We're a Sunday Times Top 100 Employer, runner up in Best Big Companies to work for 2020 and we are currently recruiting Digital Change specialists to support our mission to put members first.
We are embarking on a Digital transformation to make Change more agile, more responsive to business needs and place the voice of our members at the heart of delivery. So we're looking for exceptional people to join us in our Change team to help us shape the future of our organisation, uplift our Change capability and deliver our transformation vision.
We are currently looking for a Principal Business Analyst to direct the analysis discipline and activities within that domain, on our IT Technology Portfolio. The ideal candidate will have delivery experience related to implementing Technology Transformation & IT Modernisation, preferably in the Financial Services sector, with a reputation as an expert practitioner and for consistently delivering to target.
Principal Business Analyst technical role requirements:
You know how to coach and lead teams in Agile and Lean practices, determining the right approach for the team to take and evaluating this through the life of a project. You can think of new and innovative ways of working to achieve the right outcomes. You are able to act as a recognised expert and advocate for the approaches, continuously reflecting and challenging the team. You understand working using agile methodology at an organisational level. You know how to create an environment for success.
You know how to direct business analysis including the discovery of information and evidence and the identification of problems and opportunities. You can ensure that recommendations fit with strategic business objectives. You are able to actively manage senior stakeholders and create a compelling case for change. You can own methods and identify the most suitable approach out of a variety of approaches.
Business improvement process
You know how to set strategic direction. You can liaise with colleagues in business areas to establish business requirements. You can identify, propose, initiate and lead these programmes to increase efficiency.
You can advise on the most appropriate techniques to use and create models that support a business strategy. You know how to plan and coordinate a team's modelling and support them in this activity.
Technology & Digital perspective
You know about the wider digital economy and advances in technology; you understand how these impact in a financial services context. You have in depth knowledge of Non Functional Requirements, and the importance of technical change and the impact on system design. You can make decisions that set the standards for others to follow.
Enterprise and business architecture
You can contribute to the creation and maintenance of the target operating model and identify the impact on operational service.
You understand what 'good' looks like, you validate the artefacts produced in your domain, you provide guidance and feedback on how to improve the quality of the work and set a high bar. You ensure that changes implemented by Change result in a positive customer outcome that is consistent with Members First principles and the Society's conduct risk appetite.
You can lead others to innovate in their work as well as enabling them to innovate on their own.
Methods and tools
You can provide the direction for teams in using the most appropriate tools and methodologies and introduce new ones.
Requirements definition and management
You set the methods and standards for eliciting requirements, defining standards and quality targets. You know how to set priorities for strategic business change. You can define standards and targets and engage stakeholders, managing multiple stakeholder perspectives and expectations
Stakeholder relationship management
You know how to direct the strategic approach for stakeholder relationships, establishing and promoting the meeting of stakeholder objectives. You can influence important senior stakeholders and provide an arbitration function
You know how to give direction on which tools or methods to use. You are experienced in meeting the needs of users across a variety of channels. You can bring insight and expertise in how user needs have