At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being ambitious, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We're focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we believe we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new insights to life!
You'll work in IT helping to deliver the best science IT capabilities in biopharma, which we define as agile, responsive and fit-for-future. In the era of digital health, AI and big data, IT is a groundbreaking partner in transforming our pipeline into the best medicines for our patients. It's a phenomenal time to join an IT organisation in R&D as we shift from service provider to transformative partner. You'll be focussed on R&D scientific data teams, helping to build and sustain a platform to make AZ a Digital R&D leader. This is sophisticated work and an ability to build clarity and facilitate decisions is crucial!
The Business Analyst within the Data Science arena is expected to perform in the following:
Agile - Working closely with front line end-users and Product Owners to discover, research and capture their needs. Working with Experience Designers, to create personas and user journey and to help and support the creation of wireframes and prototypes to bring solution options to life. Working closely with Product Owners to create and maintain a prioritised service & product backlog. The preparation and readiness of the product backlog items (e.g. user stories) to be taken into delivery sprints. Working with those across the Agile delivery lifecycle including Delivery Management, UX, Creative, Architecture, Development, Integration, Test, Business Change, Project and Release Management
Business Needs Identification - Operates at a functional level in assessing and defining business need and areas for improvement. Monitors and identifies capability gaps and proposes potential solutions through research internally and externally.
Business Analysis Planning - Selects the appropriate analysis approach to a piece of work depending on its complexity, level of risk, known assumptions, constraints and dependencies. Capable of planning own activities to meet deliverables and deadlines. Accountable for performance and quality of own analytical work delivered.
Stakeholder Analysis & Change - Identifies stakeholders and produces stakeholder maps. Builds and manages relationships. Contributes to communication plans and change management for project and stakeholders.
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition - Responsible and accountable for requirements management plans including elicitation, approvals, processes, risks, issues and scope impacts. Works with the business to identify functional and technical requirements, translating the requirements into design specifications reflecting Functional Design, User Interface Design and Business Process Design. Closely partnering with the Architecture team, ensuring the technical solution will deliver the agreed business benefits.
Solution Evaluation - Proficient in analysing and assessing solution proposals and able to articulate supporting reasoning and steer stakeholders through decisions. i.e. appropriateness for the business need, assessing business readiness, maximizing value vs. spend.
At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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