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Business Analyst x6 (Agile/Digital team)

Job Title: Business Analyst x6 (Agile/Digital team)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Industry:
Salary: £500 - £550 per day + INSIDE IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH27424_1625150171
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email: james.norval@talentinternational.com
Job Published: July 01, 2021 15:36

Job Description

Business Analyst x6

  • working from home there will an expectation to return to office in some capacity in the coming months / year (portsmouth or Newport)
  • Duration of engagement 6 months
  • Day rate: 500/550 inside IR35

SERVICE REQUIREMENT
Job Description

We are looking for Business Analysts to join our Service Design and Innovation team (SD&I). We work closely with business area(s) across ONS to identify opportunities to deliver change with a clear focus on people, process, technology and data and support ongoing transformation work, typically with an emphasis on the earlier stages of the change lifecycle. You will work alongside SD&I's Service Designers and Business Architects to shape an end-to-end design which is user centric.


Core to being an effective Business Analyst in SD&I is:
* Understanding user and business needs
* Breaking those needs out into constituent parts
* Analysing multiple solutions
* Supporting the communication and delivery of a solution to meet the user needs
* Analytical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills


Responsibilities


As one of our Business Analysts, you will carry out a wide range of activities with responsibilities that include:
* Leading and managing investigations into business processes, functions, information flows, data structures and software development processes, using various methodical and consistent techniques
* Defining improvements to business processes, whilst evaluating potential solutions based on the impacts across the organisation
* Leading, understanding and communicating the bigger picture whilst working to assure that the overall goal is maintained in creation of the product backlog, but also working at a detailed level during sprints and iterations
* Influencing, facilitating and communicating to help provide solutions to real business problems
* Eliciting requirements using appropriate techniques
* Delivering at pace, using agile methodologies and principles where appropriate
* Creating requirements documentation to high standards. Using modelling techniques, considering requirement management and traceability back to source, adherence to business objectives and their fitness for purpose
* Assisting decision makers in gathering information to make informed decisions
* Helping to quality assure test solutions and products
* Actively participating in the Business Analysis community to refine and develop standards and working practices, and to share knowledge
* Travelling to other sites will be required

Highly desirable:
* Enthusiasm for scoping and defining new opportunities for improvement of business processes and systems
* Experience leading or supporting pre-discovery and discovery stages of major change initiatives
* Holistic business improvement experience
* Evidence of having consistently provided effective challenge to working level colleagues and senior stakeholders
* Clear and methodical approach to tackling ambiguity at each stage of the change lifecycle
* Familiarity with working in and across Waterfall and Agile methods. Adaptability to hybrid Waterfall/Agile methods
* Strategic awareness

Desirable:
* Experience supporting systems transformation and/or migrations
* Experience in the Project Manager and/or Product Manager roles
* Enthusiasm for contributing to all appropriate communities of practice
* Experience training or mentoring junior BAs or other project professionals
* Experience of working with Service Designers and Business Architects