Senior Business Analyst

Job Type:
Business Transformation
Job reference:
about 1 month ago

Senior Business Analyst

Role purpose:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Business Analyst to work on several major initiatives performing a critical role in working with stakeholders across the business to deliver strategic change; working to define, design and support the continued implementation of product improvements that will deliver business value.

You will be an experienced technical BA with knowledge of agile ways of working. You'll be focused on the maximisation of benefit and the elimination of waste as we deliver new or improved system functionality. You'll strive to capture clear business requirements and stories supporting Product Owners and SME's to clarify true business needs and evaluate them against potential business value.

You will lead on the discovery and inception phase of our projects, supporting the wider business with maturity of solid business cases by defining the opportunities for change, clear modelling for target operating states and solid business benefit cases.

Working under the BA Analysis Manager, you'll be responsible for continuously improving our BA practise, with accountability for the delivery of quality analysis artefacts, driving standards, improvements to ways of working, adoption of Agile BA principles and learnings as a community.

As part of your role, you'll be empowered to drive initiative sharing across the product teams to greater align opportunities and help define future roadmaps and outcomes.

The role forms part of the Digital Transformation team. This team will add value developing, supporting and improving all stages of the project lifecycle aligned with the Key Responsibilities below.

Key Responsibilities:

Work with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation to identify and shape business opportunities.
Preparation of supporting artefacts and collateral, including Requirements specifications, wire frames, use cases, process maps and business cases with help of sponsors.
Gathering, reviewing and analysis of industry/ organization data required for business analysis
Contribute to the definition of innovative solutions. Assess different options, perform cost benefit analysis with sponsors to improve efficiency and reduce cost.
Active in the production of systems that deliver maximum business benefit.
Analysis of existing software application and create functional document.
Mentor less experienced members of the BA team. Share knowledge with others where appropriate
Report process improvement, improving ways of working, and introducing new tools and techniques
Prepare and present presentations/material/training to internal/external stakeholder
Reports to Sr Project Manager/Business lead for project specific status
Work with Practice lead to define BA Process artefacts, suggest process improvements, mentor junior business analyst. Introduce new tools and techniques
Knowledge of Scrum, Kanban or other appropriate Agile methodology and demonstrate strong agile experience capturing accurate features and stories.
Assure the existence, quality, accuracy and integrity of all business analysis artefacts in templates/samples - including requirements documents, process models, gap analysis assessments.
Support Vendor and Commercial, Enterprise Architecture and product delivery teams in providing requirements and insight/information to develop Business Cases.

Technical / Professional Qualifications / Requirements:

Have 10 years of experience in multiple domains, industries sectors as business analyst. Experience in IT, Finance, HR Services sector preferred.
Proficiency in business analysis and identifying all use cases, strong analytical skills. Able to apply the appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of complex problems.
Proven capability in stakeholder engagement, engaging with business owners, developers, designers, architects, service team, sponsors, project managers. Able to communicate with vendors and partner to address technical questions, issues, and requests.
Assess efficient options for proposed business improvement, process improvement. Should be able to do Cost benefit analysis to support business case.
Ability to effectively communicate and influence key stakeholders to support proposed solutions, functional requirements, improvements, and operational decision.
Possessing good presentation skills, preparing functional specifications, wire frames, process maps, use cases, user acceptance test. Able to impart training with SMEs
Effective application of requirement management tools
Adaptable and well organised with a practical minded approach and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
Holds business analysis certification. Knowledge of project lifecycles.
Proven experience and knowledge of effective and timely coordination of budgets and financial processes relating to various project.
Analyse existing software applications to understand and document functionality
Extensive experience of producing process maps, requirements artefacts, solution definitions, discovery, and options artefacts.
Experience of working as part of multi-skilled technical teams through the an agile product life cycle, working successfully with project teams, technology teams and 3rd party service providers.
Experience of integrating and performing business analysis within processes such as project frameworks, gating processes and investment cycles.

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