Business Analyst (Top Secret)

Alexandria, VA

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Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!


Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Business Analyst to join our team for a federal services contract. The candidate will be responsible for requirements management and analysis, reporting, application testing and validation, and requirements delivery. The Business Analyst will communicate frequently with the client and subcontractor personnel, leading meetings, identifying process improvements, managing expectations, and delivering. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented with advanced critical thinking skills, who is capable of evaluating problems, identifying next steps, and providing recommendations. The candidate must be flexible and able to work in a face-paced environment with multiple competing priorities, both on-site with our customer in Quantico, VA and in Alexandria, VA.



  • Lead all requirements efforts and management for the Program.
  • Apply requirements management best practices to facilitate, elicit, and analyze the business need, user expectations, and system requirements, and create conceptual business models.
  • Facilitate requirements gathering sessions with all stakeholders.
  • Provide analytical expertise to capture stakeholder business needs, goals and objectives, and features and functions.
  • Analyze business process flows to develop activity models and detailed requirements.
  • Document discussions during facilitated sessions to capture information and solicit stakeholder confirmation.
  • Leverage all captured information to develop detailed requirements.
  • Spearhead requirements creation, test case creation, and requirements delivery management.
  • Consult with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review tasks and deliverables, ensuring conformance with project task schedules.
  • Responsible for the quality and comprehensiveness of all requirements artifacts.
  • Manage and maintain the Program’s Requirements Traceability Matrix.


Skills & Requirements

Minimum Required Skills:

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Self-starter, capable of identifying next steps and executing.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or related discipline.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate solutions effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong IT background with a deep understanding of application management, legacy system transformation, and agile/waterfall systems engineering.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of business analysis experience including requirements gathering, requirements management, requirements testing and validation.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of document management best practices and familiarity with document management in SharePoint 2013.
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA.


  • Bachelor’s degree

Security Clearance:

  • Must have an active DOD Top Secret 


  • Alexandria, VA / Quantico, VA

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc.
  • Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time

Work Environment:

  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area
  • The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.


  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • We are unable to sponsor H1B applicants for this role
  • US citizenship required as per potential clearance requirements
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation