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Business Analyst

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is undergoing a transformation aimed at supporting ambitious growth targets as it continues to expand internationally. A key component of this ambition includes significant growth in consumer-focused digital products and services. To help realise this goal the company has formed a Consumer Digital Technology (CDT) group with ownership of consumer-facing digital products and services across the organisation.

We are seeking a highly-skilled, collaborative Business Analyst to work across a variety of Products within the CDT Portfolio.

All our teams, from product and development to editorial, work closely together to produce outstanding digital products, where we constantly innovate, with our audiences always at the centre of what we do.  We pride ourselves on a leading approach to software development. We have a philosophy of continuous improvement and have a strong focus on engineering excellence.

Role Responsibility

  • Take ownership of gathering and articulating user, business and technical requirements (both functional and non-functional), documenting accurately, to ensure all requirements that contribute to a business case and solution delivery are valid and traceable
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of existing business processes and systems, documenting process models and task analysis, to identify areas for potential process improvement
  • Build and maintain strong business relationships with all stakeholders and designated contacts, to share business system and domain knowledge
  • Work closely with Project and Product management teams with the purpose of providing analysis updates, removing task blockers to facilitate business or technical decisions in the BBC’s best interest
  • Identify and validate user acceptance criteria, working from business requirements, solution design and test strategy, to collaborate with the wider development and test teams and agree the final acceptance criteria
  • Support all aspects of the quality assurance process, including hands-on testing and facilitation of user acceptance testing as required

Are you the right candidate?

  • Comprehensive knowledge of business and data analysis tools and techniques such as: requirements engineering, structured analysis and design, process mapping and component business modelling, and business process re-engineering
  • Select different business analysis techniques appropriate and relevant to delivery scope drawing on applied expertise
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to get the message across and relate to the audience
  • Ability to effectively manage professional relationships; listening, encouraging discussion and promoting two way communication
  • Ability to work within a mixture of in-house, 3rd party and geographically dispersed teams
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project lifecycle delivery as a Business Analyst in a technical environment
  • Experience of a variety of project management methods both iterative and waterfall, applied in business to business or business to consumer solutions
  • Establish responsible deadlines and personal work plans and manages time effectively 
  • Ability to simplify complex problems, processes and projects into component parts, be able to explore them systematically and communicate them in laymen’s terms to a non-technical audience
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, able to juggle competing priorities and take the appropriate course of action

Package Description

Grade 8 (Proposed Band D)

12 Month FTC / Attachment

About the BBC

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions.

Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title when starting the role.


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