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Business Analyst - Digital Security

  • Location: London, South West London
  • Salary: £500 - £580 per day
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: JT0058808
  • Recruiter: James Thompson

Business Analyst - Digital Security and Risk

Contract role (6 months with chance of extension) for an excellent day rate.

An excellent opportunity to work a global Oil & Gas company based in South West London. My client operates a framework of controls over the security of its IT systems and electronic information that ensures protection against loss of confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability and reporting to a level consistent with the associated risks. The Digital Security & Risk (DS&R) programme is accountable for delivering investment projects and leading change programmes within BP Digital Security & Risk. Areas of key activity include Counter Threat, Process Control Networks and Enterprise Protection.

The Security Business Analyst will join the existing DSR Investment Programme team and provide business analyst and cyber security leadership and expertise to a collection of Operational and change activities within a DS Agile Squad.

Key Accountables

The BA will be responsible for investigating and analyzing business activities and processes and looking to make them more efficient through the improved use of IT resources. BA tasks within the project's lifecycle are to be managed and progress reported into the Agile Leads

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading Stakeholder identification and analysis activities working closely with product owner and Agile Leads/Project Managers.
  • Leading workshops as necessary, to manage and gather both functional and non-functional requirements, User Stories etc.
  • Working with the scrum/DevOps teams and technical SME's ensuring business requirements/Product Backlog items are verified and complete with ongoing business engagement.
  • Carrying out business process mapping, identifying areas for improvement, business process re-engineering and business process analysis where needed.
  • Ensuring the right level of functional knowledge exists in the technical team.
  • Assisting the Agile Leads to run Proof of Concepts, with clear success criteria and analyzing results, drawing up conclusions and recommendations to gain agreement.
  • Ensuring consistent approaches to documenting 'As-Is' and 'To-Be' processes and procedures.
  • Lead test planning and testing, driving the test strategy / approach and producing any relevant materials to ensure business requirements are met.
  • Developing and provide standardized user acceptance testing scenarios and training materials.
  • Working with the product/service owners and Agile Leads to ensure BA's define backlog items representing clear business value / risk reduction.
  • Monitoring and reporting progress of agreed backlog items to the Agile Lead highlighting blockers, progress and ongoing activity to ensure consistent delivery.
  • Helping develop fit for purpose service models.

Providing clear communication on upcoming changes to business/product owners.

Essential Requirements

The BA will be able to demonstrate experience of leadership and working in Agile Teams along with delivery using modern agile/iterative/scrum delivery approaches or traditional methodologies as appropriate, to fit large/small, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects. Candidates are expected to be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong Business Analysis experience using a variety of techniques including Agile and Waterfall.
  • Strong One Team ethic and able to work closely with all team members
  • Good understanding of all stages in a project lifecycle
  • Ability to lead agile ceremonies with a strong grasp of agile approaches including Scrum and Kanban.
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders and product owners to resolve conflicts and complete assigned objectives
  • Experience in Cyber security for both large and small corporate environments including the following:
    • Comprehension of Security Operations across Cyber Threat Operations covering tools, vendors & techniques.
  • Acting as an interface for Cyber matters to non-technical business resources.
  • Presenting recommendations to different stakeholders and gaining sign-off by addressing queries from different stakeholders.
  • Resolving conflict across technical, non-technical and business teams for security solutions.
  • Documenting business, security, technical and operational requirements derived from self-driven business workshops and user forums.
  • Working with customers on IT deployment projects relating to infrastructure and applications deployments.
  • Engagement with key stakeholders at senior levels in the business and IT organisation, demonstrating leadership.

Leading requirements gathering for complex blocks of work with a wide range of stakeholders.

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