IT Business Analyst II

IT Business Analyst II
US - MA - Waltham

  • The IS/IT Cyber Security Business Analyst is responsible for assessing the business needs of the project, converting these into formal business requirements, and producing the documents that will allow the (remainder of the) project team to define, develop and implement a solution that will meet these needs.
  • He/she will produce the Investment Proposal, Business Requirements, and the Total Cost of Ownership and provide input to a range of other project deliverables. 
*Cyber Security experience preferred.* 
Key Accountabilities: 
  • Delivery of analysis deliverables for medium and some large sized projects such as the investment proposal, business requirements document, and supporting analysis deliverables. 
  • Investigates work to determine business requirements and specify business processes, through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures and organization change.
  • Conducts investigations for strategy studies, business requirements and feasibility studies. 
  • Applies and monitors the use of required modeling and analysis tools.
  • Methods and standards giving special consideration to business perspectives. 
  • Identifies stakeholders and their business needs. 
Knowledge & Experience Required: 
  • Good Leadership skills and a tracking record of ability to influence business or IS colleagues. 
  • Experience of undertaking roles in which analytical thinking is applied to produce business improvements within the client Environment 
  • Knowledge of IS project development processes and wider organization units of IS is preferred but not mandatory 
  • An understanding of how the client is organized as a business, what the business functions do at a high level and how the client and makes money 
  • Understanding of the purpose of business process teams and the new RIIO regulatory framework. 
Qualifications Required: 
  • Relevant business analysis qualification – e.g. working towards or has BCS ISEB Diploma in business analysis or similar qualification or experience that demonstrates analysis skills. 
Key Interfaces: 
  • Business Users 
  • IS Business Consultants 
  • Project Manager 
  • Solution Architects 
  • Partner resources 
  • IS Procurement, IS Finance, IS Service Delivery 
Core Business Skills: 
  • Commercial Awareness - Consistently takes into consideration commercial implications of actions when making decisions or setting objectives for self or others. 
  • Leadership & Team Working - Strongly demonstrates team working through sharing the workload to ensure the team meets its objectives. Keeps the team informed and up to date with relevant information and consistently is encouraging continuous improvement. 
  • Customer Focus - Shows depth of approach in communication with customers. Developing relationships with customers to address underlying needs and identify areas for improvement. 
  • Drive and Initiative - Without supervision will apply extra effort to meet the team’s objectives and deadlines. Demonstrates a strong determination to achieve business goals despite opposition. 
  • Business Analysis Techniques - Familiar with a broad range of modelling techniques.
  • Works independently.
  • Frequently provides advice/support to colleagues on areas of knowledge.
  • Has proved competent to work on a few larger scale or more complex projects.
  • Shows a desire to improve techniques and methods employed.
  • Frequently demonstrates sound understanding of the key purpose of analysis activity.
  • Can effectively analyse given information, identifying relevant relationships and resolving given business problems.
  • Can independently pick up new analysis tools and techniques quickly.
  • Analysis deliverables benefit from peer review but do not require significant rework Frequently demonstrates a sound understanding of the key objectives and strategies of the majority of business functions within the organization 
  • Information Capture - Demonstrates a sound knowledge of the appropriate information capture techniques appropriate for any situation. Works independently on information capture activities.
  • Able to supervise others on the selection and use of appropriate techniques.
  • Identifies the needs of different classes of stakeholders and knows how those needs would be catered for in the management of interviews, workshops, materials, etc. for such stakeholders. 
  • Communication Skills - Under minor supervision, conducts stakeholder analysis to understand communication preferences and certain characteristics. Occasionally applies analysis without supervision.
  • Without supervision, regularly selects the most appropriate communication method based on goals and characteristics of the audience.
  • Adapts templates to complete documents appropriate for the audience, with limited repetition of information. 
  • Business Process Improvement Skills - Analyses information gathered about current business processes and business aims to identify improvements at a project level, including balancing end-business aims with IS business aims. Is aware of wider issues including cultural, organisational and business constraints affecting options for change.
  • Identifies potential alternative processes to achieve business aims.
  • Helps assess the risks, costs, potential benefits and feasibility of the potential approaches.
  • Facilitates cost estimation by obtaining information and costs from potential suppliers and from experience of previous projects. Prepares business cases for the recommended approach for medium sized projects. 
  • Project Management - Demonstrates the ability to produce plans to support the definition of schemes of some complexity. Regularly supports project control techniques, sometimes unsupervised.
  • Identifies and manages risks associated to the project including mitigating actions and running risk workshops. 

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