Business Analyst

Location: West Malling, Kent Salary: Up to £40000 per annum + Company benefits
Sector: Technology Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Stalla Xystra

Gold Group are seeking a Business Analyst to join our client a well-established Insurance company located in West Malling, Kent.

The vacancy is a permanent opportunity with a salary of up to £40k per annum depending on experience.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Developing strong working relationships with key business stakeholders.
  • Extracting and anticipating requirements through interactions with stakeholders, document analysis, requirements workshops, and translating into technically appropriate specifications with relevant acceptance criteria.
  • Working with the PMO to understand project prioritisation, gathering of high level requirements for management review and approval ahead of project kick-off.
  • Demonstrating agile responsiveness to change and updates throughout delivery, while retaining control over the core requirement to avoid scope creep.
  • Elicitation of 'bigger picture' requirements from specific requests to enable the most efficient methods of change, distinguishing core business needs over user preference.
  • Differentiating Minimum Viable Product requirements from finer detail refinements in order to enable iterative delivery and review of core development in advance of the final product.
  • Proactively communicating and collaborating with external and internal customers to analyse information needs and functional requirements, delivering artefacts as required (including but not limited to): high level business proposition document, detailed specification, conceptual prototyping/wireframe mock ups, user stories, use case and other UML diagrams.
  • Working closely with the development team, or as part of Scrum delivery teams, to monitor progress of delivery, support sprint planning, and provide refinement for scope clarification.
  • Risk awareness, and escalation to the PMO if delays, blockers or issues are revealed during in-flight development.
  • Working closely with the PMO and Head of Development to implement effective business process modelling and workflow structures.

Other responsibilities

  • The candidate may be required to travel to various offsite locations to meet with stakeholders from all business units and customers.

Knowledge/Skills and Experience

  • A background in business analysis, with experience working in a structured project environment providing software solutions.
  • A proven record in successful requirements gathering of complex medium to large projects within a high profile, pressurised environment.
  • Exposure to delivering work streams across multiple simultaneous projects.
  • The ability to be self-organising and use initiative within a developing remit in order to demonstrate success outside of structured processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing.
  • Excellent customer interfacing, negotiation, and presentation skills, including the ability to drive change, and influence others to buy in to ideas.
  • The ability to present confidently and competently to all levels of the business, internally and to external customers and suppliers, displaying strong business acumen and sensitivity.
  • A high level of diligence, and attention to detail, commercial focus and a broad technical appreciation and understanding.
  • An aptitude and desire to understand business processes, workflows, system architectures and component interaction and dependencies, with a drive to suggest improvements where appropriate.
  • Tenacity, and the determination to question and challenge the status quo in a non- aggressive manner.
  • Experience with modelling techniques and methods, prototyping applications, and a strong understanding of UX analysis to deliver customer-driven and delivery focused outputs.

The below skills are desirable but not essential

  • Experience in, or a good understanding of, the conveyancing and/or insurance industry.
  • Education at least to Batchelor's degree level in a related field such as Business Analysis, Information Technology or Business Administration.
  • Professional training and industry-recognised certification in business analysis methodology.
  • Experience working within a range of methodologies, preferably demonstrating involvement in transition to Agile practices and the implementation of process change therein.
  • Experience in Product Management, including Product Owner responsibilities, team leadership, and Scrum processes.

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. A copy of our privacy policy can be found here: Gold Group is an equal opportunity & diversity employer. A copy of our equal opportunity & diversity policy can be found here:

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