Business Analyst

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Location
Leeds
Posted
10 Sep 2018
Closes
18 Sep 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Business Analyst to complement our existing Software Development team. We are looking for an individual who will be responsible for identifying changes to our product that will increase its value and efficiency. Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, the successful candidate will join our business on a permanent contract and earn in a competitive salary.


The Company:

Virtual College has been one the of the UK’s leading Learning Technology providers for over 23 years. We believe that the digital vocational learning that we create has the power to inspire people and help them grow. We know that when people grow, so do the organisations they work for.

Virtual College is for those who think people first. We want people who are inquisitive, who naturally collaborate, who thrive when faced with a challenge and who actively seek variety and responsibility. We pride ourselves on our people, and it is these people that make Virtual College a great place to work.


Key Duties:

Reporting to the Product Manager (Technology), your key duties will include, but not limited to:



Interacting with business stakeholders and various subject matter experts in order to understand the business needs, problems and issues we need to overcome.
Gathering, documenting and analysing business needs and requirements.
Designing and / or modifying the technical solution
Preparing business cases and test cases
Developing and managing the overall project scope and the acceptance process
Ensuring the development and deployment meets the original scope and needs
Mentoring other members of the team


Key Skills/Experience:

Knowledge:



Demonstrable knowledge of software development lifecycles and activities
An understanding of software Agile methodologies, particularly Scrum
Demonstrate commitment to keeping sensitive information confidential
Business process modelling
Skills:



Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
A clear ability to manage a range of different personality types in a facilitative and mature manner
Strong relationship building skills including the ability to relate constructively to all levels of the organisation
Strong listening, written and oral communication skills
Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical addressees
Requirements discovery
Experience:



Experience in software product development
Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
A proven ability to plan, undertake and finish activities to achieve high-quality results
The desire to be part of, and contribute to, a team environment
Minimum of three years’ experience working as a business analyst

Package Includes:



Hours of work covering 37.5 hours (Monday to Friday) choosing a start time of 8am, 8.30am or 9am to suit you
22 Days Holiday (excl Bank Holidays)
Comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training and development
Regular charity and social events organised by the Sports and Social Club, “by the staff, for the staff”
Contributory Pension Scheme, Simply Health Plan and Life Assurance

Interested in the role of Business Analyst based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire?
Then please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter detailing your current salary. We are an Equality & Diversity employer. Advertised through Zoek 76eb8f119b8f499db37ebfc33d744e9c7

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