Several Business Analyst Job Careers at ThoughtWorks

Duty Station: Kampala,
About ThoughtWorks:
ThoughtWorks is a fast growing
technology consultancy with an enviable track record of delivering real business
value. Thoughtworks started up in the United States in 1993 and we employ
around 2500 people around the world in locations such as the UK, Australia,
India, China and Brazil to name a few. In Africa we are currently in Uganda,
Kampala and S. Africa, Johannesburg. We’re in a period of growth globally and
we’re experiencing a strong demand in Africa and are growing our services
portfolio in Africa.
Job Summary: The
Business Analyst – Lead / Principal  will
work with clients across a variety of sectors and ensure business-critical
software solutions are developed and deliver real business value every time.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    this position you will be responsible for understanding and communicating
    client requirements for successful project delivery.
  • Analyze
    an organization and understand what makes it tick
  • Unearth
    the root cause(s) of a client’s pain points, validating the business
    opportunity or problem as an opportunity for a software solution or an
    organizational transformation solution
  • Offer
    technical expertise in the area of business case development
  • Facilitate
    workshops and sessions that generate the content for solutions and gain
    buy in for solution
  • Create
    and articulate the “big picture” of the solution to delivery and client
    teams to understand cross functional inter-dependencies and impact
  • Define
    key objectives and ‘to-be” state, identify success factors, and comprehend
    constraints, challenges and risk
  • Educate
    and championing the processes and practices of the Agile and Lean
  • Orchestrate
    the collaboration between, Product Owner, Business Sponsors, SMEs, Testers
    and Development groups by removing roadblocks and facilitating
  • Become
    a trusted and valued partner of the Product Owner, client’s business stakeholders
    and client executives
  • Be
    an inspiration for innovation to the client.
  • Grow
    a thought-leadership within ThoughtWorks in the Business Analysis space
  • Create
    and support sales activities
  • Maintaining
    strong expertise and knowledge of current and emerging technologies and
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • Broad
    enterprise-wide view and understanding of business processes and drivers
    having significant work experience at a senior level within large – medium
    size business corporations
  • Demonstrated
    experience working successfully with teams to deliver software
  • Past
    experience prioritizing competing demands and obtaining buy-in from
  • Ideally
    experienced working as part of a consulting organization
  • Demonstrated
    ability to manage and resolve conflict with stakeholders
  • Experience
    modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Strong
    facilitation experience
  • Proven
    ability to understand and explain issues from both a technical and a
    business functional point of view
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of traditional development approaches, and the
    ability to compare and contrast benefits of each
  • Prior
    experience with Agile delivery methodologies (e.g. Scrum and XP) and
    helping teams explore, adopt and optimize Agile/Lean processes, principles
    and practices
Person Competencies:
Client focus –able to Identify and respond to client needs
and expectations; able to build positive client relationships; digs deep to
understand the dynamics and business drivers of a client environment; uses
understanding of client’s perspective to identify constraints and advocate on
the client’s behalf; looks for ways to add value to a client; fosters a
client-focused culture among team members
Analytical – able to understand a situation by breaking
it into parts; studies a problem in a systematic way; able to identify cause
and effect patterns, anticipate obstacles and consider several options; able to
communicate and deliver logical conclusions
Flexibility/Adaptability – able to thrive in a flexible and changing
environment; able to adapt plans, approach, process and methodology in response
to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; tolerates
ambiguity; able to objectively evaluate situations and understand variety of viewpoints
Creativity and Innovation – able to find alternative and unique ways to
attain a goal; successfully introduces products, service or processes that add
value and bring improvement; able to translate concepts and ideas into
practical and tactical solutions; able to step back from standard ways of
Collaborative – facilitates group processes for team-based
decisions; drives participation and discussion across functions; low ego;
values and honors skills, experiences and diverse perspectives of team members;
communicates ideas, views, and concerns effectively and respectfully and
actively participates in exchanges of ideas with others; recognizes the
contribution and success of others
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates who desire to work with ThoughtWorks in the above mentioned
portfolio should endeavour to visit the web link below and click Apply now if
convinced you have the job requirements.

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