Buchanan & Edwards

  • Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
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  • Overview





    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength.

    They are the foundation for building the next generation of innovative IT solutions, revolutionizing the industry, and solving the nation’s most critical challenges. 

    Let Buchanan & Edwards help you unleash your potential and reach your goals.


    Are you up for the challenge?

    Buchanan & Edwards is seeking a talented Business Analyst to support a mission critical program at the Foreign Service Institute, in Arlington, VA.


    Build your career

    A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all that BE has to offer. When you join BE, you become an integral part of our team. Not just an employee number, but a valued opinion with a voice that carries and drives change and innovation. You’ll have access to some of the most well-respected IT industry leaders in virtually every field and learn new tools and techniques while expanding your knowledge and skillset. We’re dedicated to helping you develop your career, and our culture applauds outside-the-box thinking and initiative. Our employee-focused leadership team knows that your success is our success and empowers employees with the necessary tools to excel. Join us as we continue to move the future forward, together.




    Position Requirements

    • Review, analyze and evaluate business systems and user needs. Document requirements, define scope and objectives and formulate systems to parallel overall business strategies.
    • Evaluate cloud applications, platforms, infrastructures and standards in order to align with current and future business strategies.
    • Evaluate and recommend COTS, Cloud or GOTS, application software packages. Responsibilities
    • Obtain requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process de- scriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.
    • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into de- tails, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
    • Write, or assist in the writing of, functional requirements, use cases, GUI mockups, and screen and interface designs.
    • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
    • Serve as the conduit between the customer community and the software development team through which requirements flow.
    • Works closely with the Project Manager and Data Architect.
    • Develop requirement specifications according to FSI templates, using natural language.



    The minimum experience and education requirements for this position are due to the complexity, at the project level, of the tasks at hand. This position will be instrumental in gathering requirements and building customer relationships. This position will provide guidance and support to all technical positions including system architects, developers and database administrators. 


    • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences, or related IT discipline.  Allowable Substitution: Additional ten (10) years of related professional experience can be substituted for a BS/BA degree.
    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
    • Must possess an ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE to qualify.
    • A minimum of 5 (five) years of professional experience as a business analyst.
    • A minimum of 8 (eight) years related in the software development field.
    • Be equally adept designing new, and re-engineering existing, systems.
    • Possess strong analytical and product management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
    • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a d verse group, in- cluding managers, clients, and other members of the development team.
    • A minimum of two years professional experience working as a business analyst is desired.
    • Experience with Agile Scrum methodologies and the Scrum Master role.


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years. 

    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer –Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.





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