Business Analyst *2

Job Title: Business Analyst *2
Department: Strategy Deployment Department
Reports: Head of Strategy Execution
Location: Cavan / Blanchardstown


Job Summary

Acting as a conduit to and from the business, responsible for identifying change needs, assessing the impact of the change, capturing and documenting requirements and then ensuring that those requirements are delivered at satisfactory quality levels by IT whilst supporting the business through the implementation process.


Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Ensure delivery team understands business objectives, requirements and project success criteria
  • Works closely with the business to identify and maximise opportunities to use information and technology to improve product, service and/or program business processes in line with agreed strategic approach
  • Elicit requirements and scoping using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, shadowing, site visits and other appropriate techniques
  • Translating client requirements and scoping suing standard UML diagrams and/or Agile stories
  • Collaborating with user experience and design teams to perform traceability of solution to design and business requirements
  • Prioritising work based on value, risks and dependencies
  • Coordinate the development of all approved versions of functional specifications. Reviews use cases and other technical documents with the Technical Lead to ensure business requirements are adequately reflected in technical planning documents
  • Review and approve functional test plans, scripts and test cases
  • Review and approve quality assurance practices, end user test plans and other QA assessments within the prescribed standards
  • Ensures that all tests are conducted and documented according to the standards agreed upon by the Product Owner and Technical Lead
  • Responsible for the overall success of testing, including results verification and release sign-off
  • Coordinates groups of business personnel who test, evaluate and validate new functions and applications, and identify issues in software or services
  • Facilitates business signoff to the Project Manager to release code to production
  • Ensure business understanding of faults identified within the test phases
  • Review and provide feedback on implementation plans
  • Provide material to the business to assist them with drafting of COP’s and training documents for changes being implemented
  • Post implementation support
  • Coordinate front-end post-implementation checks to verify changes are implemented



  • Relevant Third Level Qualification
  • Business Analysis qualification e.g. PMBOK etc


Experience & Knowledge

  • 3 years + Business Analyst experience
  • BA on large projects which were cross functional with significant business impact, covered multiple stakeholders across many organisational levels and across multi-tier architectural solutions
  • The ability to influence while maintaining relationships with stakeholders from across the business units
  • Proven knowledge of software methodologies and the QA function within
  • Solid understanding of BA tools & techniques
  • Proven Adherence to Governance
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word & Visio
  • Financial services experience preferably within the insurance industry
  • Experience of Agile methodology would be advantageous



  • Excellent communication skills – shares clear and appropriately detailed information (written and oral), with an ability to provide valuable information related to the project status in a timely and effective manner
  • Relationship management - capable of working with all levels within the organisation by building the required relationships
  • Ability to continuously improve business analysis processes, tools and templates as required for the project
  • Excellent analytical, reporting, people/motivation skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Seeks opportunities to improve upon existing technologies, processes, and practices
  • Demonstrates personal energy and a positive attitude that influences others
  • Team Player
  • Good analytical skills – identifies issues and their potential root causes; makes decisions considering benefits and costs, balances analysis with decisiveness


Liberty Insurance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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