Business Analyst

Jacobs - Alexandria, VA4.0

“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster.”

Jacobs is seeking a Business Analyst for the Alexandria/Herndon offices (team splits time between both offices with one day remote per week). Duties will include:
As part of a Scrum Team, actively participates in Story Creation, Backlog Refinement and Scrum Events (Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Retrospective, and Reviews). Collaborate with Product Owners, Business Partners, Scrum Masters and Architects to build and define the Product Backlogs.
Perform story analysis to determine conditions of satisfaction and to understand the impact to other systems, projects, domains, and operational teams.
Manage the evolution of the User Story and other backlog items (includes but not limited to breaking down the stories, eliciting conversations, facilitating story refinement sessions).
Answer ad hoc questions and provide clarification/direction to development and support teams regarding user stories and functions.
Collaborate with the Product Owner and Scrum Master in Release Planning.
Provide technical support to client application teams during implementations of new services and provide subject matter expertise for support escalations


US Citizens or Green Card Holders only – must be able to obtain a public trust clearance
Typically requires an Associates degree in computer science and six (6) years of relevant progressive experience. Progressive relevant training and/or certification may be substituted for a portion of the experience requirement.

Minimum Qualifications:
4+ years of working experience as an Agile Business Analyst required, including all aspects of business process and requirement elicitation, documentation, and testing
2+ years of professional experience participating in a Scrum environment required
Agile techniques, theory & practices
Strong collaboration skills
Excellent communication skills
Proven leader
Strong technical skills
JIRA expertise
Confluence expertise
Desired Qualifications
Demonstrate strong writing, editing, and presentation skills.
Possess exceptional client and stakeholder relationship skills.
Be highly organized; demonstrate excellent time management skills; able to juggle multiple tasks at once.
Be motivated, flexible and a “team player”.

Essential Functions:
Physical Requirements:
Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:
General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:
General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:
Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.


Jacobs 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, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.