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Senior Agile Business Analyst

Requisition Number:  3015
Company:  W Electric Spain SAU
Location: 

Madrid, MD, ES, 28020

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

 

 

General Job Function:

 

 

This role will work with the Technology Managers and Product Managers to evaluate business requirements, challenges and pain points to identify needs, and support development of strategies to maximize digital opportunities. The Senior Business Analyst (BA) role will work closely with Agile Product Owners, end users and SMEs to create functional and nonfunctional product backlog items and user stories for enterprise ML/AI solutions in the nuclear industry.  They will ensure that Westinghouse continuously optimizes digital solutions to support customers and operations leveraging business and technical data analytics to enable data driven decision making. Work closely with the Agile Product Owners and Agile Team Leaders to define and enforce the Definitions of Done while gathering insights and identifying trends for strategic initiatives.

 

This person will work toward developing, identifying, analyzing and improving existing agile business processes including: applying process definition, improvement and design methodologies to identify, analyze and improve business processes to improve quality, reduce costs, increase efficiencies/productivity, increase customer satisfaction, etc.; developing documentation to support analysis and improvement including business requirements, functional specifications, process maps, gap/problem analysis, etc.

 

Duties and Responsibilities (in the order of priority):

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for collecting and documenting business, functional and technical requirements in support of digital product development, integration, enhancement or maintenance
  • Provide support to the digital Agile Product Managers, Agile Team Leaders, and the Business Unit Product Managers to define business rules and data analytics that can assist in enhancing the digital portfolio strategy
  • Guides the team to ensure a solid understanding of the ceremonies, expectations, deliverables, dependencies, and their role in the Agile development methodology
  • Provides guidance and facilitates conversations as needed on sizing stories, choosing stories for sprints, splitting stories and determining story details
  • Coordinating with quality assurance and compliance processes
  • Removes barriers and risks for the agile team as they are identified
  • Coordinates with the Product Owner on prioritizing and grooming the product backlog
  • Collecting and analyzing business, technology, market and applicable customer data, including technical and functional requirements, to fulfill business needs in support of digital products and services
  • Perform highly analytical, complex, data-driven analysis vital to the planning, direction, and evaluation of opportunities
  • Providing project support and coordination with other teams based on the data analytics and coordinating with the Technology Platform Managers
  • Prepare key performance reports such as project adherence to schedule, costs and business unit engagement as well as other metric reports as needed by Technology Manager, Operations Managers and other responsible stakeholders. 
  • Identify, analyze and drive process improvements within the applicable area, resource divisions and/or the customer interfaces that enhance and improve internal/external customer satisfaction, shorten process times and enhance business results. 
  • Conduct research, analytical studies, cost benefit analyses, and reviews on a variety of opportunities, preparing financial and statistical reports and recommendations
  • Analyze key competitive trends and business models, making comparative analyses and studying proposed changes in variables, to recommend appropriate action
  • Support the annual strategic and business planning cycle by coordinating data inputs and requirements with the technology and operations manager
  • Effectively communicate relevant information to key stakeholders and support strategic and business planning sessions as required through the business planning cycle

 

Desired Background:

 

  • Understanding of software development lifecycles and experience working on software development agile teams
  • Experience interacting with cross-functional groups to support consensus outcome/decision
  • Proven ability to play a key role in delivering iterative solutions that drive from ideation to full scale customer deployments
  • Experience moderating team dynamics and leading through influence
  • Background in leveraging customer and team feedback, moderating communication between two or more teams or functional areas, and in navigating interoffice dynamics to encourage and help attain beneficial outcomes
  • Knowledge of an agile framework or method (i.e. SAFE, DAD, Kanban) and Agile tools, including reporting
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings at multiple levels of an organization and an understanding of facilitation techniques
  • Is comfortable leading team discussions and proficient in moderating discussions to get at the root of matters and plan a way forward
  • Experience in how to apply different techniques to optimize the team's effectiveness when developing in aa agile framework (for example, various Burndown technologies, differing retrospective, sprint planning handling bugs, etc.)
  • Experience with removing blockers for teams and acting as a champion for a cross-functional team or department

 

Desired Characteristics:

 

  • Strategic: you always ask “why” and “how” and “is this best for the customer and Westinghouse?”
  • Relationship oriented: you enjoy building long term relationships with coworkers, customers, partners
  • Driven: you want to win and have a “get stuff done” attitude in everything you do
  • Flexibility: you are comfortable working in a heavily matrixed, changing environment
  • Highly collaborative: strong communication skills – you succeed or fail as a team
  • Analytical: you enjoy problem solving, utilizing different methodologies, techniques and tools

 

Education and Qualifications / Skills and Competencies:

 

Education Level (Degree, Area of Study) – Minimum Requirement:

B.S. degree

 

Years of Experience (if applicable):

 

Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Team Leader, Agile Business Analyst, and/or Agile Project Manager for a software development team that diligently applied Agile principles and practices

3-5 years working on SDLC projects in one or more capacities

 

Professional Certifications:

Preferred: Certified Agile Business Analysis (CABA), Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

 

Skills and Competencies:

Strong communicator, personable, business analysis skills, collaborative mindset, and inquisitive behavior;

Introductory or technical knowledge of data science, data management, platform architecture, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, AR/VR and other modern technologies that can be applied to digital solutions

 

Westinghouse employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical Insurance, Life & Disability Insurance, Lunch Allowance and Pension Plan. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

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