Agile Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Ref: 410Thursday 23 September 2021

£35k-£40k

We're recruiting a Agile Business Analyst for a SaaS company operating in the EdTech Sector. Working here, you'll help schools reduce the money and time spent on admin tasks.


The company


A Wakefield based SaaS company that operate in the EdTech sector.

They were set up 7 years ago and they have 40 members of staff which includes 5 devs, 2 QA's and a Product Owner.

They're part of a larger company which was set up over 15 years ago.


Their products

They've developed a range of solutions that schools and teachers can use.

The main solution they've created is a staff absence management tool.

Previously, absences would be recorded by paper or excel. Their software helps school’s analyse absences via a fully customisable tool.

They've also created other tools - they have one which helps manage admin tasks for teachers and another that helps schools manage their recruitment process.


What does a typical day look like

They're full Agile so you'll be working in two-week sprints.

You'll be involved with different projects across the business as they don't work in silo's.

There's loads of pipeline (about 3 or 4 years worth) and there's many new features that need to be added so plenty of Greenfield projects.

Also, during any downtime, you're able to work on self-development.


Tasks/Responsibilties

  •   Work closely with product and business stakeholders to understand the business strategy, roadmap and priorities
  • Gather business requirements from various stakeholder groups through interviews and workshops to understand as-is business processes and then develop customer-driven to-be processes
  • Write and develop clear, non-implementation specific epics, user stories and acceptance criteria which represent the overall scope of the requirement
  • Maintain the product backlog and work with the Product Owner to refine and prioritise the backlog stories ensuring there is sufficient detail
  • Participate in Agile sprint ceremonies such as Product Backlog refinement, Sprint Planning and Sprint Review
  • Interact with the Development team to provide clarification of queries and acting as the analysis expert on the team
  • Participate in Iteration review to provide feedback to the development team for the completed stories
  • Facilitate sessions with the development team to review upcoming work for the next sprint
  • Provide support to the Test and Support team, offering product knowledge and expertise to support customer queries  



The culture

They’re very open and transparent.

There's a real family-feel to this company.

Autonomy is offered to everyone and you're welcome to bring your own ideas to the table.

Self-development is encouraged here.


Working hours / remote option

During term time it's 37.5 hours a week - 8:30 - 4:30

During school holidays it's 35 hours a week - 8:30 - 4:00

If you want to work different shifts, they may be able to accommodate.


Tech stack

  • C# .Net Developer (Core or Framework)
  • ASP.Net MVC & Web Api 2
  • Entity Framework
  • SQL
  • Javascript



Benefits

  • Subsided healthcare – BUPA
  • 24 days holiday
  • Regular social events
  • Pluralsight license
  • Allocated budget for training materials



Required experience

  •  2 years experience as a Business Analyst
  •  Proven experience of agile working practices in a software environment

     

    Desirable experience
  • You’ll have worked for or with a SaaS company and/or have client facing experience
  • You'll have BA experience of software delivery in an agile environment working with a PO or business/customer stakeholder to develop product vision into delivery user stories


    How to apply


    If you think the above looks of interest, please apply via this advert and/or send a copy of your CV to tom@hainton.com

    Don’t worry if your CV isn’t up to date, we can sort that out later.