Senior Business Analyst

London, UK

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a Senior Business Analyst for our London office to make the team even stronger.

The Senior Business Analyst role is an exciting, varied and responsible one, representing the organisation and ensuring our clients receive the very best of our services. We work on tough challenges and deliver results, relentlessly. The role is a client-facing one, requiring flexibility in terms of geographical location. EPAM UK has clients across the United Kingdom and the Senior Business Analyst must be prepared to be located on any UK site they are assigned to. There is also the opportunity for overseas travel.

The ideal candidate is knowledgeable about IT-enabled change and is delivery-focused. Since the role is project-orientated, you must have extensive experience of the Business Analyst role across all stages of the project lifecycle, in both Agile and Waterfall environments, and demonstrable expertise in a variety of pan-lifecycle business analysis methods and techniques. Whilst able to draw on an expansive tool-kit of traditional analysis techniques and tools, you should be able to innovate when called for – always ensuring that the analysis approach, methods and deliverables are adapted to - and suitable for - the scenario in-hand.

The individual is expected to be proactive, flexible and adaptable, able to acclimatise to new environments effortlessly. We are looking for an energetic, confident self-starter, capable of acting independently or as part of a team. You must have excellent time management, multi-tasking and organisational skills, and be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines, maintaining attention to detail. You must also have well-developed verbal, written and listening skills, and be skilled at - and at ease - dealing with stakeholders of all levels.

We are seeking a talented, stand-out Senior Business Analyst with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working on IT projects as a Business Analyst or Business Consultant.

We go where our clients are and assignments vary in length from weeks to years. Monday to Friday, you must be willing to travel to – or be located at – any of our client sites in the UK. We think this makes for an even more varied, interesting and stimulating role. If you agree and you think you are the person we are looking for, get in touch.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate the ability to co-operate with a variety of people and achieve results;
  • Follow through with commitments and foster mutual trust with peers and stakeholders;
  • Proactively initiate, develop, and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with team members;
  • Build and maintain relationships with colleagues who are geographically distributed, and contribute to embedding them in the project so that physical distance is no obstacle to outstanding delivery;
  • Encourage fellow team members to make innovative contributions and embrace new ideas;
  • Mentor and steer more junior Business Analysts assigned to the same project;
  • Interface – and communicate effectively - with different groups such as stakeholders, users, developers, UI and UX experts and testers, ‘translating’ information and messages as required;
  • Execute effective stakeholder identification and analyses, using tools such as Stakeholder and RACI Matrices;
  • Develop and continue positive relationships with client IT and business stakeholders at all levels, manage their expectations, and resolve conflicts;
  • On small- and medium-sized projects: advise on a suitable analysis approach, bring others on-board with the proposal and then implement it, instructing more junior Business Analysts;
  • Define and manage scope across a variety of spheres and levels;
  • Identify and document the as-is and to-be, and define a road map of how best to move from the current to future state;
  • Identify, document, analyse and improve business and system processes, and user journeys;
  • Organise and drive the identification, prioritisation, documentation, communication of - and commitment to - business requirements throughout the project lifecycle, using a variety of recognised techniques and tools;
  • Facilitate the development of business requirements through discussions, workshops, interviews, GAP analyses and other appropriate methods and techniques;
  • Utilise a variety of methods to best document and communicate requirements, including wireframes, user stories, use cases and specifications;
  • Manage requirements throughout the project lifecycle, using a variety of methods including Agile product backlogs;
  • Proactively co-ordinate focus and activity to ensure the client’s requirements are met through delivery;
  • Review, assess and advise on project changes, especially when they impact agreed scope or requirements;
  • Develop accurate and complete user and business acceptance test plans, and test scenarios and scripts; and manage and facilitate UAT execution;
  • Support the client in developing and delivering end-user training;
  • Address end-user questions about process and/or system implementations, providing break/fix support;
  • Demonstrate understanding of project processes, such as RAID and change management;
  • Utilise tracking tools such as JIRA, TFS or Rally.

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