSTs, Transition Teams, and Leadership councils - Assist in the production of success stories, strategic narratives, and other public documents - Basic Project Management - Provide basic project management assistance. Specific tasks will include documentation of project activities, milestones, challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned. - Administration - Provide basic administration of routine work done by the CSTs and Technical Teams. - Setting up meetings/calls such as by sending out invitations, following up with participants, and working with the Administrative staff to book lines and rooms. - Sending out routine requests for information, meeting/call readouts, and updates. - Tracking and following clearances for bureau documentation and ensuring that such formal documentation is of a high-quality nature.
Job ID
2020-3251
Location
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 months ago(5/20/2020 9:11 AM)
  XLA is seeking experienced IT System Administrators to support the technology needs of our growing team in support of DHS/ICE. The ideal candidate shall be able to provide help desk for support requests, troubleshoot/diagnose, resolve to completion with proper follow up or escalate when necessary. The selected candidate should have excellent experience with maintaining servers, workstations, network configurations, and other electronic communication devices. The candidate will assist remote and field staff by phone and must have excellent communication skills.   Principle Duties and Responsibilities - Must have experience with Windows Server and Desktop Administration, and VMware Administration - Experience monitoring and reporting network usage, troubleshooting network problems - Troubleshoot general hardware, software, and network issues - Hands-on experience is required, with the ability to configure networking equipment such as routers, switches, and firewalls - Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills. Take initiative and responsibility in exceeding customer expectations and manage time with competing priorities - Assist in the planning, support, and extension of future IT needs - Adding computer peripherals and new users, performing system backups and data recovery, resolving LAN/WAN communications problems - Making and receiving trouble calls via phone and email to provide assistance to the field resources. Creating and resetting user accounts and troubleshooting workstations in the field remotely - Good technical support skills to assist and troubleshoot non-technical users on a variety of operating systems, hardware, devices, software and environments - Manage, configure and maintain multi-tiered environment - Proactively monitor and address storage and backup alerts - Experience with inventory, testing, and shipping of systems - Hands-on experience with imaging of desktop computers - Performance tuning, configuring and upgrading of backup environment. - Assist with system disaster recovery requirements
Job ID
2020-3247
Location
US-CA-San Diego
Posted Date 4 months ago(5/20/2020 9:10 AM)
  XLA is seeking experienced IT System Administrators to support the technology needs of our growing team in support of DHS/ICE. The ideal candidate shall be able to provide help desk for support requests, troubleshoot/diagnose, resolve to completion with proper follow up or escalate when necessary. The selected candidate should have excellent experience with maintaining servers, workstations, network configurations, and other electronic communication devices. The candidate will assist remote and field staff by phone and must have excellent communication skills.   Principle Duties and Responsibilities - Must have experience with Windows Server and Desktop Administration, and VMware Administration - Experience monitoring and reporting network usage, troubleshooting network problems - Troubleshoot general hardware, software, and network issues - Hands-on experience is required, with the ability to configure networking equipment such as routers, switches, and firewalls - Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills. Take initiative and responsibility in exceeding customer expectations and manage time with competing priorities - Assist in the planning, support, and extension of future IT needs - Adding computer peripherals and new users, performing system backups and data recovery, resolving LAN/WAN communications problems - Making and receiving trouble calls via phone and email to provide assistance to the field resources. Creating and resetting user accounts and troubleshooting workstations in the field remotely - Good technical support skills to assist and troubleshoot non-technical users on a variety of operating systems, hardware, devices, software and environments - Manage, configure and maintain multi-tiered environment - Proactively monitor and address storage and backup alerts - Experience with inventory, testing, and shipping of systems - Hands-on experience with imaging of desktop computers - Performance tuning, configuring and upgrading of backup environment. - Assist with system disaster recovery requirements
Job ID
2020-3246
Location
US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 4 months ago(5/20/2020 9:09 AM)
