Principal Business Analyst

New zealand government - Wellington City
new offer (06/08/2020)

job description

Use your data focused business analysis skills hands-on and lead a small team of Business Analysts
Influence the design and implementation of business intelligence and data solutions
Wellington based
About us | Ko wai m?tou
At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation\ 's performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.
The Workplace and Technology Services Group is accountable for leading, influencing and ensuring that our corporate and transport technologies deliver to business and customer outcomes. The Group is accountable for all cyber and physical security issues, ensuring that the Transport Agency meets its ongoing security and compliance obligations.
The Business Intelligence Services team build business intelligence and reporting solutions to provide data and insights to operational and management teams. Our solutions help the organisation operate more efficiently and provide evidence for key decisions that affect New Zealanders every day.
The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi
The purpose of the Principal Business Analyst role is to lead a team of data focused Business Analysts;
carry out business analysis work ? including requirements gathering and data analysis ? and maintain standardised business processes for the BA team.
This role is a mixture of people leadership and hands on delivery. You and your team of three to five BAs are focused on gathering business requirements from users and designing data solutions to meet those needs.
As a leader you will mentor and develop a small team of likeminded, data-focused, business analysts and develop processes and documentation for the team to use.
As a hands on business analyst with data capability you will bring two complementary skills. The first is being able to talk to the business to understand their data driven needs. The second is enough SQL capability to dig into the available datasets to understand what data is available and how the technical team need to piece it together to deliver the business\ 's reporting needs.
You will be able to showcase your analytical skills by providing fit-for-purpose Business Analysis services to projects and initiatives, tailoring what you deliver and how you deliver it to business needs. You will ensure relevant stakeholders are identified and consulted about their needs and appropriate solutions are identified and assessed. Your strong communication skills will enable you to work productively with non-technical business people and to write high quality report specifications that communicate their needs clearly to technical personnel. This is an opportunity to undertake meaningful work in a collaborative environment.
About you | Ko wai t?nei
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Experience in developing, leading and mentoring Business Analysis team, or demonstrate a readiness to do so
Experience in updating and maintaining standardised business analysis processes and artefacts
Significant and proven experience in business analysis with advanced analytical skills, and the ability to evaluate and resolve highly complex issues, translating complex ideas into audience appropriate language
Ability to translate business needs into technical solutions
Sufficient SQL skills to navigate large and sometimes complex data sets
Business process design and improvement - modelling and/or simulating business processes in tools to identify bottlenecks and improvement opportunities
Knowledge of and experience with Agile delivery methods
Strong relationship management skills, with an ability to build trust
At least five years\ ' experience within business intelligence environment is preferred
Applications close | R? Katinga:
Sunday, 26 July 2020.
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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.
NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.
Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.

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