Applications Systems Analyst

Location: Seaside, CA
Date Posted: 08-04-2017
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects  If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you.  Its not the systems that drive us: its the soldier our systems bring home. Its not just the equipment that motivates us: its the people our equipment protects. Its not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: its whom those innovations serve. Were united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger. 
When you join, you will have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment thats uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. Were committed to our employees professional and personal development and success.

We are seeking a Business Analyst in Seaside, CA. The position will support the Personnel Security/Assurance (PSA) Division within the Defense Manpower Database (DMDC).
The candidate will:
- formulate and define systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and a thorough understanding of business systems and industry requirements. 
- devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operation time, and form of desired results.
- include analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation into proper system requirements specifications. 
- provide consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist of most phases of systems analysis, while considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.

- Candidate duties will consist of but are not limited to:
- Provide guidance to other team members
- Assist the team and client in requirements gathering and validation
- Author and present technical design documentation
- Plan and lead major technology assignments
- Evaluate performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success
- Function as a technical expert across multiple project assignments.
Basic Qualifications: 
B.S. degree + 10 year experience, or M.S. degree + 7 year experience, or Ph. D + 3 year experience
Experience with large interconnected systems
Outstanding verbal and written skills are essential Excellent conceptual, problem solving, and analytical skills
Experience with the Microsoft product suite, including Word, Excel, Project, and Visio
Experience with requirements specifications and writing clear/concise functional specifications
Experience documenting use cases, business rules, traceability matrix
Experience with the Microsoft product suite, including Word, Excel, Project, and Visio
Strong IT background
Ability to work as a member of a team on complex tasks
Familiarity with agile and other software development methodologies
Familiarity with government environments and standards
Active Secret clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with UML
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