Business Analyst - Wakefield

Business Analyst

Ref: 465Monday 11 April 2022

£35k-£45k + reduced hours in summer

Working with this SaaS company you'll be helping schools manage staff absences which in turn improves childrens' education.


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.

They're not a traditional software business in the sense that this role is a blank canvas.

It's also fast-paced, challenging and you can make a real difference.


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. This company's 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.

There's an exciting roadmap of exciting new features that they plan to implement which you will be heavily involved with.


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.

With regards to remote working, they'd allow you to work from home the majority of the time if you wish.


Tech stack

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



Benefits

  • Subsided healthcare – BUPA
  • 23 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 aoife@hainton.com

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