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Business Analyst

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Job Introduction

The Business Analyst for Broadcast Systems Development looks after requirements definition for the Jupiter video production system in use by thousands of BBC journalists across the world. The Business Analyst supports the Product Manager for Jupiter and will need to explore complex problems, conduct user research and work with developers and designers to enable the delivery of useful and innovative solutions for our users. The timeline for this role includes the launch of two exciting new products, providing the opportunity to get involved in fast paced incremental design and improvement of the product as well as engagement in launch and comms activities.

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
  • Collaborate and interact with multi-disciplined teams for initial feasibility study, solution design and business justification to ensure there is a clear understanding of “what” change is being proposed and “why”
  • Advise on the implementation of strategy and identification of technical options within business areas, using research information to inform and drive business options and decisions
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of existing business processes and systems, documenting process models and task analysis, to identify areas for potential process improvement
  • Identify business risk and issues, and detail business impact for mitigation plans, including any handover or operational early life support for a smooth transition
  • 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
  • Work with business areas to define business benefits, creating benefits maps and introducing measures to baseline, track and report progress against targets, to measure performance and value

Are you the right candidate?

  • Experience with requirements analysis, creating clear specifications from research and analysis
  • Ability to communicate problems and solutions through clear and concise written or visual artefacts
  • Experience working in or with an agile software development team
  • Experience with internal facing or B2B solutions
  • Familiarity with common media production processes or demonstrably similar workflow

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 15 Month Fixed Term Contract
Location: London

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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.

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, sexuality, social 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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