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Business Analyst

Job Title: Business Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
IT
Salary: 50000-65000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BHO543
Job Published: September 17, 2019 12:04

Job Description

Are you a seasoned Business Analyst with experience working with system integrations and a passion for APIs.  This could be the job for you…

We’re looking for a Business Analyst to join our IT department, bringing your experience to work towards our vision to be the World’s Most Loved Exercise Brand. Working closely with our IT teams around the world, you’ll be the expert shaping the integration platform connecting systems.

Your job:

Reporting into the Head of IT Strategy & Business Architecture, the Business Analyst will:

Work with regional teams to assess the commercial impact of customer/business requirements and translate these into technical procedures for delivery of new Integrations needed to support the Virgin Active business
Be the single point of contact for all API requirements for Virgin Active, extensive experience in Product Management, preferably Agile. Responsible for all Integration Change/Release
Be responsible for the governance of the Global Integration platform ensuring the platform delivers on the Virgin Active Strategy within agreed SLA’s & KPI’s
Design and improve custom data-integration procedures for individual customers ensuring the solution supports our ability to provide all the tools and infrastructure for planning, designing, implementing, testing, publishing, operating, consuming, maintaining, versioning, and retiring APIs
Be accountable for the information security of the integration platform, associated APIs and connecting third party services.
Your commitment:

You will be based in our Barbican (Central London) Head Office. This is a full time role working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, typical office hours/varied shifts including…8.30am-5.30pm.

What we can’t live without:

With solid experience in integration and not afraid to get involved with the IT department and wider company, this could be the role for you.

To be successful as an IT Business Analyst, you will have/be:

Experience working with Systems Integration Platforms along with strong product management experience (backlog grooming, prioritisation, operational stability SLA’s)
A great communicator and a brilliant representative of IT
A tertiary qualification, preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems and/or equivalent commercial experience
Formal Business Analysis qualifications e.g. ISEB BA Diploma or equivalent
Experience of technically managing integration on a range of technologies. For example, server-client architecture, database, Cloud-technologies, networking and software application development (Azure PAAS)
Experience of managing customer relationships & senior stakeholder relationships
Experience in Agile or SCRUM practices, ITIL qualified a plus.
The Perks:

In return for your expertise, we’ll support you in this new challenge with coaching & development every step of the way. You’ll have a dedicated Manager and a supportive wider team to really set you up for success.

Also, to reward your hard work you’ll get:

Complimentary VA health club membership for you & a buddy!
15% performance based bonus
Discount on loads of Virgin products & services.
33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Birthday bonus day off (in addition to your annual leave)
Health & dental care