Business Analyst - Newcastle
6 month contract - £250.00 -£250.00 per day
Financial Services Retails Loans experience
The successful candidate will initially work on one of our Financial Services accounts so experience of FS retail banking/loans is an advantage but secondary to being able to demonstrate good general BA skills working with varied and complex projects/clients.
Based in our Newcastle office some travel to client/business units will be required.
Under minimal direction, formulate and define system scope and objectives based on both user needs and a good understanding of information technology, business processes, and industry requirements.
Act as a liaison between client and technical solutions/support groups, using advanced communication skills to elicit, document, analyze and validate client requirements.
Apply extensive knowledge of the client's business and industry to develop requirements specifications.
Document requirements, and translate into proper system requirements specifications using high-maturity methods, processes and tools.
Develop visualization, user experience and configuration elements of solution design.
Execute and coordinate requirements management and change management processes.
Develop and maintain internal and external relationships to support management of scope and expectations.
Participate in proposals, feasibility studies, implementations, and new business development. Operates as a team member and as a team leader. Advise on methods to improve business processes.
Consider the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.
Provides time / resource estimates for assigned tasks.
May provide time / resource estimates for assigned projects.
requirements elicitation via interviewing;
requirements determination using structured techniques for documentation, analysis, evaluation/validation;
decomposition of high-level information into details;
abstracting low level information;
distinguishing requests vs needs;
distinguishing requirements vs solutions;
ambiguity analysis, ensuring consistent understanding across users, designers and testers;
business process modeling of current state and desired/future state processes;
defining and managing scope and client expectations, requirements change management and traceability;
identifying and mitigating risks;
applying creativity to solving complex problems;
building relationships and working collaboratively; effective verbal/ written communication; experience in an industry domain.