Technical Business Analyst

Recruiter
Watertrace Limited
Location
London
Salary
23000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
15 Feb 2017
Closes
22 Feb 2017
Category
IT, Internet
Function
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

THE COMPANY

Watertrace Limited was established in June 2002 with a corporate strategy of providing key business management services to the financial services sector. From its initial setup of one consultant, Watertrace has undergone intensive, but managed, growth to the point of leading with software and services to specific niche markets.

One of these markets is the delegated authority distribution channel for insurance products. The attractive nature of this channel has seen a greater focus from all stakeholders.

Approximately 40% of the GBP25 billion written through Lloyd's of London is operated through this distribution channel called 'binder contracts'. We have now firmly established our software, BDX, as the market leading delegated underwriting system for this sector. As part of this growth we are now recruiting for business analysts to join our BDX Team delivering software to new and existing clients.

APPLICANTS BACKGROUND

The successful candidate should be bright, enthusiastic and a good communicator with people at all levels. The candidate should be a good team player but also able to work on their own initiative with the minimum of supervision.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Business Analyst is expected to be comfortable in a business client-facing role; whilst the role will initially be working with the BDX Team, there are opportunities in the future to deliver consultancy work and other software projects.

The role will encompass the full software life cycle:

  • Business analysis
    • Meet clients and discuss requirements and scoping
    • Document requirements and write specifications
    • Present specifications to software development team
    • Oversee the development of functionality from a client perspective
    • Test and oversee the testing of functionality of software against the original requirements and specifications
    • Assist clients with business improvements
    • Train clients and staff in system functionality
    • Undertake presentations and demonstrations of software
    • Client management (each non-software development staff member has assigned clients to manage the account)
      • Build relationships with assigned clients at all levels
      • Be the primary point of contact for those clients that have been assigned to you
      • Regularly meet with assigned clients and assess the degree of satisfaction
      • Fully understand and communicate any issues or challenges that assigned clients are having with software and service provision
      • Provide technical and business support

Whilst the role will initially be working with the BDX Team, there are opportunities in the future to deliver consultancy work and other software projects.

It will naturally be beneficial to have experience directly relevant to the role specified above; however, of more significance to us will be:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sharp analytical abilities
  • A driven, self-motivated approach
  • An entrepreneurial attitude
  • A focussed attention to detail

CAPABILITIES

It is advantageous for the applicant to have the following competencies:

  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Experience in the complete software development life cycle
  • Project experience
  • Demonstrable skills in the advanced use of MS Powerpoint and MS Word
  • Extensive experience in creating documentation for:
    • Business requirements;
    • Training delivery;
    • Process management;
    • Experience with BPMN, DMN, and ER Modelling

APPLICANTS EXPERIENCE

It will naturally be beneficial to have experience directly relevant to the role specified above; however, of more significance to us will be:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability;
  • In-depth understanding of delivery process;
  • Business focus with technical background;
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills;
  • Team player and strong leader;
  • Structured and pragmatic, and;
  • Highly motivated and results oriented.