IT Business Analyst (BA)

Closing date for applications: 25/10/2021
Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
IT Business Analyst will work with target business areas to understand their services and business processes, and to identify transformational opportunities within them and address IT risks and issues.Specialist will produce business, functional and user requirements based on their findings, and identify and quantify efficient and effective IT solutions.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Up to 31 March 2022
Northern Ireland
Organisation the work is for
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Specialist will be embedded in the software development team and work closely with relevant internal business stakeholders, both in science and corporate areas.
What the specialist will work on
IT Business Analyst will work with target business areas to understand and analyse user/business needs and map their processes, identifying information and data dependencies at each stage.Specialist will lead and deliver on stakeholder engagement, analysis of business processes, functional specification and user acceptance criteria, and document the requirements to industry standard best practices (use cases, requirements catalogue etc.) so that they can be developed by IT solutions providers.Analysis should highlight the benefits of changing process and procedures which, once agreed, will inform identification of IT solution types and recommendations.
Address where the work will take place
Base Office:-Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute18a Newforge LaneBelfast BT9 5PX
Working arrangements
Flexible approach offering mix of on-site and home-working 5 days a week. On-site working for face-to-face meetings, workshops etc.
Security clearance
Must have BPSS clearance to begin work.
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Demonstrate commitment to excellence and improvement, for example through seeking actionable feedback and setting targets. -Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions and recommendations. -Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes. -Share knowledge and experience with other team members. -Take responsibility for their work. -Challenge the status quo. -Be comfortable with working with clients with both high and low technical expertise.
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 20% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of working in an IT analysis role or a role that requires considered analysis of options and definition of solutions
  • Good understanding of IT processes and functions (Functional & Application Design, System Development Lifecycle, and Architecture)
  • Formally trained in business and systems analysis to BCS (formerly ISEB) Practitioner level
  • Demonstrable evidence of strong communication, problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of interacting with stakeholders at different levels, including written communications on detailed and complex subject matter

Closing date for applications: 25/10/2021

IT Business Analyst (BA)

Closing date for applications: 25/10/2021

Specialist role:

Business analyst


Northern Ireland


Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)

Maximum day rate:


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