Senior Business Analyst

Senior Business Analyst

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Job Description:

Our Client is a global leader in financial protection, representing nearly 100 billion Euros worth of turnover across its 3 businesses (Life & Savings, Property & Casualty and Asset Management). The mission of our Client partners is to design, implement and manage relationships with selected global partners and support their entities to develop successful local partnerships.

Our Client is looking for a positive and experienced Senior Business Analyst to join the BA Guild within our clients Partners CLP IT team.  You will join a team of diverse, skilled and experienced Business Analysts where the role requires a motivated individual who has a proven track record delivering within an agile environment. 

Role:

As a Senior Agile Business Analyst you will:

  • Work with the Product Owners to build, refine & prioritise backlog
  • Work with the Product Owners, business and technical teams, both on site and off-shore, to translate high-level business requirements into detailed User Stories and detailed functional specifications
  • Liaise with the Product Owners, developers and testers in the Product Squad to ensure correct requirements, test and acceptance criteria.
  • Act as scrum master during Agile Ceremonies with Product Owners and business stakeholders
  • Support change requirements through accurate impact analysis and change specifications
  • Support the BA Guild to help enhance business analysis processes
  • Assist the Product Owner in determining which business requirements can and should be automated and how they are then integrated with other business and technical processes
  • Manage wing to wing change process, including providing of support for the implementation of new/changed systems to ensure outputs are delivered to time and quality
  • Investigate and resolve user problems channelled via Helpdesk or equivalent in order to minimise disruption to Business activity including management of Level 3 production break fix resolution issues
  • Mentor other business analysts within the guild to pro-actively share knowledge, expertise and advice, providing knowledge transfer to IT groups
  • Participate in  / Lead client workshops & meetings etc – Willingness to travel essential

As a Senior Agile Business Analyst you will:

  • Work with the Product Owners to build, refine & prioritise backlog
  • Work with the Product Owners, business and technical teams, both on site and off-shore, to translate high-level business requirements into detailed User Stories and detailed functional specifications
  • Liaise with the Product Owners, developers and testers in the Product Squad to ensure correct requirements, test and acceptance criteria.
  • Act as scrum master during Agile Ceremonies with Product Owners and business stakeholders
  • Support change requirements through accurate impact analysis and change specifications
  • Support the BA Guild to help enhance business analysis processes
  • Assist the Product Owner in determining which business requirements can and should be automated and how they are then integrated with other business and technical processes
  • Manage wing to wing change process, including providing of support for the implementation of new/changed systems to ensure outputs are delivered to time and quality
  • Investigate and resolve user problems channelled via Helpdesk or equivalent in order to minimise disruption to Business activity including management of Level 3 production break fix resolution issues
  • Mentor other business analysts within the guild to pro-actively share knowledge, expertise and advice, providing knowledge transfer to IT groups
  • Participate in  / Lead client workshops & meetings etc – Willingness to travel essential
  • Management of large business & IT changes for key strategic priorities over multiple Business & product squads
  • Cover for IT Product Delivery Manager where required
  • Report outs/updates to Senior Management on key initiatives


Your Profile

Key Skills

  • 5+ years eexperience in Waterfall and Agile based development methodologies and experience in integrating with external/third party systems
  • Business Analysis Qualification and/or Scrum certification essential
  • Experience in working in an Agile environment. Including running KANBAN & Scrum boards etc
  • Proven experience using BA Skills and techniques to elicit the required information and produce deliverables to tight deadlines
  • Strong negotiation skills: ability to find win – win solutions for both IT and business, as well as ability to challenge status quo and ensure best possible long term solution.
  • Planning & Organisation: Effective time management to prioritise and manage own tasks and workload in a fast paced environment to provide a sustainable solution (first time right).
  • Analytical Thinking: ability to understand and analyse business requirements and needs of the Product Owner whilst also translating these needs and requirements into IT solutions (first time right).
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility for delivery of customer requirements to ensure that the end user’s requirements are met and a sustainable solution is provided.
  • Accountability: taking initiative and ownership to ensure delivery and actively seeking results and resolutions to meet needs.

Desired Skills

  • Experience in business analysis in a financial services environment
  • Good knowledge of insurance business model and processes
  • Experience with Process Mapping
  • Knowledge and understanding of key TIA reports and processes
  • E-commerce experience

Salary:
Recruitment Contact

Contact: Cian Hunt

Telephone: 085 2671157

Email: cian.hunt@qptech.ie

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