IT Business Analyst

Canada Life Limited
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
14 May 2022
13 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.

Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.

Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.
What we're building
We now need a Business Analyst to support the transformation and the future growth of the business, simplifying our IT architecture by removing legacy systems and delivering new solutions that provide market-leading services for our colleagues, customers and advisers.

Job Summary
The Business Analyst:

• supports the facilitation of business change through the articulation of business needs reflected in the Business Case.
• using a range of elicitation, analysis techniques the Business Analyst will facilitate the alignment of stakeholder perspectives to achieve the stated change objectives & key results, and articulate the future state operating model.
• may be deployed in an Agile or Waterfall software development context.

Working in change delivery the Business Analyst will provide estimation and progress reporting for their own work, record RAID items and provide auditable trace from business need to benefit realisation. The Business Analyst will manage their analysis & project stakeholders working at all levels across the organisation.

What you'll do
Canada Life is undertaking a significant refresh of its IT estate. One component of this concerns a migration of the physical infrastructure and business applications to the Cloud using Azure.

We are looking for a Business Analyst to support the development of a migration path and transition into IT Service Management. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of cloud environments, application migration and IT service management, and be able to elicit, articulate, construct clear and concise requirements to a high standard.

• Conduct demand evaluation.
• Identify and articulate risks.
• Plan your work and provide transparency regarding progress.
• Identify improvement opportunities for potential sponsorship.
• Elicit, analyse and synthesize stakeholder perspectives.
• Ensures solutions satisfy legal, regulatory, compliance, contractual and policy obligations.
• Produce definition of IT and business change with review and sign off from key stakeholders.
• Provide impact assessment of change requests.
• Produce and maintain a trace from business need to benefit realisation.
• Conduct Post Implementation Review / retrospectives

You should be comfortable working within business, application, infrastructure delivery contexts, and experienced in articulating and implementing operating models.
It is also desirable to have experience within in one or more of the following areas:

• Cloud computing on a corporate scale; specifically MS Azure
• Experience of Data Centre migrations
• Organisation and Business Readiness

• Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate competency and experience equivalent to holders of the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis.

We welcome candidates with certification in any of the following:
• BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis
• BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis
• IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)

What you'll like about working here
As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You'll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.

Diversity and inclusion
Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences

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