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IT Business Analyst

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Date: Sep 27, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 31321 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Business Analyst is responsible for partnering with customers, service providers, systems analysts, developers, and engineers to gather requirements and develop solutions. Analyzes and translates business, customer, and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectives. Provides technical guidance and leadership across multiple IT service areas and may be called upon to lead cross functional technical teams to resolve critical, time-sensitive issues.


This role can be filled at a level 2 or Level 3



  • Work with business stakeholders to elicit requirements and codify business processes
  • Elicit business requirements and translate them into IT requirements and design decisions
  • Communicate technical opportunities and constraints from IT subject-matter experts back to business stakeholders
  • Facilitate re-engineering of business processes to optimize them
  • Lead and perform technical analyses of alternatives / trade studies
  • Evaluate new technologies and lead cross-organizational teams to analyze, select, and integrate these technologies with existing services
  • Determine and develop architectural approaches and solutions, and provide technical leadership in identifying and mitigating risk across the IT service portfolio
  • Perform project management functions including project-level planning and budgeting
  • Work with teams executing a Scrum agile methodology to manage their work



Required for level 2

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other relevant field of study.
  • Three or more years of Business analysis 
  • Experience with Business analysis and project management
  • This position requires a Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain one.


Required for Level 3

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other relevant field of study
  • Six or more years of Business analysis
  • Portfolio of leadership in Business analysis and project management
  • This position requires a Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain one.



  • Advanced degree (Masters, MBA, PhD) in relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience leading or participating in business process re-engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience leading analyses of alternatives or trade studies.
  • Demonstrated experience or specialization in one or more business or information technology domains.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to work independently, and facilitate decision-making despite ambiguity and incomplete information
  • Strong communication skills with a demonstrated proficiency at adapting communication to both business and technical stakeholders
  • Experience with Scrum or agile methods a strong plus, including any relevant certifications (e.g., certified Scrum Master or Product Owner)
  • Other relevant certifications (e.g., PMI certifications, Six Sigma).

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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: IT PLNG & ANALYS STAF II  

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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