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Technical Business Analyst in Cork - Ireland

Job Category:
Analyst (Business/Systems)
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years
Cork City
Salary Description:
Competitive rates
Aspira Ltd
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Aspira are currently looking for a Technical Business Analyst in Cork.



Reporting to the IT Digital Manager in Cork, the role of the Business Analyst is to:

•         Support the Business and Change Management Team in defining business requirements for changes to existing systems and the design of new applications.

•         Analyse and document the functional requirements for the business, The Development team, the Testing team, and other stakeholders within IT and the company.

•         Collaborate with the project team to prioritise requirements and assist the product owner with managing the product backlog.

•         Work closely with the business, developers and testers to resolve issues throughout the development lifecycle.

•         Support projects from inception through the various stages of the development lifecycle into Production and Implementation.

•         Record and report on projects on a regular basis, and monitor progress of projects through the development lifecycle.

•         The Business Analyst may be required to work on a number of projects at the same time, depending on project size and complexity.

•         The Business Analyst will be responsible for delivering changes / projects in an agreed timeframe, and according to the existing Processes and Procedures.

The role and associated responsibilities may change at a future date, in response to IT demands or constraints.




•         Design solutions that best support the business requirements.

•         Act as a functional expert / liaison between the business teams, stakeholders and development teams and assist with the development of user stories.

•         Define and agree the scope of each project.

•         Write Functional Specifications.

•         Monitor, and report on the progress of projects.

•         Assist in the production of business cases.

•         Assist in production of estimates.

•         Identify project assumptions, constraints and risks.

•         Record, track, and resolve project issues.

•         Work with a team to ensure quality assurance.

•         Assist in the implementation of a testing strategy for related projects.

•         Adhere to the company IT Project Methodology & Standards.


•         Gain credibility and establish excellent relationships with the key business stakeholders.

•         Maintain a positive and favourable approach to change.

•         Must be able to work on own initiative in a demanding environment.

•         Show strong communication and interpersonal skills.

•         Work with others, building and maintaining strong professional relationships.

•         Work on multiple projects concurrently and to move between technologies.      

Business & Customer

•         Learn and understand complex business processes.

•         Contribute to the management of relevant partner relationships in the business and with suppliers/3rd parties.

•         Support the business in the review and development of new initiatives and opportunities.

Risk & Control

•         Ensure that risks are identified and managed in a proactive manner and all work practices and processes are fully compliant with company policies and its regulatory requirements.

•         Ensure Audit actions are prioritised and resolved speedily.



Experience and Education


•         Analysis experience of end user systems and applications.

•         Development environments and customer delivery systems.

•         Understanding of Web Services & API’s.

•         Managing & tracking requirements.

•         IT development processes, procedures and standards.

•         Software Development lifecycle in particular how it relates to Mainframe and Client Server systems.

•         Change Management.

•         Project Delivery.


•         3+ years’ experience.

•         Analysis or Development experience of Client Server Systems.

•         Experience in Analysis of systems using ASP.NET / SQL2008 / Web Services / API’s.

•         Creating functional Spec’s.

•         Using bug tracking tools such as Jira.

•         An understanding of security compliance (ISO).

•         Working with Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Further Expected Knowledge & Skills

•         Commercial / Market Acumen - knowledge of IT trends and innovations that are occurring in the market place.

•         Customer Focus and Relationship Management - understanding the importance of delivering customer focused solutions.

•         Demonstrate flexibility in delivering on business priorities.

•         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•         Excellent planning and organisational skills.

•         A formal business analysis qualification (e.g. PRINCE, ISEB Business analysis), whilst not mandatory, would be a distinct advantage, or a 3rd level qualification in an appropriate discipline or appropriate experience level.

•         Formal Project Management skills would also be a distinct advantage.


Contact Details:
Aspira Ltd
Tel: 021 2352550
Contact: Stefania Sartori

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