Business Analyst at Landmark Information Group, Exeter, £Competitive Day Rate

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  • Exeter, England, United Kingdom
  • Sep 11, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description

About Us

Business Analyst (Contract)


Landmark Information Group is a portfolio of leading property-related data and technology businesses at the forefront of innovation and thought leadership. It delivers award-winning solutions to estate agency, conveyancing, surveying, lender valuations, environmental consultancy, and Governments. Capabilities range from property search provision, expert opinion and interpretation to conveyancing case-management, floor-planning software, valuation modelling and a property listings portal. Clients are served through market leading applications and services that connect businesses, government departments and consumers together - reducing risk, creating transparency and saving both time and money for all parties.

As the UK 's largest custodian of land, property and environmental data in the UK, using a combination of AI, machine learning and domain experts to provide marketing leading and trusted interpretation. Our data, backed by technology innovation and entrepreneurialism, make Landmark uniquely placed to lead the next wave of digital transformation in the markets we are passionate about.

What 's it like to work for us?

We Also Offer

We hire ambitious and passionate talent into our business and are proud of the steps we take to maximise potential in our employees, nurturing and supporting their professional and personal development. We all know money makes the world go around, but at Landmark we understand that financial rewards also mean more than cash. We believe that in order for our employees to flourish, it 's important to strike a healthy work/life balance. We provide modern, open-plan and light working environments.
  • Competitive Day rate
  • Free fruit, biscuits, tea and coffee
  • Challenging environment

The Opportunity

Exceptional teams require exceptional leadership and at Landmark we have the best leadership in the industry. Innovation is at the heart of Landmark 's history and we have built our success through the development of new and innovative products for our customers. Landmark Information Group employs over 900 people, 450 working in the field of IT, 280 of whom are working directly within software development.

We are hiring a Business Analyst to join our Solutions team. You will work alongside the development and QA teams and your main tasks will include performing detailed requirements analysis, documenting processes, and performing some user acceptance testing. To succeed in this role you should have a natural analytical way of thinking and be able to explain difficult concepts to non-technical users.

The core elements of the role will be the identification and definition of requirements for improving parts of processes and systems, reducing their costs, enhancing their sustainability along with the quantification of potential business benefits.

The creation of viable specifications and acceptance criteria in preparation for the construction of IT systems based on the Customers ' requirements.

The Business Analyst will work closely with Service Delivery Managers and the Sales/Bid team to understand the key business drivers and to provide business analysis services in support of the project, service design and delivery to aid in the achievement of the business goals.

A solid grasp of enterprise technologies together with the ability to apply Agile thinking will enable the Business Analyst to provide best in class solutions to deliver quality services in line with the Customer requirements.

Responsibilities Include
  • Assist in the analysis of business processes, functions and procedures to determine the most effective business systems technology that meet the needs of the organisation.
  • Assist in establishing systems specifications and objectives, based on business requirements and provide recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Managing customer expectations and consulting/problem-solving to entrench a relationship built on trust and delivery.
  • Participate in design and requirements gathering meetings to identify business solutions.
  • Work with technical resources to ensure the accurate translation of specifications into workable application code.
  • Create Test Cases and Test Scenarios.
  • Validate Test Plans and assist during the execution of User Acceptance Testing.
  • Participate in system development and design as a representative of the user community
  • Identify business issues and document possible solutions
  • Execute training for users and other team members
  • Assist with planning and actively support pilot projects and roll-out tasks
Team responsibilities:
  • Mentor junior team members and assume the role of leader where appropriate
  • Support the Solutions Product Practice.
  • Undertake Project Managements cover where required

About You

Skills & Experience

Qualifications & Training
  • Business Process Analysis skills training
  • Presentation skills training
  • ITIL Foundation
  • SQL Exposure
  • Experience of participation in major IT developments
  • Experience in developing business process models and using recognised modelling tools.
  • Understanding of the role of a business analyst in relation to the other roles in a major IT development, in particular Project manager; System analyst; System architect and designers; DBA and Developers
  • Detailed knowledge of both waterfall and agile development cycles

  • You have an ego-less mentality.
  • You will be somebody who removes obstacles, not erecting barriers within or without.
  • You 're a self-starter and a pragmatist, able to balance quality, delivery, and focus, as well as an excellent communicator with a hands-on approach to business.
  • You have an excellent track record in delivery - both running great projects, as well as recovering from challenging situations
  • You are genuinely curious about business, UX, strategy, social and behavioural factors.
  • You have a deep understanding of what motivates, inspires and stifles software teams.
  • You appreciate that what you do is a key piece of a bigger puzzle. You strive to understand the other pieces and 'the whole '.
  • You take ownership. You don 't need to be told what to do. You do seek feedback and are inclusive.
  • You 've put your faith in agile methods and practices, found their limitations and found ways to overcome them.
  • You are comfortable working with uncertainty. You can tackle constraints and work around them.
  • You hold and express considered opinions and modify them when faced with evidence to the contrary. Above all, you let the facts do the talking whenever possible.
  • You have been heard saying it 's good enough and let 's ship it, but also what is our goal? and this should be nowhere near production.
  • You 're a student. You 're a teacher. You always seek a better way. You want to become or are a master of your craft.
  • You do what it takes to ensure a successful outcome, knowing when to compromise and when not to.
  • You have strong critical thinking and trouble-shooting skills.
  • You are highly accountable for meeting all commitments and deadlines
  • You demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and verbal for technical and non-technical audiences.