Business Analyst - Manchester

Ref: 2 Date Posted: Tuesday 03 Aug 2021
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Business Analyst, Manchester ( Remote, work from home )

 

Company

We are a fast growing, Manchester based, AWS consultancy partner with a reputation for success.  Our success has led to repeat business and a solid customer base.

We truly care about our people and strive for diversity, inclusion and encourage a positive work / life balance.

We are offering the opportunity to be part of a world-class team, solving complex IT problems for our clients and working on innovative, cloud native applications and products.

Our business offers a variety of challenges, and the opportunity to learn new skills along the way from an amazing team. Furthermore, you will be part of a team that will make a significant impact on the business for years to come.

 

What you can expect from us

  • Flexible working arrangements including work from home, head office in Manchester
  • Great benefits package
  • Supportive leadership
  • A highly-skilled workforce with a solid track record of successful delivery
  • A company that is committed to continuous improvement and open to suggestion - If you can think of a better way to do something, tell us and let’s give it a go.
  • No micro management, we trust you to be responsible and accountable for your workload
  • Constantly learning and implementing new technologies
  • An ever-evolving tech stack
  • Working on a mix of greenfield development and re-architecting  legacy applications onto AWS
  • Lean internal processes

 

Role

Our current challenge is to develop and implement internal data migration tools which are of vital importance to our client for the delivery of their business-model.

  • Business Analyst
  • Reporting to the project manager and Founder
  • Managing a squad of 5 engineers and QA
  • Coordinating the squads activity and engender a high performing culture of delivery
  • Liaising with internal  Project Manager and the client’s Business Analysts
  • Managing relationships with other squads
  • Instilling a culture of team responsibility to deliver
  • Ensuring excellent user stories are fed into the squad for delivery
  • Backlog management
  • Ticket management
    • Ensuring user stories are broken down into the appropriate tickets
    • Ticket estimation
    • Experience in writing Quality/success criteria
  • Occasional requirement to have out of hours discussions with our client’s customers who are based in different time zones

 

Deliverables

  • Successful team management
  • Managing current and future workload to achieve optimum squad output
  • Quality of Tickets – scope, terminology, estimates, QA etc
  • Ability to meet deadlines measured by
    • Keeping the work flowing through to done – reduced wait times, squads fully utilised
    • Reducing concurrent workstreams
  • Clear and recorded prioritisation of work to be completed, sticking to the agreed plan
  • Completion of inflight work before taking on new work
  • Kanban metric reports – define and measure what good looks like
  • Continuous improvement metrics – velocity, retrospectives, reduce standard deviation

 

Person

 

Background / experience

The successful Business Analyst must have:

  • line management  of squad (6 people) coaching, developing,  evaluating the team
  • Client facing / consultancy environment – proven ability to manage external stakeholders
  • Ability to gain clear requirements from client Business Analysts
  • Understanding of the commercial realities and the need to get things done
  • Proven expertise of working in successful multi squad development environment
  • Knowing the skills of the team and matching skills to the tasks
  • Ownership and accountability for your own workload and communication of updates
  • AWS experience
  • Experience of Agile, preferably Kanban, Agile culture, focused on quality and continuous improvement
  • Understanding of the complexities of data quality, mapping and transformation as part of system migrations
  • Able to support functional testing
  • Experience writing quality tickets and managing them through to delivery

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of energy industry

 

Technical skills

  • AWS
  • Data migration
  • SSIS and SQL queries

 

Behaviours

  • Interpreting the overall plan and joining the dots so that the team can deliver the detailed plan- taking the complex and breaking it down in manageable pieces for the team
  • Liaise with other Business Analysts to reduce wait times and coordinate handoffs across squads
  • Ownership and personal responsibility for the squad culture in terms of delivery and quality Agile mindset based on QA
  • Ability to ask the right questions, solve problems, understand a new industry and its working processes, logical thinking
  • A continuous improvement mindset
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Pragmatic approach to software development

 

Process

This Business Analyst role is top priority and we are looking to appoint a successful candidate ASAP, although our office is based in Manchester, interviews will take place online via video

 

Telephone interview                

1st interview                       Formal interview to discuss your background and fit       

2nd interview                      Competency based technical interview