  XLA is seeking experienced IT System Administrators to support the technology needs of our growing team in support of DHS/ICE. The ideal candidate shall be able to provide help desk for support requests, troubleshoot/diagnose, resolve to completion with proper follow up or escalate when necessary. The selected candidate should have excellent experience with maintaining servers, workstations, network configurations, and other electronic communication devices. The candidate will assist remote and field staff by phone and must have excellent communication skills.   Principle Duties and Responsibilities - Must have experience with Windows Server and Desktop Administration, and VMware Administration - Experience monitoring and reporting network usage, troubleshooting network problems - Troubleshoot general hardware, software, and network issues - Hands-on experience is required, with the ability to configure networking equipment such as routers, switches, and firewalls - Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills. Take initiative and responsibility in exceeding customer expectations and manage time with competing priorities - Assist in the planning, support, and extension of future IT needs - Adding computer peripherals and new users, performing system backups and data recovery, resolving LAN/WAN communications problems - Making and receiving trouble calls via phone and email to provide assistance to the field resources. Creating and resetting user accounts and troubleshooting workstations in the field remotely - Good technical support skills to assist and troubleshoot non-technical users on a variety of operating systems, hardware, devices, software and environments - Manage, configure and maintain multi-tiered environment - Proactively monitor and address storage and backup alerts - Experience with inventory, testing, and shipping of systems - Hands-on experience with imaging of desktop computers - Performance tuning, configuring and upgrading of backup environment. - Assist with system disaster recovery requirements
Job ID
2020-3245
Location
US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 5 months ago(5/13/2020 12:42 PM)
XLA is looking for a Senior Business Analyst to work onsite at NARA in College Park, MD. The Senior Business Analyst will be responsible for developing requirements specifications to support custom development solutions or COTS acquisitions. The candidate must be a Subject Matter Expert in requirements analysis, requirements management, and system configuration, for enterprise systems supporting mission critical records management and digital archiving. Must be a team player and be able to work effectively work with various stakeholders across the agency to ensure system requirement artifacts adhere to the agency Enterprise Business Analysis Model and IEEE Software Quality Assurance Guidance.   Principle Duties and Responsibilities - Eight (8) 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. - Over three (3) years or more hands-on experience in a predominantly BA role on one or more projects that followed the Agile Scrum framework. - Two (2) years or more hands-on experience documenting business processes based upon elicitation / discovery with business stakeholders. - Hands-on experience developing Software Requirement Specifications - Provide support for creating deliverables including Project documentation, Technical Implementation Plans, Project Management Plans, Lessons Learned, and Closeout artifacts for all assigned projects - Participate, advise, contribute, preparing and/or presenting briefings to government 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.
Job ID
2020-3242
Location
US-MD-College Park
Posted Date 5 months ago(5/13/2020 12:37 PM)
  XLA is looking for a Senior Business Analyst/Business Process Engineer (BABPR) to work onsite at NARA in College Park, MD. The BABPR will lead the team of additional business analysts. The BABPR shall define, implement and maintain business processes and procedures to meet business objectives. Analyze and identify opportunities for business process improvements. Develop initiatives for continuous business process improvements. The candidate will be responsible for developing requirements specifications to support custom development solutions or COTS acquisitions. The candidate must be a Subject Matter Expert in requirements analysis, requirements management, and system configuration, for enterprise systems supporting mission critical records management and digital archiving. Must be a team player and be able to work effectively work with various stakeholders across the agency to ensure system requirement artifacts adhere to the agency Enterprise Business Analysis Model and IEEE Software Quality Assurance Guidance.   Principle Duties and Responsibilities - Eight (8) 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 of hands-on (direct) experience participating in business process change initiatives (e.g., Business Process Improvement [BPI] or Business Process Reengineering [BPR]), performing business process modeling and analysis utilizing "best practices" analytical techniques. - Four (4) years or more hands-on experience as a Project Manager and manage day-to-day activities and ensuring deliverables are in compliance with terms and conditions. - Four (4) years or more hands-on experience facilitating requirements elicitation / discovery and review sessions with business stakeholders. - Over three (3) years or more hands-on experience in a predominantly BA role on one or more projects that followed the Agile Scrum framework. - Two (2) years or more hands-on experience documenting business processes based upon elicitation / discovery with business stakeholders. - Define, implement and maintain business processes and procedures to meet business objectives. - rive business process management (BPM) transformation to improve the customer experience, back-end efficiency and reduce total cost by leveraging improvements in the areas of people, process and technology. - Hands-on experience developing Software Requirement Specifications - Provide support for creating deliverables including Project documentation, Technical Implementation Plans, Project Management Plans, Lessons Learned, and Closeout artifacts for all assigned projects - Participate, advise, contribute, preparing and/or presenting briefings to government 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.
