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Business Analyst Software Development

Products | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time

Job Description

The opportunity 

The Business Analyst is a member of the Research & Development team. R&D is a multi-disciplinary team of experienced and highly skilled UX designers, software developers, test engineers, technical writers and support engineers, guided by the Chief Architect and the R&D manager. The team is responsible for the entire software development lifecycle of the Backbase widget collection retail banking and digital banking services. With your experience and skills you will contribute to the quality of our software products, helping to realize successful customer implementations by our Professional  Services consultants and partners. You will also benefit from the knowledge and experience of your R&D colleagues. We work in Scrum teams in order to deliver new functionality in every release, closely cooperating with Product Managers and the Professional Services team. The complexity and nature of the product combined with the latest technology trends makes working in R&D at Backbase a great and challenging experience.

The goal

As a Business Analyst at Backbase you work closely with our Product teams, the Backbase UX design and the Development team. You are responsible for analyzing, capturing, and writing detailed requirements for the new product initiatives. This is a crucial role within Backbase, because you are in the driver seat to help our development teams deliver business value.

The Business Analyst is expected to: 

  • Analyze and capture requirements of the product in close collaboration with your stakeholders;
  • Write functional requirements using use case specifications, user stories, and acceptance criteria;
  • Support and work closely with the product owners for multiple initiatives.

Your profile

You’re a digital native with an entrepreneurial background with thorough understanding of the banking domain. Besides that you know enough tech to talk tech and enough UX to talk UX. You can translate customer opportunities and pain points into detailed product requirements and have the communication and execution skills to deliver quality output with your team.

You’re used to taking responsibility and contribute to the full SDLC of your squad focussing on requirements gathering. You will spend time with customers to understand their challenges, while gathering insights into how to solve problems and deliver new features. You know how to bring value to an MVP or Prototype, and iterate to full product. You believe in a ‘lean startup’ approach to product development that’s focused around a constant cycle of feedback, measure and optimize versus going for a ‘big bang’.

Skills & knowledge:

Essential:

  • Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience as a Business Analyst for software development;  
  • Great communication skills, excellent written and verbal skills in English;
  • Hands-on mentality, self-starter, ability to work with deadlines;
  • Ability to take high level requirements, and create specific and meaningful requirements;
  • Ability to effectively break down requirements and translate to appropriate sized epics and user stories
  • Ability to work independently and achieve results;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and international environment;
  • Perseverance and pragmatism to solve complex problems;
  • Knowledge and experienced with the agile methodologies, e.g. SCRUM, Kanban;
  • Experience in Banking domain / Fintech knowledge;
  • Experience with Digital  / Online banking;
  • Experience with UX and design.

Desirable:

  • Experienced with tools such as JIRA and Confluence;
  • Experienced with Portal technology;
  • Experienced with Web Content Management;
  • Experienced with Enterprise software;
  • All-round skills from technology, to user experience and requirements analysis.

Next steps

If this job appeals to you and you think you are up for the challenge, please use the apply button on this page. 

For more information please contact Floris Ariens by email: floris(at)backbase.com

The offer

Backbase provides excellent company benefits for this role including:

  • Market rate salary (depending on experience);
  • 25 holidays (based upon a 40hr work week);
  • Contributory pension scheme;
  • Free lunch, drinks, snacks and fruit;
  • Company fitness plan;
  • Potential International career opportunities.

Backbase offers you a challenging job in an informal and ambitious environment where personal development is highly valued. This is all within a successful, young and growing organization with a matching company spirit.