Principal Business Analyst

Closing date
11 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
Hippo is recruiting for Principal Business Analysts to join our friendly consultancy. Business Analyststranslate complex business problems and user needs into a set of detailed requirements for the end-to-end service or product, with the appropriate use of epics, features, user stories and defined acceptance. You'll clearly and accurately communicate business requirements and user needs to a variety of stakeholders, including directors, senior leaders and the team, using the appropriate methods of communication or documentation.

As a Principal Consultant, specialising in Business Analysis, you'll already be an expert in your field. You'll also be a leader of people and teams and advocate for user-centred design approaches. Hippo will provide exciting opportunities to share your expertise with, and influence, clients and team members, and to develop as a leader.

What you'll do:
  • Work with the Product Owner and/or Delivery Manager to establish and maintain a prioritised product, programme or project backlog of what needs to be built
  • Work collaboratively with designers to inform the creation and iteration of prototypes for the services or product to solve the problems users face
  • Define business process improvements for products or services to inform recommendations identifying clear benefits and contributing to delivery plans
  • Use insights from user research and metrics to inform the business analysis approach, and explain your business decisions clearly
  • Be an expert in Agile delivery, identifying the best Agile processes for projects and measuring the success of outcomes.
  • Run workshops with your team and stakeholders
  • Build long-term, strategic relationships with stakeholders
  • Advocate and coach in user-centred design, and the use of agile business analysis in particular for the delivery of products or services
  • Lead collaboration with various skill sets and provide a high level of support for clients and colleagues within Hippo
  • Define the recruitment processes for business analysts, advise on suitability of candidates and lead recruitment interviews
  • Encourage and facilitate continuous improvement of the BA team
  • Line manage, coach and mentor team members and others to apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniques
  • Advise and support business analysis colleagues and other members of Agile teams.
  • Work with the hippo business analysis community to share best practice to ensure high standards, including attending business analysis events and writing blog posts

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