Business Analyst - remote (6 months)

Location : Country (Full Name) United Kingdom
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# We are looking for a Business Analyst. Do you think you have what it takes?


FFW has a freelance / contract opportunity for a Business Analyst (technical background) to work with its partner, a major US company from the pharma industry.

The ideal candidate has several years of experience in a similar role, is motivated, self-started, with a positive attitude.


This is a 100% remote opportunity, full-time. For this role, you should be able to work on the US East Coast time zone (EST). The contract duration for this position is of 6 months.


Our future colleague will join a brand-new team, and he/she will need to leverage his/her technical background to join this effort seamlessly, and pick up threads with stakeholders, architects and engineering leads to understand what we need to achieve and establish what can be made to happen and how.


We require someone with noteworthy qualities of persistence, attention to detail and resilience. You should be familiar with systems thinking, well versed in expressing business requirements, and capable of writing a specification that captures business intent without unnecessary constraints on the implementation choices that the development team will make. You will serve as a fire break between shifting priorities and committed work in progress.


What awaits you:



Guiding the team to produce fit-for-purpose solutions is the ultimate measure of success, working closely with stakeholders and partner teams to discuss and understand vision, strategy and help everyone reach tactical next steps. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Translation of broad-stroke feature requests from stakeholders into the Epics and Stories that the development team can refine and prepare before putting into work;
  • Establishing acceptance criteria to qualify what a successful outcome looks like;;
  • Documenting agreed outcomes about how our systems should be function and how they should be used;
  • Document system design decisions in terms of state, activity and flow diagrams, as value streams, as persistent maps, and whatever forms are necessary to capture the essence of system components and their interactions, to make the whole as comprehensible as possible to everyone;
  • Promote systems thinking and be the voice of experience and reason in how we should approach the build of the platform in ways that avoid or plan around undue debts or challenges for the future;
  • Manage a debt log, showing where we have accrued or inherited technical, non-technical or process debt;
  • Ensure debt is discussed at sprint and program planning levels and that team time is allocated to focus on it;
  • Help with the operationalization and globalization of the platform and services;
  • Assist the Ops lead(s) and partner teams in understanding the system and designing processes and flows that progressively push repetitive tasks from the platform development space to the platform operations space.


What you bring:


  • 5+ years working in “thinking roles” in a development team in large, complex projects and technologies in large organizations. We don’t necessarily require previous BA experience, but per the R&Rs and role description we need someone used to thinking their way through problems and methodically laying out solutions in a range of product development related domains;
  • Experience of the problems and downfalls with Agile and DevOps implementations in large organizations, and ideas about what can work to solve some of the problems;
  • Experience of working in a high performing DevOps team and the role a BA can play to facilitate the week-to-week performance of the team;
  • Experience with managing Jira and Confluence, so they are organized and make sense to new people joining the team.


You can expect from our recruitment process to look like this:


  • "Get to know you" chat with a member of our Talent Team;
  • A short recorded video interview, where you will briefly tell us more about yourself;
  • A technical video interview with one of our colleagues from the development team;
  • And finally an offer!


FFW is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, length of unemployment or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.


Apply today, we look forward to meeting you!


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