IMPAQ International, LLC

  • Business Analyst

    Job Location US-MD-Columbia
  • Overview

    IMPAQ International, a growing and dynamic social science research firm, provides high-quality research and impact evaluation services, policy analysis, survey research, technology solutions, organizational development, technical assistance and consulting services to U.S. and international government agencies, foundations, and the private sector. 


    IMPAQ’s mission is to bring together exceptional people to develop innovative and rigorous approaches to evaluate the real-world impact of social policies and programs. IMPAQ offers five locations: our Corporate Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, rated one of America’s Best Small Cities; Downtown Washington, D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, a Bay Area office in Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington. IMPAQ has a diverse and collegial work environment.


    Job Profile

    The Business Analyst will work with a cross functional team of Data Analysts, BI Developers, ETL Engineers and Testers supporting the modernization, development and implementation of a multimodal application designed to capture, organize, aggregate, and analyze information related to CMS’s mission of implementing and operating Affordable Care Act programs. This will be a cloud based application utilizing cutting edge data analytics, storage and security technologies.


    This is a 5 year contract located in Woodlawn, MD.

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.  Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position.


    • Create conceptual business models to identify relevant changes needed
    • Assist in applying common best practices for the industry to the customer using a knowledge base to create conceptual business models and to identify relevant issues and considerations in selecting application software packages
    • Assess the operational and functional baseline of an organization and its organizational components, and help to define the direction and strategy for an engagement while ensuring the organizational needs are being addressed
    • Identify information technology inadequacies and/or deficiencies that affect the functional area’s ability to support/meet organizational goals


    Education, Knowledge, and Experience

    • BA/BS in related field (Engineering, Information Systems, Business Administration, Health Policy, Economics)
    • 3 + years of experience as a Business Analyst supporting cloud based programs or projects
    • Prior Health IT experience with CMS or HHS, previous experience working on MIDAS system preferred
    • Functional knowledge of CMS IT XLC (Expedited Life Cycle), MIDAS (Multidimensional Information Data Analytics System), ACA (Affordable Care Act), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    • Experience in working on AWS, Big Data, Data Warehousing environments
    • Experience working on projects with Agile, DevOps, and hybrid methodologies
    • Experience in translating and simplifying requirements, reviewing test cases, processing change requests, and supporting management of a project’s scope, acceptance, installation and deployment
    • Experience creating high-level models and user prototype interfaces to identify and validate business processes and resolutions
    • Demonstrating a high level of working knowledge with IS methodologies and processes (i.e. Project Life Cycle, System Development Life Cycle and IS Change Management process)
    • Experience translating business processes and requirements into system specifications


    • AWS, Redshift Spectrum, RDS, Aurora, Apache Spark, Scala, Python, XML, Java, JSON, SQL, S3, ETL
    • AWS Athena, QuickSight, Glue, Redshift, Apache NiFi, Apache Jupyter, AWS S3


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