Lead Business Analyst

BAE Systems.
12 Dec 2018
19 Feb 2019
Job Type
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
Job Profile
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence specialises in collecting, managing and exploiting information to reveal actionable intelligence. We use this capability to help government and commercial clients reveal intelligence, maintain security and strengthen resilience in today's complex operating environment. We also use our skills to assist clients with other information-intensive problems such as achieving regulatory compliance and understanding customer behaviour.
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is looking for Business Analysts and Lead Business Analysts to join our Consulting Workforce, to work across our full range of clients in central Government, National Security and the Private Sector. We are looking for individuals that have solid business experience undertaking requirements analysis and business process modelling demonstrating best practice and stakeholder management to achieve this. Successful candidates will need to be able to work effectively as part of a small consulting engagement, and be equally able to operate within a larger System Integration project defining and delivering a complex business transformation.

What you will be doing
As a Business Analyst or Lead Business Analyst you will lead on the interaction with clients to identify business issues or areas for improvement, document and articulate these to stakeholders and then support the implementation of the resulting solutions. Through gaining a detailed understanding of the client's organisation and the context in which the engagement has been initiated, you may be involved with process design or requirement management consulting engagements. You will build a close working relationship with the client to understand their needs, articulate solutions and implement changes. You will be expected not only to deliver value to our clients but also contribute to the capability and the growth of the business analysis community with Applied Intelligence.

What we are looking for
  • A strong degree in areas such as business studies, economics, psychology, mathematics, science or engineering;
  • Extensive experience of delivering business analysis activities with private and/or public sector organisations;
  • Strong client facing skills and evidence of continued career progression;
  • A passion for your chosen specialist field with knowledge of latest thinking;
  • An ability to work collaboratively with challenging clients;
  • Demonstrable experience of gathering and documenting business requirements, including planning and leading workshops;
  • Full project and development lifecycle experience, from requirements capture and design through to supporting the testing and delivery;
  • Experience in the use of formal structured methodologies and representation methods (e.g. UML and use cases, BPM, root cause analysis);
  • Ability to articulate technology in terms that stakeholders can understand and the understanding of the impact of change on the business and providing necessary support;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and able to communicate confidently and effectively at any level of the organisation.

Specific current requirements
In addition to ongoing demand for business analysts with the skills and competencies listed above, we have particular current demand for candidates that meet the following criteria:
  • Digital Business Analysis;
  • Agile Business Analysis;
Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.
Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.
We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
Division Overview: Commercial Solutions
BAE Systems has been in the business of protecting some of the world's most important assets and networks for over 100 years. We apply the same techniques, intelligence and strategy used in defending nations and governments to businesses as well.  That's us - Commercial Solutions - a division of BAE Systems that specializes in providing businesses around the globe with the products and services they need to stay protected in today's connected world.

We offer a broad portfolio of on premise, managed and cloud-based products and services that are proven to protect our clients against financial crime and persistent cyber attackers. 
We aim to be a global industry-leading, cyber and financial crime products business and will do this by leveraging the BAE Systems brand and by delivering higher grade security solutions for our clients.

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