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Business Analyst

Job Title: Business Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6-12 Months
REF: 14773/001_1528377651
Contact Name: Dominic Parker
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

CONTRACT - Business Analyst - Agile - Scotland - Public Sector - OUTSIDE IR35 - 6-12 Months +

Business Analyst


I'm currently looking for a couple of Business Analysts for a governmental organisation in Scotland. The Agile Business Analysts will be a combination of business process analysts, systems analyst and proxy product owners, as required. You must have a combination of strong business understanding and a creative yet analytical mindset to solve problems. You must be skilled at interviewing techniques and workshop facilitation.

The role:

  • Propose and seek consensus on innovative business solutions
  • Work with Product Owners to understand and model the capabilities of the business
  • Work with Product Owners to elicit and prioritise requirements, define the product roadmap, develop our minimum viable product with corresponding storyboarding and the building and refining of product backlog
  • Act as a Product Owner ambassador through being a proxy in ensuring business value is being delivered
  • Support the identification, evaluation and tracking of project benefits


  • Elicit requirements to assist in developing product roadmap
  • Create effective user stories that follow the INVEST principles
  • Create and refine product backlogs and assist product owners to determine priorities
  • Experience of working in agile teams using KANBAN and SCRUM delivery process frameworks
  • Ability to agree effective acceptance criteria in collaboration with product owner
  • Ability to create lo-fi conceptual wireframes
  • Should feel comfortable in facilitating Product Backlog Refinement sessions
  • Support the Product Owner to generate the Product Roadmap/Horizon and keep updated
  • Work in a collaborative manner with the team to deliver value early and often
  • Understands the importance of feedback and how to utilise the feedback to improve product quality
  • Ability to develop excellent working relationships with stakeholders, subject matter experts and the wider team
  • Effective workshop set up, facilitation and execution
  • Ability to think creatively and be able to articulate innovative ideas to solving complex business problems
  • Strong interview techniques and document analysis
  • Proven oral and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate to and from stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to evaluate information and present it in such a way that it is easily understood by the target audience
  • Actively contribute to Product Management community of practice
  • Demonstrable Value Stream Mapping Experience
  • Demonstrable experience writing User Stories


  • Experience of LEAN UX design principles
  • An understanding of the implications of system architectures in transition
  • Experience of Domain driven design and leading edge techniques such as Behaviour Driven Development

This role will fall OUTSIDE of IR35. Please send your latest CV for immediate consideration.