Senior Business Analyst

Kuoni Travel Ltd
London (Central)
03 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Senior Business Analyst We are recruiting a Senior Business Analyst to support Kuoni GTS IT in global IT projects and development requests, which are conducted across multiple teams and locations. This position will report to the Head of Product Strategy and will support the business by gathering requirements and translating them into features/stories that will enable the business leadership to prioritise, and the development teams to implement them accordingly in order to successfully achieve the goals of the release . Key activities include: Translating business needs to aligned, tangible business requirements, documenting implications and issues (qualifying financial impacts of various scenarios) and liaising with the development team to deliver insightful and innovative solutions Describing business processes and facilitating suggestions for altered/new processes, supporting and leading workshops, and challenging business units on their input and assumptions Drafting user stories, specifications, business rules and data structures according to agile methodology where required Designing functionality and user interfaces · Running backlog grooming and sprint planning sessions to brief in user stories to the development team Supporting the business in preparing user acceptance tests and following up on test execution and issues Maintaining product backlog using JIRA Communicating planned deployments via release notes to business units We are looking for: Experience with scrum methodology is essential Proven experience in an IT Business Analyst role Strong understanding of business process design, requirements gathering and application design Strong understanding of the concept of application architecture, operations systems, and interfaces Strong analytical skills and conceptual thinking as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential as well as the ability to frame problems and solutions quickly and concisely in a consensus driven environment Interest in and ability to moderate discussions, draw attention to issues, support people to reach agreement Flexibility in day-to-day work and effective work planning are crucial Drive and resilience even when acting under pressure, willing and able to deliver results in due time Cultural awareness, constructive contribution and cooperative attitude are crucial in order to build credibility and maintain relationships Travel industry knowledge is an advantage To apply for this role please click 'Apply’ to access our Company website. Only candidates who complete the full application process will be considered. This job was originally posted as