Principle Business Analyst
Principle Business Analyst required for prestigious financial organisation based near Watford, Hertfordshire. The Principal Analyst role partners across the organisation to understand business needs, products and processes. The role is responsible for eliciting requirements and developing comprehensive analysis artefacts that enable the development of new products and services for our customers. The role incorporates both strong business understanding and communication skills with the ability to understand and logically model how our business systems need to perform. The role is expected to plan and lead analysis on larger/more complex pieces of work in addition to functional management responsibilities and/or line management.Duties Include:
Perform the elicitation and analysis of business change, functional and non-functional requirements across a range of stakeholders, internal and external. Own and produce relevant analysis artefacts and documentation from Business Architecture through to Business and Functional Requirements and logical models. Ownership of analysis tasks, timescales and approach and supporting the project manager and team in the management of the schedule, risks and budget. Line management of one or more Analysts in the team including management and accountability of the work performed and investing in people and career development. Collaborating across COO and Commercial teams as part of a team to deliver change for our customers. Provide end-to-end project involvement from concept through to production. Working with the Lead Architect, ensure that solutions are appropriate, meet stakeholders needs and are aligned with Business and Enterprise Architecture. Through collaboration, traceability and review ensure that requirements are successfully designed and subsequently tested. Provide the evaluation of current products and services against proposed changes and product investments. Acquire subject matter expertise in the company products and processes. Act as a role model to other analysts and provide the thought leadership and action to develop and grow the team.Skills Required: Strong analysis and problem solving skills. Experience of software delivery life cycle approach, both waterfall and agile. A desire to learn and a curiosity to understand systems and processes. Experience in the Payments Industry, ideally domestic clearing and settlement. Experience with BACS/Faster Payments desirable. Proven track record in Business Analysis within a complex change environment. Experience in using structured analysis techniques and able to evaluate and plan approaches on projects. Experience in leading others on projects and planning and executing analysis work across a workstream. Able to work package for others. Excellent communication skills and able to communicate both written and verbally to internal stakeholders and external clients. Confident in requirements elicitation and able to facilitate cross functional conversations and workshops. Able to use a variety of analysis techniques to model, refine and communicate.This is an excellent opportunity to join a UK financial market leader who invest heavily in their staff and offer great career progression and training.