Senior Business Analyst

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Date: Jun 10, 2022

Location: London, GB Lisbon, PT

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Senior Business Analyst 

Do you like to work in a dynamic, collaborative and ego-free environment to create digital products that our customers love and provide business value?

Do you have a wealth of facilitation experience to orchestrate collaboration, idea generation and communication?

Can you see both the holistic picture while understanding the details?

Can you switch between business, technical and user context?

Well, this role is for you!  

About Us

SN Digital (SND) is a technology division of Springer Nature. We are responsible for maintaining and delivering millions of articles used by researchers, scientists and students around the globe.

 

We are 230 people based in London, Berlin, Lisbon, Pune, New York, Madrid, Dordrecht, and Heidelberg. We work in collaborative, multi-disciplinary delivery teams, developing digital products and services that answer user problems and support business goals.

 

The work is exciting and meaningful.

Our culture is collaborative and friendly.

We encourage and support growth, both personal and professional.

 

Having a good command of English is essential; collaboration is vital in our day-to-day work, so communicating your ideas and understanding others is critical.

 

This role is a terrific opportunity for friendly, curious people who want to get involved in our work, who love to learn, who will embrace and develop our culture, and help make SND a place where people and ideas can thrive.

 

We are intentionally looking to create teams that are diverse and inclusive. Diversity is the mix of culture, background, experience and personality that we all bring; inclusion is getting the mix to work better together. We want every team member to contribute to our shared goals while respecting each other's skills, knowledge and needs.

     

Visit sndigital.springernature.com to learn more about who we are and what we do.

About The Job

We are looking for a skilled and passionate Business Analyst to help us build the best products that enable the research community to advance the progress and understanding of science. Our customer-centric approach is fundamental to the way we work.

 

You will be joining a cross-functional delivery team with different nationalities, backgrounds and experience levels. All team members collaborate to deliver solutions that best satisfy the needs of our business, and we are working to create a culture that encourages new ideas and innovation that best suits Springer Nature's vision. 

About You

  • You like working in a collaborative team with a collective responsibility for the product.
  • You like getting involved with every stage of the software development lifecycle.
  • You can demonstrate experience working successfully with teams to deliver software in an agile manner.
  • Using various facilitation tools and techniques, you can demonstrate your experience in facilitating groups to achieve defined goals and outcomes.
  • You will have excellent communication skills and articulate concepts and ideas from technical and functional business perspectives.
  • You can use available data to inform decisions and build better products.
  • You will have a strong focus on high-quality customer experience and sustainable solutions.
  • You can demonstrate the outstanding analytical ability to solve complex problems.
  • You have proven experience in managing and resolving conflict with stakeholders.
  • Have experience working in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
  • You use your drive, creativity and initiative to move the team forward.
  • You have experience in driving continuous improvement and innovation across teams. 
  • Have experience in coaching and the implementation of agile and lean principles.
  • You are intellectually curious and motivated - constantly looking for more context.
  • You disdain routine and get involved with a wide variety of different activities. 

What you will be doing

Within 3 Months, you will:

  • Strengthen team ceremonies conducted regularly, adding value to the delivery process.
  • Have an understanding of the team's context in the broader programme and business.
  • Have developed relationships with team members and core stakeholders.
  • Be familiar with the technology stack and data landscape
  • Can co-plan, organise and lead group sessions that generate ideas and resolve problems.
  • Can unearth the root cause(s) of pain points and validate business opportunities and problems.
  • Be an active participant of the Business Analyst communities.

By 3-6 months, you will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the team's priorities and communicate this to stakeholders.
  • Build relationships with key providers and dependent teams.
  • Be able to monitor, track and communicate progress, risks and issues to stakeholders.
  • Be able to prioritise competing demands and obtain buy-in from stakeholders.
  • Map, analyse and validate information flows and user journeys to and from the product/service digital estate.
  • Gauge the complexity or scope of a piece of work, collaboratively breaking it into smaller pieces as appropriate.
  • Contribute to blameless post-mortems.
  • Set context with your team to ensure any solutions co-defined provide business value whilst solving customer problems

By 6-12 months, you will:

  • Onboard new members to the team
  • Co-define the complexity or scope of a piece of work, breaking it into smaller pieces when appropriate.
  • Ensure scoped work aligns with programme and company vision
  • Contribute to the design of the system architecture.
  • Understand our customers' internal and external needs and how your work affects their experience.
  • Give and receive constructive feedback within your team.
  • Organise and run sessions with your discipline peers within the Business Analyst community.
  • Actively work alongside your team to define the vision and strategy of your product or service in terms of business and customer outcomes.
  • Define KPIs to measure product/service performance in business and customer outcomes.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the potential opportunities and limitations of your product/service offering
  • Instil a data-driven approach to current and future product/service development.

Day to day responsibilities

As part of an Agile product team, day-to-day, you will:

  • Engage in and facilitate ceremonies such as our daily stand-ups, planning, prioritisation and steering sessions, story kick-offs, collaborative analysis and design workshops, showcases to internal customers and regular retrospectives.
  • Work with our many and varied stakeholders to understand, analyse and scope new work.
  • Support your team members in problem-solving activities to remove blockers and complete agreed-upon work. 

To apply, please upload a copy of your CV and cover letter stating your salary expectations.

 

SPRINGER NATURE - springernature.com

Springer Nature employs more than 10,000 people in over 50 markets and is home to some of the best-known names in research, educational and professional publishing. 

 

We value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.

 

Working at the heart of a changing industry, we are always looking for great people who care about delivering quality to our customers and the communities we work alongside. In return, we provide opportunities to learn from some of the best in the business, with a culture that encourages curiosity and empowers people to find solutions and act on their instincts.

*INTERVIEW/HIRING PROCESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

All interviews will be conducted on the phone or via video conferencing applications during the pandemic. If selected for an interview, we'll get in touch with the details.

 

If you are successful and offered a position, we understand that you may wish to delay your start date; we are happy to be flexible and work with you to suit you best. For now, all roles will be remote and onsite locations will be available if preferable when restrictions ease. 

 

We have implemented a remote onboarding process to ensure new starters have all the equipment, knowledge and contacts they need to start their new career.

 

You will have a dedicated contact throughout the recruitment process to contact any questions on this.

 

Internal applicants please inform your line manager when applying for the role.

Springer Nature is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and wish to submit your application in an alternative format or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process, please get in touch either by phone on +44 (0)207 014 4020 or by email SpringerNatureUKCareers@springernature.com so we can make any necessary arrangements. 

At Springer Nature we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. https://group.springernature.com/jp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion.