Senior Analyst

Location: Washington DC Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Contact: itc.reston@hirestrategy.com

This HireStrategy Client located in Fairfax County is seeking a Senior Strategic IT Business Analyst to support a federal client located in the DC area. This is an immediate Direct Hire role and the candidate will need to be able to pass a government background check.

The candidate will interact with program managers, technical SMEs, project managers and operational staff subject to gain an understanding of systems and applications as they relate to cost, risk and performance. This role will focus on 3 main areas - strategy, research and analysis.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategic plans and roadmaps of new or existing IT systems
  • Conduct market research and fact-findings, interview vendors, and collect sufficient data to enable client leadership to make decisions
  • Apply basic research and analysis techniques to cost estimation and budget development efforts
  • Support system or software cost estimates by researching various sources to collect data regarding contract information, business processes, workflows, requirements, and vendor interviews
  • Develop cost models
  • Provide documentation of data sources, analysis methodology, and results
  • Create client presentations
  • Perform data analysis utilizing data from multiple sources, and recommend actions
  • Maintain database of project and portfolio information to include software size, software development productivity, cost and schedule
  • Organize, prioritize and manage multiple priorities at the same time
  • Protect information by keeping financial data secure and confidential
  • Perform systems analysis and vendor research
  • Develop cost studies
  • Contribute to blogs, white papers and case studies


Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree and five (5) years, or Bachelor's and eight (8) years of general experience working in a consulting environment. Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Math, Accounting, Statistics, or a related science or technology field
  • At least one year of specialized experience directly related to Strategy Development
  • At least one year of specialized experience directly related to Research and Analysis
  • At least one year of experience managing client meeting presentations
  • Detailed understanding of the SDLC and IT Project Management process
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Cost modeling and cost accounting experience
  • Microsoft Office Suite Training, with focus on intermediate/advanced Excel skills
  • 3-5 Years' experience working for the federal government
  • ITIL Foundations Training
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification or Training
  • Experience with Agile Project Management Practices


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