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Senior Business Analyst - Universal Content

Job Introduction

We are recruiting a Senior Business Analyst to work on an exciting range of products delivering BBC digital content across the whole BBC including iPlayer, BBC Sounds, BBC News and BBC Sport.

The Senior Business Analyst will manage requirements across multiple functional areas and multiple stakeholders to support the delivery of new services and features.

The BBC Platform Universal Content team builds & operates the back-end services that power the BBC’s iPlayer, News, Sport and other online audience facing products. Our mission is to craft a simple & coherent set of capabilities that allow internal and external developers to build innovative and high scale digital products, rich with BBC content.

Our service includes comprehensive metadata for all BBC TV and Radio programmes, all our Audio & Video, and our News & Sports articles. The department consists of Software Engineers, Engineering Managers, Project Managers and Product Managers. We use our knowledge and experience of working with audience-facing products, new and emerging technologies, combined with creativity and collaboration across the BBC’s content divisions, to create innovative digital products and services which help to deliver reach, quality, impact, and value for the BBC.

We are required to collaborate very closely with other products within the BBC Platform including Media Services and Editorial tools in order to deliver end-to-end solutions.

Role Responsibility

We are looking for an experienced Business Analyst who can demonstrate their capability to deliver high quality consistent and testable requirements to multiple engineering teams.

You will be comfortable in learning how many complex systems interact to deliver BBC content. You will ensure that the impact of any proposed changes on these other systems is understood and you will work with other teams across the BBC in ensuring that the end-to-end solution across multiple systems has been considered.

Are you the right candidate?

You will be comfortable in learning how many complex systems interact to deliver BBC content. You will ensure that the impact of any proposed changes on these other systems is understood and you will work with other teams across the BBC in ensuring that the end-to-end requirements across multiple systems have been considered.

You will have experience of Agile working in both non-technical and technical domains and be proficient in the documentation of requirements and other analysis to be communicated across different levels within the organization. You may already have worked in the media/publishing industry or have experience of adapting quickly to new environments.

Stakeholders are spread across the BBC’s Salford, Glasgow and London offices so being comfortable with the challenges of remote working and being happy to undertake a reasonable amount of travel would be essential. The BBC is constantly seeking to improve its systems and services, which results in a constant and high rate of change. You will want to thrive in this environment and be keen to contribute new ideas and methods.

You will have experience of working independently and taking responsibility for the areas of work assigned to you and be comfortable standing in for the product manager and representing the product as required.

You will also demonstrate a collaborative approach to your work and be able to demonstrate that you can build strong working relationships across stakeholder groups.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent 
Location: Salford, Media City 

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 the 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 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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