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Guidehouse Business Analyst, Senior Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We help our clients solve complex challenges and guide them to a future that builds trust in society. Put your expertise to work. Join us at Guidehouse.



The Business Analyst offers functional and in depth analysis in support of project scope and objectives. Utilizing problem solving and analytical skills to support current processes and assist in the creation of process improvements. Provide on-going quality checks on work in progress in conjunction with the Product Lead to help avoid costly or disruptive errors. Must be comfortable with leading projects from start to finish and demonstrate an ownership mentality with objectives and overcoming challenges. Hands-on experience with requirements gathering: writing user stories, Mock up, Field level specification, Forms, Product Model, Rating & data mapping is required. Proven track record of creating clear, concise deliverables that reflect a deep understanding of business needs and the software functionality. Candidate will be responsible for providing day-to-day client service within a fast-paced Agile IT environment supporting a major system modernization. Candidate’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support Product owner and Product Manager

  • Support developing the product vision, product capabilities and priorities, and product roadmap

  • Support synthesizing input from business, user research, technical solutions to refine the product roadmap and Integrated roadmap

  • Write epics, user stories, acceptance criteria, and tasks in Jira

  • Manage Jira board

  • Support assessing risks and issues and develop mitigation and resolution strategies

  • Supports grooming activities and supports the Product Manager to decompose experiences into epics and user stories



  • US Citizenship required

  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • Must be able to work East Coast business hours

  • 5+ years experience with the following:

  • Experience with Agile framework (Scaled Agile Framework preferred)

  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills

  • Ability to write epics and user stories using the industry best practice


  • Experience with Jira

  • Ability to independently lead workshops with a large audience, when necessary

  • Experience with end-to-end development of a product

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

  • This position is open to candidates virtually from Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona or Eastern, Pacific, Central, and Aleutian time zones.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

401(k) Retirement Plan

Basic Life & Supplemental Life

Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

Skills Development & Certifications

Employee Referral Program

Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive