Business Analyst

Silver Spring, MD

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a mid-level Business Analyst to join our team in support of a Federal customer.


  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements sessions, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task, and workflow analysis.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from true underlying needs.
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
  • Experience creating technical documentation, including design documents, requirement documents, process diagrams, test cases, training material, etc.
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed
  • Perform end-to-end UAT to support software and hardware maintenance upgrades as well as new application functionality and business process changes.
  • Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers.
  • Interact in a collaborative fashion with multiple Application Development teams to ensure delivery of quality software products.


Skills & Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience 
  • Strong oral and written communications and analytical skills that help with planning, monitoring and analyzing business solutions that provide a high return on investment
  • Ability to interact with users/stakeholders for requirements gathering and design activities.
  • Experience working with technical teams to convey user needs, solution requirements, help with POC design, and testing activities.
  • Experience from project environments with technologies such as .Net, J2EE, SharePoint, Drupal Cognos,
  • Must have experience using IBM BPM
  • Experience working in an Agile environment 


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.


  • Silver Spring, MD 

About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

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 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. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. US citizenship is mandatory, per contract clearance requirements. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of 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.

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