IBM Senior Business Analyst - 24 month Fixed Term Hire - Perth in WEST PERTH, Argentina

Job Description

Senior Business Analyst - 24 month Fixed term Hire - Perth

IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, serving clients in 170 countries. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We are changing how we create. How we collaborate. How we analyse. How we engage. IBM is a leader in this global transformation so there is no better place to launch your career.

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge. We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM. We are hiring.

We are currently looking for an individual to fill the role of Senior Business Analyst. The person identifies the business needs of the organization’s clients.

Having specific knowledge of the Energy and Utilities Industry, and deep expertise in corporate business processes and products. He/she will analyze and verify the requirements, business process decomposition and design. Business analyst must have an experience in new business processes modeling.

In this role, the candidate will have the opportunity to interact directly with clients: business analyst will participate in conducting client workshops and interviews, Agile workshops facilitation and documentation of discussions.

The candidate should have worked in an Agile environment being versed in writing epics and decomposing epics into user stories. Additionally, desirable an experience as a system analyst.

Must have an outgoing personality to easily connect with Client stakeholders and IBM team. Knowledge of Agile approaches is mandatory, other software development methodologies is a plus. Should be familiar with key diagraming techniques (for example BPMN, UML), able to read application architecture diagrams. Should understand the current Asset Management planning and future models


Environment: Professional knowledge related to Energy and Utilities Industry function/business unit and its processes.

Communication/Negotiation: Advise other professionals. Effectively utilize group dynamics. Negotiate to define approaches and goals. Lead or join development team in projects to deliver proposed system for client’s business requirements.

Problem Solving: Recognize complex problems related to functional objectives. Analyze situations and implement solutions, or develop new system elements, procedures or processes. Creativity and judgment applied to developmental work on different projects within the business environment. Responsible for design application architecture and outline component model specification for team member to implement. Provide industry insights in requirement elicitation. Fast response to POC activities to early assess solution feasibility and risks of architecture design.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Agile Business Analyst for a 24 months fixed term contract, based in Perth. Your responsibilities in this role include:

  • Detailed interrogation of client needs and gathering functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Creating detailed user stories, epics and acceptance criteria

  • Identifying, developing, and supporting business process change

  • Participate in all Agile meetings such as sprint planning, stand-ups, demos, and retrospectives

  • Work effectively individually and with team members toward customer satisfaction and success

  • Participate in client meetings to communicate status or give demos in showcase workshops

  • Responsible for providing the effort estimates in an agile environment;

  • Be keenly aware of timelines and budgeting to deliver in a timely manner

  • Ability to understand complex technical concepts and present them in simple terms to non-technical team members and clients

To ensure success in the role you will possess the following skills –

  • At least 5 years’ experience defining software requirements for complex products, either as a business analyst or equivalent role in Agile software delivery.

  • At least 5 years’ experience working with Agile practices and associated skills including user story writing

  • At least 4 years’ experience developing and delivering supporting business processes for Energy and Utilities industry, with a focus on Asset Management and Field Mobility and Scheduling solutions.

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a Business Analyst role as part of a System Integrations program with third party products and COTS (commercial-of-the-shelf) for Asset Management systems using Web Services or file based message exchange.

  • At least 2 years’ experience in designing management process, business process engineering, use case specification

  • Excellent experience in modeling tools (Visio, Aris…)

  • Excellent communication and writing skills (to attend client meetings and speak with clarity, write requirements in clear business terms, etc.)

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Design Thinking techniques

  • At least 1 year experience with working in an onshore/offshore model;

Compensation package from $83 790 (full-time equivalent inclusive of superannuation) and will be determined based on successful candidates relevant skills and experience.

If you tick these boxes, and are ready to start your next challenge with a career at IBM – click “Apply” today. To find out more, head to

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