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Agile Business Analyst

Job Title: Agile Business Analyst

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £40k - 50k per annum + bonus + benefits

Faber is a technology business created to develop innovative on-demand, mobile-first, cloud-first solutions. Founded by experienced technology leaders, Faber offers an exciting opportunity to help establish new development practices using the latest development techniques, tools and cloud technologies.

Faber is part of ICS, an established and thriving UK group with more than 1,900 staff. ICS is the parent company to a number of leading brands in the healthcare and life science staffing sectors and has been growing rapidly. ICS has identified an opportunity to create and fund a new technology business to lead the on-demand revolution in staffing.

We currently have a unique opportunity for an experienced candidate from an Agile Business Analyst or/and Product Owner background to join our Faber team. We are a small and enthusiastic Agile team located in a single office that contains the entire software development team in Birmingham City Centre.

The successful candidate must be an agile practitioner with experience of working within an agile team having previously lead agile ceremonies, technical experience is not an essential for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with clients to gather business requirements for the product and then transform these into user stories and acceptance criteria that can be estimated and tasked out by software team
  • Serve as the conduit between clients and the software team to ensure the context of features to be delivered are understood within the team
  • Manage external and internally driven tasks, stories and bugs via a prioritised product backlog, factoring in multiple streams of concurrent work
  • Collaborate with the the team to refine user stories in preparation for sprints
  • Work with the team to evaluate solutions and their respective risks and constraints in order to arrive at the most suitable solution to deliver a feature
  • Work in conjunction with the delivery manager and other senior team members to contribute to short-term and strategic planning
  • Work with the team to triage issues or constraints that arise during feature development, adjusting story scope or prioritising bugs accordingly
  • Engage with the team to understand internally driven changes at a high level including code refactoring, automation and architectural changes, so that you can plan them into the product backlog

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience working within a Product Owner position or within a  Senior Business Analyst role as part of a software development team
  • Experience in interfacing with stakeholders outside of the development team to gather complex business and functional requirements   

Skills:

  • Experience in breaking down solutions into epics and stories for teams to deliver within an agile delivery environment
  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving, able to make evidence based decisions quickly and confidently justify those decisions via written and verbal communication
  • Represent complex ideas in written word and diagrammatic form without ambiguity.
  • Manage workload and commitments on your own initiative with only high level steer from senior management
  • Communicate with technical and business stakeholders from operational to senior management level in both group and 1 to 1 and discussions, using an appropriate methods catered to the audience.
  • Participate in and encourage a mindset of continuous feedback loops both amongst the team and with the client and user base
  • Ability to balance the strategic objectives of the team against client priorities to deliver customer satisfaction without compromising the core product ethos and direction
  • Appetite to lead a team, not just by creating standard processes and templates but through leading by example, encouraging others, sharing knowledge and progressing individual and team objectives

What we can offer you

In exchange for your hard work we can offer you a competitive salary, annual bonus, excellent benefits which include 25 days annual leave + bank holidays which increase with years of service, company pension scheme where we match your contribution up to 5% plus many more excellent benefits.

The ICS Group is widely recognised as a great employer. Our commitment to employee development through training, personal development plans, professional qualification support and career progression, has resulted in excellent retention levels. If you are looking for a role where you are a valued member of a key business function, where you can push your career forward in a company that continues to grow year on year, then contact us now with your current CV to apply.

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Birmingham

Lombard House
B3 3LT Birmingham Directions

Perks, Benefits and Reward


Benefits

We recognise that everyone has different priorities and lifestyles, and our flexible benefits package reflects this. Benefits range from a matching contribution pension scheme and a healthcare cash plan to flexible holiday options and discounted shopping vouchers. 
• Buy and sell holiday
• Corporate discounts
• Career development
• Cycle2Work scheme
• Discounted shopping vouchers
• Healthcare insurance
• Life assurance
• Matching pension scheme


Career Development

Our business is always changing, and so are you. To ensure you’re fully prepared for these changes and ready to reach your full potential we offer continuous learning and development. We’re passionate about helping our people grow and promote internal progression and mobility. 
• Management and leadership training
• On-boarding
• Personal development
• Role-specific training
• Work-based qualifications


Reward and Recognition

We want to share our successes, recognise excellent performance and promote healthy competition, which is why we offer competitive salaries, bonus schemes linked to performance and a whole host of recognition awards. Work hard and it’s entirely possible you’ll be recognised as an exceptional performer.
• Annual awards
• Exceptional performance awards
• Long service recognition


Wellbeing

More than just a buzzword, we really do care about your wellbeing and encourage you to do the same. Our health and wellbeing coaches run smoking cessation and weight loss campaigns to help our people to achieve a healthier lifestyle. We also have a number of qualified mental health first aiders providing a vital support network, discounted gym memberships, free fruit; and our employee assistance programme is there to help you with life’s little ups and downs.
• Cycle2Work scheme
• Discounted gym membership
• Employee assistance programme
• Flexible working
• Free fruit
• Healthcare cash plans
• Mental health first aiders
• Paid time off for charity work 
• Staff wellbeing initiatives 

Our Culture

 


 

Independent Clinical Services is a global workforce management solutions and services provider for the health and life science sectors. We know that our people are what drive our success. We foster an environment that enables them to be individuals, to be entrepreneurial, and to make tangible contributions towards the growth of our businesses. 

 

We strive to provide our people with the tools and the environment to build a meaningful and successful career with us, from wellbeing and flexibility to expansive client and candidate networks. 

We reward high performance and ensure employees feel part of our growth strategies and successes. Our commitment to employee development through training, personal development plans, professional qualification support and career progression has resulted in excellent retention levels.

 

 

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