Business Analyst - Remote

Remote /
Agile Program Management – Business Analysis /
Full-time
SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it; and, as such, we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup and we feel confident that we offer an employment experience unlike any other and that we set our employees up for professional success every day.

SemanticBits is looking for a Business Analyst capable of thriving on a scrum-based agile software development team; to help understand what users need and document those needs in the form of implementable and testable user stories. You will be part of a highly talented, dynamic development team that will be using a set of modern technologies (AngularJS, Node.js, RoR, MongoDB, ElasticSearch etc.), human-centered design, and DevOps approaches.

Responsibilities

    • Conduct user research, draft user stories and meet with users to validate and enhance them
    • Create wireframes for the user stories and review them with users and gather feedback
    • Collaborate with Visual/UI designer during the usability testing sessions and add/update stories based on user response
    • Breakdown the roadmap into epics and group user stories under them
    • Work with the Scrum Master, customers and developers to write user stories which are independent, negotiable, valuable, estimable, small and testable
    • Responsible for ensuring user stories include validation criteria which reasonably covers all areas necessary for complete testing of the new functionality
    • Act as an interface and customer advocate to ensure customer, stakeholder and user needs are being addressed
    • Collaborate with and support developers during their design and development efforts to provide support for their analysis of the story
    • Provide additional support and guidance to clients during the implementation phase to include development of training resources
    • Participate as a member of the Development team
    • Validate that product deliveries meet customer requirements and drive product demos
    • Represent the customer and users during backlog grooming sessions and internal demos
    • Improve and expand knowledge and skill sets with regard to current trends and changes in software development industry and be up to date with latest design trends
    • Proactively contribute to the quality of the product by seeking and proposing new or alternative approaches to address the requirements
    • Participate in Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, Scrum Meetings and other agile activities

Requirements

    • Experience as a Business Analyst/User Researcher on an agile software development team
    • BS or BA degreeExpertise with JIRA, Confluence, and the rest of the Atlassian suite
    • Expertise in creating wireframes using Balsamiq
    • Experience in Human Centered Design approach for developing digital services
    • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
    • Candidate must reside in the United States
    • Bachelor's degree in technological or related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years experience
    • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Nice to Have:

    • Experience working in the healthcare industry
    • Federal Government contracting work experience
    • Prior experience working remotely full-time

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

    • This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.
Benefits
Competitive salary
Three weeks of PTO
Ten paid holiday days
Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)
401k retirement plan with matching benefit
100% paid short-term and long-term disability
100% paid life insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Casual working environment
Flexible working hours

SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 703-787-9656 x257 or HR@semanticbits.com for assistance.