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Business Analyst (Defense - Process - Application Lifecycle)

  • Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 08/03/2018
  • Job reference: J382440A

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IT Business Analyst

We are actively looking to secure a Business Analyst to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

Role Purpose:

  • Business Analysis of bespoke and commercial of the shelf software applications.
  • The role of the IT Business Analyst is to analyse, refine & liaise on business requirements, translating these into IT requirements which enable delivery to the business
  • Serve as a liaison between the business community and the IT organisation in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs.
  • Analyse business operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities to automate processes and functions.
  • Assist in the business process redesign and documentation as needed for new technology.
  • Translate high level business requirements into functional specifications for the IT organisation and manages changes to such specifications.
  • Educate the IT organisation on the direction of the business.
  • Negotiate agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT from initial requirements to final implementation.
  • Possesses an understanding of technological trends and uses this knowledge to bring solutions to business units supported to enhance the enterprise's competitive edge.
  • May make recommendations for buy versus build decision.
  • To contribute IT-related knowledge to development of web applications to ensure that the business takes appropriate advantage of modern IT capabilities in supporting its growth ambitions

Key Capabilities and Knowledge

  • Strong understanding of business processes
  • Strong Business Analysis knowledge including Business Process Modelling and Business Case preparation.
  • Good technical understanding of the application development lifecycle.
  • Excellent technical investigative and analytical skills
  • Good capability to apply requirements engineering techniques.
  • Ability to analyse problems and provide clear recommendations
  • Able to collaborate with clients inside and outside the business, and have a strong desire to excel.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, to both technical and non-technical audience
  • Able to work independently as well as be a team player and to manage own workload
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise to ensure project deadlines are met whilst resolving critical BAU issues

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent intellectual status
  • Qualifications in Business Analysts (e.g. BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis or IIBA) or equivalent experience
  • Solid understanding of COTS software selection
  • Experience in software development lifecycle, especially requirements, testing and benefits realisation
  • Expertise in Requirements Engineering
  • Experience in CARE tools.
  • Experience of engaging and influencing stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to obtain SC clearance or hold SC in the first instance

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