Business Analyst

 Location: Edinburgh
 Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

Business Analyst


Meraki Talent’s boutique asset management client in Edinburgh are currently looking for a Business Analyst to join them on a permanent basis. To carry out methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business process in terms of functions and processes, and the information and systems used. Work as part of a cross functional agile team to quickly and efficiently analyse, create and test changes that provide real business value. This role offers and excellent opportunity to join a truly Agile organisation.



Background of the Business Analyst;

  • Collaborating with the Product Owner to create and refine user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Participating in PI Planning and creating Iteration plans and Team PI Objectives
  • Developing and committing to Team PI Objectives and Iteration plans
  • Working with the Product Owner to confirm that the change reflects the desired functionality
  • Conducting research, contributing to design, prototyping and other exploration activities
  • Planning & executing acceptance tests in conjunction with SME’s
  • Support the Program Team and Epic owners with methodical analysis, domain knowledge and necessary documentation.
  • Support the business in the creation and alteration of Target Operating Models and supporting documentation.
  • Work with and challenge key individuals in the business including Operations and IT, and suppliers (where necessary) to improve the clarity of user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Contribute to the selection of new business solutions; participate in the evaluation phase within the Request for Information (RFI) process.
  • Contribute to the proper maintenance of stories and tasks within the teams Jira board.



Essential skills / experience;

  • Experience in business analysis activities.
  • Experience in carrying out structured analysis, documenting business requirements/user stories, process design, acceptance testing and post implementation support.
  • Experience in a complex environment, involving multiple business areas, and external and internal clients and suppliers.
  • Requirement gathering and analysis techniques
  • Understanding of Agile principles and the Scrum framework



Desirable skills / experience;

  • BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis
  • SQL Querying (of MS SQL Databases)
  • Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience in an investment management environment.
  • Scrum master certification (PSM1 or CSM)


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Business Manager - IT & Change

Andy MacEwan

In 2018 Andy joined Meraki Talent, with a focus on technology and change roles across Scotland. Andy is an experienced recruiter with an impressive list of successful placements having worked in the industry for over 15 years. Andy has a strong background delivering a variety of recruitment solutions covering permanent recruitment, fixed term contracts, managed services and statements of work across technology and business change.