Lead Systems Analyst

Arlington VA 22206 AFSC Magellan Federal

Job Description

This position works at the highest level of competency in regards to analysis in order to be responsible for the translation of very complex business requirements into automated system design specifications or may suggest non-automated business solutions. Considered as the System Matter Expert for one or more business applications. Able to work with outside software/hardware vendors if needed. Performs the needed research to ensure the business requirements have technical feasibility. Will coordinate the activities, for a given project, of staff serving in the roles of programmers and/or analysts. Required to help train less experienced System Analysts. Prepares detailed work plans for very complex projects.
  • Works closely with Business Owner, End User Department Reps., Programming and Analysis Staff and outside vendors to complete analysis that will identify various alternatives to create an automated or non-automated business system design to resolve medium to very complex business requirements.
  • Proposes the best alternative and prepares project specifications (including analysis and design) for a system design to the Business Owner,  End User Department Reps and IT Management staff that will meet the business requirements.
  • Performs project analysis at the highest level to determine specific tasks that must be completed for a given project, their respective time estimates and a timeline for each task in order to prepare a project work plan
  • Provides training and supervision to less experience systems analysis staff.
  • Participates in the development, enhancement and maintenance of the SDLC (System Development Life Cycle ).
  • Provides status reports that give a detailed description of the current project's progress and indicates time devoted to each task of the project. 
  • Provides status reports including the work of a Programmer, Analyst or outside contractor working within the project team.
  • Aids Development Staff with the resolution of very complex business application production problems. 
  • Answers all technical questions from the end user departments relating to the use of their respective business applications.

General Job Information


Lead Systems Analyst



Job Family

Info Technology Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience

IT, Project/Program Management


Bachelors: Computer and Information Science (Required), Masters: Computer and Information Science

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


  • 7+ years related experience including a minimum of 2+ years of Agile/Scrum master experience.
  • Experience working with Agile Methods and modern programming environments.
  • Should have moved across different departments within IT to gain a broader perspective of the business/industry.
  • Scrum Master or similar certification.
  • Critical thinker.
  • Demonstrated problem solving techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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