Technical Business Analyst

 

Role

Aspira are currently looking for a Technical Business Analyst in Cork.

 

Description

Reporting to the IT Digital Manager in Cork, the role of the Business Analyst is to:

  • Support the Business and Change Management Team in defining business requirements for changes to existing systems and the design of new applications.
  • Analyse and document the functional requirements for the business, The Development team, the Testing team, and other stakeholders within IT and the company.
  • Collaborate with the project team to prioritise requirements and assist the product owner with managing the product backlog.
  • Work closely with the business, developers and testers to resolve issues throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Support projects from inception through the various stages of the development lifecycle into Production and Implementation.
  • Record and report on projects on a regular basis, and monitor progress of projects through the development lifecycle.
  • The Business Analyst may be required to work on a number of projects at the same time, depending on project size and complexity.
  • The Business Analyst will be responsible for delivering changes / projects in an agreed timeframe, and according to the existing Processes and Procedures.

The role and associated responsibilities may change at a future date, in response to IT demands or constraints.

 

Responsibilities

Function:

  • Design solutions that best support the business requirements.
  • Act as a functional expert / liaison between the business teams, stakeholders and development teams and assist with the development of user stories.
  • Define and agree the scope of each project.
  • Write Functional Specifications.
  • Monitor, and report on the progress of projects.
  • Assist in the production of business cases.
  • Assist in production of estimates.
  • Identify project assumptions, constraints and risks.
  • Record, track, and resolve project issues.
  • Work with a team to ensure quality assurance.
  • Assist in the implementation of a testing strategy for related projects.
  • Adhere to the company IT Project Methodology & Standards.

People:

  • Gain credibility and establish excellent relationships with the key business stakeholders.
  • Maintain a positive and favourable approach to change.
  • Must be able to work on own initiative in a demanding environment.
  • Show strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Work with others, building and maintaining strong professional relationships.
  • Work on multiple projects concurrently and to move between technologies.

Business & Customer:

  • Learn and understand complex business  processes.
  • Contribute to the management of relevant partner relationships in the business and with suppliers/3rd parties.
  • Support the business in the review and development of new initiatives and opportunities.

Risk & Control:

  • Ensure that risks are identified and managed in a proactive manner and all work practices and processes are fully compliant with company policies and its regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure Audit actions are prioritised and resolved speedily.

 

Experience and Education

Expertise:

  • Analysis experience of end user systems and applications.
  • Development environments and customer delivery systems.
  • Understanding of Web Services & API’s.
  • Managing & tracking requirements.
  • IT development processes, procedures and standards.
  • Software Development lifecycle in particular how it relates to Mainframe and Client Server systems.
  • Change Management.
  • Project Delivery.

Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience.
  • Analysis or Development experience of Client Server Systems.
  • Experience in Analysis of systems using ASP.NET / SQL2008 / Web Services / API’s.
  • Creating functional Spec’s.
  • Using bug tracking tools such as Jira.
  • An understanding of security compliance (ISO).
  • Working with Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Further Expected Knowledge & Skills:

  • Commercial / Market Acumen – knowledge of IT trends and innovations that are occurring in the market place.
  • Customer Focus and Relationship Management – understanding the importance of delivering customer focused solutions.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in delivering on business priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • A formal business analysis qualification (e.g. PRINCE, ISEB Business analysis), whilst not mandatory, would be a distinct advantage, or a 3rd level qualification in an appropriate discipline or appropriate experience level.
  • Formal Project Management skills would also be a distinct advantage.

 

How you Match

Criteria provided by job poster:

Skills

  • Match
    • Business
  • Match
    • Project Management
  • No Match
    • User Stories
  • No Match
    • Regulatory Requirements
  • No Match
    • Analytical Skills
  • No Match
    • Business Analysis
  • No Match
    • Change Management
  • No Match
    • Security Compliance
  • No Match
    • Waterfall Project Management
  • No Match
    • Interpersonal Skills

Level of Education

  • No Match
    • Bachcelor’s Degree

Job Details

  • Seniority Level
    • Mid-Senior Level
  • Industry
    • Information Technology & Services
    • Banking
    • Utilities
  • Employment Type
    • Contract
  • Job Functions

If interested, please forward your CV to cvs@aspira.ie and outline the job title. Alternatively, you can apply through the form on the right.

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