GovernmentCIO is seeking a Requirements Analyst for the Enterprise Services contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) who will work collaboratively with stakeholders and Agile Scrum team members to serve as an Requirements technical expert to liaison with other teams as appropriate in support of the VA.
The Requirements Analyst is responsible for drafting and maintaining the requirements processes and for ensuring that requirements processes are followed.
The successful Requirements Analyst will provide collaboration and support to DAS business customers, partner organizations, to elicit and manage service request processes and writes requirements and requirements-related documents for software development, service requests, and functional enhancements. As there are often discussions and changes that can arise during discussions of requirements, the Requirements Team has a responsibility to properly identify changes that must be managed by the change management process, including close coordination with business partners, DAS Management, DAS Team members, and other DAS Stakeholders.
Our requirements processes are designed to work within the VA VIP framework but follow agile development principles. Typical DAS requests routed to the Requirements Team will be documented in the Rational Tools Suite, ESCP portal and/or emails falling into the following requests types:
The successful candidate will produce User Stories created during the elaboration of business needs as defined in the Business Requirements Document (BRD) or the Service Request. The requirements analysts are responsible for leading the User Story process. During the elaboration process, other Workstream members participate in User Story construction at various stages in the process, based on that team member's role. This participation is important, as the customer acceptance criteria are the specific requirements outlined in the User Story. An integrated workstream that participates at this stage of the process helps drive the right technical solution that supports the customer's criteria. Nevertheless, the Workstream Leads determine the level of involvement required by the Workstream architects, developers and designers during the User Story creation process. This helps assure that the time of technical team members is spent productively. The elaboration process/User Story creation should take no longer than two weeks. DAS management will be made aware by the Requirement Lead if elaboration will extend beyond two weeks. Once the elaboration phase is complete, the Requirements Lead brings the User Story to the CCB for approval and prioritization.
The ideal candidate:
Someone with a passion for working in a customer support role, has attention to detail, able to multi-task, and can work with multiple project leads to understand and communicate program information will thrive in this environment. It is helpful but not required to have cloud-based computing and experience at the Department of Veterans Affairs or in another scientific or regulatory environment. Someone a little more technical, like a former developer, systems engineer that can take on the requirements development role. Technologies include middleware such as XML