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Lead Business Analyst

Vacancy Details

Location: Dublin
Region: Republic of Ireland
Job Type: Specialist
Category: In the Office
Closing Date: 08/30/2019
Date Posted: 08/16/2019
Reference: M1561


Role name: Lead Business Analyst
Department name: Digital and Mobile- eCommerce Department

Are you interested in growing your career with Ireland’s only 4 star airline? Aer Lingus’s eCommerce team is seeking a Lead Business Analyst within the Technology portfolio. The Lead Business Analyst will be responsible for working with the Business Owner to translate the business vision into a compelling digital product that drives user engagement and revenue growth. The successful individual will lead a team of business analysts to define high level requirements, translate this requirement into user stories, and then work with the digital delivery team to build great products.
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, we offer you the opportunity to grow your career with one of Ireland’s most iconic brands. Take a look below!

Your role:

You will lead the business analysis effort on a programme of work including your own and other business analysts’ efforts.
You will engage with key stakeholders, programme managers, project managers and other members of the Business Analyst Leadership team to ensure work is correctly assigned and expertly delivered.  
You will support defining business analysis best practices and show leadership to ensure all business analysts implement these.
You will  line manage  other business analysts in order to ensure agreed standards of work and career development are maintained.
Assisting business users, project managers and Digital & Mobile leadership in optimising the scope, benefits and risks of proposed projects.
You will partner with business users and develop detailed requirements specifications to ensure clarity of project scope.
You will analyse the impact of change requests and ensure that the correct procedures are followed to support changes to scope.
Supporting traceability from requirements through to QA.
Work within project timelines and demonstrate commitment to on time delivery of key priorities.
In addition to project work you will also manage individually assigned leadership projects, goals and business initiatives.
Communicating requirements and issues with both external and internal stakeholders to ensure awareness of key business analysis deliverable status at all times.

Your qualifications & key criteria: 

IT / Computer Science Third-Level Qualification
Business Analysis / Agile or Project Management Certification
5+ years of experience, running complex programs of work (Waterfall and Agile)
Scope Statement and Business requirements document experience. 
User Story and Agile ceremony experience.
Experience of process design and improvement.
Experience as a team lead with proven ability to build, motivate and support a high performing team
Strong influencing skills, particularly with senior executives.
Proven ability to drive and manage change.
Strong Communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
Excellent organisational and analytical skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Excellent communication and documentation skills with the ability to present facts clearly and objectively.
Self-motivated with a high level of initiative, commitment and flexibility.
Extensive and experienced strong problem-solving skills.
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
Eligible to live and work in the EU

*If you are a non-Irish Citizen, you will need to be in possession of a current police disclosure certificate from your home country. If you have lived outside the Republic of Ireland for more than 6 months you will also be required to hold a current police disclosure certificate from that country/countries 

What we offer:

Competitive salary
Generous paid annual leave 
Annual performance related bonus
Heavily discounted staff travel privileges with Aer Lingus and some select partner airlines
Prime location in Dublin Airport 
Annual salary reviews
Employer pension contribution to a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
Life assurance cover
Income protection cover
Paid sick leave
Paid maternity leave
Paid paternity leave
Employee assistance program
Cycle-to-Work scheme and Tax Saver Scheme
Subsidised staff canteen 
Subsidised dry cleaners and various airport discounts
Learning & Development support through a catalogue of courses 
Opportunity to work in a team environment and to grow your career in Ireland’s only 4 star airline
Annual Make a Difference Day and team social events
Closing Date: 30th August 2019


In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Are you eligible to live and work in EU without restriction?
  • Will you be 18 years of age on 1st September 2019?
  • Are you fluent in English, both spoken and written?
  • Can you provide a verifiable 5 year background/employment history?
  • Can you provide 2 verifiable references?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence in Ireland?
  • Is there anything that would prevent you passing our security clearance process?
  • Are you prepared to complete a medical questionnaire & medical examination?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence (ref Criminal Justice Act 2016)

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