Agile Business Analyst - BBC Sport Data

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Job Introduction

As a Business Analyst for the BBC Sport team within BBC Product, you will be part of a world class team, transforming the ways people enjoy sport and live events online through ground-breaking technology.

The Sport team are tasked with delivering a new vision for online content that reinvents free-to-air-sport for the digital age. This means delivering products for huge events including the Olympics and the World Cup, developing our Live coverage and Sports Data offerings, and ensuring our 24/7 sports news service remains the go-to source for millions of users. We do this across web, mobile and connected devices, delivering quality in good time for large sporting and national events. This is both challenging and massively rewarding.

BBC Sport’s Product team is a collaborative, dynamic team, with a track record in delivering new technical solutions and products. Our Business Analysts are at the heart of what we do, working with Product Managers, Engineers and Designers and in partnership with Sport’s editorial staff, to shape the next generation of digital sport coverage.

By working with Sport, you will help build out the wider BBC’s vision to create the world’s best digital services, using cutting edge technology and collaborating with other teams such as News, Children’s and Weather. We aim to drive reach and engagement with new audiences through a new, exciting pan-BBC approach. You will be at the centre of this and will champion faster, simpler ways of doing things, working together and delivering data, web and app propositions of the future.

Role Responsibility

  • Working on the BBC Sport team you will help shape the direction for the product set, working to the Executive Product Manager.
  • You will translate Product vision into discovery and development tasks and fine tune requirements with developers, designers, UX and testers so they’re clear, accurate, actionable and measurable.
  • You will play a key role in helping the team deliver value quickly, mitigate risk and hit quarterly objectives by identifying priorities and planning & managing workload.
  • You will work with technical and non-technical stakeholders, facilitating idea generation, sharing knowledge and building strong working relationships around a shared set of objectives.
  • You will be responsible for analysing data about product usage, identifying behaviours and insights to support decisions and recommendations.
  • You will need to collaborate with other teams inside and outside of the BBC to ensure the solutions you arrive at work for the BBC as a whole. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of agile BA techniques, user stories, BDD/TDD, analysing audience data, running requirements workshops, preferably in an agile deadline driven environment
  • Experience of presenting effectively to non-technical stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience can include user-facing products, back-end systems or understanding and using API’s
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, working closely with developers, UX, delivery etc
  • Relevant sport domain / major event / sporting calendar knowledge is desirable but not essential 

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Salford

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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