Senior Business Analyst

McLean, Virginia

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Design. Disrupt. Repeat.

Be an agent of change on a team committed to achieving client-focused, mission-driven excellence. Steampunk is looking for a Senior Business Analyst with an appetite for taking on new challenges.

Who We Are

Steampunk is the explosive collision of human-centered design and traditional government contracting. An employee-owned company with a startup mindset and time-tested approaches tailored for the federal government, we're passionate about creating solutions that are impactful, practical, scalable, and most importantly, that meet our clients' ever-changing needs.

At Steampunk, we believe in disrupting the status quo and setting the pace in the ecosystem of government contractors, while repurposing tried-and-true methodologies. We believe in empowering our people to find creative solutions to intractable problems. We believe the best environment in which to grow and thrive is outside our comfort zone.

While good design makes for a good product, we believe human-centered design makes for an excellent one.

We also believe effective teams are powered by diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. To that end, Steampunk is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status, amongst our ranks. Additionally, we participate in the E-Verify program.

Why Steampunk?

Our people are the very core of what we do; their expertise and hunger for new and exciting challenges fuel our relentless pursuit of mission success. As part of our team of "Punks," you'll test the status quo, explore new boundaries, and set the bar high for how government clients expect to engage with contractors.

Because we value our employees' work/life balance (and believe those who work hard deserve to play hard), we offer a very competitive benefits package, including telework/flex scheduling, health/dental with orthodontics/vision insurance upon hire, paid time off with a sell-back benefit and carryover option, 11 Federal Holidays, 100% paid military leave, 100% 401(k) plan match upon hire, professional development/education reimbursement, all flexible spending accounts, and more.


As a Senior Business Analyst, leads the collection, capture, and management of mission user needs from prioritization, concept development, and feature writing to support development and deployment as a business analyst subject matter expert. Mentor and provide standards and guidance to business analysts in facilitating the gathering of business-focused requirements to support a product team, and product owner, including defining the backlog and ensuring the user's perspective is considered. Work with the multiple product owners and users to determine the operational objectives of business needs and elicit high level requirements, identify commonalities and dependencies across teams, and decompose large features for assignment to product teams. Focus on requirements to improved usability, user experience, and user adoption and engagement. Identify core business needs, decompose and document concepts of operation, story maps, briefings, and user stories, document business rules, and construct workflow diagrams, as needed. Condense complex business processes into clear and actionable features with acceptance criteria. Work with IT and mission stakeholders to review, update, and maintain a business process roadmap of as-is and to-be system and evaluate areas of reengineering by outlining potential to-be processes.Apply different techniques to facilitate meetings and workshops, create a shared understanding with stakeholders, and engage team-members to produce product and portfolio roadmaps

  • Collaborates with stakeholders and product teams to decompose large epics into features and user stories that can be understood and approved by members of the development team.
  • Facilitate Increment and planning sessions with clients and team members in order to ensure that planned work is well defined, planned, articulated, and understood.
  • Instruct, guide, and mentor business analysts and team members in the usage of Jira for the purposes of planning and tracking of their work in the scrum or kanban Agile methodology.
  • Assist business analysts, team leads, clients, and other team members in the use of Jira as an Agile Lifecycle Management Tool tool to track work within the program across multiple product teams.
  • Provide guidance and assistance in the usage of Jira for reporting of work progress against epics and other larger bodies of work or types of work.
  • Provide guidance, training, and advice on best practices and Agile methods to better plan and execute work within the team.

  • Associates degree in business or related field; or technical degree or diploma in related industry, or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of experience in planning, decomposition, and execution of work using Agile methodologies.
  • 5 years of using Jira as a business analyst and/or scrum master.
  • Experience in eliciting, capturing, and refining high level business process requirements across a portfolio of applications supported by multiple product teams.
  • Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical staff

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field; or technical degree or diploma in related industry, or equivalent work experience
  • USCIS Experience
  • Public Trust Background Investigation
  • Possesses at least one of the following professional security certifications:
    • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Steampunk is a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 14042 and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause implementing the order. Therefore, this position requires full vaccination for COVID-19.
About steampunk

Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors. Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges. As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers - and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program.

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