Business Analyst - Milton Keynes - £50k
Experienced BA required to translate business needs into high level and detailed business requirements, and work with the Development Team to convert them into feasible technical solutions that resolve existing issues and make business and system improvements which support business objectives.
Build business cases using modelling tools, cost benefit analysis and impact assessments to support or define cost effective and workable solutions for the business.
Define functional and system specifications and support the user and acceptance testing to ensure that each step has been carried out, the built solution meets budget, quality, and customer need and any implications for the business have been identified and analysed.
Provide project managers with estimates, business cases, planning, risk identification, problem and issue management to support the design and delivery of projects that implement proposed solutions to agreed time and budget.
Liaise with 3rd party suppliers to create functional specifications and co-ordinate the delivery of their services in line with proposed solutions and project timelines.
Document business requirements, business processes and system requirements including the outputs of formal analysis techniques so that there is an accurate record.
Investigate, research and propose new developments in technology that may be usefully applicable to the wider business to improve the current service.
Skills and Experience Required
Ability to interrogate Databases (SAP – ORACLE)
Understanding of web technologies, relational databases and SQL
Deep understanding of business and IS processes
Good knowledge of object oriented approaches to Business Analysis, systems design and data modelling using Use Case
Articulate and able to influence at senior management level, and lead effectively at working level
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, clearly articulating ideas, solutions and recommendations across all levels of the organisation
Highly motivated with excellent time management skills and able to work under own initiative
Able and willing to take ownership of problems, issues and proactively resolve them
Has worked concurrently on several analysis engagements varying in size and complexity
Good understanding and experience of business process modelling
Experienced to both Waterfall and Agile development
Proven stakeholder management
A good understanding of Prince 2 or similar project methodologies
Has ISEB/BCS Business Analysis foundation or equivalent
Numerate and educated to degree level or equivalent