Team Idol are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Lead Business Analyst to join our team with remote or flexible home/office working supported.

The successful candidate will require excellent analytical and communications skills as they will work closely with business partners and our internal teams to improve business processes, gather requirements and along with the Product Owner, transform these into Backlog items which can then be used by the Development teams to deliver iterative value. They will support a team of Business Analysts with day-to-day activities, encourage personal development and champion best practice.

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If you feel you have the skills and experience required to join the team at theidol.com, please send us your CV, contact details and a short statement about you and your suitability for the role.

Responsibilities include:
  • Working with Stakeholders and Product Owners to elicit business requirements.
  • Facilitating workshops and driving Backlog refinement sessions to break down user stories, write acceptance criteria and create additional assets when necessary.
  • Collaborate with the Solutions Architects and Development team to determine requirements and consider impact assessments.
  • Work with the Product Owner and Development teams to ensure clarity of value and priority.
  • Support the Development team throughout the sprint to ensure the solution meets customer needs and quality expectations.
In addition to the BA responsibilities above, as a Lead BA the role will also include:
  • Acting as a mentor and discipline lead to other members of the Business Analyst team to further develop knowledge and expand the analytical techniques/skill set to deliver consistent quality and results.
  • Support in performance management activities in conjunction with the Business Analyst line managers and nurture an environment where growth is encouraged.
  • Defining and implementing best practice to bring consistency and collaboration across the teams and add value to the Agile delivery process.
Key attributes
  • Excellent communicator – can articulate requirements at all levels of the organisation, producing high quality artefacts that are easy to read for internal and external audiences.
  • Flexible and adaptable – capable of changing direction where required and flexing analytical approaches to best suit the project or environment.
  • Delivery focused – understands the critical tasks to ensure deadlines are met and manages the challenges from others to successfully reach them.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with good organisation skills.
  • Enjoys problem solving, is curious and prepared to challenge.
  • Comfortable decision maker – happy to take ownership and take decisions to progress even in areas of ambiguity.
  • Set an example to the team as a trusted, respected, and approachable individual.
The benefits

Come work for us and take advantage of amazing benefits such as:

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Christmas bonus and annual bonus based on company performance.
  • Death in service life insurance benefit of 8x salary.
  • Access to our private medical plan (provided by Bupa).
  • Access to dental insurance (provided by Bupa Dental Insurance).
  • Generous pension scheme with up to 10% employer pension contribution.
  • Access to our Legal & General's share schemes.
  • A modern, custom built office with free parking.
  • On site gym and recreational activities including pool and table tennis.
  • Free tea, coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruit.
  • Exceptional events delivered by our social committee.

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To be successful in this role you'll need to

  • Be an experienced Lead/Senior BA with proven experience of leading and managing a team in a software delivery environment is essential.
  • Previous experience working within an Agile/Scrum environment is essential.
  • Previous exposure to Insurance Products and Platforms is desired.
  • Experience of using Jira, Miro, Visio and MS Office tools is desired.
  • This is a full-time Monday to Friday role with flexible working of 7.5 hours a day.
  • Remote or flexible home/office working supported.

Over to You

If you have a genuine enthusiasm and an ability to quickly adapt to new technologies, you may be just what we’re looking for!

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Health & wellbeing

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Work life balance

Strike the perfect balance to fit around you.

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Onsite gym

Work up a sweat between meetings.

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Communal bicycles

Ditch the car and take a trip into town.

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Including a day off for your birthday!

Financial benefits

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Annual bonus

Based on company performance.

Death in Service

We look after our employees with group life insurance.

Pension scheme

Up to 10% pension contribution.

Share scheme

Access to our Legal & General share scheme.

Tailored office environment

Social events

Exceptional events delivered by our social committee team.

Breakout rooms

Spacious meeting rooms and breakout areas.

Drinks and snacks

Complimentary hot and soft drinks and free fruit.

Free parking

No need to worry about parking charges!

Our values...

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Never stand still

Never stand still

We helped pioneer online insurance comparison but that doesn’t define our legacy. We’ve grown and just as technology will never stand still, neither will we.

Learn. Develop. Grow.

Learn. Develop. Grow.

We believe in the value of personal and professional growth no matter the entry level or experience. We’re proud to offer apprenticeships and qualifications through to bootcamps and short courses.

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We're people people

We’re people people.

We’re not robots (even though we think robots are pretty cool). We’re people who collaborate, challenge, design and engineer technical solutions, always with our customers in mind.

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Work life balance

Work life balance

Adopting a flexible, healthy work life balance is an essential part of our culture. Our modern custom-built office in Penrith is the perfect working environment for our teams, with spacious social working areas, free hot/cold drinks and fresh fruit. Facilities include an on-site gym, showers and parking.