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Business Architect

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Recruiter: Gattaca PLC
Listed on: 15th January
Location: Leeds
Salary/Rate: £58000 - £62000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Role Summary
A client facing senior business analyst is required to work across the full life cycle of a project to implement an eSavings solution. The project includes solution design; the definition, review and implementation of Change Requests and interface to a wider set of banking solutions, including externally sourced components.
Role and Objectives
The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of the Financial Services
Solutions Delivery team, and interfacing to the client and other delivery teams, both on and off shore.

Actively participates in the development of new services business opportunities that result in profitable revenue growth
Fills a functional role to analyse requirements and build quality solutions that meet the requirements and advises clients on Unisys Solution offerings, strategy, designs, implementation approaches and alternatives / trade-offs
Works with client technical staff during the requirements definition and implementation to finalise requirements and resolve issues
Identifies opportunities for follow-on business and assists in creating change orders
Supports delivery of advisory services, strategic planning activities and business case development within Financial Services
Provides input to technical estimates created with standards tools, portfolio Work
Breakdown Structures, statements of work and industry standard estimating techniques
Is responsible for the solution integrity within the assigned solution area for the engagement
Maintains knowledge of technologies, industry trends, standards and analysis techniques
Provides input on implementation status and changes to risks, estimates or schedule
Collaborates with BA peers to efficiently resolve requirements issues, improve
requirements quality and share high quality information.

Required Skill-Set

Relevant IT implementation experience.
Sufficient exposure to clients across a variety of industries and domains
Problem solving and analytical
Persuasive and influential
Strong business acumen
Business modelling (e.g. Business Process Swim-lanes)
Requirement analysis and definition (Use Cases / Business Requirement Specifications)
Ability to facilitate client workshops
Strong communications skills with the ability to interface with all levels of internal and client project teams.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Required Experience
Ideally candidates will have experience in the following areas:

Previous experience as a senior business analyst or business architectin a client-facing capacity (e.g. having worked for a software vendor, software consultancy or solution provider)
Proven problem solving and analytical skills
Leading the design and implementation of large scale software implementations
Industry knowledge of the Savings / eSavings domain, combined with broader financial services working knowledge
Understanding of the regulatory and competitive impacts on savings
Ability to work on own initiative
Familiar with project management concepts including agile development, project scheduling, risk management, estimation, Work Breakdown Structures, requirements management / traceability, Change Management, etc.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Business Analysis certification (e.g., BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis)