Business Analyst - The Times: Technology
Would you like to join the Technology team at the Times? We’re looking for Business Analysts who embody who we are, to work on a range of projects, products and platforms, covering customer / CRM, analytics, publishing, advertising, digital, business intelligence, business development and enterprise areas.
At the Time we’re pushing the boundaries, embracing new technologies whilst remembering old traditions. We inform, entertain, campaign, innovate and set the agenda that always has the capacity to surprise.
The Times is also a fast-moving, highly-creative, multi-channel media operation which has a long heritage of modernity, of being first, of breaking through, of creating change.
An informer, an entertainer, a campaigner, an innovator and an agenda-setter that has always had the capacity to surprise.
Who we’re looking for
Our strength lies in the talent, experience and abilities of our people and the values that drive them. This is why we look for people who are brave, curious, optimistic and show real passion in what they do.
What you’ll do:
You’ll work closely with dedicated cross functional development teams and product teams to deliver world class digital products.
Support the Product manager in creating on going prioritised roadmaps of work which drive value for the business with a focus on defining and then measuring their success.
Contribute to the design and implementation of functional, user-focused digital customer experiences across various digital platforms deliver compelling, commercially viable digital products across multiple platforms and channels.
You’ll work closely with your agile development team and key stakeholders to identify the best technology, create epics and user stories, identify sprint goals and incrementally achieve the best quality outcome.
Skills we look for:
You will probably already have a range of skills from a business or IT analyst background:
A strong track record in building digital products and utilising agile methodologies
Structured analysis and problem solving. Ideally you’ll have knowledge of specific methodologies.
You will believe in Agile and have worked with Agile development teams using the Scrum or Kanban methodologies. It would be even better if you’ve used agile management tools, preferably JIRA.
Requirements elicitation, analysis and process modelling.
Appreciation of prototyping techniques along with A/B testing and user testing practices
Ability to visualise as is and to be states
Experience of agile business analysis techniques such as user stories and an understanding of digital product development processes.
As a BA you’ll be a natural facilitator, who can see the bigger picture and challenge assumptions. With a commitment to delivery value in the business.
Last but not least experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:
News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart. Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.
News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.
If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.