Principal Business Analyst Web Development, Agile

Ortolan Group Plc
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Business Analyst (Web Development, Agile)
Based in Sutton, London - UK
Salary: £55 to £65k + 10% + benefits

Are you passionate about identifying problems and determining the solution? If so our client has an exciting challenge for you as an Agile Principal Business Analyst at the fourth biggest paid for content provider in the world.

  • Principal Business Analyst - the most comprehensive source of compliance, good practice and benchmarking information available in the HR sector.
  • Global Digital Media - Part of a FTSE100 Group
  • Competitive salary + bonus + 29 days' holiday + 2 paid charity days + share options scheme + pension + more!

About you
Our client is searching for a fantastic, enthusiastic and capable Agile Business Analyst to lead the analysis function. You will work closely with development, QA and product teams to translate business needs into strong User Stories, help shape projects and develop and grow the other business analysts in the team.

What you need

  • Experience leading a Business Analysis function
  • Dedicated to growing and developing your team
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • The ability to create excellent user stories and be seen as a BA role model
  • Comfortable working with the business
  • Be passionate about continuous improvement
  • Experience running workshops
  • Loads of enthusiasm

What you will be doing

  • Understanding stakeholder objectives and the underlying issues by carrying out workshops and interviews.
  • Investigating problems, and opportunities, seeking effective solutions to improve our client's product by creating excellent User Stories.
  • Identifying potential benefits, and available options for consideration.
  • Work with the Product Managers and QA analysts to define Acceptance Criteria.

How they work

The organisation has a dynamic global technology team who lead the company in many initiatives to bring in innovation and technology best practice. Their dedication in this area has won them a number of awards for both Product and Process Innovation.

They work to Agile best practice in a Kanban environment. Development is carried out using Pair Programming, Test Automation, DevOps and Test-Driven Development. They are continually improving their processes and looking for better ways to do things.

Throughout the year, they hold a number of innovation days working in multi-functional teams, with a bit of competitive spirit, to try to solve their customers' problems by learning and trialling new technology.

Who is our client?

They are "the biggest company you've never heard of!" To be more specific, they're a global business which provides vital information, analytics and data solutions and are cited amongst the world's top-100 "online superpowers". They have an international portfolio of market leading products that spans Western Europe, North America, China, Singapore, Australia and beyond.

Who is the brand?

It is a brand within the organisation and is an award-winning online product developed specifically for HR professionals. Established in the UK in 2002, it was voted online product of the year in 2004 and has quickly established itself as the leading online resource for all HR information needs. In 2011, it launched in the Netherlands and the following year, in the US, and they have already won several industry awards including best website and best new launch.

It helps companies build successful workforces by providing easy access to comprehensive resources enabling HR people to remain legally compliant, follow good practice, benchmark salaries and mitigate risk. It is a fast evolving product and has an exciting roadmap for expanding into new areas.

As part of the wider group, it offers small company agility with the support of being part of a global powerhouse and network.

What's it like to work there?

Outstanding, what sets them apart from the crowd is their culture. They're a company who understands the importance of looking after their staff - these days, particularly in and around London, there are far too many companies who expect their employees to deliver 'whatever the cost' and so often they meet candidates who are tired of long hours and continual high stress for precious little thanks or recognition.

They're a fast paced but supportive company where the emphasis is firmly on personal and career development balanced with flexible working hours. Their people are their greatest assets, they are passionate, driven and friendly. In fact, it is their people and culture which makes people stay...and they know this because they asked them.

And what about your career?

Career development is a big thing for our client and they take their personal development process very seriously. A custom training plan will be created for you involving internal and external training to ensure that you continue to grow.

One of the benefits of working within the Group there will be future opportunities to work for their many companies, in the UK or abroad.

Other benefits…

In addition to all of this, they offer the following 'core' benefits:

  • Pension Scheme
  • 29 Days Holiday
  • Paid Charity Days - 2 days per year
  • Life Insurance (4x salary)
  • Save As You Earn Share Scheme (SAYE)
  • Competitive Salaries

Women in Technology

Our client is very supportive of women in Technology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter. Currently 24% of their Technology workforce are women which is much higher than the UK average of 17%. They have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are acting as consultants for the hiring company. Ortolan People are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.