Business Analyst

Job Overview

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with our customers to explore and understand their business requirements and transform these into detailed functional specifications that can be delivered by our software team.
  • Participating in delivery team agile ceremonies including sprint meetings, sprint planning, backlog grooming.
  • Be the primary go-to person within the delivery team in relation to customer requirements.
  • Performing user story decomposition where required.
  • Defining acceptance criteria for user stories and reviewing with the team and Product Owner to ensure that stakeholder and Product Owner intent is effectively captured and developed.
  • Creating low-fidelity wireframes, if required.
  • Ensuring solution requirements documentation is kept up to date for the duration of the project.
  • Communicating and presenting technical and process dependencies to clients in a manner understandable by business users.
  • Working on client sites and accommodating travel as required by each project.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience as a Business Analyst working primarily in the software development industry.
  • Degree or equivalent in a computing or engineering discipline.
  • Strong team player with a results-oriented track record.
  • The role has a strong customer-facing element, so the candidate must be confident and comfortable in dealing with personnel at all levels and possess well-developed communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience creating software functional specifications and business process flows.
  • Experience creating and managing product backlogs in an agile development environment.
  • Proven ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Proven ability to read, analyse, and interpret complex documents and to respond effectively to the most sensitive enquiries or complaints from customers.
  • Strong understanding of INVEST principles and how they apply to well-formed user stories.
  • Good understanding of high-level software architectural concepts such as data-models, process flows and context diagrams.
  • Ability to have a positive impact on team members and communicate openly and directly to individuals or groups at all levels.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and take an innovative approach to problem solving.
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach, getting things done, accountability & ownership, prioritise own workload.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English as this will be a customer-facing role.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with a continuous learning mindset.
  • Previous software development or quality assurance experience would be an advantage.
  • Previous exposure to agile methodologies would be a significant advantage.

Location:

  • This is a Hybrid role. You must attend the Limerick office 1 day per week. (Wednesdays)

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