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Job #: R-00048168
Location: Austin, TX
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Sr. Business Analyst in Austin, TX. This role is responsible for considering functional benefits, technical performance, risks, and schedule concerns.  The qualified candidate must have extensive IT experience in the analysis, design, and evaluation of information systems utilizing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and development software. Must be well versed in understanding structured analysis and design methodologies for the translation of systems requirements from business needs with a proven track record. Must be able to evaluate cost factors and risk.

Qualified candidate will have experience with at least one of the monitoring tools, ticket management systems; Service Now, Introscope, Splunk, AppDynamics

Work Hours: Tue-Sat 6:00am - 2:30pm

Onsite in Austin , TX

This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the IOSS mission.  The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Information Technology (IT) Operations and Services (ITOPS), Infrastructure Operations (IO) is to support One VA world-class service to Veterans and their families by delivering results-oriented, secure, highly available, and cost-effective information technology services. IO support helps to provide critical services focusing on consistent availability of Veteran-facing applications and quick delivery of benefits for Veterans. With the expansion of monitored applications, the ECC will need additional analysts to rapidly identify trends to prevent incidents or more quickly resolve major incidents through improved Root Cause Analysis capabilities.

A Senior Business Analyst has experience in the effective use of data provided by cost estimators to create overall cost versus benefit assessment while considering functional benefits, technical performance, risks, and schedule concerns. Responsible for the execution of team monitoring. Ability to manage Team Scheduling. Forward leaning with managing team and providing leadership and supervision.

Job Duties/ Required Skills:

  • Large infrastructure environment experience. Data Center experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of troubleshooting, incidents and problems, work to resolve issues timely and determine fault or underlying issue. Work with both customer and vendor personnel.
  • Escalate or transfer tickets appropriately to VA staff that can resolve the issue further
  • Coordinate with stakeholders of ticket status or request system changes.
  • Maintain accurate documentation for assigned workspace and procedures, updating procedures including, but not limited to software, hardware layers.
  • Ability to work with customers of various technical abilities.
  • Understand and utilize de-escalation techniques when working with difficult customers.
  • Work independently and receive minimal guidance on work assignments
  • Comfortable moving from one project or issue to another rapidly and without notice.
  • Extensive server hardware troubleshooting knowledge and experience.
  • Monitor and report on application behavior analytics, conducts smart triage by
  • identifying, diagnosing and coordinating resolution of performance problems before they impact end users, and participates in rapid root cause diagnosis of problems occurring within the application and infrastructure.
  • Monitor high value Business-centric transactions and manages response actions.
  • Required operational experience with Service Now, Introscope, Splunk, AppDynamics, and Dynatrace application monitoring toolsets. Desired experience with Solar Winds, XpoLog, CA Tools (UIM, Spectrum), and Aternity.
  • Identify the functional domain in which problems reside (Server Utilization, network Saturation, Application Tuning).
  • Detect change of state conditions that have significance for management of Configuration Items (CIs) and IT services.
  • Ensure all events are communicated IAW SOP and/or takes further corrective action with the application owner.
  • Participate in all Major Incident Management and Root Cause Analysis calls and provides expert troubleshooting support as needed.
  • Escalate as per criticality matrix definitions
  • Notify the internal/external stakeholders per procedure
  • Provide APM input to daily shift reports and metrics.
  • Manage shift operations and engagement across all lines of effort for the assigned shift.
  • Responsible for the execution of team monitoring, proactive engagement, problem identification, analysis, reporting, coordination, tracking, and resolution facilitation before an incident.
  • Understands problems in business context to identify critical transactions that may be at risk, prioritize problem resolution efforts, dispatch the right resources, and fix problems affecting key functionality or end users.
  • Reviews and updates business-specific dashboard views, providing a tailored display of scheduled events, incident tracking, and metrics.
  • Ensure forthright communication and coordination of high-priority events and incidents with business and OIT leadership; acts as central point of contact for business engagements.
  • Ensures team cohesion, cross-functional coordination, and collaboration across shift structure (turnover) and enterprise partners.
  • Ensures responsiveness to staff and customer initiatives and requirements.
  • Manages shift team schedules, professional development, functional execution, reporting, documentation, and facilitates the development of operating procedures ICW EM staff.
  • Supports SLA monitoring and engagement activities.
  • Participates in Project Management activities/meetings as related to business-centric releases and developments
  • Responsible for the maintenance and development of performance data collection and reporting (dashboards).
  • Provides liaison to OIT enterprise leadership, business customers and end users
  • Provides direct management, leadership, and supervision of assigned shift staff.
  • Compiles disseminates daily shift turnover/pass-down reports
  • Required operational experience with Service Now, Introscope, Splunk, AppDynamics, and Dynatrace application monitoring toolsets.
  • Desired experience with Solar Winds, XpoLog, CA Tools (UIM, Spectrum), and Aternity.
  • Leadership experience as operational shift lead.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree and 5 years of experience.  8 years of additional experience in lieu of Degree
  • Must be US Citizen with ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance. Federal Government requirement.
  • Ability to work in a matrix team environment, actively and effectively managing relationships with customers, build and release managers, technical teams, product development, project managers, and other application managers.
  • Experience leading information technology projects involving innovation and/or modernization.
  • Experience developing and reporting upon metrics relative to operational and financial performance.
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate with leadership, staff and customers
  • Manage shift operations and engagement across all lines of effort for the assigned shift.
  • Must have experience with at least one of these tools: Service Now, Introscope, Splunk, AppDynamics, and application monitoring toolsets.
  • Ensures team cohesion, cross-functional coordination, and collaboration across shift structure (turnover) and enterprise partners.
  • Ensures responsiveness to staff and customer initiatives and requirements.  
  • Responsible for the maintenance and development of performance data collection and reporting (dashboards).
  • Provides liaison to OIT enterprise leadership, business customers and end users
  • Compiles disseminates daily shift turnover/pass-down reports

Preferred Qualifications

  • Desired experience with Solar Winds, XpoLog, and Aternity.
  • Prior VA Experience

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Pay Range:

  

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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