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HAYS Specialist Recruitment

Senior Business Analyst

HAYS Specialist Recruitment

  • Belfast
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 06/12/2017
  • Roisin Byrne
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Highly successful and leading provider of price comparison engines require a skilled Business Analyst


Highly successful and leading provider of price comparison engines require a skilled Business Analyst

Your new company

Our client is a leading provider of financial price comparison engines. As well as providing this software and systems for other companies, they also operate their our own insurance comparison brands - A Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast500 award in 2013, as well as being one of only two N. Ireland companies to be included for the first time in the prestigious Deloitte Best Managed Companies in 2017 .

With over 50 staff engaged in Software Development, Account Management, Sales, Marketing and Business Development., they are again expanding their workforce .

Your new role
This company is now entering the most exciting stage of their recent history. Joining the team as a Business Analyst now will probably give you a massive opportunity to put your stamp on their process. You will communicate regularly with key stakeholders, prioritising projects and proactively assessing the impact of changes to departments across the business. As a Business Analyst you will work closely with business stakeholders to understand their requirements and maximise the potential of business initiative opportunities. Attending meetings for key IT projects, you will provide business context to technical challenges as well as researching and suggesting better processes, tools and solutions. You will contribute to the training of staff especially around understanding and creating better requirements as well as creating meaningful and appropriate documentation

What you'll need to succeed

  • Degree educated (2:1 or higher), ideally in ICT or relevant field and a minimum of 5 years' experience in IT
  • Strong Business Analyst experience in an insurance/financial/retail environment gained within a product focused development environment
  • Experience of determining and specifying user requirements for development projects to a very high standard
  • Experience of continuous process improvement
  • Previous experience working with business teams and developers, both in-house and offshore to create quality software and product
  • Significant recent experience of involvement in either Web application development projects OR significant Web application deployment projects
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and their real-life implementation
  • Proven experience of methodology use, process mapping and tools within a B.A. role
  • Proven ability to understand and implement industry best practices and technology trends=

What you'll get in return
As a Business Analyst you will earn a competitive salary as well as a bonus and benefits package, including pension scheme, excellent holiday and staff discounts.

This is an opportunity to join an award winning and extremely successful home grown, entrepreneurial business, a leader in its sector for the past 14 years, one where you can work independently with the support of the Development team, the QA team and the Business departments. With an open and collaborative environment, quick decision-making and an emphasis on creating top quality products, this role would suit a Business Analyst that is able to translate business requirements into high quality specs which allow Developers to get it 'right first time' every time. Ideally you would be a BA coming from a previous Object Oriented development role who would be capable of picking up product and business knowledge as well as technologies and tools as they are used in the Company and transform them going forward

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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