Lead Agile Business Analyst

  • Neg
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Festanstellung, Vollzeit
  • BP Plc.
  • 12 Feb 18 2018-02-12

The Information Technology & Services team within BP’s trading organization is looking for a Lead Agile Business Analyst.  Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) is the trading and marketing arm of BP and is responsible for the purchase and sale of energy commodities in support of our assets and trading activities. The IT&S team builds and supports the software and tools used by Oil Operations to facilitate the trading and supply product movements and logistics.  We are looking to expand our in-house technical capabilities to continue to support the dynamic needs of the Oil Trading and Supply business.

Role synopsis The Information Technology & Services (IT&S) team within BP’s trading organization is looking for a Lead Agile Business Analyst. Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) is the trading and marketing arm of BP and is responsible for the purchase and sale of energy commodities in support of our assets and trading activities. The IT&S team builds and supports the software and tools used by Oil Operations to facilitate the trading and supply product movements and logistics. We are looking to expand our in-house technical capabilities to continue to support the dynamic needs of the Oil Trading and Supply business. As a Business Analyst, you’ll be instrumental in the analysis, design and building of critical and complex custom designed business applications that use a wide range of the latest technologies. You will play a critical role in creating and maintaining strategic partnership between business and technology in an Agile Scrum development environment. You will be orchestrating collaboration between product owners, business sponsors, subject matter experts and development teams by removing blockages, creating shared understanding and fostering effective communication while participating in the Scrum ceremonies The team is spread across three trading locations, Chicago, London and Singapore therefore working collaboratively in disperse teams with offshore resources is very important. It is a multi-functional team, including trading operators, business analysis, business change, architects, developers and QA. Key accountabilities Project Delivery: • Facilitate product roadmaps, vision, requirements through meetings and workshops at all user and management levels • Work closely with the Product Owner to lead conflict resolution and obtain global consensus • Be familiar with all Scrum ceremonies, roles and responsibilities • Define and write User Stories and Acceptance Criteria • Take ownership of the product backlog grooming • Collaborate with the Product Owner and the team to prioritize the product backlog • Work with the Scrum team on continuous story grooming and provide guidance on future stories • Help define sprint goals and facilitate Agile ceremonies to ensuring objectives are met • Validate that delivered software meets the stated user story acceptance criteria • Organize sprint reviews with Product Owners to provide visibility and collect feedback • Facilitate dependencies, risks and issues across team utilizing scrum of scrum techniques for effective migration Team Capabilities: • Build team capability by training and mentoring junior BAs and vendor contractors within the program • Lead monthly BA forum sessions; sharing your skills and knowledge in collaboration sessions among BAs in the Oil trading organization Essential Education • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related fields. Essential experience and job requirements • 10+ years of experience in IT software development • 7+ years of business analysis experience, preferable in an Agile development team environment • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment • Track record of good interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills • Strong leadership and communication skills to present and articulate at all levels of management • Ability to work within a virtual global team environment • Self-Motivated to work with limited direction • Strong evidence of working as a team player, lead a team and build team capabilities • Experience with TFS or similar tools such as Jira Desirable criteria and qualifications • Background and experience in the Trading or Energy industry • Previous work experience in Commodity Physical Trading Operations • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Certification (PSC) or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)