Business Analyst and Technical Business Analyst

Location

Bristol, London, Warrington

 

About the job

Summary

Join us and be part of a fast-paced team working together to fight serious and organised crime across the UK. If you like a challenge and enjoy a varied workday, you’ll feel at home here. At the NCA we put our people first, providing opportunities for you to grow and succeed as individuals and working together as part of a team. Love learning? Great, we’re looking for self-starters who we can support through our professional communities and training to further your knowledge and development. We’re growing and evolving, and we need people like you to help us achieve our ambition of putting data exploitation at the heart of our fight against serious and organised crime.

This advert is for two roles: Business Analyst and Technical Business Analyst. Candidates are asked to express a preference for the role for which they wish to be considered in their application.

Business Analyst
A Business Analyst (BA) will work as part of a multi-disciplined team undertaking discovery to identify and investigate complex problems, gather and articulate requirements to inform technical solutions that provide new approaches to policing and support operational teams to work in new ways with data and tools.

Technical Business Analyst
A Technical Business Analyst will work as part of a multi-disciplined team undertaking discovery to identify and investigate complex problems, gather and articulate requirements and design technical solutions, developing new approaches to policing and supporting operational teams to work in new ways with data and tools.

Job description

The NCA’s mission is to protect the public and to lead the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime (SOC). By joining us in NDEC, you are not only joining a key component of the NCA’s Operations - Intelligence Command, but are also joining part of the UK’s national security capabilities focused on tackling the greatest threats to the UK population and interests through the use of data exploitation and data science. This is an area that has grown significantly in recent years and will continue to grow as we adapt and respond to the ever-increasing expansion of technology and data in our personal and commercial lives.

NDEC are, and will be, at the heart of this response and you will be joining a team of dedicated and diverse professionals who are all committed to making NDEC and the NCA a success.

Business Analyst
What are we looking for?
• Excellent stakeholder management and consultative skills.
• Good analytical problem-solving skills.
• Strong meeting and workshop facilitation skills.
• Experience of refining development backlogs and prioritising features with users.
• High-level knowledge of the data science methods and cloud-based data science tools, including an overview of advantages and limitations.

Technical Business Analyst
What are we looking for?
• Good analytical problem-solving skills.
• Excellent stakeholder management and consultative skills.
• Experience of communicating technical requirements to a non-technical audience.
• Knowledge of efficient and effective ways of using data science to tackle business and organisational challenges.
• An understanding of ethical considerations of data science approaches.
 

Responsibilities

Business Analyst
What will I be doing?
• Stakeholder engagement: Work with customers and key stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle to ensure the design and solution delivery aligns with business needs.
• Discovery: Conduct Discovery work using document analysis, interview, workshops and data analysis to understand and define business problems.
• Requirements gathering: Capture, validate, analyse and manage business requirements to inform solution design and customer guided data science testing.
• Translating requirements: Work with colleagues to translate business requirements into technical design.
• Business Design: Document ‘to be’ business designs to support strategic and operational goals and enable smarter working (through improved us of IT, data and/or process change).
• Agile principles: Work in an Agile way using Agile tools and techniques (Scrum, Kanban).
• Collaboration: Advance the BA community through the sharing of best practice, active participation in the BA Community of Practice and mentoring others.

Technical Business Analyst
What will I be doing?
• Requirements Gathering and Management: Capture, analyse and translate business requirements to inform technical solution design.
• Communication and Stakeholder Engagement: Build working relationships with colleagues and customers to understand their needs and define requirements, develop skills and establish cross-functional working.
• Logic and Critical Thinking: Apply appropriate analytical methods and software tooling to datasets and articulate the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
• Application of Data Science: Knowledge of modern data science techniques to explore solutions to meet customers’ needs.
• Process Design: Develop processes for direct data capture and analysis.
• Collaboration: Share and disseminate knowledge and findings across the broader analytical and NCA community as appropriate.

***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***

Qualifications

Technical Business Analyst only

The following qualifications/skills are essential to the role and proof will be required at interview:

• 2:1 in a STEM degree

Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV.

Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate.

Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Changing and Improving

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Experience of understanding, analysing and documenting business processes, designs, requirements, activities and IT systems ('as is' and 'to be').
  • Experience of requirements capture – including production of appropriately structured, validated and prioritised functional specifications and production of User Stories.
  • Knowledge of efficient and effective ways of using data to tackle business and organisational challenges.

Benefits

If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).

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