IT Business Analyst at Hiscox, London, £450-£500 per day

£450 - £500 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Apr 30, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

This is an exciting time within Hiscox Re & ILS. The organisation is currently undertaking Basec a large transformation programme to integrate, align and re-platform its underwriting and modelling systems. This is a chance to be a part of the action, helping drive the solutions that will allow our overall vision and goals to be achieved.

Hiscox Re & ILS specializes in writing Catastrophe/Risk XS/Specialty reinsurance across the globe with a significant focus on North America. We have a team that operates out of London writing business on behalf of Lloyd's Syndicate 33 as well as a team in Bermuda. We are a dynamic and contemporary organisation which thrives on collaboration and innovation - key elements of Hiscox's cultural DNA.

The role is suited for an individual with a 'can-do' attitude. You will support the project throughout the delivery life cycle to ensure that it delivers for the needs of both the business customers and those supporting the systems.

What you will be doing in the role:

Requirements engineering

  • Identify relevant stakeholders and act as the single point of contact for requirements
  • Analyse and document functional and non-functional requirements to take account of business goals and priorities
  • Support the translation of business requirements into solution/technical requirements
  • Business process development; Develop a good working knowledge of the business goals, priorities and processes (as-is and to-be) for the relevant business areas

Release Management

  • Design and manage User Acceptance Testing processes and scripts to ensure solutions and processes are signed off
  • Identify training needs and support the design and delivery of relevant training to ensure transition and user adoption


  • Partner with and support the Basecamp development team both internal and our vendor partners
  • Work closely with the business analysis team both in London and Bermuda in order to manage interdependences and meet delivery timelines.

Our must haves:

  • Curious mind-set to learn about reinsurance and ILS with an appetite to make processes better, whether that be quicker, clearer, simpler or more robust.
  • Commercially and customer minded - able to analyse and interpret information to develop clear requirements that deliver customer and outcome focussed solutions
  • Engage actively across the enterprise with a wide range of people, from highly technical software developers to Senior Executive stakeholders. This means the ability to change style and approach is essential
  • Advanced Microsoft office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Our nice to haves:

  • Finance, Insurance and/or Reinsurance experience
  • Experience of working in a Matrix team across multiple internal and external teams including third party suppliers
  • Practical experience using databases (SQL Server, T-SQL, SSIS, SSAS)

Diversity and flexible working at Hiscox

At Hiscox we care about our people. We hire the best people for the job and we're committed to diversity and creating a truly inclusive culture, which we believe drives success. We also understand that working life doesn't always have to be 'nine to five' and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.