IT Business Analyst/Technical Business Analyst/Technical BA

My client, a global law firm in the city require a Business Analyst for a variety of IT projects and play a leading role on smaller projects as required. The ideal candidate will come from another professional services firm (ideally law firm).

Duration: permanent

Key Responsibilities:

Undertake business analysis work in relation to specific projects
Develop Requirements Management Plans
Gather and document business and functional requirements
Arrange and manage requirement reviews
Assist with developing and running test programmes in relation to specific systems and projects
Prepare appropriate documentation and supporting materials in relation to specific projects
Work closely with 3rd party suppliers to communicate requirements and deliver solutions
Adhere to the firm’s project methodology
Assist with project management tasks and take responsibility for delivery of smaller projects

Essential Skills & Experience:

Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Business Analyst (full project life cycle) in a professional services company, ideally a law firm.
Able to learn and understand current business processes and help to model new processes/procedures
Excellent analytical skills
Able to listen to and understand customer requirements
Able to operate within a project brief, reporting to the Project Manager as required
Working knowledge of different analysis techniques/methods, including requirements definition and specification, ERD/DFDs etc.
Good knowledge of testing approaches/methods, and experience of devising and running testing procedures
Awareness/exposure to different software development life cycles and methods
Produce high level solutions/approaches, requiring systems analysis and design skills
High level of familiarity with MS Office as a production tool
Assist with research and evaluation of software solutions from 3rd party suppliers and production of necessary deliverables such as tender documents, liaising with suppliers
Able to handle multiple tasks
Able to manage small projects from inception to delivery
Full project life cycle experience
Detail oriented with an ability to work accurately and efficiently even when under pressure
Ability to complete set tasks with minimal supervision
Tactful and diplomatic when in pressured situations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Uses initiative – ‘can do’ approach
Client focused

Desirable Skills & Experience:

A good technical background
Working within a structured project framework
Knowledge of legal Back Office systems such as Document Management, HR and Practice Management systems
Familiar with MS Office for documentation
Knowledge of Web technologies and n-tier architecture
Knowledge of Client Server architecture
RDBMS understanding (MS SQL Server)
Familiar with Windows 7/8
Familiar with ITIL, Prince 2, Agile
Flowchart and data-flow diagramming

Contact: ashleigh.barsley@picturemore.co.uk