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Business Analyst

The Excalibur Group
Ashburn, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The Excalibur Group is currently seeking a Business Analyst to join our dynamic team, supporting a federal contract in Ashburn,VA. This is a remote position with 1-2 monthly visits to the office.

**This position requires professionals with a Public Trust Clearance.**

Senior Business Analyst and UI designer supporting a custom application development project in an agile development environment. Looking for an advanced and proven BA with the ability to elicit, define, and document user-driven requirements and ensure that they are properly incorporated into the developed software. Must have excellent track record of defining and grooming a Product Backlog of User Stories, tracking and managing team velocity, and leading Sprint and Increment planning sessions. The individual should have proven experience in leading Agile software development teams, conducting Scrum Master duties, and working in concert with Govt Product Owners to successfully track and achieve their priorities. Quality and thorough requirements are a must. This position also includes the need for UI design in the form of UI mockups.


  • Perform the role of a Business Analyst on one of several agile software development teams on a large large-scale Federal software development program in support of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
  • Coordinate with Product Owner, Scrum Master, Subject Matter Experts, Stakeholders, and the development and testing team to elicit and define a shared understanding of functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Elicit, define, and produce business process models (as-is and to-be), including “happy path” and “unhappy path” and other techniques. Knowledge of standards and best practices (e.g. BPMN) preferred.
  • Produce requirements visualization and user interface design in the form of UI Mockups, wireframes, UI/UX design, flow diagrams, and business process modeling.
  • Facilitate JAD sessions with Product Owners, SME’s, end users, and stakeholders.
  • Define and groom Product Backlog of user-driven requirements. Write User Stories along with corresponding acceptance criteria in Atlassian JIRA, and maintain and groom the product backlog in accordance with established priorities with the Govt Product Owner.
  • Develop and maintain requirements documentation and requirements in team wiki on Atlassian Confluence
  • Assist Product Owner in scoping and prioritizing functionality and grooming the product backlog.
  • Act as team scrum master and facilitator as necessary along with Product Owner and agile team leads to facilitate Agile ceremonies such as sprint and increment planning. Estimate story sizing and track and manage team velocity
  • Establish a firm understanding of project development progress and deployment schedule in order to support CBP project managers in the preparation for project milestone reviews and critical decision points.
  • Facilitate meetings with Product Owners, SMEs, stakeholders and team members and capture requirements, decision points, and/or meeting minutes
  • Perform gap analyses for requirements completeness and quality
  • Capture action items and requirements from meetings and ensure they are documented and assigned as tasks or incorporated into user stories for timely completion
  • Perform sprint pre-planning, planning, and grooming sessions and ensure workload is assigned appropriately within the agile team to achieve the desired velocity.
  • Work very closely with the Govt Product Owner to identify and shape priorities and ensure they are properly incorporated into future sprints and completed in a timely fashion.


  • Must possess a Custom’s Border Patrol public trust clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Information Systems, or other related disciplines (8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education)
  • 5 yrs professional experience with at least 3-5 yrs of experience as a Business Analyst
  • Ability to work independently to carry out assignments to completion and within the established sprint and increment timeboxes
  • Must have client-facing experience eliciting requirements and strong knowledge and experience with Agile/Scrum software development methodologies
  • Experience working in a consulting environment and an understanding of client relations on a large Federal program. (Prior experience working on CBP projects is highly preferred)
  • Strong experience eliciting functional and non-functional requirements from business and technical stakeholders
  • Strong experience defining and mapping business process models, and documenting User Stories and Use Cases. (Knowledge of BPMN is a strong plus)
  • Experience with software UI/UX design and UI design tools: Axure, JustInMind, iRise
  • Experience working with the following software products: Atlassian Tool Suite (especially JIRA and Confluence), Microsoft Visio, Microsoft® Office Suite
  • Ability to work under pressure, coordinate multiple assignments at once, and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction from supervisors or clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers, including technical and business-oriented colleagues and customers

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification (or equivalent), PMP
  • Advanced experience with Atlassian JIRA and Confluence
  • Microsoft Office Tools and applications (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • UI/UX design and UI design tools: Axure, JustInMind, iRise is highly preferred
  • MS Visio and business process modeling of as-is and to-be processes


$102,000 Annually

Mon. – Fri. 8:30am – 5pm
Except Federal Holidays
Remote work 1-2x per month


If interested in this opportunity, please apply on our website by visiting Once at the site, select the Careers tab and in the drop-down menu select current positions. Once there you’ll find all current Excalibur openings.

Preference will be given to all qualified applicants who live in a federally certified HUBZone.

**The Excalibur Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.**

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