Contractor: Senior Business Analysts

Flint is looking for Senior Business Analysts to support our client, a global provider of database and analytics-related software, products, and services.

The Business Analyst role is a multi-faceted role active as part of end-to-end project delivery as well as in pre-sales cycles for business exploration.

Business Analysts are responsible for helping to define their analytic outcomes and then delivery of the business analytics workstream for services delivery and must have a deep understanding of the business domain as well as the fine points of the data arena: data warehousing, big data, data usage, tools and analytics, to extract the correct requirements from our clients.

 Key responsibilities / accountabilities:

You must have high levels of self-motivation, excellent relationship management and the ability to communicate with both technical and business stakeholders in industry-appropriate terminology.

On engagement, you will be responsible for the full business analytics workstream using industry standard methodologies and processes, including but not limited to –

  • Helping to define strategic and tactical analytic outcomes for business.
  • Development and implementation of data governance framework.
  • Workstream scoping, planning and execution.
  • Requirements management and associated documentation management.
  • Communications and stakeholder management.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience using data with advanced analytics, business intelligence, data warehouse applications, and big data analytics.
  • Development and implementation of data strategy outcomes for clients.
  • A strong understanding of Data Governance and the experience and ability to assist clients to implement data governance policies and capabilities.
  • Data analysis including data transformation rules specification.
  • Familiarity with both traditional and agile IT project delivery and development cycles.
  • Excellent written and oral English, with experience preparing and managing documentation of senior-level client deliverables.
  • Information gathering techniques such as workshops, meeting facilitation and interviewing experience.
  • Requirements documentation techniques; Epics, User Stories, Use Cases, Functional, Non-functional.
  • Experience in prototyping techniques.
  • Experience using diagramming techniques to visualise data flows, current and future state process diagrams.
  • Industry experience from one or more core industries (finance, insurance, retail, government).
  • Business organisation change implementation and management.
  • Experience or knowledge of testing methodologies and supporting business users with UAT testing.

Technical Competencies- Understanding and/or experience in the following:

  • Experience with and understanding of data architectures (staging, integration and semantic layers).
  • Ability to understand relational and dimensional data models.
  • Knowledge of analytic/programming languages e.g. SQL, Python or R.
  • Understanding of BI toolset spectrum and relevant usage, such as with data visualization and reporting.
  • Understanding of advanced analytics and data science.
  • Requirements management tools: (e.g. JIRA, Quality Centre).

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years in Business analysis or data analysis experience.
  • Qualifications in IT related domain.

Personal qualities:

  • Detail focused, resourceful, decisive, problem-solver, flexible and adaptable.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong skills in stakeholder management and customer service; able to manage complex relationships and organisations.
  • Organisational competence and the ability to communicate at all levels, experience with large and high-profile organisations.
  • Strong influencing skills to manage key decision-makers in highly political environments.
  • Working effectively in multi-disciplinary and cross-organisational teams.
  • Fast learner, able to quickly learn and understand new technical and business concepts.

 

Location: Saudi Arabia and Egypt with some opportunities in Europe

Please submit your applications by December 17th 2021.

For more information and to apply contact Mark Ormsby at mark.ormsby@flintmail.com

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