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Business Analyst – development background required – Tech House REF 518

Published
June 28, 2017
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type
Salary
50,000 - £55,000 + Bens

Description

Permanent Senior Business Analyst, based in Leeds – the vacancy is focused upon software/application development projects. If you are a Business analyst that has a background in systems analysis or just pure development and you wish to move into a more IT functional role then this could be a good opportunity for you.

Salary: Up to £55,000

Based Leeds with Free Parking

Plus all of the benefits below...

Holidays 25 days, in addition to eight Bank/Public holidays. Your entitlement increases by 1 day from the next holiday year following completion of 1 years’ continuous employment, and each year thereafter, up to a maximum of 30 days.

Pension

Health shield Cash plan Following the successful completion of a probation period, all employees, are automatically enrolled into the Healthshield Health Plan. The Healthshield Health Plan contributes money towards the cost of your eyecare, dental treatment, physiotherapy, and much more! You are also able to upgrade the level of cover if you are prepared to pay the extra premium

Corporate Metro card scheme

The Metrocard scheme is available to all Leeds based employees. If you choose to take advantage of this offer you will receive a 15% discount off the price of a standard annual Metrocard. Employees are able to spread the costs through monthly deductions from their pay

Childcare Vouchers

Ride to Work Scheme In conjunction with Evans Cycles

Car Share Scheme

Free Car parking

Free tea, coffee and water There are free vend drink machines

Cashless On site restaurant We have an-site canteen which serves a variety of hot and cold food on a daily basis, from Breakfast to Lunch.

Dress Down Friday Each Friday employees have the option to dress more casual. Please refer to employee handbook around the guidelines for casual dress.

Specification:

(pls bear in mind the tech abilities are from a Business Analysis perspective and not hands on tech)

• Ability to work closely with developers and testers on complex applications.

• Familiarity with key software technologies; C#. ASP.net, MVC, SOA

• Knowledge of SQL

• Knowledge of full software development lifecycle

• Business and Systems analysis experience

• Strong analytical/ problem solving skills

• Agile (SCRUM)

• Excellent communication and presentation skills

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Strong Microsoft Office Skills

• Experience of coordinating multiple projects • Excellent organisation and time management

Desirable:

• Industry specific qualifications such as Project Management (PRINCE 2), PMP, SCRUM certification

• Degree in Computing Target Process experience (Agile Tool)
Business Analysis aspect

• Responsible for business analysis activities on projects and programmes of all sizes.

• Support the delivery of client and business facing technology solutions as well as infrastructure projects

• Providing support to the developers, testers, technology managers and architects, in the definition of technical solutions.

• Defining overall requirements (user Stories); providing breakdowns of these requirements in a document which can be followed in order to create suitable software.

• Working with stakeholders within the business and external client stakeholders where relevant to elicit, capture, analyse, refine and communicate / document their requirements.

• Perform software investigation, analyse and deliver outcomes to the team and stakeholders across the business, offering suggestions and evaluating alternatives. • Manage functional requirement gathering, documentation and execution using Agile Project Management tools.

• Support product demos and acceptance testing with end users and stakeholders.

• Following testing and implementation of technology projects, producing the technical support documentation that can be used by product support teams.

• Ensure consistent programme and change process is applied to all technology projects.

• Ensure that projects have accurate and current project governance documentation including;

o Scope and deliverables of a project o Milestone delivery plans

o Project highlight reports

o Risk and action logs

o Project budget management

o Escalate critical risks and other significant project blockers.

• Support and track all projects until they have transitioned into Business as Usual (BAU).

• Performing the day to day Agile (SCRUM) process with the development and test teams.

• Monitor tasks that are reliant on stakeholders to deliver to ensure responsibilities are tracked and updated.

• Be the central point of contact for assigned projects enabling stakeholders to address their questions with one single contact.

• Support the other Programme and Change team members as an intermediary point of contact, as and when cover is required.

Provide budget numbers to support monitoring of Return of Investment (ROI) of projects.

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