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Business Analyst - Software Development - West Lothian

up to £50,000 (DOE) + Group Benefits - Technology & Data
Ref: 4366 Date Posted: Monday 25 Mar 2019
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Our client is global software business that creates and deploys solution orientated world-leading applications and services within the Energy sector.

They currently are looking to recruit a highly conscientious and self-motivated Business Analyst for their Livingston based Business Analysis team.  As BA, you will support and ensure the successful completion of analytical, building and testing tasks of their innovative software product’s features. You will use domain and business process expertise to elicit requirements from clients and project stakeholders and convey these requirements to the Product Development Team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Translation of functional and non-functional requirements into user stories and requirements that express the business needs of the customer into the product backlog for successful project delivery.
  • Ensuring technical requirements for upcoming development are understood and elaborated in such a way, that the delivery team can commit to delivery with high confidence - and ensure that the delivered product meets customer expectations.
  • Capturing the voice of the customer to drive business process definitions and product needs
  • Building a deep understanding of customers and industry to ensure the build of engaging products that meet those needs.
  • Participating in workshops and customer visits to fully understand business needs.
  • Own and develop relationships with other areas of the business, such as Product Management and User Experience, working with them to ensure they deliver a solution that aligns with the product design and vision.
  • Elaborating those business needs such that they can be understood by the Product Development teams and stakeholders alike.
  • Generating agreement and approval of requirements across all stakeholders, including scope and priorities.
  • Ensuring the delivered solution meets the expected goals by performing user testing that represents customer use.
  • Owning and delivering product demonstrations to stakeholders.
  • Supporting the business on key customer bids, projects, user forums and issue resolutions.
  • Constantly being on the lookout for ways to improve monitoring, discover issues and deliver better value to the customer.

You will be an accomplished Business Analyst with relevant experience gained within a software development environment.  You will be experienced working with Agile software development methodologies (Kanban, Scrum, XP), and understand best-practice business analysis methods and tools.  The role requires strong problem-solving abilities, developed communication skills and the ability to work under minimal supervision in a high energy, results driven environment. An understanding of the Energy / Power / Utility sector would be beneficial but not essential.

Salary up to £50,000 (DOE) + Group Benefits.  Our client offers a supportive and friendly work environment coupled with flexible working and prospects for personal and career progression. For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (0131) 516 4333 or email