Business Analyst

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Business Analyst

Would you like to make an impact in a growing Digital Services team within one of the UK’s Largest Defence Companies? We have an opportunity for a Business Analyst to be based at our site in Portsmouth - Broad Oak.

As a Business Analyst you will liaise with Business Customers and Business Areas to understand the business needs and to elicit, analyse, communicate and validate requirements. As a Business Analyst you will be expected to support the client in the identification of their needs, involving the definition of business requirements with clear and concise Acceptance Criteria.

You will also be required to support the development of a business case in order to justify investment and ensure any risks, dependencies, and assumptions are considered. Then by being an integral part of the software development project team, support the delivery.

This role is part of an exciting and growing digital services team and will give you the opportunity to develop your skills as well as give you exposure across the wider BAE Systems Business. This could lead to development opportunities within the team or the wider BAE Systems Business.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

Production of configuration managed documentation in support of business analysis activities including meticulous analysis and comprehensive documentation of functional, non-functional, and user requirements.

Assist business functions to develop business process models, ensuring alignment of business and information system solutions, including translation of business knowledge into workable specifications and communication of them to technical team members.

Analyse the impact of changes to existing systems and the addition of new systems on the information solution environment, related devices, processes, procedures, end users and data.

Work within a Scrum team and liaise with key technical representatives to ensure Epics and Stories are clearly documented to a definition of ready criteria; and to ensure acceptance criteria and definition of done criteria have been met.

Lead customer acceptance activities, working closely with test and release functions to ensure that solution acceptance criteria are met.

Work closely with the Solution Architecture team to support the creation and implementation of Product and Service Roadmaps.

Assess the outcome of projects and report achievement of predicted business benefits to aid future Business Analysis activities and solution definition.

Your skills and qualifications:

Experience in the Business Analysis discipline, including but not limited to Requirements engineering, stakeholder management, gap analysis, business process mapping, and benefits realisation.

Experience in the Agile Product Owner discipline and a working knowledge of the Agile methodology.

Deep understanding of Project Management principles and methodologies aligned to a Product Life Cycle Process.

Has a good knowledge of Microsoft office suite to produce stakeholder friendly documentation.

Experience working in cross-functional teams

Experience in Data Analysis / Data Science would be beneficial but not essential.

What we're looking for in you:

Capable of communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with subordinates, colleagues, clients and customers at all levels of seniority.

Ability to articulate product benefits and aid decision making

Location: Portsmouth - Broad Oak

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.