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Agile Senior Business Analyst

Company: Grant Thornton
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:
--- Interact and coordinate on behalf of Federal clients and interagency government stakeholders.
--- Manage small to medium-sized projects/initiatives from end-to-end, including requirements gathering, client coordination, content development, peer review/quality assurance, and deliverable development and presentation.
--- Elicit and analyze external and internal customer requirements using interviews, process and document analysis, task and workflow analysis, and other techniques as appropriate, to identify new solutions, processes, and process improvements to meet customer business needs.
--- Independently manage complex taskers and initiatives from end-to-end, sometimes involving highly technical subject matter.
--- Assist in organizing and leading client meetings (e.g., scheduling meetings; drafting and delivering agendas and minutes; providing and archiving required documentation; and documenting, tracking, and following-up on action items).
--- Manage multiple assignments while ensuring technical accuracy, adherence to standards, and timely delivery of all products.
--- Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

Client and Project Description:

An Agile Senior Business Analyst must have experience working within an Agile Software Development Life Cycle Project. This includes experience creating user stories within JIRA, involvement in Scrum events, and working sprints applying the scrum framework. The candidate must have experience facilitating meetings, gathering requirements and acceptance criteria, working with complicated and challenging stakeholders, and creating and managing user guides and iterative Sprint documentation.

Mandatory Experience:
- A minimum of five years working with clients to improve their business systems and processes
- Experience using JIRA to manage Sprints and the Product Backlog by building out complex user stories and eliciting requirements with stakeholders
- History of facilitating meetings with stakeholders at various levels
- Strong understanding of complicated systems
- Knowledge and understanding of Scrum events, including Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Backlog Refinement, Planning Poker, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.
- Demonstrate proficiency with DevOps tools, JIRA, ServiceNow, MS Teams and perform tasks using the tools including capturing project plans.
- Ability to understand and adapt to changing client needs and product enhancements

Preferred Experience:
- Previous Scrum Master experience or certification (CSM, etc)
- Veterans Affairs or Healthcare experience
- PIV Card & Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)

Required Skills:
Agile, Scrum, SaFe, Project/Program Agile Lifecycle Management, Requirements Elicitation, DevOps, IT Strategy


Hi. We're Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (A.K.A. one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.) Here, we aren't interested in ego or grinding it out alone. We'd rather help others go beyond their expectations. With us, business feels more personal - for our clients and you. It's what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better. What about you?

You know the career you want. So, let's make it happen. Here, every voice is valued and yours makes a difference. Whether it's greater client exposure, a broader scope of responsibility, flexible schedules and location, coworkers who care or our bold, inclusive culture, joining Grant Thornton empowers you with the global scale, opportunities, resources and support to create a career that you love. Our breadth of client sizes, no-silos style and flexibility empowers you to innovate, create and excel for your clients, teams and communities. And that's just day one.

Interested? Get to know us better at and read on to learn more how you'll help us become even bolder:


Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information visit: Grant Thornton Public Sector.

It is the policy of Grant Thornton to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions (including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, working conditions, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, evaluations, and termination) are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or civil union status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic predisposition or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

To comply with its obligations as a federal contractor, Grant Thornton requires any individual employed by its Public Sector business to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before December 8, 2021 or as of their first day of employment with Grant Thornton if joining after Dec. 8, 2021, subject to any accommodations required by law. Individuals hired for this Public Sector role will be asked to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status on their first day of employment. Grant Thornton collects, uses and maintains vaccination-related data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Personnel Privacy Notice, and applicable laws and regulations.

For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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