By Light Professional IT Services

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Senior Business Analyst

Senior Business Analyst

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By Light is seeking a Business Analyst to work on an integrated team of analysts, developers, and testers to develop a mortgage and loan system for a Government customer. The team uses an Agile methodology with short iterations and frequent releases in a multi-team collaborative environment.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • The Business Analyst will work with customers, users, and project leads in analyzing, designing, implementing, and supporting a wide variety of IT business systems covering many diverse applications such as mortgage loan processes and financial systems
  • Challenge business processes where appropriate to make them more efficient and reduce overall time or number of steps to complete activities

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Engineering or a related scientific or technical discipline is required
  • 10+ years of related experience (10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education)
  • Mortgage and loan industry experience is critical for success in this role
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Visio, Word, Excel, SQL, and Oracle Database
  • Ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, distinguish requests from the underlying true needs, and take the findings and decisions from all the above and communicate them in writing, using concise, natural language
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and understanding of when to use narrative and graphic communication methods to convey the right information to the right audience
  • Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of users, team members, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Ability to work independently and aggressively track to project timelines
  • Desire to learn the business and become a subject matter expert on the business functions and operations

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

Experience with the following is not required but is desirable:

  • Rational Team Concert, Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Quality Manager, ClearCase


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities