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Business Integration Team Lead/Associate Manager

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00478494

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Business Integration Team Lead/Associate Manager
Location: London, Manchester
Remuneration: £43,000 to £80,000
Job Sector: Accenture Technology
Job Type: Permanent
Travel: up to 100% (variable)
 
Welcome to Accenture, one of the world's leading providers of technology and management consulting services. Accenture is answering real business challenges for our clients through innovation and deep industry knowledge. Do you want to work in an environment where the bar is raised every day and high performance is just the entry ticket? In return, you will be working for an employer recognised for:
 
  • Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to work for
  • A Top employer within The Times Top 50 Employers for Women
 
Successful applicants will work across a wide variety of industry sectors including financial services, communications and media, utilities, government, health and public service, and retail. The role will involve spending a large proportion of time at client sites so flexibility with work location is essential.
 
 
Key features of the role:
 
Working in Business Integration within our Advanced Technology and Architecture group, you will help define scope and requirements for complex business problems, writing use cases or user stories, and creating functional designs. You will also describe the expected behaviour of the system and its integration with other IT systems in enterprise architecture including API (Application Programming Interface) designs.
 
You will be part of an Accenture or a client team, working closely with the Business and IT stakeholders from our clients or third party team(s) to understand and define their business requirements and develop/evolve the functional design. 
 
What we're looking for:
 
Business Integration Team Leads and Associate Managers will lead the functional and non-functional requirement elicitation and/or drive the functional design. The candidate should be familiar with other aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
 
You should have previous experience working in Technology Delivery as a Senior Business Analyst, Functional Architect or Product Owner, and have also been involved in creation of technical designs and/or test models. It is highly desirable to have worked in API (Application Programming Interface) design or requirement definition, as well as other SDLC experience from your previous roles.
 
You have some technical experience from previous roles and experience performing a functional expert role to drive requirements, define functional designs, and test models (as necessary).  You apply both functional knowledge and technical expertise during Requirements Analysis to deliver innovative solutions for our clients.
 
You will be working from client site hence flexibility to travel is mandatory for this role.
Key responsibilities: 
  • Eliciting, analysing and documenting using a variety of requirements elicitation techniques and providing both functional and technical expertise.
  • Organising and leading requirement gathering/functional design workshops with stakeholders and users
  • Creating functional and high-level technical designs working with Accenture and client teams, including ability to design APIs. Familiarity with API first development will be an advantage 
  • Establishing and managing requirements traceability to verify requirements coverage and completeness
  • Ability to represent business interests i.e. challenging tactical or solution type requirements/short term fixes, that could possibly hinder future flexibility and cost of ownership.
  • Supervising the design and implementation of analyses that will identify requirements related to people, processes and technology
  • Work with Project Managers to deliver quality, effective software in line with their existing development process.
  • Assisting in identifying, analysing, mitigating and responding to project and operational risks
  • Adopting or establishing an efficient and effective set of processes and standards to continuously improve quality
  • Assisting in determining resource status and needs, and assisting in deploying resources
  • Mentoring of team members and business analysts
  • Working with client stakeholders to ensure that captured requirements are measurable, testable and have an associated business benefit
  • Excellent client stakeholder engagement skills.
Required skills, qualifications and experience: 
  • Experience of leading small to mid-size teams
  • Experience of leading requirements analysis/functional design phases of SDLC 
  • Hands-on experience of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in technical roles and as a business analyst and/or functional architect
  • Experience in capturing and documenting requirements using a range of requirement elicitation techniques
  • Experience in functional design and system integration/user acceptance testing either within development or test
  • Experience in business process modelling, UML modelling, storyboards and requirements management/traceability. Familiarity with industry standard business process model frameworks is beneficial
  • Experience in performing a Fit/Gap analysis to support requirements definition.
  • Understanding of API design methodologies and frameworks such as REST APIs and API first development. Previous experience of leading the API design/development will be advantageous
  • Experience in working with cloud, SAAS, Agile, cloud first design approach, mobile first design approach and DevOps will be highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills with client stakeholders of all levels  
  • BCS or IIBA certifications in business analysis - Preferred but not mandatory
  • Agile Product Owner or Scrum Master certifications – Preferred but not mandatory.
Professional skills:
  • Ability to lead a high-performing, motivated workgroup by applying interpersonal and collaboration skills to achieve project goals and realise value
  • Ability to create an environment that motivates individuals to work collaboratively as a team
  • Leadership and performance management skills
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills.
Package:
 
As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including competitive holiday, gym subsidies, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive pension scheme.
 
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent)
 
What's in it for you?
 
If you are looking for a challenging IT career working in a vibrant environment with access to training, and expertise, this could be the role for you. As part of our Business Integration team, you'll be working with the latest technologies, tools and software and will have the opportunity to deepen existing business and technology skills on the job and competitive offerings in the market place. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
Next Steps
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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