Business Analyst

  • SSE Plc
  • Ireland
  • Sep 9, 2021
Technology Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Dublin 18

Salary: Salary: circa €50,000 + depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37.5 hours per week | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What is the Role

As an experienced IT Business Analyst, you'll join SSE's IT Business Analysis team to work on and lead the business analysis on our major digital investment programme, working with our Product Owners & supporting the delivery of a portfolio of high-profile customer-facing initiatives to drive SSE's large-scale transformation to a Digital Utility.

You'll oversee the analysis of Digital IT projects and drive the delivery of business analysis work on multiple simple or individual complex projects in order to regularly achieve cost and timescale targets

- Analyses, documents and marshals requirements for the subsequent identification of an appropriate solution and the detailed design of a business process to accommodate it. Works with the business to understand and prioritise conflicting needs

- Contributes to the execution of user system testing and to the test plan for large projects

- Undertakes responsibility for IT data security by ensuring that rules and practices are identified

- Identifies and determines end-to-end business processes using standard methods

- Presents business and technical concepts to process owners and business users

- Identifies and assesses business and IT risk

- Prepares succinct reports and communications that are tailored to different audiences

- Carries out in depth scoping exercises during the early stages of a work package to identify key issues of concern and to ascertain clear direction.

Close collaboration with SSE Solution Architects, Infrastructure, Cloud Services, Security & Compliance will be required to lead and embed mature agile methodologies, technology principles: decoupled design, cloud (SaaS / PaaS), DevOps, CI/CD, Infrastructure as code (IaC) & Security by Design.

This is an exciting opportunity as we grow our Digital and Agile capability and it's an opportunity to be part of that change. Working closely with Product Owners, Scrum Masters and IT Senior management.

You'll work with internal, 3rd party & offshore agile teams and PMs, BAs, UI/UX, Developers, Test Analysts & IT/business resources to deliver digital products that drive world class customer experience across Digital platforms. You'll ensure successful delivery of Digital products in coordination with the business stakeholders ensuring that efficient and appropriate portfolio governance is in place. The delivery of end to end project execution from business case through to final acceptance - including requirements gathering, design, development & SIT/UAT/Performance/Pen Testing - using Agile (SAFe, Scrum, XP) & Waterfall methodologies.

What do I need?

You'll have a broad IT & Digital background with demonstrable experience in Agile Project & Programme Delivery. You'll have experience in Business Analysis, implementing innovative projects for Digital and Customer Experience Optimisation.

Additionally, you'll have strong analysis and teamwork skills and stakeholder management capabilities with the ability to question and change direction rapidly to support the business effectively.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 275846.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.