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Business Analyst

Location: Washington, DC, United States
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2024

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Job Title: Mid. Business Analyst / Quality Assurance Specialist Location: 


Project Description:

We are seeking a Business Analyst/Quality Assurance (BA/QA) expert to contribute to a high-profile project within the USDA. The initiative aims to enhance the NIFA Reporting System (NRS) by leveraging Agile, DevSecOps, and CI/CD methodologies. The ideal candidate will possess strong capabilities in API testing, SQL querying, and comprehensive knowledge of data models and functional testing. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage in all phases of project development for the IT team, from planning and design to development and implementation.
  • Write detailed technical development specifications and monitor project-related tasks.
  • Offer technical support and guidance to team members while managing concurrent project activities.
  • Participate in the quality assurance process, ensuring that new and existing application functionalities meet user requirements.
  • Analyze and document software application technical requirements and specifications.
  • Craft use cases and execute SQL queries to identify issues and formulate solutions.
  • Conduct software quality assurance for newly developed functionalities or applications.
  • Develop test plans for automated regression testing and oversee their execution.
  • Deliver user training and provide documentation support as needed.
  • Analyze and document business requirements, including legislative needs and application maintenance plans.
  • Review technical aspects with the development team before code changes.
  • Develop test plans that cover various aspects of quality assurance.
  • Assist in diagnosing incidents and providing resolutions in collaboration with service desk staff.
  • Maintain open and professional communication with all team members and stakeholders.


  • Understanding of company applications and their integration within various environments.
  • Proficiency in software application design principles and documentation methodologies.
  • Experience in creating use cases and in configuration management.
  • Expertise in troubleshooting software application and database issues.
  • Strong public speaking skills and experience in conducting user training.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities, leadership qualities, and teamwork skills.
  • High-level analytical, logical, and detail-oriented capabilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines.

Nice to Have

  • Previous experience with grant application and payment systems including
  • Grant application business process lifecycle

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Information Technology or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • 5+ years work experience in Business Analysis and Quality Assurance.

That’s RIVA.  Our employee-first approach has manifested a culture that attracts the best and brightest.  By investing in people firsts, and providing a flexible work environment, our employees have higher moral, higher productivity rates, and lower turnover. At RIVA, people are our #1 priority. 

RIVA Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protect class.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please email [email protected].  Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

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