IT Business Analyst HiscoxJob ID: 7331
Employment type: Fixed Term Contract - Full Time
Preferred education: Degree or equivalent
We currently have an opening for an IT Business Analyst based in our Lisbon office to work on a variety of projects for our European insurance businesses. On occasion the role may involve some European travel but this will be limited to business travel
Work with the European business to understand and analyse requirements and be seen as a trusted advisor.
Have a thorough understanding of Insurance business processes and be able to identify areas for process improvement.
Build strong productive customer focused relationships with the Business, IT teams and third parties.
Needs to be an independent thinker, and a key contributor in supporting the project manager towards successful delivery of projects.
Have the ability to manage small IT projects end to end.
Produce high quality business requirements documentation (such as requirements specifications, user stories, use cases and acceptance criteria) and detailed technical requirements specifications (such as data models, ER diagrams, UML models).
Holding requirements gathering sessions, capturing meeting minutes, following up on action items, reporting project status, and ownership of project documentation.
Managing scope creep and clearly communicating with stakeholders on feasibility and effort analysis.
Working closely with the Development and Testing teams throughout the project lifecycle to ensure that the requirements are understood and development is aligned.
Reviewing test cases and test plans from the System Test team, negotiate testing scope and timelines, review test scripts, review defects raised.
Driving the UAT with the business users, which includes performing some parts of the UAT, providing test scenarios and training to the business users, reviewing defects raised.
Maintaining risks and issues logs and actively managing the mitigation strategies.
Communicating regularly with the project team members, the IT leadership, European Business Stakeholders, and Project Sponsors to provide appropriate requirements related status updates.
Expected to work with managers and staff within the European Business and across IT as well with external partners and vendors across a number of geographies (in order to deliver the projects).
Your technical skills will include:
More than five years’ experience of working as a business analyst in an IT environment.
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills, capable of working with people at all levels within and external to the business. German would be a real advantage.
Good understanding of Insurance processes and terminology.
Experience in soliciting and documenting requirements using a variety of styles and techniques (Jira, Rally)
Experience working with distributed teams and relationship building with stakeholders.
Experience of the full project life cycle and use of the appropriate controls at each step.
Experience with Agile or iterative methodologies and terminology.
Ability to combine “soft” influencing, persuasion and consultancy skills with “leadership” qualities that encourage business leaders to positively respond to questions, and requests to meet deadlines.
Creative, proactive, logical and innovative and will not just accept the status quo.
Results driven, with the energy and determination to succeed in a fast paced environment where the pace of response and leadership is critical to success.
BA/BSc Degree in a relevant subject.
About Hiscox: We insure the unique and the interesting. And we search for the same when it comes to talented people. Hiscox is full of smart, reliable human beings that look out for customers and each other. We believe in doing the right thing, making good and rebuilding when things go wrong. Everyone is encouraged to think creatively, challenge the status quo and look for solutions.
Life at Hiscox is exceptional . If that sounds good to you, get in touch.
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Flexible working at Hiscox: Working life doesn’t always have to be ‘nine to five’ and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.
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