Business/User Acceptance Testing Analyst *REMOTE* HSEFF1 at Avantus Federal

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Company Overview

Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused data, cyber and space services and solutions company. As a mid-market powerhouse with an intentional blend of elite talent, infrastructure and speed to impact, Avantus leads with technical and domain expertise for its Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal Civilian customers.

Helping to solve some of the toughest national security problems and government missions, Avantus' offerings enable services at scale, including: cyber technologies and operations, data and software solutions, digital engineering and integration, intelligence analysis and operations, transformation and advisory services and more.

Position Overview

Avantus is seeking a Business Analyst/User Acceptance Testing Analyst to provide agile project management/product owner support. This includes participating and facilitating agile management activities; developing/grooming business user stories; maintaining the product backlog; facilitating requirements discussions; analyzing business needs to identify process improvements; developing and leading user acceptance testing; reviewing existing policies and regulation for changes; and developing briefings and reports in support of the ACE Collections government leadership.

*Fully Remote*

Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conduct detailed research in order to translate business requirements into precise, high quality features and user stories.
  • Work with the project team and business stakeholders to develop, define, and fully elaborate features, user stories, and wireframes for future releases and sprints.
  • Validate key business requirements are captured as part of the user stories and that user stories meet the "definition of ready" (fully elaborated with acceptance criteria, etc.).
  • Maintain an up-to-date backlog of features and user stories for future sprints.
  • Work with users to define concepts and clarify requirements under the direction of project manager and/or team lead(s).
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, data/document analysis, requirements/visioning workshops, surveys, business process descriptions, product backlog development, use case modeling and scenarios, and business process analysis.
  • Analyze business needs to identify new processes or process improvements that will meet those needs.
  • Lead development and implementation of user acceptance testing and associated testing materials (e.g., test plan, test scripts)
  • Facilitate user acceptance testing sessions and document findings
  • Gather and analyze quantitative and other data; identifies relationships, sensitivities, and trends; and develops insights and recommendations based on findings.
  • Perform research, studies, analyses, assessments, and/or surveys.
  • Help inform decision making through presentations, data visualizations, trackers.
  • Work closely with cross-functional agile project teams and help drive projects across the product design, development, and testing.
  • Support development of release specific training and communications plans.
  • Assist with development of training materials, guides, logistics and communications.
  • Support implementation of the training and communications plan, including training delivery and communications messaging
  • Assists in the preparation of milestone status reports and briefings.
  • Contribute to project plans


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum - Bachelors + 3 years of work experience
  • Holds a current Public Trust or clearance
  • Agile certifications such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Production Owner (CSPO) - desired, not required
  • Excellent communications skills (written/verbal)
  • Meeting facilitation experience
  • Agile experience
  • Business process oriented
  • User acceptance training (front end)
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence - desired, not required
  • The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements under Executive Order 14042 are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption


Company EEO Statement

Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.
More Information on Avantus Federal
Avantus Federal operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in McLean, VA and Reston, VA. Avantus Federal was founded in 2004. It has 1001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1 open jobs at Avantus Federal, click here.
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