Business Systems Analyst

16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Systems Analyst / BSA / Agile / Jira / Confluence

Your new company
Hays client, a large private sector organisation in Glasgow, is looking to add an experienced Business Systems analyst to their head office team.

Your new role
To provide expert and professional business analysis services to the client including requirements capture, prioritisation and translation into system requirements. Managing the relationship between business units, software product owners and software development roles. You will have exposure to a fast paced collaborative agile project environment with work-packages differing in size and timescale so the ability to juggle tasks simultaneously and complete these to strict deadlines is essential. Support fellow departments or group businesses with business analysis and delivery advice as necessary.

Business Analysis

  • Elicit requirements using workshops, interviews, document analysis, business process descriptions, business analysis, task and workflow analysis
  • Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with business users and stakeholders to analyse information needs and functional requirements
  • Document As-Is Processes, High level Requirements, To-Be Processes as a start, further elaborating into Themes, Epics, User Stories and Scenarios
  • Develop functional specifications according to standard templates, using natural language
  • Collaborate with UX Designers, System Designers, Software Developers and Testers to bridge any gaps concerning the business information and processes

Quality Assurance

  • Contribute to the development of Business Analysis best practise methods and procedures related to agile software development
  • Collaborate effectively with other IT teams as well as the wider business stakeholders to ensure adequate and appropriate business analysis performance


  • As-is, To-be processes
  • Business requirements definition
  • Functional specifications (user stories) & acceptance criteria
  • MoSCoW analysis

What you'll need to succeed

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience in an IT related subject
  • Foundation certification in Business Analysis from recognised body e.g. BCS
  • Experience of working in an Agile delivery model within software engineering practices
  • Process modelling
  • User story definition
  • Experience as a Business Analyst
  • Strong analytical skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proven ability to translate requirements into application and operational requirements
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Business sense
  • Strong communicator with the ability to convert business requirements into manageable functional specifications
  • Pragmatic and flexible
  • Ability to work to tight time scales
  • Can-do attitude

What you'll get in return
This is a 3 month contract with possibility of extension and an excellent day rate on offer.

What you need to do now
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