Senior Business Analyst / Team Leader (Agile)

01 Nov 2018
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Business Analyst / Team Leader (Agile) - Flexible and Home Working to 50k plus benefits

As a Technical Business Analyst / Team Lead, you will be part of an agile development environment, building and working on enterprise grade software systems on top of the Microsoft .NET development stack.

You will thrive in a highly collaborative environment, applying a variety of methodologies and techniques, working with Business Analysts, Software Developers and architects, Product Managers and Quality Assurance to build revolutionary software solutions. The role involves the elicitation, analysis, documentation and management of software development requirements and you will take responsibility for providing the management of the business analysis services throughout the project life cycle and manage the business analysis team on a day to day basis. The role will also involve line management and personal development responsibilities for the Business Analysis team.

Other highlights of the role include:

Leadership of the continuous improvement of business analysis through a process of inspect and adapt. Accountable for the continued adherence to and promotion of the agreed methodologies within the development team.

Engagement with business stakeholders and sponsors to understand the business case elements and working with architects, developers and testers to produce estimates and provide high level business cost/ benefit analysis where required.

Coaching and mentoring the Business Analysis team and advocating good business analysis practices throughout the business. Pioneer in establishing and maintaining standards and procedures for good business analysis practices.

Responsible and accountable to ensure the Business Analysis team produce and maintain high quality features requests to drive the product roadmap which are technically feasible and realistic.

Actively engage the user throughout the development process to capture real time user feedback, to allow for the realignment of direction within the development cycle as appropriate.

Ensure a complete and thorough understanding of any business problem raised to you and access the feasibility of any technical solution to the problem experienced to ensure a technical solution is the optimal resolution. Ensure adequate metrics and measures are available to substantiate business propositions.

Effective stakeholder management and regular and appropriate communications to internal and external parties.

Proactively manage projects on day-to-day basis, ensuring effective planning and scheduling of project resources to deliver projects within time and budget constraints.

Prepare realistic and achievable project plans, actively monitoring progress and mitigating risks, issues and dependencies.

Knowledge & Skills With at least two years’ experience of software delivery or related consultancy, you possess strong business analysis methodology knowledge and proficiency. You will have a proven track record in successfully guiding large technical teams to deliver software solutions within cost, quality and time constraints.

Extensive experience and confidence in coaching and mentoring of business analysis principles, methodologies and techniques.

Appreciation and understanding of the requirements engineering process and the discipline and rigour required to achieve successful outcomes. Proven track record of delivering business benefit through the full software development life-cycle using agile and/or waterfall methodologies;

An exceptional communicator who can translate between a technical and nontechnical audience with ease.

An Analytical and critical thinking approach – avoids jumping to premature solutions before uncovering the real problem.

An excellent problem solver who understands the importance and appropriate methodologies to obtain the true root cause of a problem and puts in place robust corrective and preventive measures.

Highly developed organisation and time management skills with an adaptable and flexible approach to effectively manage changing demands and evolving priorities whilst being able to proactively identify new opportunities.

Interested, we are looking for a December / January start. Please apply and we'll contact you to discuss the role in more detail

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