Business Analyst at Hiscox, York, £Contractor Rate

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  • York, UK
  • May 28, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Business Analyst - Contract
  • Job ID: 9882
  • Department: IT
  • Employment type: Contractor

The Technology Governance and Change Team sits within Group IT to provide a central change execution and IT Risk and Governance capability. The team is made up of a number of BAs, PMs, Portfolio and Programme Managers as well as an IT Governance and administrative support function. The portfolio of work covers both large and small change initiatives relating to IT Services, Information Security and Enterprise Services, as well as large, enterprise-wide programmes of change.


Key responsibilities

  • Build strong productive relationships with the business, IT teams and external third parties in order to deliver effective solutions based on a deep understanding of the business
  • Conduct requirements gathering sessions with various levels of the business & IT, ensuring that the strategic needs are being met while also realising incremental benefits
  • Produce high quality business analyst deliverables, including business cases, user stories, use cases, requirements traceability, acceptance criteria, functional & non-functional specifications
  • Take full ownership of managing the product backlog of key systems
  • Act as primary focus for questions related to business usage of systems within your sphere of influence.
    Support the system and business test teams, helping with understanding of the change and reviewing test cases to ensure full coverage
  • Support the on-going development of the Business Analyst function at Hiscox, developing standards, procedures, and knowledge transfer
  • Understanding how data flows through the relevant interfaces and an analysis of the existing and future data retention requirements that need to be adhered to

Person Specification

  • Have proven experience of capturing, documenting and delivering detailed requirements
  • Have exposure to methods for testing of requirements and measuring the delivery of these through the project lifecycle.
  • Exposure to the full project life cycle, from inception to BAU handover
  • Have proven experience of both Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Experience of projects with data modelling and/or MI/BI elements [Desirable]
  • Experience of Data Privacy and Retention [Desirable]
  • Hold relevant industry qualifications e.g. ISEB, PRINCE2 [Desirable]
  • Have the ability to combine “soft” influencing, persuasion and consultancy skills with “leadership” qualities that will encourage business leaders to positively respond to questions, enquiries and requests to meet deadlines
  • Intellect and gravitas to influence and gain credibility with Hiscox business personnel and management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of working with people at all levels within and external to the business.
  • Creative, proactive, logical and innovative – you do not accept the status quo
  • Highly results driven, with the energy and determination to succeed in a very fast paced environment where the pace of response and leadership is critical to success
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, service and personal ownership
  • Be flexible and adaptable, able to work on multiple projects at any one time
  • Be a self-starter

Our must-haves:

  • Experience of working with regulatory projects and GDPR
  • Experience of integration and a strong ability to identify dependencies
  • The ability to deal well with ambiguity and enable a consensus to be reached
  • Experience working with business stakeholders across multiple business areas and geographic locations to elicit and document business requirements
  • Must have a strong appreciation for how to utilise customer data effectively and discuss through examples
  • An inquisitive mind-set and desire to understand both business requirements, and the data that underpins them
  • Exposure to large scale projects/programmes with and ability to work to challenging timescales