Data Business Analyst

£50000 - £59000 per annum
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ADAM MCCULLAGH

Data Business Analyst

£50,000 - £59,000

Hybrid (1 day in the office)

Full time – Permanent

Are you a Business Analyst with a passion for Data? An exciting opportunity for a Data Business Analyst has arisen in an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organization who deliver market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.

We’re looking for someone to join our Technology and Data Team as a Data Business Analyst in either Haywards Heath, West Sussex or Salford Quays, Manchester.

The Data Business Analyst is responsible for the successful analysis and capture of data specific requirements that will form technical design and build work packages for one or several agile data product teams. The Data Business Analyst will be responsible for developing high quality robust data user stories, data mock-ups and wireframes, business data definitions, data mapping artefacts and play a key role in the user acceptance testing of developed solutions.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:

  • Have a highly cooperative style and ability to build relationships with stakeholders from a diverse range of disciplines.
  • Possess proven experience as a data and analytics ‘translator’.
  • Be happy taking responsibility for delivery and working in a busy organisation where change is a constant.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing clear, robust and accurate data specific user stories and requirements.
  • Conducting thorough data business analysis, including challenging perceptions and embedded thinking, to ensure that data requirements move the business forward and achieve outcomes.
  • Facilitate workshops and deliver presentations to capture requirements and generate feedback.
  • Act as an internal consultant, interpreting user requests and where appropriate, making suggestions for better/alternative ways of obtaining and presenting the required information.
  • Create wireframes, mock-ups and POCs as part of the requirements process to validate needs and feasibility.
  • Apply agile and lean practices into all aspects of your work, seeking to improve flow and reduce wait time wherever possible.
  • Agree business data definitions as part of the requirement process, that inform both the technical design and support the implementation of the data governance standards.
  • Create data mapping artefacts, including definition of transformations required, to inform the design and build process.
  • Become a trusted Data SME for the data subject areas and business domains in which you work.
  • Work alongside data engineering to quickly address points of clarification, iterate requirements, and facilitate business engagement where necessary.
  • Actively support the testing process, ensuring traceability of requirement to solution, and helping to co-ordinate and deliver user acceptance testing.
  • Support Business Analysts in other parts of the business around data specific requirements analysis methods and practices.
  • Adhere to the Company values at all times and encourage others to demonstrate these.
  • Ensure compliance with company and other relevant standards/regulations at all times.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • A strong background in data requirement elicitation using agile practices, and broad understanding of data visualisation, data engineering and data governance.
  • Experience of planning and facilitating workshops of varying size.
  • Experience of influencing and managing stakeholders, with the ability to communicate key messages across multiple areas of the business.
  • Experience of analytics platforms such as PowerBI, Tableau, Qliksense etc.
  • Experience in creating data user stories as part of agile delivery methods.
  • Use of collaboration and agile software management tools such as Confluence, Azure DevOps, Jira.
  • Good grounding in agile software change practices, ideally in a data function.
  • Skills
  • Versed in functional/non-functional requirements gathering and definition.
  • Able to confidently act as interface between delivery / technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to build deep trust based relationships with colleagues.
  • Strong service focus with a passion for delivering high-quality products to your stakeholders.
  • Excellent planning, time management and organisation skills.
  • Influential, and a good negotiator.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Behaviours:

  • Outcome focussed.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Embraces, embeds and incorporates the Company values.
  • Pro-active, and comfortable taking the initiative.
  • Resilient and flexible with the ability to work iteratively.
  • A positive attitude with a focus on how outcomes might be achieved.
  • Focussed on improvement of processes and oneself.
  • Desire to work in a fast-growing, busy environment.
  • Life-long learning – you have a drive to learn and continually develop your skills and abilities

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