Product Analyst

Posted 4 weeks ago

Position Title: Product Analyst 

Position Type: Exempt, Full-Time 

Location: Washington DC, and Arlington VA

Position Summary: 

This is an opportunity to contribute to a project at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) providing support towards the planning and implementation of a new pilot program The Product Analyst will be a customer-facing consultant working in a project driven team environment. This role will apply specific professional-level functional knowledge to solve problems requiring the identification and analysis of moderately complex variables. This role will work within an Agile project team environment.  

Embrace and demonstrate the VerticalApps Core Values: 

  1. Be Proactive 
  2. Lead by Service 
  3. Grow Through Learning 
  4. Trust Through Transparency 
  5. Think Big Picture 

 Responsibilities & Duties: 

General  

  • Apply proven communication and problem-solving skills to work with other experienced staff to develop and utilize content needed for the implementation of the pilot program. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and document requirements. 
  • Analyze, refine, develop and facilitate the implementation of client methodologies and processes. 
  • Create project materials to be used throughout implementation. 
  • Organize and establish meetings on a regular basis with stakeholders to provide updates on project status, to receive feedback on deliverables and to foster a positive working relationship. 
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to fulfill project requirements. 
  • Attend regularly held meetings with the client at USCIS 
  • Proactively interact with clients and partners to develop customer solutions and to effectively set expectations for technical solutions. 
  • Perform gap analysis on existing state and current business needs. 
  • Elicit requirements using techniques such as brainstorming, data mining, document analysis, and interviews. 
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical audiences effectively. 
  • Perform data analysis to produce meaningful Insights to drive business decisions. 
  • Develop business process flows and apply technology to solve functional problems. 
  • Apply best practices to reduce risk and Improve outcomes. 

 

Agile  

  • Collaborate with the Product Owner to build and prioritize the product backlog. 
  • Work with the Agile team to create solid, well defined user stories. 
  • Support sprint and long-term release planning. 
  • Participate in Agile ceremonies such as daily stand-ups, grooming, planning, and retrospectives. 
  • Act as back-up Scrum Master when necessary. 
  • Build a culture of trust with stakeholders and within the agile team. 
  • Create an environment of continuous improvement within the project team. 

 Leadership  

  • Participates in Technical Challenges. 
  • Participates in business development activities including creation of proposal content.  

Qualifications: 

  • US citizenship required 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or IT related field 
  • 4+ years of experience in an analyst role 
  • Previous government contracting experience preferred 
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance or DHS Clearance preferred 
  • Agile Certification a plus 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools including MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel 

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Manages small projects and understands how to apply technology to solve functional problems. 
  • Ability to work well with a team of diverse staff in a collaborative environment. 
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing priorities and execute while under pressure. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence, negotiate and resolve conflict. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including proven ability to communicate and explain complex issues in clear, concise and persuasive language. 
  • Demonstrated desire for continuous learning. 
  • Ability to Develop content to support the team in pilot implementation activities.  

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

VerticalApps is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

NOTE:   This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the Company. 

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