Business Analyst


The Job: Reporting to the BA Manager the role will involve: 
? Working with Internal and External stakeholders to translate product vision and strategy into clear requirements for delivery by our IT Development and QA testing teams
? Translating Business requirements into documented specifications in a clear, concise and detailed manner using appropriate documents
? Performing detailed system and process analysis for new features and usability options.  
? Liaising with our IT development and design committee to facilitate smart reusable solutions.  
? Liaising with our QA teams to ensure test plans adequately capture requirement specifications
? Ensure familiarity with risk management programs  
? Control, monitor and report on business activities  
? Work with customers to identify business needs, set expectations and identify business improvement opportunities
? Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of client’s products and processes  
? Engage in estimation process for both Internal and External pricing for new and existing clients  
The Person:  The ideal candidates will have the following skills and knowledge: 
? Degree qualified or equivalent in a Computer Science or Information Technology discipline
? Proven experience working in an environment as a Systems/Business Analyst/Software Tester
? Proven ability to manage a set of multi-disciplined Client’s Requirements and CR processes, across different System platforms with various integrated systems
? Proven ability to manage the Requirements process for large projects and Budgets which operate under constant pressure to meet very tight deadlines across a number of Clients and platforms
? Experience in the Finance industry, particularly Life Assurance, and the technologies used to support business lines are essential
? Ability to illicit and elaborate high level business requirements and convert to detailed software functional and non-functional requirements ? Extensive  IT Life Assurance experience working with various system interfaces, working at a senior level in the delivery of small to large scale projects
? Previous experience as a Business Analyst working across multiple Clients and platforms
? Proven communication and interpersonal skills
? Strong attention to detail
? Flexible approach, with ability to work on own initiative
? Ability to accurately identify expected deliverables from stakeholders  ? Strong influencing and negotiation skills
? Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
? Problem Solving & Decision Making
? Excellent Microsoft excel skills  
? SQL skills

Cathay Duffy, IT Recruitment Consultant - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

Cathal is a member of the Software & Business Technology Team, mainly specialising in hiring Business Analysts, Project Managers and Product Managers for small to medium sized Irish companies to global leaders in the technology sector. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), from the National University of Ireland, Galway specialising in Human Resources (HR).

Specialises in: Business Analysts, Project Managers, Agile