Agile Business Analyst

Job Title: Agile Business Analyst

Department: Product

Reporting to: Head of Product

Location: Reading, Berkshire, UK

Type (Full/Part time): Permanent Full Time

Job Context: Autino are seeking an enthusiastic and talented individual to identify how opportunities and concepts can be converted into innovative products and features customer experiences. We are an expanding company with blue-chip backing, producing multiple online products which offer different solutions to the automotive market and their customers.

Responsibilities:

  • You will work alongside the Product Owner translating requirements and prototypes into user stories for developers
  • Gathering requirements, creating user stories, acceptance criteria, providing project estimates, understanding the building of a release plan
  • Assist with user personas, and user flow diagrams and flow charts
  • Being heavily involved during all stages of the delivery process; Planning, designing, developing, testing and deploying of solutions and their related features
  • Participate in the Scrum meetings, work very closely with the developers and understand their realistic capabilities and provide feedback to the Product Team and clients
  • Ensure the development team deliver items to an agreed understanding of done that meets the expectation of quality, security and functionality
  • Prioritise work for planning in sprints
  • Participate in SCRUM meetings: stand-up, planning, review and retrospectives
  • Review work as it is being produced to give more guidance, greater definition, resolve product related questions where needed and confirm suitability

 

Essential Skills & Requirements:

  • Experience of working in a SCRUM team and following an AGILE process (2 yrs.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to write concise specifications
  • Use of a ticket tracking tool e.g. Jira, Visual Studio
  • Understanding of Web technology (HTML, JavaScript, CSS) and digital platforms in general
  • Excellent time management and planning skills
  • Ability to visualise and describe complex workflows and user flows
  • Ability to prioritise and group features
  • Ability to work with UI/UX resources to develop wireframes and mock-ups
  • The ability to work closely alongside developers; understand the technology, its capabilities and knowing what’s feasible
  • An understanding of the importance of extracting and creating functional specifications, user requests and user needs
  • Be able to act as a proxy product Owner sometimes, so you have to be very confident in supporting them and keen in helping manage the Product strategy and maintain the backlogs
  • Be personable and with great communication skills and be pro-active
  • Be able to communicate with senior level stakeholders and involve yourself not just from the requirements gathering, but also guiding customers and advising on tricky situations)
  • Be able to think on your feet, act autonomously and take responsibility.

 

Desirable Skills:

  • Fluent in spoken English
  • Fluent in writing English
  • BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.