• Business/Requirements Analyst

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Development
    Work Authorization
    US Citizens, preferred
  • Overview

    VariQ has an opening for a Business/Requirements Analyst supporting the Cloud Migration and O&M of the Infrastructure Protection (IP) Gateway system for Department of Homeland Security (DHS).


    Additional Information:

    • Location: Rockville MD for first 90 days, with potential up to 100% remote afterwards.
    • Security Clearance: none
    • Salary: dependent upon experience
    • Available: within 2 weeks


    • Support release planning activities and schedule from a requirements perspective
    • Elicit, analyze, and support development and refinement of requirements (statements, user stories, applicable RPLRs) for workstreams
    • Support review and prioritization of defect backlog for allocation to releases/sprints
    • Analyze and support requirements related tasks for workstreams
    • Facilitate or participate in requirements elicitation and validation sessions with project stakeholders
    • Input user stories into JIRA repository and/or another project management tool as chosen by the stakeholders and maintain traceability
    • Support sprint planning and execution from a requirements perspective
    • Provide support in transitioning requirements from JIRA to Rational CLM as well as regular updates between the tools
    • Monitor project performance, maintain project schedule, and report on project status:
    • Presentations as directed by the Project Manager or Program Manager.
    • Lead, guide and task Requirements Management Specialists.
    • Refine and decompose program requirements into system, project and “build-to” requirements needed to support program development, testing, delivery, and operations activities.
    • Utilize various methods for capturing and communicating requirements, as appropriate, for the program needs including use of epics, user stories, use cases and traditional “shall” statements.
    • Establish, maintain, and document traceability from business needs through and between all levels and types of requirements to supporting test cases/scenarios and acceptance criteria.
    • Develop a program requirements traceability report to ensure that requirements traceability is maintained at all levels.
    • Continuously assess requirements to verify and maintain traceability and to ensure persistent alignment with evolving business needs, solution architecture, change requests and other dependencies.
    • Build and maintain requirements engineering processes that integrates with enterprise processes and tools. The processes should provide visibility into all program and project requirements, maintain requirements traceability, and facilitate the rapid identification of issues.


    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field.
    • 5+ years of experience providing requirements management services in a diverse environment.
    • Experience using automated requirements management tools.
    • Experience with writing clear and concise requirements, design, and test-related documentation
    • Knowledge of software development and systems engineering
    • Ability to interact with senior-level management and clients and hold technology-related discussions with non-technical individuals
    • Ability to comprehend data, draw conclusions from complex reports, and work independently in a fast-paced environment
    • Experience with the following tools: JIRA, Confluence, and Microsoft Office
    • Experience with Agile and Scrum methodologies
    • Experience with Web Application testing
    • Experience in the development of formal functional requirements as well as agile user stories.
    • Experience in developing mockups, demo screens, and wire frames.
    • Meet with system end users to understand issues and provide remediation strategies
    • Familiarity with agile requirements management tools such as JIRA.
    • Familiarity with project management scheduling and software such as MS Project.

    VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.


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