Requirements Analyst (NCI)
The mission of the Data Science and Information Technology Program (DSITP) is to develop enterprise-level, consolidated information technology and biomedical informatics infrastructure that provides exceptional IT capabilities to the Frederick National Labs for Cancer Research (NCI-Frederick/FNLCR) in support of basic, translational, and clinical cancer and AIDS research. The CBIIT Technical Operations Support (CTOS) Group is part of the DSITP within Leidos Biomed. The CTOS team is primarily involved in the operations and execution of the projects sponsored by NCI-CBIIT.
Please see https://cbiit.nci.nih.gov/ for details about CBIIT’s mission.
KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES: THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL
- The Requirements Analyst works closely with the Technical Project Manager in helping the business implement technology solutions in a cost-effective manner by eliciting, analyzing, translating and simplifying requirements and communicating requirements to project’s stakeholders
- Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assisting with business case, eliciting requirements, requirement management and communication, including requirements analysis and prioritization
- The Requirements Analyst understands the needs of the stakeholders, identifies the current and future-state of the business processes and procedures, and helps the business stakeholders envision the future state of the processes
- Creates, analyzes, and validates detailed functional and non-functional requirements
- Facilitates design session with engineering team and delivers elements of systems design, including business rules, wireframes, mock-ups and other relevant deliverables
- Be the liaison between the business/program and the software developers, system engineers, and software quality assurance
- The Requirements Analyst is an expert in the requirements gathering life cycle, including: reviewing project charter, defining scope, creating communication plan or requirements management plan, documenting detailed requirements, develop traceability matrix, and supporting the quality assurance testing plan and assisting with the implementation of the solution ensuring requirements are met
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in areas related to computer science, computer engineering, software development, or biomedical informatics. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
- In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of six (6) years of experience working in clinical/bioinformatics projects in an IT Business Analyst/Business Process capacity
- Experience in requirements gathering tools and techniques such as: interviewing skills, negotiation skills, communication and facilitation skills, documentation skills. Experience conducting gap/fit analysis, requirements analysis and prioritization, and impact analysis.
- Experience with BA tools such as: Jira, Axure, Jama, Balsamiq, etc.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
- Solid understanding of all phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology, including: requirements gathering, analysis, design, data modeling, process modeling, implementation and deployment
- Excellent oral and written communication including presentation skills, experience presenting to all level of managers, users and other stakeholders
- Extensive experience in gathering Business/Functional/Non-functional requirements, creating storyboards, use cases, wireframes, Business Requirements Document (BRDs)
- Able to serve as liaison between software developers and business entities
- Level 3 Certified Business Analyst (CBAP) certification or equivalent certification in BA preferred
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work with a variety of professionals technical and nontechnical
- Ability to organize and create consensus among team members and skills in negotiating requirements and requirements prioritization with stakeholders
- Demonstrated knowledge of the concepts and techniques in the IIBA’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Guide