Technical Analyst

@ Link Group (Australia, Australia) 9 days ago


Working as an integral part of the Technical Analyst team, you will provide analysis of business requirements to produce Functional Specifications for required system changes. Assist the business with clarifying requirements and identifying alternative solutions. Support the Development and Test team members throughout the System Development Life Cycle.

Key Accountabilities and Main Responsibilities

  • Analyse Business Requirement Documents to identify technical solutions in consultation with the IT Architects considering all databases, application, business process and system implications.

  • Liaise with key Business Stakeholders to provide expertise, and to seek clarification on, Business Requirements.

  • Investigate, gather and document requirements for enhancements to Systems

  • Provide specialist expertise on a specification design criteria to developers and test analysts for all supported Systems.

  • Arrange and chair Business and Technical meetings, where required, to facilitate technical solution outcomes.

  • Complete Business Requirements, Experience writing Functional Specifications and/or Technical Specifications is MUST to have.

  • Ensure solution design meets business requirements and solution is understood by Technical Development and Test Teams.

  • Perform peer review and sign-off of business and technical SDLC deliverables for other team members.

  • Accurate and regular time and task recording to ensure effort expended on tasks can be monitored and reported against.

  • Assist with any of the SDLC testing phases to provide clarifications and respond to enquiries.

  • Assist with escalated Production Support issues and conduct root cause analysis.

  • Investigate and consult on pragmatic alternatives for short, medium and long term solutions to a problem.

  • Provide Technical Specification effort estimates.

  • Complete Traceability and/or data mapping matrixes as part of Solution Design alignment with Business Requirements and other IT delivery teams, as required.

  • Be proactive in identifying and implementing improvements to processes and procedures within the team and greater IT group.

  • Manage and balance client and stakeholder expectations and report and escalate where needed.

  • Work and collaborate with third and/or vendor parties to deliver integrated system solutions.

  • Logging and accessing technical solutions within the JIRA database and thoroughly documenting the status of all client liaisons and communications.

  • Where required act as a mentor for more junior technical analysts, including developing and delivering training (Intermediate and Senior levels).

  • Act as a technical or team lead as required (Senior level).

  • SQL query writing to support analysis tasks (Senior level).

Experience & Personal Attributes

  • 2+ Years IT, Business domain or Technical Analysis experience (Associate level).

  • 3+ Years of demonstrable competency as Technical Analyst or equivalent role (Intermediate level).

  • 10+ Years of demonstrable high competency as Technical Analyst or equivalent role with at least two years in a technical lead role (Senior level).

  • Experience in API & Microservices is a MUST to have.

  • Should have worked on Agile methodology.

  • MUST have experience in writing technical and functional specification documents.

  • Business and Technical Analysis experience and/or product knowledge in Superannuation, Insurance, Managed Funds and Registry Services highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of Link Group’s supported IT systems is highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of Link Group IT’s software development cycles.

  • Working knowledge and application of SQL.

  • Working knowledge of MS office products.

  • Adaptability to working hours in order to meet business needs.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Sound understanding of IT application and system design best practice.

  • Experience working in an outsourced or offshored environment.

  • Tertiary Qualifications in IT or a related field highly desirable.

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