Agile Business Analyst

05 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Job Title: Agile Business Analyst Reports to: Lead Project Manager Brand: EasyRoommate Salary: 45-55k Hours: Full time Location: Piccadilly Circus Contract type: Permanent Job Description DM-Companies are currently looking for an experienced Agile Business Analyst to join the team at EasyRoommate to work within our Project development team. The right candidate will have proven experience working on web based projects within a highly Agile environment. You must be willing to drive projects forward and be keen to collaborate working with the Developers, SEO teams and Project Managers to deliver web projects to the highest quality. This position will give you the opportunity to work in cross functional teams, be a driver of an Agile way of working and contribute to a thriving digital business. Objective of the role: Develop and write user stories that directly support the primary objective of the project and are appropriate size for iterative development Facilitate regular meetings with project team, sponsors, and stakeholders. Solicit stakeholder feedback to validate priorities Collaborate with the team on Sprint Planning and assist with planning to accomplish items from backlog Design wireframes for business partners and clients. Manage backlog by creating a prioritized list, product backlog, and assists the team in breaking down the pieces into smaller, more manageable pieces and build it incrementally. Provide metrics to team and stakeholder to bring visibility on progress. Participate in the QA process by developing clear, specific, and testable acceptance criteria and performing hand-off to QA At the end of the Sprint, participate with team in review of the product and a retrospective Participate in backlog management and maintain an emphasis on user experience and specifications Participate in daily stand-up meetings, planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives Technical Skills Proven Business Analysis experience within an digital web environment Must have experience in Agile experience (Scrum/TDD/BDD/Kanban) Must have a working knowledge of SEO Experience working on high level software development projects Senior Stakeholder management experience Polished communication skills Jira/Confluence and MS project experience Experience and Skills: Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures Maintain a product mindset Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition Technical understanding of infrastructure components, their dependencies, and interactions between servers, virtual systems, networks, databases, web applications, etc Ability to proactively participate in customer engagements, follow direction from lead technicians, work with customers, and participate in technical planning Possess strong communications and facilitation skills About us DM-Companies is a privately owned entrepreneurial company, practicality and innovation are at the forefront of what we do. Responsible for two successful businesses Easyroommate and Vivastreet and now the new gay dating mobile app on the market Ziipr. Our Aim is to provide an easy to use online platforms to offer useful local services. Our office in the UK is located in the heart of Soho in central London and has an exciting vibrant atmosphere. Joining us means joining a multicultural team of 18 nationalities. Vivastreet is a free classifieds website with more than 35 million users monthly across 13 countries, our aim is to offer our users a simple and sociable shopping and selling experience through its extensive choice of adverts ranging from buy and sell services, properties, cars, events, pets, friendships, love and much more, all in their local area. Easyroommate is the world's leading flatshare website, we have sites in 25 countries globally and 2.5 million users monthly, with our added first-class customer service team and a growing community of users, Easyroommate is the easiest way for people to rent a spare room and showcase it to an audience of millions. Ziipr is a new innovative gay dating mobile app, launched in 2016 and is quickly expanding and causing a stir in the gay dating market. We look after everyone who works for us, in exchange for your dedication we offer: • Regular training and development programs • Social events • Company lunch every other Friday We are a vibrant business full of creative and passionate people who enjoy sharing ideas and working on exciting new projects. To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter explaining why you would be suitable for the position. Please note due to the volume of applications received for this position we are only able to contact successful candidates **NO AGENCIES PLEASE** All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK on a permanent basis SkillsAgile Business Analysis, Agile Software Development, #communicationSectors