Business Analyst

Oliver James Associates
30000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual + bonus, benefits
16 May 2017
21 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Main Purpose of the Job:

The main purpose of the role is the provision of business analysis into business projects to include development and enhancements of systems and processes, which satisfy user requirements, to required standards of quality, within agreed budgets and timescales.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working the full life cycle of programmes involving both Waterfall and Agile development approaches
  • Working on large systems and business change programmes, across multiple business areas, through numerous phases of the project life cycle
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, scenarios, business analysis and workflow analysis concepts
  • Producing appropriate documentation to ensure that projects delivers to the needs of the business in an efficient manner
  • Visualising and understanding problems in order to develop a number of resolution options
  • Carry out impact analysis and to produce impact assessments as required
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, chairing and participating in meetings where required
  • Coach, support and motivate other team members, providing guidance and assistance, as required, to those less experienced in order to meet project objectives and increase the capability of the BA team

Required Skills

  • Holistic and analytical thinking
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Negotiation skills, with the ability to compromise
  • Comfortable with engaging in multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • An understanding of key programme disciplines and controls
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels

Required Technical Knowledge:

  • Strong business analysis experience on large scale systems and business change programmes ideally in the financial services industry
  • Experience in the full life cycle of programmes, preferably involving both Waterfall and Agile development approaches
  • Accredited (or partially) with the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

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