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Senior Technology Business Analyst

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 10/19/2017 10:15:48 AM London, London United Kingdom
Job Description

Position: Senior Technology Business Analyst

Enterprise Business Systems 


Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) owns the strategy, delivery and support of internal business platforms. These span the Thomson Reuters organization, providing capabilities to the following business functions: Marketing, Selling, Fulfillment, Billing & Collections, Service, Support & Finance, plus Business Intelligence. EBS works closely with executive stakeholders to define and execute a global EBS plan. We are focused on maximising efficiencies through standardisation and work to harmonise processes, culture and information to support business objectives.

Role Summary


The EBS Business Analyst plays a vital role bridging business and technology, by possessing a strong understanding of both domains. They engage with stakeholders to understand strategy, desired needs, outcomes and eliciting detailed requirements. They combine this TO-BE position with knowledge of AS-IS business environments, processes, target architectural and technology capability. Using their skill and judgment, tools, techniques and standards, they recommend solution options to meet the business goal.

As a key member of the Digital Customer Program, you will play a pivotal role evolving solutions for this high profile initiative to transform the Thomson Reuters Digital experience. Your role will be to take responsibility and/or potentially lead an agile workstream, proactively grooming backlog requirements, preparing user journeys and use cases, liaising with the product owner daily and advocating agile methods across various stakeholder groups.

You will have experience of previous digital or automation initiatives, integrating different Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms, operating in an agile delivery methodology.

Major Responsibilities/Accountability

  • Define solutions, considering all viable options. Challenge thinking and test benefits, in order to identify the best solutions for the organisation.
  • Groom backlogs, preparing user journeys and use cases, act as an advocate of the Product Owner or Stakeholders, through agile project structure.
  • Engage heavily with the User Experience (UX) teams to collaborate on Customer Journey mapping and high level requirements (that feed through to the backlog).
  • Part of daily SCRUM team meetings and driving requirements through to being in a ‘Ready’ state, based on criteria agreed within the project team.
  • Builds a trusted relationship with technical teams, becoming an advocate for impact to their domain, understanding delivery roadmaps and identifying dependencies between initiatives
  • Maintain awareness of team and company culture, act responsibly, ethically and operate with diversity in all actions
  • Assists testing teams in the translation of requirements into test cases and ensures application architecture and systems functionality meets business requirements
  • Develop and maintain an awareness of all enabling technologies supported by EBS 

Scope and Impact 

  • Key member of an agile project team. 
  • Exercises judgment in executing within defined procedures and practices.
  • Operates with little instruction on day-to-day complex work with some technical or managerial guidance. 
  • Identifies and participates in implementing changes to existing processes to improve delivery of BA services and procedures.

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Core competency in business analysis, through experience in multiple, large-scale projects, or formal training
  • Strong understanding and proven experience working in an agile domain
  • Experience in complex analysis of processes, requirements and tools
  • Experience facilitating workshops and interviews, eliciting requirements from senior stakeholders, subject matter experts or users
  • Experience working on a large scale programs or projects implementing technology

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience of other SDLC roles such as Project Management, Architecture or Development
  • A second language, preferably Spanish or Portuguese
  • Experience specific technologies such as Salesforce, SAP or BI related technologies

Education/Certification

  • Certification in Business Analysis, by a recognisable institution, such as IIBA 
  • Excellent communication, presentation and customer engagement skills
  • Degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience

Behavioral Competencies 

  • Focusing on Customers
  • Collaborating across Boundaries
  • Driving Results
  • Championing Innovation

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


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Locations
London-United Kingdom
Req #: JREQ086193
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: Technology Development
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