Job Description

Business Analyst

INTRODUCTION

Do you want to join a High Velocity Enterprise team as a Business Analyst in Dublin? Do you want to work on innovative initiatives, delivering value for Accenture businesses? If so, this is a great opportunity to be part of a new and growing team, to build strong skills in the latest approaches, to learn strong software engineering techniques and to work with great people in a state-of-the-art innovative environment.

We are passionate about learning, innovation and technology. We are positive, experimental and adaptable. We use lean processes and strive to continuously improve everything that we do. We strive for a work environment that is happy, collaborative and productive.

CIO is a global team that provides best in class technology and employee experiences to support Accenture’s high-performance workforce. Our team’s mission is to produce high quality software and to lead the way in how software engineering should be done. We bring cutting edge technologies and approaches together to deliver at scale across a global enterprise.

LOCATION

We are based at The Dock, Accenture’s global centre for innovation in Dublin. The Dock is a living, breathing innovation hub as an accelerator to help unlock value by design. Operating across all stages of the innovation spectrum, the working environment is open and interactive.

DESCRIPTION

As a Business Analyst you will gather business requirements from stakeholders and document them in user stories. You will also ensure high quality by performing testing activities to confirm that software developed meets the acceptance criteria for each user stories.

RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Gather business requirements from stakeholders

·       Agree and document business requirements in high quality user stories

·       Work collaboratively with product owners, scrum masters, developers and technical architects

·       Prioritise user stories and obtain clarification on business requirements

·       Own the product backlog and backlog refinement

·       Support key stakeholders in identification and resolution of issues

·       Represent at project status meetings and help drive project deliverables

·       Serve as the glue connecting the various disciplines in the project team

·       Continuously improve processes and tools

·       Facilitate and lead team interactions and communications

·       Ensure that the team delivers high quality software on time and that it meets client and user business needs

·       Support the product owner in populating and managing the backlog

·       Ensure high quality by performing testing activities to confirm that software developed meets acceptance criteria for the user stories

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Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS

·      ·       Relevant 3rd level honours degree

·       Self-starter with a passion for quickly learning and implementing new concepts

·       Leadership and collaborative interpersonal skills to engage and motivate team members

·       Strong relationship building and communications skills with ability to present ideas and concepts coherently to senior stakeholders

·       Ability to own and manage content with responsibility for ensuring it is up to date

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Detail oriented with good organisational skills (organising meetings/calls and coordinating activities)

·       Proactive approach to handling issues, risks, dependencies and escalations

·       Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks, work with schedules, manage resources while remaining focused on team goals

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Strong relationship building and interpersonal abilities

·       Proven ability to be proactive, suggest new ideas and to drive tasks to completion

NICE TO HAVE

·      ·       Previous experience as business analyst or tester

·       Experience of writing high quality user stories

·       Background in custom software development

·       Knowledge of Agile development techniques such as Scrum, Kanban or Lean

·       Experience in requirements gathering and documentation on technical projects

·       Passion for continuous improvement

·       Evidence of strong academic achievement

 

ABOUT ACCENTURE

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 373,000 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

Please note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as applicable by law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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