Business Analyst

Business Analyst - New Roles for 2019! 

One of Birmingham's real super star technology leaders are looking for another key role at their head office. They are a real market leader in the field they work and are expanding year on year. This now means they need a number of industry leading Business Analyst's who are looking to grow their careers. This requires a unique blend of hands on domain knowledge (either business or technical) and superb communications skills to engage with clients at all stages of the life cycle.

You will report into the Business Analysis Lead and be integral in all aspects of the Product lifecycle.


* You will be involved Pre-Sales activities including:
* Understand the problems the client / prospect faces
* Asking open questions to uncover all business and strategic requirements
* Capturing requirements in an unambiguous way to aid the development process
* Deliver demonstrations of software and services to elicit requirements

You will assist the Transition to Delivery in:

* Leading the estimation process, working with the delivery teams to produce both ballpark / order of magnitude estimates and more detailed formal estimate as applicable
* Collating all bid phase documentation / knowledge for project initiation

You will be involved in Project Start up by

* Participating in and deliver workshops as part of project initiation
* Create and curate a backlog of workable requirements (User Stories and Tasks) for review with the project team

You will be an integral part of Project Delivery

* Identify options and propose alternative solutions to meet client business requirements
* Manage partners, internally and externally, to ensure good communication throughout the team
* Refine and prioritise the backlog of work to ensure a steady flow of value to the clients
* Pair with developers and testers to elaborate on requirements during the delivery phase
* Validate and confirm requirements are fulfilled before release to client UAT
* Work with the Core team to update User Guide and training documentation
* Deliver training as a method of ensuring requirements are met and to identify any future business needs.
* Work with clients through the UAT phase to triage and clarify queries or issues

You may have the following Desired Experience

* Experience of business transformation or change management.
* Demonstrable experience as a business analyst using standards based methodology
* Experience of authoring high quality functional/technical documentation
* Working within a development team and alongside other BA’s
* Knowledge of development of IT applications or understanding of technology driven projects
* Financial services experience either within a financial service company or a supplier to the industry

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