Lead Business Analyst

TQR Consultancy Ltd
Devon, UK
03 Sep 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Lead Business Analyst, an integral team manager who will be accountable for the 'Business Analysis' function within the organisation, as well as coaching and developing their own team. Working closely with the product team, we are searching for someone capable of supporting them in analysing client needs and translating those needs into user stories for the development team.

The Business Analyst team Senior will identify; edge-cases, error conditions, dependencies and impacts to other areas of the business by developing a deep understanding of the current product functionality and as the team lead you will play a big part in this function. You will also need to anticipate positive and negative impacts of change to all areas of the organisation, and this will require negotiation with the customer base as well as the presentation of your findings, so confidence in public speaking is certainly important.

If successful, you will work with key project stakeholders to formulate and communicate the business vision for critical project work, map initial requirements and define the scope of projects, as well as breaking down technical and architectural complexities to enable project stakeholders to easily understand any issues that may arise during project development.

Key Tasks

* Developing the Business Analysis function within the company, to ensure delivery of maximum business benefit to clients

* Work with external stakeholders to understand and investigate feedback into projects

* Creating detailed user stories and acceptance criteria

* Use data modelling practices to analyse findings and create suggestions for strategic and operational improvements and changes

* Gain agreement from the allocated project team of the best method of introducing the project to the existing solution

* Produce written documentation to support work, report on findings and present to stakeholders when necessary

* Aid the project team in supporting the staff and teams in making the recommended changes, including helping to resolve any issues

* Work with the project team to ensure plans are made and processes are created to evaluate the impact of the changes made

Knowledge and Skills

* 5+ years proven track record of successful agile project on-time implementation, preferably within a software environment

* Have experience of managing and supporting staff within a behaviour driven environment

* Experience of managing resources over geographical areas

* Excellent client facing and negotiating skills

* Experience of the whole project life cycle, with an ability to operate in the conceptual design stage, in the depths of system testing, and at each stage in between

* A positive and motivating mental attitude, to ensure tight deadlines are met by your multi-faceted team

* Have a strong presence and influence on decision making at all levels

* Having previous experience of dealing with IT systems in clinical environments would be highly advantageous

* Be a team player with excellent customer care and interpersonal skills

* An individual who is; articulate, self-motivated and possesses the ability to prioritise efficiently and handle escalated queries while under pressure

* Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice or IIBA/IREB qualifications

If successful, you will collaborate with the Senior Analyst to monitor software developers and ensure that the final product is in line with business specifications. You will also work with software testers, to ensure that all software components are tested adequately and participate in Quality Assurance and you will be working with project stakeholders to validate the requirements and analysis models via techniques such as reviews, walkthroughs to enable user acceptance testing to be formed.

If you are interested in hearing more about this vacancy, then please submit an up to date CV by using the 'apply' button below and I will be in touch. For an informal chat, please call TQR Plymouth (phone number removed) and ask for Rachel, many thanks for your interest

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