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Azimuth is actively seeking an experienced Business Application Analyst to join our team and support development efforts for a government client in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Would you like to be part of a dynamic team of dedicated software professionals? Are you concerned about protecting our Nation’s natural resources? We need people who are committed to action. People who want to apply their education and experience to make sure that all of us enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean water, clean air, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment.

Natural resource conservation is an effort of Federal and State agencies, universities, and professional societies to deliver science-based information to land owners. Join us to build the technology to help people understand, preserve and increase the productivity of our natural resources.

Position Description:

Duties will include but are not limited to:
  • Performing business analysis to support the project managers in defining project scope and objectives,
  • Analyzing business processes for new and revised business applications,
  • Eliciting information and functional requirements from product owners and business sponsors through oral and written communication,
  • Documenting requirements meetings, developing user stories and UML diagrams to support the elicitation process, working with developers to generate mockups of proposed solutions, presenting mockups and refining requirements,
  • Collecting and documenting preliminary data requirements.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree – Computer Science or Technical Journalism preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience supporting a software/hardware development efforts
  • 7 years of relevant work experience in lieu of a specific degree would be acceptable, especially if the experience is multi-functional (i.e., operations and development)

Required Skills and Competencies:

The successful candidate will have experience in the following:
  • Strong technical writing skills, with the ability to concisely describe business requirements
  • Ability to use a variety of software for creating UML diagrams and mockups as well as written documents for communicating (examples include Visio, Word, Axure, Excel, PowerPoint, and Hypersnap)
  • Documentation of business requirements. Examples of documentation include business requirement specifications (BSR), use cases, and user stories
  • Understanding of Web-based enterprise software, .Net Framework, C#, javascript, AJAX, and databases
  • Working knowledge of database systems
  • Understanding of user interfaces and most common approaches found in GUIs
  • Presentation of requirements findings and mockups for review with sponsors and end users
  • Ability to understand formulas used in financial calculations and to describe relevant workflows

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working with a wide range of personnel, including business sponsors, product owners, government project managers, development teams, and end users at all levels of the organization
  • Familiarity with formalized requirements management frameworks (including requirements traceability) such as IEEE, ITIL, CMMI.
  • Solid understanding of Agile development methodologies
  • Experience using tracking and versioning software such as Codebeamer and Subversion.
  • Experience in writing business requirements used to create enterprise class web-based software.
  • Familiarity with data modeling concepts
  • Familiarity with integrating COTS and custom software as part of an enterprise software solution (Experience with SAS, SAP, or Pega preferred)
  • Ability to research document repositories and existing code.
  • Willingness to assist with in development testing

Successful candidate is subject to a background investigation by the government and must be able to meet the requirements to hold a position of public trust.

About Azimuth Business Solutions:

Azimuth Business Solutions helps expand the capabilities of other organizations using voice, video, mobile and wireless technologies to maximize their performance. We provide innovative information technology solutions for our trusted partners in the U.S. Government “ including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) among others “ and provide leading edge information technology solutions that enable organizations to better achieve their mission, objectives, and critical national security imperatives.

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