Senior Business Analyst Senior Business Analyst …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Jul 19
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Jul 19
Senior Business Analyst
Technology has always been at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. We need technology to keep an organization the size of ours working efficiently. We have 250,000 people in more than 140 countries, all of whom rely on secure technology to be able to do their job every single day. Everything from the laptops we use, to the ability to work remotely on our mobile devices and connecting our people and our clients, to enabling hundreds of internal tools and external solutions delivered to our clients. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and is key to us being more innovative as an organization.

EY Technology supports our technology needs through three business units:

Client Technology (CT) - focuses on developing new technology services for our clients. It enables EY to identify new technology-based opportunities faster, and pursue those opportunities more rapidly.

Enterprise Workplace Technology (EWT) - EWT supports our Core Business Services functions and will deliver fit-for-purpose technology infrastructure at the cheapest possible cost for quality services. EWT will also support our internal technology needs by focusing on a better user experience.

Information Security (Info Sec) - Info Sec prevents, detects, responds and mitigates cyber-risk, protecting EY and client data, and our information management systems.

Function: EY Technology Sub Function: FSO Client Technology
Job Rank: Supervising Associate
Jurisdiction: Global
Location: London, UK

Job Description:

The Senior Business Analyst:
  • Reviews evaluations of business models, processes and operations to develop a comprehensive understanding of business needs and requirements, and maintains an understanding of the technical implications of risks, assumptions and dependencies
  • Translates complex business requirements into technical requirements and specifications, contributing to system architectural design and development
  • Forms relationships with business stakeholders and SMEs to gather, understand, document and analyze business requirements and supports the business to envision future state and what they need to change to support it
  • Provides insights and recommendations from different data sources to help verify the solution / technology is meeting business requirements, identifying new projects and opportunities for additional services


  • Leads meetings with business stakeholders to understand and gather business / functional requirements and translates these into complex technical requirements, building strong relationships with business stakeholders as well as the wider team
  • Reviews and oversees the production of technical specifications to guide system architectural design and development
  • Provides technical expertise to maximize value from current applications, solutions, infrastructure and emerging technologies and seeks to continuously improve the use of system and technical components to align to business requirements
  • Identifies processes and information technology required to introduce solutions and recommends modifications to systems for efficiency, scale, and performance
  • Maintains an understanding of risks, assumptions, and dependencies associated with the business and technical requirements, identifies any blockers and flags as appropriate
  • Leads the design and review of test cases to ensure tests adequately meet the requirements
  • Reviews insights on whether solutions and technologies being implemented are meeting business requirements and provides recommendations on how to improve current processes
  • Manages the delivery of business case development and RFP responses, seeking new data sources to assist with the delivery

Technical Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Expert experience gathering and interpreting business requirements
  • Expert experience developing technical requirements and specifications, including knowledge of software engineering methodologies, reporting tools, modelling and testing


  • Strong relevant experience in either an internal or external business analysis role, or similar
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in delivering IT solutions, providing comprehensive technical advice and understanding user requirements
  • Proven stakeholder management experience


  • Computer Science, Engineering, IT, Data Science, Business Administration, Business Management, Statistics

Language Requirements:

  • English

Soft Skills/Behavioral Requirements:

  • Outstanding self-management, information presentation and interpersonal communication
  • Develops strong relationships with peers and stakeholders
  • Flexible: adjusts to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
  • Customer orientated

Other Requirements:

  • Some International travel may be required.