IT Business Analyst

IT Business Analyst
City of London


REF: #HH9821/J6162

A specialist global insurer is currently recruiting for an IT Business Analyst to join their IT development team in London.

The purpose of the IT Business Analyst role will be working within the IT development team assisting in the development of technical solutions to business problems by understanding the business needs within the Ascot enterprise.

The role will be a part of a small dedicated onsite team tasked with implementing and supporting solutions within an agile, outsourced development environment, whilst being a key contact for the business users. This role will not only require insurance Industry experience, it will need to aid in analysis of existing software systems, have a good understanding of software systems available within the Insurance market and have the ability to draw out requirements and offer alternative solutions.

This role will be working closely with the IT Development Manager, Business Stakeholders, onsite developers and the new development service provider. Initially it will be supporting the IT service transition and embedding the new service offering within the business. BAU will then be ongoing systems analysis, building the associated business requirements and future application roadmaps. There will be an element of working across BAU and Projects and so being able to prioritise efficiently and work collaboratively is imperative to this role.

Key Accountabilities:
The IT Business Analyst is accountable for the quality of the business needs analysis and deliverable requirements, assisting other team members in understand and achieving the business objectives and keeping the Development Lead informed of pertinent information.

-Supporting key business system changes across a wide range of Insurance systems.
-Act as a key business liaison in regards to the relevant systems requirements and functionality
-Gather and define business requirements and manage the system enhancements based on the business prioritisation
-Manage the upgrades and rollouts of applications, including responsibility for quality assurance and overall integrity of solutions
-Improve systems usability by studying current practices
-Assist the development team in understanding business needs

-University degree in an information technology or business management discipline preferred.
-CII qualifications preferred.
-ITIL qualifications preferred.

-Business analysis experience, including a knowledge of business mapping and modelling processes as well as the inherent strengths and weaknesses of business analysis methods and implementation approaches
-Knowledge of the Lloyd’s Market, its regulatory requirements and the impact this may have on proposed solutions or business changes
-Experience of working within software delivery project teams
-A working knowledge of .Net, Web and SQL Server technologies
-Good understanding of systems and applications of the Insurance Underwriting and Reinsurance industry within the Lloyd’s Market) e.g. PAS, Claims, Exposure Management systems etc
-Understanding of development and design best practices.

Other Required Skills
-Good problem solver with very strong communication skills
-A structured and methodical approach with a strong attention to detail
-Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) or other SCM systems.
-Must demonstrate confidence and the communications skills required to work with people at all levels of the business.
-Must be a strong team player with a collaborative approach who is able to gain buy-in from all stakeholders.
Ability to work in team.
-Eye for detail and identifying problems.
-Analytical and commercial experience


Daniel Wexler
Daniel Wexler
0203 794 4385

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