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Business Analyst

La Fosse Associates are working with an independently owned, private equity backed Payments/ FinTech organisation who are looking for ambitious and curious Business Analysts to join their Product Delivery Team.

Our client is a small organisation with an impressive growth trajectory. The Business Analyst role has been created to support the delivery of an ambitious strategic, product development roadmap.

The successful applicant will be an ambitious Business Analyst with an inquisitive and pioneering mindset. This is a busy environment and will be suited to an individual who is able to pivot and flex with the demands of the role. The opportunity will be suited to a Business Analyst with expensive critical thinking skills who is keen to pursue a career in the dynamic Payments/ FinTech space.

The role requires 2 days per week in Cambridge.

What will you be doing:

  • Previous experience as a Business Analyst in Financial Services

  • Work independently to manage own capacity and deliver on sprint commitments for your team

  • Document high-level epics, features, and stories to create value-driven frameworks that deliver business value

  • Define acceptance criteria, testing needs and research to ensure that the work is feasible

  • Collaborate with the agile team through SDLC to ensure the solution meets business needs

  • Work with a cross functional stakeholders to ensure that backlog items incorporate people, process and technology capabilities, dependencies, and limitations

  • Resolve functional queries and support the Product Owner during the Software Delivery Lifecycle (SDLC) and Sprint

  • Participate and contribute during all sprint ceremonies - Stand-ups, Retrospectives, Sprint Planning

  • Recommend areas for change and provide support to the Product Owner and the Agile Squad as the changes develop to ensure continuous improvement

  • Proactively engage with the Business Analysis team for knowledge sharing and guidance

What you'll be experienced in

  • Working as a collaborative Business Analyst alongside a high performing team

  • Create story maps that represent the user journey

  • Breaking down EPICs into user stories with testable acceptance criteria

  • Facilitating solution design session with software engineers and quality assurance analyst or testers

  • Knowledge of the payment processing lifecycle, including acquiring, settlement and reconciliation is desirable

  • Understanding of applicable standards and controls, such as Payment Services Regulations, PCI-DSS and scheme rules / regulations

  • Agile principles and methodologies, including experience of working with Azure DevOps or similar backlog management tools

  • Articulating technical details specifically illustrating the business value to a non-technical audience

  • Performing documenting analysis using JIRA and Confluence to quickly gain the required context and close knowledge gap

You will succeed in this role if you:

  • Previous experience as a Business Analyst in Financial Services (Payments is preferred)

  • Have a growth mindset and have a genuine curiosity for products and technology in the FinTech space

  • Are comfortable stepping up when needed to facilitate successful meetings, sprint ceremonies and workshops

  • Are a generalist, with an understanding of multiple functions, and the ability to get up to speed with requirements across several business areas

  • Are experienced with various discovery methods and agile methodologies

  • Are a concise communicator who can build relationships and empathises with stakeholders

  • Have excellent attention to detail, focused on continuous improvement and organised

  • A creative and innovative thinker and easily adaptable to change

  • Have a broad understanding of modern technical concepts such as APIs, Cloud Computing, and encryption. Whilst this is not a technical role having this understanding would be very advantageous

  • Have a desire to contribute value to your team and cross skill yourself in a high performing agile team

  • Are self-motivated and have a strong desire to make an impact