Digital Business Analyst at Department for Work & Pensions, Sheffield/Remote, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Sheffield, UK
  • May 04, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description

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Role: Digital Business Analyst (Inside IR35)

Contract Term: 6 months

Contracting Authority: Department for Work and Pensions Digital Group

Location: Hybrid - Manchester / Leeds / Sheffield  

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department, it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

Working with DWP, you will help us to achieve our priorities to

  • Run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment,
  • Increase saving for, and security in, later life,
  • Create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children,
  • Deliver outstanding services to our customers and claimants,
  • Deliver efficiently: transform the way we deliver our services to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

 

Purpose:

Business Analysts are embedded into multi-disciplinary Agile teams working to iteratively develop products or services, through applying a structured approach to identify, investigate, analyse and communicate complex business problems and opportunities, for all or part of a business, to enable effective strategic and tactical decision making. This includes analysis of business goals, objectives, functions and processes, the information used and its underlying data.

As a Digital Business Analyst, your main responsibilities would be: 

  • As a Business Analyst you will be a key part of the team in delivering change within the department.
  • You will work across the product delivery lifecycle to bring together business needs with technical capabilities, with the goal of defining solutions that deliver value.
  • You will be experienced in a variety of business analysis tools and techniques in an Agile environment.
  • You will be experienced in detailing requirements using industry best standard approaches, whilst being familiar with the process of detailing and communicating user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • You will be given the opportunity to continue to grow your capabilities through working with Senior/ Lead BAs and continually growing your skills and knowledge through the support of the wider community of practice, additionally you will be, at times, responsible for managing Associate BAs to develop your management and coaching skills.

 

 

You’ll have relevant experience in:

  • As a Business Analyst you will be a key part of the team in delivering change within the department.
  • You will work across the product delivery lifecycle to bring together business needs with technical capabilities, with the goal of defining solutions that deliver value.
  • Experience managing stakeholders
  • You will be experienced in a variety of business analysis tools and techniques in an Agile environment.
  • You will be experienced in detailing requirements using industry best standard approaches, whilst being familiar with the process of detailing and communicating user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • You will be given the opportunity to continue to grow your capabilities through working with Senior/ Lead BAs and continually growing your skills and knowledge through the support of the wider community of practice, additionally you will be, at times, responsible for managing Associate BAs to develop your management and coaching skills.

 

 

You will also have these Qualifications/Skills:

  • Can demonstrate experience of applying Agile principles to iteratively deliver increments of value.
  • Can confidently elicit and define epics, user stories & acceptance criteria following best practice principles. This includes articulating the vertical and horizontal relationships between outcomes, epics and user stories.
  • Can take high-level outcomes and collaboratively work with stakeholders to break them down into epics and user stories, detailing the least amount of work required to achieve the outcome.
  • Can identify, elicit, and define non-functional requirements using NFR catalogues or similar.
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of AWS and Azure services.
  • Experience of IT automation, preferable experience of Ansible Tower.
  • Experience of infrastructure as code.