Lead Business Analyst - 12 month daily rate contract

Location Ireland
Contact name: Micheal O’Maoldomhnaigh

Contact email: micheal@softwareplacements.ie
Job ref: 1042
Published: almost 2 years ago


My client currently has a requirement for a Lead Business Analyst for a 12 month daily rate contract based in Dublin. 


The role requires a highly experienced Business Analyst and Scrum Master with leadership skills who is responsible for shaping projects and programs, verifying that Business Analysis activity is in line with project / program objectives and leading a team of multi-disciplinary individuals from business teams, IT, other business analysts, and 3rd party organisations.


  • Support project scoping with the relevant stakeholders, to determine appropriate solutions and understand benefits, delivery effort, cost, complexities and other considerations
  • Provide options and associated trade-offs
  • Review the scoping work of other BAs to ensure quality
  • Business analysis (e.g. business case development; requirements or user story development & analysis; UX design; business process design; data analysis and modelling; test preparation and execution oversight; business readiness, service transition)

  • Provide explanations and expertise regarding as-is / to-be models as part of the requirements elicitation process i.e.; process, data, work flow, application etc. to appropriate stakeholders
  • Understand and communicate the ‘big picture’ of how the different dimensions of the solution fit together or contradict each other, and what decision are required between these – e.g. business processing efficiency, customer experience, technical complexity, future scalability, delivery complexity
  • Perform customer / end user research
  • Adapt and apply different delivery methodologies including SCRUM, Waterfall determining the best methodology for the specific project
  • Plan, conduct / facilitate elicitation sessions for business requirements and ensures the deliverables are met
  • Understand customers´ objectives, processes and products in order to make appropriate recommendations for customer-specific needs
  • Collaborate with project manager to build Business Case, including cost / benefit analysis, risk assessment, project scope and development of a high level plan
  • Produce requirement specifications and outline solution design documents throughout the project life cycle, incorporating change requests and finalization of requirements documentation
  • Analyze and manage requirement risk, traceability matrix and prioritize requirements
  • Perform quality review checks on project deliverables
  • Participate in development of test plan, testing, implementation and training activities
  • Participate in post implementation activities including problem solving and measurement of benefits achieved. In case expected benefits are not achieved, participate in the analysis to determine root cause.
  • Provide project management in smaller projects, as required and agreed
  • Provide line management to the BA team
  • Lead a diverse functional team, setting objectives, reviewing performance and participating in selection/promotion decisions to ensure that staff have the necessary skills and understanding to deliver the team's objectives
  • Plan and manage BA skill and capability development
  • Support BA resourcing decisions
  • Provide on-the-job coaching and guidance to BAs


If you feel this role is for you please contact Míchéal on +353 1 525 4642 or micheal@softwareplacements.ie