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Planning, Policy, and Business Analyst [AWP Support] 2019-M-420

Springfield, VA · Government/Military
Join ICES on a contract impacting national security as a Planning, Policy, and Business Analyst.  These positions are located in Springfield, VA. All positions require an active/current TS/SCI security clearance and be willing and able to pass an additional polygraph as needed.
As a Planning, Policy, and Business Analyst, specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Execute the agile release management lifecycle, which includes daily scheduling, coordinating, and the management of releases every 8 weeks across the enterprise for all customer-facing external websites on all domains (Top Secret, Secret, and Unclassified)
  • Maintain and track Agile development schedule in an appropriate project management capability (e.g. Redmine, JIRA, etc.)
  • Manage and lead client software release leveraging Agile processes, tools, and templates
  • Decompose customer requests into features
  • Define and document acceptance criteria for each story clearly
  • Work closely with Government stakeholders to effectively manage customer expectations for all software releases
  • Work directly with internal external stakeholders, including senior staff and department managers, to ensure successful translation of requirements into high-quality product deliverables
  • Track action items and actively identify and mitigate risks
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes, including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations
  • Conduct release readiness reviews, backlog grooming sessions, release planning events, milestone reviews, and business go/no-go decisions
  • Formulate and translate user or functional requirements and mission needs into technical terminology and specifications
  • Maintain the release schedule and program road map for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and programs
  • Ensure traceability between requirements, features, and user stories
  • Review test cases against stories’ acceptance criteria
  • Assist in maintaining configuration management of product backlog
Required Qualifications:
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • 11-14 years of experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile Release Management, including planning and/or management of release schedule and activities
  • Demonstrated experience applying Agile software practices and/or software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams handling customer feedback requirements, writing user stories and acceptance criteria, and developing capability/tools documentation
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Agile certification
Desirable Qualifications: 
Experience with Redmine and JIRA applications
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