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Location: Manchester Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000
Sector: Business Analyst  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 07/22/2019
Business Analyst/Scrum Master Ronald James Group 2018-10-18

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Understand, document and manage business requirements.
  • Act as the Scrum Master where necessary working with matrix teams across Europe and India
  • Facilitating Sprint Planning sessions, backlog ranking sessions with stakeholders, Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives
  • Conduct research to determine if solutions to business requirements currently exist, and if not, whether new solutions are feasible.
  • Define & deliver functional requirements.
  • Partner with the QA team to create detailed test plans.
  • Participate in test case/script & results review for completeness, accuracy and improvement opportunity.
  • Coordinate with QA teams in Business and Technology blocks to ensure full coverage of testing and test result validation
  • Communicate regularly with project stakeholders and provide consistent follow up on the status of issues.
  • Actively participate and sometimes conduct team status meetings.
  • Drive excellence in requirements gathering & capture.
  • Participate in the generation of high-quality support documentation and diagrams on collaborative platforms e.g. Wiki.
  • Track and report overall project progress ensuring stakeholders and other interested parties are kept informed.
  • Adhere to appropriate departmental and company procedures and policies: change control, security, auditing, release promotion, configuration management, incident management.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong Finance industry experience managing Finance based projects as per agile methodology
  • 5+ years of payments (preferably in card issuing but this is not critical) experience. Visa/MasterCard, ISO8583 is a must.
  • Experience in the financial sector
  • Experience in working as part of a technology team delivering a low latency, high volume multi-tier application.
  • A logical approach and ability to think outside the box when problem-solving and the flexibility to work in a fast-changing environment.
  • Technical development or software implementation experience.
  • Ability to deal with both technical and non-technical staff and all levels of management
  • Experience as a Scrum Master
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal skills
  • A great communicator
  • Strong Finance industry experience managing Finance based projects as per agile methodology
  • Highly motivated with good attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills enabling effective communication and conflict management.
  • Enterprise experience using work tracking and reporting tools


  • Experience in the financial sector.
  • Experience in writing and using Transact-SQL queries
  • Experience of working in a high-pressure environment where system functionality has a direct effect on the bottom line.
  • Expertise in using the Atlassian toolset (JIRA and Confluence)
  • Proven experience with several of the following would be beneficial.
    • SQL servers
    • .NET
    • Firewalls
    • Internet security
    • SOAP
    • HTML
    • Java Frameworks
    • IIS Server knowledge

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