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Lead Business Analyst - 90245510 - Washington

Date: Oct 10, 2019

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Lead Business Analyst is responsible for identifying and interfacing with stakeholders in both the business and IT.  The Lead BA aligns technology solutions and/or processes with Information Technology and business strategies. Demonstrates an informed if not advanced  knowledge of accepted BA practices, as well as, within the Amtrak function to resolve problems and assist with process improvement, on an ongoing basis. Supports several moderately complex business processes. May be allocated part time to one or more enterprise project initiatives. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Proactively seeks to establish and maintain cooperative partnerships with multiple organizations across Amtrak including business partners, business services officers, architecture, and software development and testing.
  • Responsible for assisting in the governance of IT disciplines.  Collect, analyze and document service management related activities.
  • Lead, guide and provide cross functional (from the requirement domain) project oversight for the business analysis staff.
  • Provide tactical (day-to-day) requirement development guidance, based on the strategic SDLC model (ADM), for the business analysis staff.
  • Directly handle requirement development tasks associated with high profile, high priority Amtrak strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee and/or directly contribute (via high level requirement development) the business analysis role within the demand management framework.
  • Participates in planning sessions related to projects or new technologies to implement process improvement within the functional area. Documents discussions and agreements. Facilitate gate review, change advisory boards and IT operational meetings.
  • Establishes liaison relationship with business partners and IT departments in order to provide process solutions to meet user needs.
  • Assesses process improvements opportunities utilizing a structured requirements process (gathering, analyzing, documenting, and managing changes) to assist in identifying priorities and advises on options.
  • Provides factual content, analysis and other information to guide development projects and enhancements activities.
  • Investigates, resolves and escalates problems. Monitors and analyzes metrics to ensure customer satisfaction and vendor performance.
  • Promotes and understanding of IT Service Management roles, processes and activities to business units and IT departments. Supports and participates in formal reporting related to IT Operations.
  • Effectively perform all IT Controls as applicable.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Management, Systems Engineering or other related field plus 6+ years business analysis or other highly relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant work experience required to satisfy education and experience requirements.
  • Working knowledge within IT operations and/or Service Management functions.
  • Requirement development through various techniques (JRD, process flow, general elicitation).
  • Developing and managing to requirement development schedules that incorporate into the broader project schedule.
  • Must possess excellent customer service, strong communication and interpersonal skills, work well with others in an integrated team environment, and must be self-motivated.
  • Experience with development and reporting towards KPI's and knowledge of industry best practice/industry benchmarks.
  • Strong analytical skills

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master's degree in Information Technology, or equivalent.
• Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
• Vendor Management experience.
• Knowledge of Six Sigma/Lean
• ITIL Certification

 

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Requisition ID:41052
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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