Senior Agile Business Analyst

Available in: London

Job Description

What you'll do

As a Senior Business Analyst and a vital part of the Scrum team, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that your team has a grasp on the business needs, and will facilitate the analysis and design of cost-effective solutions; solutions which will improve the quality of people’s lives.


You’ll be responsible for articulating problems and proposed solutions in ways understood by all stakeholders and members of your team – both technical and business. You’ll work with others to build features and technical components of a product or service. You’ll identify any risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies to help ensure a successful delivery.


You’ll facilitate and participate in workshops and discussions, ultimately aiming to understand business problems and achieve a joint understanding of user needs. 


You'll also:

  • Confidently analyse data to make recommendations and inform decisions.
  • Establish strong working relationships with a range of senior stakeholders  to gain an understanding of business needs and to support the delivery of business value.
  • Advocate Agile practices, you'll inspire agile behaviours and promote the concept of a minimum viable product.


Who you are:

You’re currently working in a commercial or technical environment, with experience as part of a consulting firm or other client-facing roles. You’ve worked in an Agile team and have experience in delivery. Your knowledge doesn’t stop there, as you have a strong understanding of other methodologies and frameworks such as Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban. 


You’re great at communicating with your stakeholders - business or technical, are comfortable making constructive suggestions or challenging when required. You facilitate conversations with ease.  


You thrive in Agile environments, and you are a competent user story creator, articulating the business and technical needs in a format that is easily consumable by the delivery team. You possess a great awareness of commercial realities and have a firm handle on project constraints.


You are also: 

  • Analytical and a natural problem solver, 
  • Adept at understanding and accurately modelling business processes, identifying areas for improvement and translating business requirements into cost-effective functional requirements.  
  • Someone who loves sharing their experience with their team, mentoring them where possible, as well as participating in meetups of interest or online communities.  


What you’ll get

We’ve built a truly creative, stimulating and rewarding work environment at Kainos. You’ll plot out your own career path, with access to bespoke training through our MAP training academy. You’ll be surrounded by people looking to learn and grow while mentoring and developing those around them.


Through MAP, we'll ensure you can attend some of our specialised courses in conjunction with universities and external training providers, and we will give you the time to drive your own development. You’ll be challenged, and you’ll be given the autonomy to meet those challenges.


We offer an exciting package, consisting of a competitive basic salary – two innovation days per month for you to work on what you want, excellent pension, training and development opportunities, £250 towards a non-work focused course of your choice annually, opportunities to travel and attend industry-leading conferences and a whole host of other benefits such as family-friendly working hours and social events.

Who we are

What we do is mind-blowing: we use cutting-edge digital technology to change the way the world works. Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives.     


We are a trusted partner for Government, leading the digital transformation of public services by delivering smarter, faster, better solutions. We have a proven track record of delivery, having played a central role in more than 40 government digital projects.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate.


Additional Info:

Kainos is a professional services organisation with clients spread across the globe and we deliver projects both from client site, and from our offices. While we will attempt to base you on projects near or at your contracted office location, you need to be willing to travel to client sites and spend time away during the week if it is required.


Given the range and nature of work that we carry out for our clients, all Kainos employees are required to possesses up to date security clearance (Basic Disclosure, Access NI etc), if you do not already possess this, you will be asked to apply for it prior to joining Kainos. Details on how to apply for this will be included in your offer letter

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.