Monday, September 1, 2014

Job opportunity: Technical BA with an IT Infrastructure background

Someone in my network is looking for a Technical BA with an IT Infrastructure background for an IT Solution Provider.  This role will be paying around $90k.  Would you know of anyone?

The candidate must be based in New Zealand and have the relevant rights to work etc. Please email me if you are interested vaughan@socialbizguy.com


The Difference You Make
You will be responsible working partnering with multiple IT and business teams in order to define and document functional requirements necessary for IT systems development in support of business needs and goals.  You will evaluate and understand complex business problems, their technical implications and potential solutions.

How You Recognise if you are Successful
This area shows your Key Responsibilities – which are our expectations of you in this role.  We are a business of change, so these will be reviewed regularly and may change.  Because we are such a fast-moving and change orientated business, you may sometimes be asked to chip in with tasks or duties outside of the below.  We will always talk with you about any big changes. 


Key Result Area

Target or Goal
  Planning & Development
Elicit, identify and document functional requirements, impact analysis, designing the solution, use cases, and test scenarios and after care support
Advise and consult business leaders and relevant stakeholders in process change, projects and enhancements that benefit business outcome
Define business care for objectives of new projects, including identification of business needs and potential solutions
Conduct requirement gathering sessions and provide application and process subject matter expertise for business clients and technical resources
Develop and present customer technology roadmaps

Analysis and Process Management



Perform analysis of business processes to produce overall definitions of work-flow and identify improvement opportunities to increase capabilities and/or productivity
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
Review current state technology, architecture and data landscapes and design future state technology, architecture and data solutions and transitional roadmaps for clients
Participate in business process IT projects with an aim to continually improve the efficiency of the business.  Generate functional specifications and gain approval of stakeholders to ensure they meet business requirements
Run multiple projects efficiency within agreed timelines and agreed quality standards
Ensure continuous quality and progression of projects and actively contribute to process improvement initiatives.

Communication
Attend all relevant meetings to ensure up to date on all pipeline and current work and ensure effective communication is achieved across the business
Ensure that you maintain effective relationships both internally and externally so communication lines are open and well organised.
Ensure you are open to other points of view and take on board feedback constructively

Relationship Management
Work closely with the Professional Services Manager and other relevant stakeholders when required to ensure alignment with clients business strategy around network requirements
Liaise with staff across a broad range of levels to ensure required level of understanding of their requirements
Work with key customer stakeholders to understand and design accurate IT/IS solutions

Reporting

Responsible for the overall provision of regular and ad hoc reports produced in a timely and effective manner at all times
Compliance




Ensure all negotiations are conducted in accordance with internal policies and requirements
Contribute to ensuring that all  activities are conducted in accordance with internal policies and procedures, applicable legislation, rules and standards, including relevant Acts, and industry body requirements

Essential: is the absolute minimum the job requires

Preferred: is the level desired, but for which extensive experience could be a substitute

Industry based IT Technical qualification i.e. Business Analysis certificates, Computer Science degree

Formal Business Analysis training


Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Training


 


Years and type of Skills/Attributes and Experience required:

Essential
Years

Preferred

Years

Business Analyst in IT or related business environment
5+
SOA design
3+
High Analytical and detail focussed

Cloud design – IaaS, PaaS, NaaS
2+
Strong documentation and communication skills

Enterprise Architecture
2+




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