Business Analyst (Secret clearance)

Washington, DC

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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 growing team. This individual will be responsible for providing business analysis expertise and support to a Federal client, supporting business process elicitation sessions and documentation.


  • Leads the requirements efforts by assessing the business needs, defining goals and objectives, and decomposing requirements to successive levels of detail
  • Serves as the project lead responsible for organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of requirements support functions across multiple projects
  • Applies requirements management best practices to facilitate, elicit, and analyze business and system requirements, create conceptual business models
  • Define and baseline technical requirements to be included in a Sprint
  • Consults with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review tasks and deliverables, ensuring conformance with project task schedules
  • Coordinate and support project activities for requirements analysis, including user story development, product backlog assessment, and Sprint planning and estimation, and task identification.
  • Ultimately responsible for the quality and comprehensiveness of all requirements artifacts, including the Business Requirements Document (BRD) and Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
  • Facilitates requirements elicitation sessions with all levels of personnel, including senior executives
  • Provide analytical expertise to capture stakeholder business needs, goals and objectives, and features and functions
  • Support business process elicitation sessions and one-on-one interviews
  • Analyze business process flows to develop activity models and detailed requirements
  • Document discussion during facilitated sessions to capture information
  • Leverage all captured information to develop detailed requirements
  • Create and maintain the Business Requirements Document and Requirements Traceability Matrix


Skills & Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of Agile and Waterfall software development processes
  • Seven (7) years of professional experience
  • At least five (5) years of experience in Business Analysis

Desired Skills

  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or equivalent
  • Lead Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification or equivalent
  • PMP Certification or equivalent

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Clearance: active Secret Clearance

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