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Business Analyst/Development Team Leader (SYS023)

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As an integral part of the Development team, you will effectively lead a geographically dispersed Agile team, driving efficiency of the team whilst acting as a bridge between the business and Technology Department.

You will ensure robust functional and technical specifications and backlogs are created and managed effectively through to successful product delivery.




Team Lead

  • Leadership of direct reports, including 1-2-1s, 6 monthly review process, motivation and quality monitoring
  • Set clear team goals and evaluate progress along the way
  • Coach team members on achieving goals and developing necessary skills to get results
  • Identify the team’s strengths and weaknesses, determining areas of opportunity and appropriate steps to improve on them, incorporating these into training plans
  • Deal with any conduct and capability issues where appropriate
  • Participate in capacity planning and recruitment of new team members


Business Analysis

  • Be the champion of technical and business success
  • Establish clear technical deliverables and set clear expectations to clearly defined business problems
  • Participation in full project lifecycle, producing requirements and design proposals, whilst adhering to Agile & Lean methodologies and ensuring quality throughout
  • Participation in the process from product owner approval to functional design, ensuring functionality and anticipated benefits are delivered
  • Create, maintain and prioritise product backlogs
  • Act as a reviewer and quality gate for analysis output
  • Challenge development teams to ensure designs address the user requirements and the root cause
  • Recognise changes within sphere of control that are likely to impact other systems / work streams and communicate effectively to stakeholders
  • Participate in the QA / testing cycle and own the resolution of defects pertaining to requirements and design
  • Work with other SMEs to document user guides, prepare training materials and training of end users
  • Manage workload effectively to focus and progress on parallel delivery/releases
  • Some Project Management tasks may be required to be undertaken until the team matures



  • Proven leadership ability
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills are essential
  • Must have integrity and a desire to lead by example
  • Strong stakeholder management and relationship-building skills are also essential
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently to support and drive progress is essential
  • Strong organisational skills to help monitor progress and keep team members motivated
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with an attention to detail
  • Ability to apply Agile and Lean thinking to address issues
  • Experience of facilitating workshops and requirements elicitation, including change management and backlog refinement
  • Good understanding of SDLC and DevOps/Agile methodologies
  • Understanding of Agile project management approaches such as DSDM and Scrum
  • Experience of building systems from planning to launch within an Agile development team
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Previous experience using Azure DevOps & Boards or similar
  • A solid understanding of IT fundamentals and related issues
  • Self-belief and a continuous improvement mindset are essential
  • Experience using Six Sigma and Lean practices
  • Some user interface design experience would be beneficial
  • We reserve the right to close this role early depending on quality and quantity of applications.

Vacancy Overview

SalaryUp to £40,000 DOE
DepartmentSystems & IT
Closes27th Nov 2020

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