Product Owner/ Business Analyst, Birmingham

Job Summary

Reference: 809103635
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: 35000 - 40000 per annum
Date Posted: 11/30/2016

Job Description


A Product Owner/ Business Analyst is now required to join the market leader in the provision of Remote Workforce Management software in the Facilities Management and Health Care Sectors.

As Product Owner/ Business Analyst You will be joining a dynamic, creative and forward thinking team who will shape the future product development for the company in line with the organisational strategy.

You will be an integral part of the SCRUM teams and be the conduit for all stakeholders involved in the project. Product Owners will be given areas of the existing system to become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) as well as the opportunity to introduce new product lines and modules.

You need to be able to manage your workload and accurately present information/analysis to stakeholders.

The Product Owner/ Business Analyst will be responsible for:

Understand the customer / user base and their product requirements

Explore opportunities with stakeholders and identify where the existing product could achieve the desired outcome without development or changes to user business process. (This will involve occasional onsite requirements gathering and analysis. Including and not limited to National Travel to and from customer locations as the business requires)

Work within the SCRUM teams in a cross functional environment

Manage internal and external stakeholders

Define acceptance criteria with key stakeholders

Define User Stories

Set the Sprint Goal in collaboration with the SCRUM team

Define test cases and BDDs with testers

Maintain and prioritise product level backlogs

Support pre-sales through analysis and idea generation

Prioritise and understand defects within your SME area

Identify the future potential of developments and what POCs (Proof of Concepts)/prototyping may need to be created to justify direction of development

Create customer facing documents for reports and new developments

Coordinate the delivery of the project being worked on with internal stakeholders

Collect and analyse data to validate the Sprint goal

Work with other members of your team to iteratively improve working practices

Essential skills for the Product Owner/ Business Analyst include:

Experience of working as a Product Owner or Business Analyst

Demonstrable expertise in the whole Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Excellent written communication skills with experience writing comprehensive yet clear, well-structured documentation

Excellent verbal communication skills to a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders

Ability to fully define a problem and assist in solution identification

Ability to present items and hold workshops in formal/informal environments

Ability to work in an environment which provides a responsive customer experience

Experience of working within a SCRUM/Agile environment.

Experience writing user stories with detailed acceptance criteria

You will work Monday to Friday 09:00 -17:30, 40 hours per week or the hours necessary to complete tasks.

The Product Owner/ Business Analyst will have the following benefits;

Scottish Widows Pension Plan 5% employer contribution, 1% employee contribution with optional salary sacrifice on completion of your probationary period

Health cash plan provided by Westfield Health

22 days holiday initially, rising to 25 days after the required length of service

Travel to work scheme - claim 50% back on seasonal train or bus tickets for your travel to and from work

Childcare voucher scheme provided by Edenred

Death in service plan 4 x annual basic salary

Employee Assistance Programme provided by Legal and General

Birthday Payment one off payment each year of 150 subject to normal deductions

Buy and Sell Holiday Scheme