Systems Analyst

Arlington, 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 mid-level Systems Analyst that possesses a strong blend of DoD/Army software development, requirements analysis/management, and testing experience to support the ARMY CRRD Program Management Office. The candidate will support a PMO function with a focus on requirements management, system testing/verification, and quality assurance.

Candidate’s responsibilities include:

·       Author SE/technical documentation in support of acquisition milestone decisions

·       Provide testing expertise and support and ensure testing best practices for the program to include developmental test, integration test, capacity/performance test, cybersecurity test, user acceptance test, and operational test working with Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)

·       Perform all aspects of system verification, including all phases of the testing process. Support test planning, test design, test procedures, test scripts, test execution, and test evaluation.

·       Develop and execute the test plan in an operational environment

·       Provide support for independent verification and validation test steps and participate in the test readiness review

·       Collaborate with the Developer and coordinate the development, tracking, resolution, and reporting of test defects per test environments

·       Conduct or participate in formal and informal reviews at predetermined points throughout the development life cycle

·       Analyze, manage requirements and maintain requirements status through coordination with the System Integrator/Developer organization

·       Write requirements, use cases, business rules

·       Perform configuration management tasks and run change management control boards (CCB)

·       Maintain and ensure full traceability of requirements, testing, and release management

·       Review Developer’s technical plans and artifacts such as Systems Engineering Plan, Test and Evaluation Management Plan, DoDAF artifacts, Systems Design Document, system architecture diagrams, etc.


Skills & Requirements

·       5-8 years of testing, IV&V, requirements analysis/management, and DoD/Army PMO experience

·       Active DoD Secret clearance

·       Ability to serve as a trusted advisor for a PMO function

·       Experienced with test methodologies and test types such as regression test, progression test, smoke test, etc.

·       Proven expertise in executing test plans, document results, generate test reports, and create and manage requirements traceability matrixes and data generation

·       Proven expertise in performing requirements analysis, managing requirements, and facilitating CCBs

·       Proven expertise writing requirements, system specifications, use cases


Candidate’s preferred qualifications include:

·       Knowledgeable with test tools such as HP ALM Suite, Load Runner

·       Knowledgeable with Tableau, and Oracle Suite capabilities.

·       Well-versed in DoD Acquisition Framework and Technology Army Regulations such as  AR 25-1, AR 25-2

·       Knowledge of DoDAF is a plus


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
  • Per contract clearance requirements, US citizenship is mandatory
  • 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