Technical Business Analyst - Horizon Scanning

Location
Flexible - London, Romsey, Gloucester, Home-based with travel
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted
23 Mar 2017
Closes
20 Apr 2017
Ref
7
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
Permanent

As a Technical Business Analyst you will make a significant contribution towards safeguarding the UK's national security and to people's lives, every day. Being part of a pioneering function you will be a key participant in the design and delivery of a variety of strategic programmes and business critical initiatives within a dynamic, challenging and rewarding environment.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in leading edge and innovative programmes where technology plays a crucial and increasingly strategic role. You will be part of large scale engagements where change and evolution of services contribute to this fascinating, and demanding environment.

As a Technical Business Analyst, you will:

  • Gain a common understanding of the business needs through relevant stakeholder engagement;
  • Carry out detailed technology surveys and investigations understanding the capabilities and limitations of the technology  as well as the commercial drivers behind them.
  • Translate the capabilities of technologies into a form that customers are able to understand and make informed judgements upon.
  • Highlight the risks and opportunities posed by a range of technologies to a customer’s business.
  • Provide evidenced recommendations to the customer based on knowledge of their ways of working and capabilities 
  • Engage stakeholders to model the business benefits and risks associated with solution options.
  • Draw on technical expertise from both internally and externally to the organisation acting as the conduit for the information flow to the customer.

In addition, you will also:

  • Engage relevant stakeholders to establish consensus on viability of solution options and the associated benefits and risks;
  • Gain traction towards technology solutions through an informative and evangelical approach
  • Understand the programmatic implications of the uptake of specific technologies
  • Maintain and enhance own knowledge of the business operations and those of key partners, in conjunction with an understanding of developments in technology
  • Shaping solutions that deliver business value and articulating the case for change; and assist with the development of solutions where appropriate and necessary.

To qualify for the role, you must have the following technical and general competencies:

Technical competencies

  • Requirements analysis and requirements definition;
  • Understanding of the drivers for technology procurement;
  • Relevant experience of horizon scanning and;
  • Development of technology strategies and roadmap
  • Experience of data and information analysis; and
  • Experience of requirement gathering, requirement definition and management.
  • Able to conduct benefits analysis of technology solutions

General competencies

  • Passionate about delivering business value through innovative application of technology;
  • Ability to articulate and interpret technical language to non-technical individuals
  • A demonstrable desire to seek out and understand new technology;
  • Ability and experience of leading and managing people;
  • Ability to build strategic relationships internally;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong stakeholder management skills;
  • Ability to tackle problems and define solutions from a commercial perspective;
  • Great attention to detail;
  • Ability to make clear plans, evaluate progress and articulate appropriately to the team and stakeholders;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and articulate ideas;
  • Strong team player;
  • Evidence of adding value to customers;
  • Ability to assimilate and retain knowledge quickly;
  • Flexible in approach and attitude

Due to the nature of this position, candidates must be willing to undergo, and eligible to achieve HMG security clearance (prior to appointment). As a result, candidates should be a British Citizen; and have resided in the UK for the last 10 years. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including bonus scheme, private medical insurance and pension, along with a whole host of flexible benefits to include childcare vouchers, travel insurance and dental care. Roke is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity.