1+ months

Business Analyst

Blackwatch International
California 95652
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Blackwatch International Corporation (Blackwatch), a small business founded in 2010, provides world-wide mission critical services to the Defense, Intelligence and Law Enforcement communities. We’re headquartered in McLean, VA with satellite offices located in Carmichael, CA and O’Fallon, Ill. Additional work locations include: Europe and the Middle East.

Position Title: Business Analyst

Salary: DOE

Position location(s): Sacramento, CA

Position Type: Full-Time

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, or other IT related degree preferred.

Years of Experience: 5+ years of experience as a Business Analyst

Minimum Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

Blackwatch is looking for a Business Analyst to work collaboratively with their sustainment and development teams in a tech manufacturing and design environment.



• Participate in eliciting requirements using interviews, document analysis, surveys, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis, and/or viewpoints

• Write requirements specifications using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely

• Work with customers to decompose high-level business statements and user requirements into functional requirements specified at an appropriate level of detail suitable for use by the development and project teams

• Represent requirements using a variety of formats, such as use cases, analysis models (diagrams), prototypes, or scenarios, where appropriate

• Participate within the Agile team to ensure that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards

• Assist with the creation of project artifacts, plans and reports, structured status reports, timelines and WBS

• Participate in peer reviews and inspections of requirements documents. Participate in peer reviews of work products derived from requirements specifications to ensure that the requirements were interpreted correctly

• Develop detailed test plans and test cases based on technical requirements and system design documents that are repeatable and have clearly defined expected results

• Execute and document test case results to validate application functionality

• Manage requirements traceability information and track requirements status throughout the project

• Manage changes to baselined requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools


• Experience working in an Agile development environment is preferred

• Experience working with Atlassian’s JIRA and SharePoint is preferred

• Experience with process transformation

• Modeling skills, to represent requirements information in graphical forms that augment textual representations in natural language, including using modeling languages already established in the development organization

• Analytical skills, to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a more general understanding, distinguish presented user requests from the underlying true needs, and distinguish solution ideas from requirements

• Listening skills, to understand what people say and to detect what they might be hesitant to say

• Observational skills, to validate data obtained via other techniques and expose new areas for elicitation

• Writing skills, to communicate information effectively to customers, marketing, managers, and technical staff 

Additional Information:

• Must be a US Citizen

• Must have a Secret clearance

Blackwatch is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, verteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


Posted: 2019-10-03 Expires: 2019-12-02

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