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Business Analyst

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Recruiter: AWE
Listed on: 26th May
Location: West Berkshire
Salary/Rate: £33,000 - £50,000
Type: Permanent

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The Business Analyst role takes responsibility for investigative work to determine business requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures, and organisation change. They select, adopt and adapt appropriate business analysis methods, tools and techniques; selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. The BA collaborates with stakeholders at all levels, in the conduct of investigations for strategy studies, business requirements specifications and feasibility studies. They prepare business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits through development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks.

The Business Analyst role forms part of a pooled resource with a reporting line into the IS BA Team Lead and task-managed by an IS PM.

From £33,950 to £65,000 depending on experience.

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year including bank holidays, plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Essential skills:

Experience delivering BA artefacts at pace to concurrent projects or programmes:

  • Work Package and Problem Statement definition
  • Impact Analysis
  • Definition of Scope and Objectives, Stakeholder mapping
  • RAID development
  • Requirements Management: elicitation, documentation, validation, prioritisation, review and sign-off
  • Workshop facilitation, stakeholder 121s, questionnaire creation, focus groups
  • Gap analysis, Root cause Analysis
  • Functional and Non-Functional Requirements definition: Functional Breakdown Structure, High and Low-level Requirements definition, User stories and Acceptance criteria; Requirements Catalogue, Business Rules, Wireframing, Business Context Diagrams, Business Process Modelling and Mapping; Business Process Re-engineering
  • Definition of Acceptance Criteria
  • Solution assessment and validation
  • Input to Release and Launch planning; User Training and Education strategies
  • Definition of MVPs, KPIs and metrics for Financial and Operational Benefits Realisation
  • Good Stakeholder Management and Communication skills
  • Skilled in MSOffice; Visio
  • Willing to mentor and coach junior Business Analysts
  • Experience delivering work-packages at pace in a highly regulated, change-focussed environment

Desirable skills

  • Professional certification e.g BCS International Diploma is Business Analysis; IIBA CBAP or equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity with Project Management techniques
  • Familiarity with Waterfall and Agile Delivery methodologies
  • Experience with Sharepoint, DevOps, Jira
  • Holds or willing to undergo UKSV SC/ DV clearance