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[JOB] Sr. Requirements Analyst – Rockville, MD - $100/hour

From: Beau
Sent on: Friday, June 7, 2013 8:20 PM
Position Type: Full time 1099 Contractor Position 
Project Location: Meetings will be held at our office in Rockville, and
partially offsite (telecommute) 
Projected Start Date: Monday June 24, 2013 
Project Duration: Approximately 3 months 
Rate: $100/hour 

Who are we searching for?

The Requirements Analyst is an individual who has the primary
responsibility to elicit, analyze, validate, specify, verify, and manage
the real needs of the project stakeholders, including customers and end
users. The Requirements Analyst serves as the conduit between the
customer community and the software development team through which
requirements flow. 

Project Goals?

The project goals are to develop requirements for a Intranet development
project for a large federal agency. Individual must have past experience
leading teams to gather requirements for an enterprise-level Intranet.
Must have experience with a variety of technologies – from Microsoft
to Open Source.

What will the Requirements Analyst do? 

* Work with the product manager or project sponsor to document the
product’s vision and the project’s scope 
* Identify project stakeholders and user classes. Document user class
characteristics. Identify appropriate representatives for each user
class and negotiate their responsibilities 
* Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements
workshops, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business process
descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists, business analysis,
competitive product analysis, task and workflow analysis, and/or
* Participate in rapid UI/UX prototyping sessions to help elicit
technical requirements 
* Write requirements specifications according to standard templates,
using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely 
* Decompose high-level business and user requirements into functional
requirements and quality, specified in an appropriate level of detail
suitable for use by those must base their work on the requirements 
* Define quality attributes, external interfaces, constraints, and other
nonfunctional requirements 
* Represent requirements using alternative views, such as analysis
models (diagrams), prototypes, or scenarios, where appropriate 
* Lead requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement
statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable,
feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to
* Participate in requirements prioritization 
* 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
* Enter, manipulate, and report on requirements stored in a commercial
requirements management tool. Define requirement attributes and
facilitate their use throughout the project 
* Manage requirements traceability information and track requirements
status throughout the project 

What qualifications will this person have?

* A background in developing web-based intranets for large enterprises,
particularly in the federal government is a plus 
* Interviewing skills, to talk with individuals and groups about their
needs and ask the right questions to surface essential requirements
* Listening skills, to understand what people say and to detect what
they might be hesitant to say 
* 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 
* Facilitation skills, to lead requirements elicitation workshops 
* 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 
* Organizational skills, to work with the vast array of information
gathered during elicitation and analysis and to cope with rapidly
changing information 
* Interpersonal skills, to help negotiate priorities and to resolve
conflicts among project stakeholders (such as customers, product
management, and engineering) 
* 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 
* An understanding of contemporary requirements elicitation, analysis,
specification, verification, and management practices and the ability to
apply them in practice; familiarity with requirements engineering books
and resources 
* An understanding of how to practice requirements engineering according
to several software development life cycles in a team environment 
* Knowledge of product management concepts and how enterprise software
products are positioned and developed 
* Application domain knowledge is a plus, to have credibility with user
representatives and be able to work effectively with them 

If you are interested in this job, please submit your resume to

Thank you, 
Beauregard Gould 

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