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Job Ref:  204672415
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Essex
City:  Colchester
Post Code:  CO2
Salary:  £45000 - £50000/annum + Excellent benefits
13/10/2016 03:59
Business Analyst - Colchester - to £50 + benefits

This role will form a communication bridge between IT and the business stakeholders. The Business Analyst must be a great verbal and written communicator, tactful diplomat, problem solver, and analyst - with the ability to engage with stakeholders to understand and respond to their needs in a rapidly changing business environment. This may involve dealing with very senior stakeholders, within the company and their client's organisation, and can often involve challenging and questioning to ensure that value for money is achieved from our software developments.

The successful candidate will be joining a motivated team to push forward the development of a range of key strategic, enterprise scale platforms. Working across various global projects simultaneously serving leading automotive OEM clients.

The Business Analyst will bring strong analytical and product knowledge skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.

The company is committed to:
 Create value for our customer
 Enable growth through technology based services
 Drive innovation both internally and externally

Candidate Responsibilities
 Liaise with operations and sales teams on their development strategy to find out what they want the business to achieve - be prepared to drive and challenge those teams on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
 Carry out fact finding tasks into the business's processes to see what they do and how they do it - elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis
 Analyse your findings and use data modelling methods to come up with recommendations for changes and improvements
 Identify the potential impact and risks of your recommendations
 Present the business case for your recommendation and negotiate commitment as required
 Develop technical / non-technical requirements documents as needed:
o Functional requirements
o Business requirements
o Agile user stories
o GUI, screen and interface designs
o User guides and training materials/delivery
 Oversee testing and quality checks of recommendations
 Support the staff who are responsible for making the changes and report any issues
 In some cases, you may also be responsible for managing the project all the way through to completion
 Serve as a conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team for product development requirements

Candidate Specification
 Qualified to degree or postgraduate level in computer science, business information system, computing and systems development or business management is preferred
 Or equivalent business experience / qualifications (an industry recognised certification would be advantageous, such as the International Institute of Business Analysis UK (IIBA) or The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS))

Competencies and Skills required
 Strong interpersonal skills and effective communicator.
 Able to successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details.
 Can demonstrate the ability to work on own initiative and motivation.
 Enthusiastic, flexible, and proactive personality.
 Strong business and technical acumen and customer focus.
 Strong organizational and time management skills.
 Ability to grasp core product purpose (business) and architectural approach (technology)
 Ability to have the presence to get the information that would be needed
 Ability to break this into delivery phases and to delivery in a timely manner to strict deadlines
 Good team player, creative and proactive.
 Can do attitude - start-up ethic to a big company
 Willing to adjust to occasional flexible working arrangements
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