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Business Analyst

Job Title: Business Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JO0000000510
Contact Name: Prospectus
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Job Published: September 12, 2016 11:30

Job Description

Our client specialises in providing IT solutions for the Travel industry. Due to expansion, they currently require an experienced Business Analyst to work from their Manchester based offices.

Duties will include:
·Operating under the guidance of the Lead Business Analyst
·Focusing on requirements and designs for interfacing with third party systems such as airline reservation systems, airport operations systems, payment gateways, insurance services, hotel booking services, etc.
·Work directly with third party suppliers and experts where necessary to understand requirements and behaviours of systems we are interfacing with.
·Create detailed design artefacts for the development team to work from, ensuring that they conform to the framework requirements and designs.
·Proactively seek solutions and address gaps in the knowledge or design.
·Provide assistance, support and guidance to the development team with regard to the business and technical requirements of the systems we are interfacing with.
·Ensure solutions meet requirements and assist in the testing and quality assurance of product.
·Apply appropriate industry standards and good practice.

Required skills:
·A broad understanding of Internet and Web technologies, industry standards and good practice.
·Enough understanding of common interfacing and integration technologies, in particular, Web Services, SOAP and XML, to be able to understand and interpret technical specifications and documentation.
·Ability to translate and simplify requirements and produce clear and understandable artefacts for the development team.
·Good organisational skills.
·A good understanding of UML and other common modelling languages.
·Experience with using Microsoft Visio.
·Capable user of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
·Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable Skills:
·Experience of working with Java development teams and technologies.
·Experience of working within PCI DSS requirements and certification standards.
·Any knowledge of the Travel industry / API would be an advantage.
·Any experience of messaging solutions XML / JSON and messaging standards useful.

Although based from Manchester, this role offers the opportunity of home based working (approximately 50/50 split of home and office work).

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