Sr Principal Analyst, Systems - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

United States

General Summary

Experienced, detail oriented Business Analyst responsible for supporting Human Resources. This individual will work actively with the business community to solve business problems with systematic and process solutions that fit with company/customer system architecture standards.



  • Collaborate with departments to identify, document and communicate business needs and provide IT solutions.
  • Plan, elicit, capture, analyze and validate business, functional and technical requirements.
  • Lead requirements discovery sessions and walkthroughs with business and IT resources.
  • Perform current state analysis of existing business systems, applications and functions.
  • Produce timely and high quality requirements-related work products, including requirement specifications, process flows, mock-ups and wireframes.
  • Write user stories that support the requirements gathered.
  • Plan, facilitate and execute system / functional / performance / usability testing for projects and enhancements including development of test cases.
  • Become deeply immersed and knowledgeable about core business functions, processes and workflows associated with assigned business areas and projects.
  • Understand the end to end business value chain and the ability to determine business impact of relationships, dependencies and processes
  • Understand core systems, applications and technical platforms.
  • Document, analyze and assess current business processes and underlying systems / applications.
  • Evolve into a subject-matter expert who can easily liaise between IT and other departments.
  • Collaborate with other departments and IT to develop business cases associated with new project requests.
  • Working knowledge of emerging technology, such as cloud computing, desktop virtualization and unified communications
  • Must have good understanding of IT Infrastructure from both a H/W and support application perspective
  • Good understanding of IT Infrastructure processes and systems flows, and ability to consider implications to current and future state environment as well as impacts to end users
  • Mentor Junior Business Analysts
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.


  • Advanced knowledge and awareness of current information technology products, services, and solutions.
  • Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) experience.
  • Knowledge of technical analysis, implementation and configuration
  • Must be able to work independently on complex tasks which require analysis and action.
  • Must be able to work well with staff members and user community, especially with senior business management staff. Person must be able to interact with employees at all levels of the company
  • Work hours may include meetings schedule outside of normal working hours. Demands during peak times may require work hours outside of normal working hours. Occasional travel may be required.



  • 3-5 years of related Business Analysis experience.
  • 3 plus years’ experience as a Business/Application Analyst supporting HR systems (Core HR, Recruiting, On-boarding, Compensation, Performance Management, Talent Management, Workforce Management)
  • Preferred experience including Jira, HR system experience in one of the following: WorkDay HR, PeopleSoft HR, People Fluent, iCIMS, and process mapping, requirements gathering, test cases, test plan and script development. 



For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Computer Science or related Discipline or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.