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Business Systems Analyst - USDA FSA-1
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This position supports the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Loans Program and reports to the contract Program Manager. The Business Systems Analyst (BSA) role represents business needs to the technology solutions provider. The BSA collaborates with business stakeholders and subject matter experts to convert requirements into an actionable, prioritized epics and user stories. Under the guidance of the government Product Owner, defines and tests the acceptance criteria for the outlined features and participates in confirming that the expected business value is achieved. Success in this role requires the ability to quickly learn the customer’s business, develop a strong trusting relationship with the assigned Product Owner, and ability to operate within the constructs of the Scaled Agile (SAFe®) methodologies.

This is a remote position following the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone business hours.


Collaborates with business stakeholders to understand and prioritize their needs. Other duties may be assigned.

Captures, manages, and prioritizes requirements within the context of larger program increments.

Works with the Product Owner and business stakeholders to define features and epics in alignment with strategic objectives. Ensures that features are broken down into user stories and acceptance criteria.

Facilitates communication, understanding, and collaboration between teams in an Agile environment.

Participates in backlog refinement sessions to ensure that user stories are well-defined, estimated, and prioritized.

Works with the Product Owner to maintain a healthy and prioritized product backlog.

Participates in SAFe® events such as Program Increment (PI) planning, inspect and adapt workshops, and release planning.

Collaborates with teams to identify dependencies and risks.

Participates in sprint reviews and user acceptance testing of product releases.

Maintains comprehensive documentation of requirements, user stories, and system features.

Shares knowledge and insights with team members to foster a culture of learning and collaboration.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and Human Resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility, and ownership/accountability of actions taken.


Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance with all applicable rules (federal, state, local, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Prime Contract requirements, etc.) for themselves and the company. Fosters an environment in which they will report any violations or reasonably suspected violation of CNI policy, FAR, and/or CFR and are comfortable discussing the myriad compliance, conflict, FAR, CFR, etc. issues that arise during the performance of a government contract. 


Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, IT or related field and a minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience.

Experience working in financial accounting, financial management services, or lending institutions is a plus.


Must be able to obtain government security clearance.

SAFe® Practitioner certification is a plus.


Exceptional skills in analyzing business and user needs and creating epics and user stories that inform the development of high-value technical solutions.

Ability to be self-motivated and to independently learn complex business rules and requirements for accounting and general ledger systems through review of existing documentation.

Ability to build a high level of trust and strong working relationships and partnerships with the assigned Product Owner.

Experience working with JIRA, Confluence and/or other Agile project tracking tools.

Experience in working with Visio and/or other business process mapping and visualization tools.

Extremely detail-oriented with ability to quickly grasp business needs and issues.

Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with solid presentation skills.

Ability to communicate/explain technical information clearly and concisely to a broad range of people with varying levels of technical expertise.

Exceptional organization skills with ability to prioritize tasks and to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities.

Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.

Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work collaboratively in a dynamic, Agile environment.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office/warehouse setting. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  Regularly required to reach with hands and arms, occasionally above head. Regularly required to twist at the waist, climb and descend stairs while carrying objects. Ability to speak and hear. Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. Regularly lifts and/or moves up to twenty-five pounds, and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to fifty pounds.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

The pay range for this role is $100,000 - $115,000, with the final offer amount dependent on location, skillset, and experience.

CNI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Training and Development Opportunities


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