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ABOUT DEFCON AI
DEFCON AI is a modeling, simulation, and analysis (MS&A) company that provides cutting-edge technology solutions for generating operationally relevant insights for the next generation of logistics and mobility decision making. An AI- driven software incorporating an intelligent agent within a simulation environment — DEFCON is the next driving force in defining how logistics disruptions are handled.
The Lead Business Analyst at Defcon AI will be pivotal in ensuring that the voice of the business is heard, understood, and translated into actionable requirements for the technical teams. This role involves intensive collaboration with stakeholders to delve deep into business processes and challenges. They will help build and ultimately guide a team of Business Analysts in collecting, cataloging, and documenting these business requirements. The Lead Business Analyst will work closely with Architects, ensuring that the technical designs proposed are in line with the articulated business needs. They will also collaborate with Project Managers and Scrum Masters to ensure that the implementation of these solutions aligns with business expectations. The Lead Business Analyst ensures a seamless transition from business vision to technical realization.
A Day in the Life at DEFCON:
Defcon AI is young, and this Lead Business Analyst position is brand new. The person in this role won't just be doing the usual tasks. They'll be helping shape how we do business analysis here at Defcon. The decisions this person makes will be important for our future. We need someone who's ready for the job now and who can help us plan for what's next
- Stakeholder Engagement - Work closely with business stakeholders, either directly with clients or internal representatives, to fully understand and articulate their processes and concerns in their own language. This includes satisfying the stakeholders' needs and expectations through clear, empathetic communication and feedback mechanisms.
- Information Management - Capture, catalog, and document the data and insights gathered during stakeholder interactions using agreed-upon tools (like Jira, user stories, etc.). This responsibility ensures that all relevant information is accessible, organized, and clearly understood by all parties involved.
- Talent Coordination - Assist in identifying and interviewing the necessary internal talent. This process involves ensuring that team members fully understand the requirements relevant to their tasks and addressing any areas of uncertainty through comprehensive and continuous communication.
- Facilitative Leadership - Identify and help organize structured, focused meetings between client-side Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and internal resources. This role requires preparing agendas that ensure productive discussions and tangible outcomes.
- Project Cadence - Collaborate with project management professionals (like PMs or Scrum Masters) to ensure that necessary meetings and touchpoints occur regularly and productively, maintaining project momentum and stakeholder engagement.
- Internal SME Collaboration - Act as an internal subject matter expert who provides input to the Architectural team, ensuring that technical plans and actions align seamlessly with business objectives identified during the stakeholder engagement process.
- Empathetic Communication - Ability to engage stakeholders in a manner that is both respectful and productive, ensuring their needs are understood and reflected accurately.
- Strong Writing Skills - The ability to clearly and concisely document business needs, processes, and requirements is vital. The Lead Business Analyst should be adept at creating comprehensive documentation that is easily understandable by both business and technical audiences.
- Organizational Skills - Strong, demonstrable capabilities in capturing, cataloging, and documenting complex information in a clear and actionable manner.
- Team Coordination - Experience in identifying and coordinating the right talent for the right task, ensuring clear communication of requirements and expectations.
- Facilitation Experience - Proven ability in guiding focused and effective meetings with diverse participants, including client-side SMEs.
- Collaborative Spirit - Ability to work with project management and maintain a productive project cadence.
- Technical & Business Alignment - Significant experience acting as a liaison between technical teams and business stakeholders, ensuring mutual understanding and alignment of goals and actions.
- 100% company paid health, dental, vision and wellness benefits package including mental health care.
- Flexible work hours, we are an outcomes based, remote-first company.
- Opportunities for professional development and continued learning.
- Quarterly travel to meet your team in person.
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