Job ID
2020-3241
Location
US-MD-College Park
Posted Date 5 months ago(4/28/2020 6:09 PM)
XLA is looking for a Mid-Level Requirements Analyst to work onsite at a federal agency in Washington, D.C.    - Participate with business users, business analyst team, and project team and supporting the requirements review and validation activities - Review and provide comments on requirements artifacts in support of the review and validation, including, but not limited to, Concept of Operations, Stakeholder Requirements, Systems Requirements, Use Cases, and Requirements Prioritization Worksheet - Able to resolve moderately complex requirements conflicts through effective stakeholder engagement. - Skilled at organizing and translating information into clear written documentation. - Able to present options and recommendations to stakeholders. - Experience with requirements management and analysis tools. - Significant experience as an RA on an IT contract for a Federal agency. - Experience with the quality assessment of business analysis work products against standards. - Foundational concepts of testing and testing practices throughout software development lifecycle (SDLC) - Some experience and understanding of testing procedures and performance tools - Experience with tools such as Selenium, JMeter, and JIRA - Understanding of CPIC is a plus
Job ID
2020-3235
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/3/2020 12:59 PM)
XLA is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Mid-Level Acquisition Specialist performing the full range of acquisition services in support of the Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Consular Systems and Technology. These services include, among other things, developing acquisition packages, supporting source selections and providing post-award contract support. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Leading acquisition efforts independently or with a team; - Working independently or lead a team in the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for a variety of products, services or solutions; - Completing minor acquisition actions and provides support as a team member on larger, more complex acquisitions for DOS; - Developing acquisition documentation, including requirements documents, acquisition strategies, independent government cost estimates, determination and findings, evaluation criteria, and milestone plans; - Advising Technical Evaluation Teams; - Assisting Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) in ensuring their contracts comply with applicable laws and terms and conditions and that deliverables meet contractual requirements; - Assisting CORs with submitting timely Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs); - Assisting CORs with contract close-out; - Publishing Requests for Proposals (RFPs); - Analyzing proposals, applications, and/or quotes received; - Conducting cost analysis of acquisitions; - Reviewing contracts and preparing award modifications; - Maintaining contract files; - Interacting and communicating effectively and professionally with government officials; - Performing other job-related responsibilities as assigned.
Job ID
2020-3233
Location
US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 6 months ago(4/14/2020 5:25 PM)
  XLA is seeking experienced IT System Administrators to support the technology needs of our growing team in support of DHS/ICE. The ideal candidate shall be able to provide help desk for support requests, troubleshoot/diagnose, resolve to completion with proper follow up or escalate when necessary. The selected candidate should have excellent experience with maintaining servers, workstations, network configurations, and other electronic communication devices. The candidate will assist remote and field staff by phone and must have excellent communication skills.   Principle Duties and Responsibilities - Must have experience with Windows Server and Desktop Administration, and VMware Administration - Experience monitoring and reporting network usage, troubleshooting network problems - Troubleshoot general hardware, software, and network issues - Hands-on experience is required, with the ability to configure networking equipment such as routers, switches, and firewalls - Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills. Take initiative and responsibility in exceeding customer expectations and manage time with competing priorities - Assist in the planning, support, and extension of future IT needs - Adding computer peripherals and new users, performing system backups and data recovery, resolving LAN/WAN communications problems - Making and receiving trouble calls via phone and email to provide assistance to the field resources. Creating and resetting user accounts and troubleshooting workstations in the field remotely - Good technical support skills to assist and troubleshoot non-technical users on a variety of operating systems, hardware, devices, software and environments - Manage, configure and maintain multi-tiered environment - Proactively monitor and address storage and backup alerts - Experience with inventory, testing, and shipping of systems - Hands-on experience with imaging of desktop computers - Performance tuning, configuring and upgrading of backup environment. - Assist with system disaster recovery requirements
Job ID
2020-3225
Location
US-OR-Portland