Business Analyst in Washington, DC at Maximus

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who We Seek:
•Passion Seekers. You genuinely care about the work that you do and its impact on society.
•Self-Starters. You’re a go-getter who isn’t afraid to step up and disrupt the status quo.
•Entrepreneurs. You bring fresh ideas to the table, work hard, develop business and consistently seek new challenges.
•Collaborators. You’re a great contributor to a high performing team that accomplishes great feats for our clients.

What You Will Do:
We are seeking Business Analysts with strong analytical and problem-solving skills to join our Federal Services Group. You will be responsible for helping implement strategic client initiatives from beginning to end including gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations. ​

Job Responsibilities:
•Collects, analyzes and interprets both qualitative and quantitative data; performs analytical and root cause analyses
•Review, analyze, and evaluate operations productivity statistics to ensure contractual requirements are achieved and to determine how to optimize operational performance
•Utilizes management and planning tools (flow diagrams, affinity diagrams, gap analysis, and selection/prioritizing matrices)
•Facilitates discussions between operations teams, technical teams and business stakeholders on business processes and procedures
•Coordinates with business users to define problems/business processing issues, data availability, and requirements, and to implement complex systems that provide cost-benefits and/or workflow automation to the organization
•Conducts testing and verification activities as needed for major releases and sub-releases
•Assists in efforts to provide training, communication, presentations, and project documentation/artifacts
•Assists in training and standards development among peer business analysts
•Supports the project manager and stakeholders on project priorities and deliverables
•Assists in maintaining project deadlines, budgets, and schedules
•Develops and produces ad hoc reports and analyses as needed

Required Skills:
•Possess strong written and oral communication skills along with the ability to interact professional with a diverse range of team members
•Ability to absorb and synthesize information from various outlets and develop cohesive and nuanced communication for ultimate presentation for the client
•Strong organization skills and effective at time management
•Highly motivated, consistent, self-starter
•Working knowledge of common project management tools to include the Microsoft Office Suite
•Must be highly motivated, reliable self-starter and can be counted on to complete assignments with minimal oversight
•Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills
•Must have good time management skills and ability to multi-task, able to adapt to new requirements and readjust as needed to complete an assignment
•Able to assist with planning, organizing, scheduling meetings and project.

Desired Skills:
•Previous experience working as a consultant with a government agency
•Scrum Master Certification
•Previous experience supporting capture, proposal development, and making significant contributions to business development opportunities
•Excellent writing skills – good grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure in written business communications with a detail-oriented focus
•Strong technical content authoring, proofreading, editing, and synthesis for federal proposals, decks, and communications
•Demonstrated ability to build trusted advisor relationships with clients
•Experience supporting sales and business development
•Experience with financial management

Years of Experience: 2-4
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree
Must Be Eligible to Obtain Government Clearance
Due to federal client requirements, only US Citizens can be considered

 Job Summary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Work with product owners and team leads to decompose large epics into manageable user stories
- Manage backlog, roadmap, priorities and engage product and stake holder team to move towards a common vision
- Conduct testing such as functional testing, user acceptance testing and pre and post deployment testing
- Ability to decompose complex topics and experience to explain them using white boards
- Builds trust and respect, establish relationships, and develop rapport with technical and non-technical team members

Required Skills:

- 2+ years’ experience in IT or related industry
- Strong experience creating user stories and acceptance criteria
- Strong interpersonal skills to engage team members, clients, and stakeholders
- Familiarity with Agile methodology and UIUX principles
- Experience working independently to deliver results
- Experience applying various techniques to elicit requirements, create a shared understanding, and provide meaningful acceptance criteria to the team
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
- Strong knowledge of office productivity tools Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation
- Strong analytical aptitude, and an ability to structure complex or undefined business problems
- Prior consulting and client management experience is a plus

Desired Skills:

- Demonstrated ability to build trusted advisor relationships with clients
- Experience supporting sales and business development
- Experience with financial management

Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree

Education and Experience Requirements


Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.