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  • Salary: £550 - £650 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 05/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH89434

Role: Oracle Functional Analyst ITL5

Location: London

Duration: 6 Months

Start: ASAP

Job Purpose:

Act as a functional analyst within an application development team, focussing on application requirements to help deliver solutions to the users, supporting business objectives.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide consultancy to key business stakeholders on current and planned capabilities and strategic direction of relevant applications/systems.
  • Work with stakeholders to understand and analyse objectives, underlying issues and business case.
  • Facilitate scoping and business priority setting for change initiatives as required.
  • Identify available options and potential benefits for consideration.
  • Drive the requirements gathering process, and analyse requirements to ensure they are fit for purpose and adhere to business objectives, challenging positively as appropriate.
  • Provide specifications for effective business solutions through use of standard functionality or strategic customisations.
  • Obtain formal agreement from stakeholders and recipients to the scope, requirements and design and establish a base-line on which delivery of a solution can commence.
  • Contribute to business case creation providing input to the estimation process, as well as project planning and management activities throughout the lifecycle of a project.
  • Carry out gap analysis between requirements and standard functionality; propose solutions for each.
  • Carry out system configuration activities to tailor standard functionality to meet business requirements.
  • Produce functional specifications for agreed areas of customisation using industry standard templates.
  • Specify requirements for BI reports to support solutions.
  • Carry out or contribute to usability testing where appropriate.
  • Provide input to test analysts on requirements to be covered in test cases.
  • Support the system testing cycle, fixing configuration issues where identified.
  • Ensure quality control activities are carried out, supporting where appropriate.
  • Ensure all relevant application/systems documentation is produced and transitioned.
  • Work with developers and the Transition team to ensure smooth handover of developments to the Service Delivery team, and define and assist in Knowledge Transfer activities to support this.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with business users and/or stakeholder groups, acting as a point of contact to discuss applications/systems business requirements.
  • Ensure the impact of new changes on the existing application/system infrastructure is considered.
  • Work with systems developers to ensure the solution meets business requirements.
  • Act as a subject matter expert, sharing knowledge and best practice with appropriate development and support teams.
  • Work with IT Methods, Tools and Training team to ensure relevant development methodology is fit for purpose.

Nature and Scope:

To deliver against the principal accountabilities, the Functional Analyst, ITL5 will be expected to:

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current and planned functionality of relevant applications/systems and an awareness of their strategic direction.
  • Identify training needs for self and team members where appropriate.
  • Produce deliverables according to agreed development methodology.
  • Perform a broad range of complex activities, in a variety of contexts/environments.
  • Operate effectively in the face of challenges / sensitivities of the organisation.
  • Advise others in how to apply business process and policy.
  • Work independently to meet objectives, quality standards and deadlines.
  • Plan work for self and others, and delegate responsibilities to deliver within agreed scope, activities and deadlines.
  • Be responsible for own technical work and/or project and/or supervisory responsibilities.
  • Establish own milestones and milestones for team or individuals.
  • Determine work sequencing based on objectives given.
  • Receive assignments in the form of objectives.
  • Consistently demonstrate a problem-solving perspective.
  • Act as an escalation point for problems and support resolution.
  • Perform and deliver consistently to time, budget and quality targets in a continuously changing, complex environment.
  • Advise on the available standards, methods, tools and applications relevant to own specialism and make correct choices from alternatives.
  • Demonstrate a high level of awareness of all business issues in own operational / project environment and of wider business / economic issues.
  • Manage and assess significant risks and act as an escalation point

Person Specification

Communication Skills:

  • Demonstrates consistent ability to communicate effectively, formally and informally, with colleagues, subordinates and customers.
  • Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of audience and tailors message and delivery method accordingly.
  • Consistently uses tact in addressing difficult and/or sensitive issues.
  • Consistently demonstrates ability to facilitate collaboration with stakeholders with diverse objectives.

Technical Skills:

  • Consistently manages operational risk to infrastructure and applications in all aspects of business needs.
  • Recognised internally as a specialist in own area of expertise.
  • Understands the 'bigger picture'.
  • Ensures application of business IT standards and methodologies.
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