Agile Business Analyst, Jr. job – J.Spargo & Associates, Inc. – Fairfax, VA

SPARGO, Inc. is a full-service event management company. SPARGO offers a full suite of services that support the production of trade shows, conventions, conferences, symposiums and seminars.

The Junior Agile Business Analyst will support requirements gathering and planning for future system updates in accordance with Agile software development methodology. As an Agile Business Analyst, you will elicit and create system requirements and user stories from identified stakeholders. Create, review and perform test cases to support upcoming software releases. This project team works is on site at our offices in Fairfax, Va.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Interact with customers to obtain and document functional and technical requirements

Analyze existing system documentation to summarize existing system functionality as it relates to the project at hand

Help manage and identify priorities based upon feedback from stakeholders

Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis

Analyze business requirements and technical specifications of applications in development to see how they can be developed into testable elements

Develop test scripts and test scenarios

Document test results, and compile results of other testers into consolidated report for management and client staff

May perform regression or other analyses and present in project meetings

Bachelor Degree and 2+ years of IT experience

Demonstrated experience as a cross functional Business Analyst performing both requirement analysis and software testing

Demonstrated experience in backlog grooming, User Story development and prioritization

Experience with requirements and test management tools to support Agile development activities (Atlassian JIRA & Confluence preferred)

Ability to develop supporting diagrams such as process diagrams and process flows

Experience developing test scripts, iterative test plans, release test plans and regression test plans

Highly motivated and dependable with good oral, written communication skills and a quick learner, a team player also capable of working independently with an open mind, and have ability to see the business needs through system requirements for smooth integration of all projects.

Desired Experiences:
Exposure/knowledge with test automation frameworks and tools such JMeter, Cucumber with Selenium WebDriver (Ruby/Java)

IIBA-CBAP or PMI-PBA Certification

SPARGO, Inc . is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap or veteran status. Only candidates who have completed an application will be given consideration.

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