• Business Analyst/Scrum Master

    Job ID 2018-1336
    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville | US-MD-Baltimore
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.


    TISTA Science and Technology is seeking a Business Analyst/Scrum Master who will work as a liaison between customers and subject matter expert in order to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements and business processes. Prepares and/or maintains detailed documentation pertaining to programming, systems operations, and requirements. Translates business specifications into the programmer, data scientist, and end-user documentation. Achieves and maintains subject matter expertise relevant to functional areas.




    • Contribute to and manage small scrum teams supporting multiple development efforts. Leverage customer expertise and team member contributions to juggle multiple priorities on parallel projects.
    • Facilitate meetings and discussion as needed for diverse and senior groups of government stakeholders and multiple contractor subject matter experts.
    • Responsible for creating/updating documents required as part of an agile system development life-cycle including user stories, detailed functional specifications, technical design input, process documents (such as SOP's, guidelines, and validation master plans), etc.
    • Support business by becoming a Subject Matter Expert for applications and standards.
    • Coordinate with the technical development team to ensure complete understanding of functional specifications.
    • Develop education & outreach materials including user guides and other external communications


    • 5+ years of experience with IT business systems analysis and eliciting and documenting software requirements. CMS experience preferred. Experienced with CMS XLC process including the CR process.
    • Experience in a customer–facing role, including comprehending business needs, solving complex problems, and capturing business requirements to convert them into technical requirements.
    • Experience with leading Scrum teams as a Scrum Master and working with developers to translate business needs into user stories.
    • Specific program policy and/or regulation knowledge or experience related to CMS quality payment programs, such as Value Modifier (VM).
    • Experience in working with and analyzing Medicare Part B claims and episode groupers.
    • Experience working on Federal programs that are of high priority, visibility, and public-facing.
    • Experience with Agile delivery programs; particularly those using the United States Digital Service (USDS) Playbook and TechFAR.
    • Must be able to work quickly with a high degree of accuracy.
    • Able to work under minimal supervision, act independently and exercise an expert level of decision-making capability.
    • Excellent writing skills and ability to produce polished written products.
    • Demonstrated ability and experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, and Access.


    • Bachelors of Science or Bachelor of Arts
    • Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, or other Agile Certification


    • The ability to obtain a Public Trust


    • Rockville, MD and Baltimore, MD


    Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!


    TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



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