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Lead Business Analyst

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 31/10/2018
  • Job reference: 91640

Job title: Lead Business Analyst

Location: Edinburgh

My Edinburgh based client are currently recruiting for a Lead Business Analyst to join their team on a permanent basis.

The Lead Business Analyst will report into the Senior Commercial team, working on various projects.

Main responsibilities:

  • Keeping up to date with technical and industry developments.
  • Prepared to act as deputy for manager occasionally when line manager not available
  • Complete and submit accurate time reporting sheets as required by company
  • Be involved with company coaching process Annual Appraisal and Continuing Professional Understanding software development life cycle;
  • Pinpoint options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability
  • Conducting requirements analysis and preparing specific proposals for modified or replacement systems;
  • Liaising extensively with external and or internal clients;
  • Analysing client's existing systems and business models;
  • Presenting proposals to clients;
  • Working closely with colleagues, developers, testers and a variety of end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction;
  • Ensuring that budgets are adhered to and deadlines met;
  • Drawing up, supervising and documenting testing schedule for complete system;
  • Overseeing implementation of a new system including data migration;
  • Planning and working flexibly to deadlines;
  • Supporting users on change control and system updates; providing training and user manuals to users of a new system;
  • Development (CPD) training process
  • Comply with IG requirements
  • Translating client requirements into highly specified project briefs;
  • Mapping and documenting interfaces between legacy and new systems Identify business
  • Developing solutions and related products;
  • Producing project feasibility and costings report;


  • Exposure to process, workflow, use case design using UML, Bizagi, Viso or equivalent tools.
  • Involvement in providing business analysis within the full software development life cycle during requirements capture, design, verification, testing and release phases.
  • Experienced in working within potentially complex customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Experienced in working within an environment that is committed to quality culture.


  • Knowledge of identity management an advantage (claims based identity, federated identity, related standards such as Open ID Connect and OAuth 2)
  • Training in business analysis an advantage
  • Some knowledge of application of security within development life cycle and deployment will be an advantage, as this will be an intrinsic part of requirements capture. However this will be largely driven by systems architects and other roles within team.
  • Familiar with information governance and regulatory landscape an advantage (e.g. GDPR), as this will be an intrinsic part of requirements capture. However this will be largely driven by other roles within team.
  • Financial and commercial appraisal of proposed requirements an advantage, as part of feasibility evaluation and through application of business strategy models.
  • Exposure to agile methodologies (SCRUM). SCRUM master experience an advantage, i.e. use of backlog and Kanban boards in Visual Studio Online.

If this is something of interest, please contact Stephanie Otoo on 0131 558 4807 for more information.

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