IT Business Analyst Senior

Location: McLean, VA

• Can interface between business and technical teams
• Understands the end-to-end software development life cycle (SDLC)
• Experience in:
-Requirement gathering
-Process/data flow design
-Technical spec design
-Business analysis
-Translating business requirements to technical requirements
-Defining project objectives
-Feasibility analysis
-Supporting development, systems integration testing and user acceptance testing
-Creating and documenting UAT strategies/plans and test cases/scripts
• Knowledge of manual and automation testing
• Excellent communication and analytical skills
• Experience in mortgage industry

Writes user stories based on business driven functionality as well as technical capabilities
Provides constructive support to both Product Owner and IT team in product-related decisions
Encourages customer-centric mindset for entire Modern Delivery team, consistently focusing on advancing Freddie Mac’s mission

Supports team in development process, defining technical requirements based on in-depth and breath of product/business knowledge
Partners with Team Development Lead to create project/process specifications
Writes user stories based on business driven functionality as well as technical capabilities

Understands and proactively utilizes Modern Delivery practices
Identifies and applies opportunities to improve team’s Modern Delivery way of working
Conducts Modern Delivery ceremonies in manner that helps team improve working process
Manages process and solves issues effectively using Modern Delivery techniques
Prepares charts, tables and diagrams to assist in analyzing problems, utilizing, if necessary, various business, scientific and/or engineering mathematical techniques.
Seeks guidance from coaches for ambiguous problems
Offers problem solving support via personal knowledge and by asking effective probing questions
Proactively identifies conflicts and resolves quickly
Recognizes roadblocks early and efficiently removes them
Communicates clearly and candidly with team and leadership, including having difficult conversations
Works closely with relevant stakeholders to remove barriers (including decision-making)
Discovers ways to improve team way of working and influences changes proactively
Provides actionable, strengths-based feedback and coaching
Offers willing support as requested by team members and proactively

Engages personally to overcome roadblocks and enables team members to independently do the same
Encourages open sharing of ideas from full team, including from different perspectives and people
Works to create / sustain high team health, spirit, and camaraderie
Shows ability to influence others in their immediate adjacent group rather than commanding
Shows curiosity about new ideas and actively considers, tests suggestions on improving team’s way of working
Willingly seeks guidance from coaches and team members
Exhibits comfort trialing new ideas, even when different when status quo
Celebrates and promotes successful collaboration between team members
Builds open lines of communication between people – and role models prompt, clear communication
Utilizes existing / builds new forums to foster cross-team collaboration