Business Analyst

Milton, England, gb
Company: Taylor & Francis Group
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-24 06:03:51

Taylor & Francis is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works. We are creating technology platforms to shape the future of knowledge. 

As part of Taylor & Francis’s digital-first strategy, we have been driving growth by providing access to publications through digital platforms and providing a unified experience across the body of content. We have created digital platforms to facilitate discovery and to allow users to access relevant research and information quickly and easily, wherever they are. 

We are seeking a talented and self-motivated Agile Business Analyst who has operated within a cross-functional product development environment. This role will be joining an agile team to help innovate, improve and deliver all aspects of content delivery channels and enhance with new ideas how a digital platform can enable new business models for the Taylor And Francis digital portfolio. 

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant years’ experience in Information Technology, with some years in business process design
  • Demonstrable experience of working on Digital Transformation projects
  • Demonstrable experience working with process redesign methods and organisational change management
  • Some exposure to the publishing domain and e-commerce
  • Ability to adapt quickly to rapidly changing technology and then use this technical knowledge to apply to business needs
  • Excellent soft skills. Need to be able to demonstrate strong business acumen and ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders quickly
  • Work with global business stakeholders to understand the commercial goals and drivers
  • Experience within Software Development Life-cycle Methodology
  • Out of the box thinker
  • Technology evangelist, well aware of tools like Jira and Confluence
  • Possess a strong belief in agile and lean thinking
  • Ability to connect business, technology and user requirements to create technology solutions
  • Worked with multiple Agile methodologies including SCRUM, Kanban, XP, Lean
  • Responsibilities :

  • Understand technology solutions connecting business, technology, user and customer requirements, collaborate with the Architecture and Solution Team
  • Facilitate the discussions to capture and document business requirements
  • Convert requirements into user stories along with acceptance criteria, wireframe and additional support documents
  • User Stories - deliver and maintain a prioritized backlog of user stories in JIRA (covering functional and non-functional requirements), through stakeholder workshops, in sizes capable of being delivered in a single sprint
  • Help project sponsors and Product Owners to prioritise the user stories
  • Working closely with the business and Product Owners to ensure requirements are challenged, validated and add business value and fit with competing business demands and priorities
  • Anticipate, identify and manage risks & issues in accordance with programme policies, practices and statements, escalating risks & issues to the appropriate management level or committee as necessary
  • Create effective relationships between Taylor & Francis internal business units and teams
  • Domain Modelling – define business terms (dictionary) and narratives as part of a Domain-Driven Design methodology
  • Assist with the Scrum Master/Project Manager with Release Product Planning - collaborate with the Business Product Owner and Delivery manager to size the user stories and inform sprint plans and product development cycles
  • Product Development - support the development teams through undertaking research and analysis to elaborate the user stories and business process
  • Programme Alignment – support the Business Architect to Align the detailed project user stories with the relevant programme epics
  • Interaction Design - collaborate with the User Researcher and Designer (User Interaction) to ensure quality and alignment with user stories
  • Be instrumental in the analysis, design and building of critical, custom-designed business applications using the latest technologies
  • In return, we offer 25 days holiday per annum (additional 3 days at Christmas), a comprehensive benefits package and company pension scheme.

    Taylor & Francis Group an Informa Business

    Informa is leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

    Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer-reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realise their individual potential.

    To find out more about our business and the great career opportunities please go to our Careers Site:

    Informa is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, colour, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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