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Parsons Corporation • Planning, Policy and Business Analyst in Springfield, Virginia

Planning, Policy and Business Analyst

Clearance: Must currently possess an active TS/SCI security clearance and be able to obtain a polygraph level clearance after hire

Location : Springfield, VA

Years of Experience: A minimum of 11 years relevant experience

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field


  • Execute the agile release management lifecycle which includes daily scheduling, coordinating, and the management of releases every 8 weeks across the enterprise for all customer facing external websites on all domains (Top Secret, Secret, and Unclassified).

  • Maintain and track Agile development schedule in an appropriate project management capability (e.g. Redmine, JIRA, etc.).

  • Manage and lead client software release leveraging Agile processes, tools and templates.

  • Decompose customer requests into features.

  • Define and document acceptance criteria for each story clearly.

  • Work closely with Government stakeholders to effectively manage customer expectations for Work directly with internal and external stakeholders, including senior staff and department managers, to ensure successful translation of requirements into high-quality product deliverables.

  • Track action items and actively identify and mitigate risks.

  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes.

  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations.

  • Conduct release readiness reviews, backlog grooming sessions, release planning events, milestone reviews, and business go/no-go decisions.

  • Formulate and translate user or functional requirements and mission needs into technical terminology and specifications.

  • Maintain the release schedule and program road map for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and programs.

  • Ensure traceability between requirements, features and user stories.

  • Review test cases against stories’ acceptance criteria.

  • Assist in maintaining configuration management of product backlog.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must currently possess an active TS/SCI security clearance and be able to obtain a polygraph level clearance after hire.

  • Demonstrated experience in Agile Release Management including planning and/or management of release schedule and activities.

  • Demonstrated experience applying Agile software practices and/or software development lifecycle.

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams handling customer feedback requirements, writing user stories and acceptance criteria, and developing capability/tools documentations.

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or Agile Certification.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with Redmine and JIRA applications.

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Top Secret SCI clearance.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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