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Senior Business Analyst - Kantar Marketplace

Company: Kantar
Location: Commerce
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

WE GO BEYOND THE OBVIOUS, USING INTELLIGENCE, PASSION AND CREATIVITY TO INSPIRE NEW THINKING AND SHAPE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. TO START A CAREER THAT IS OUT OF THE ORDINARY, PLEASE APPLY... JOB DETAILS Kantar is the world's leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Our Insights colleagues are experts in human understanding. With expertise covering brand, innovation, creative, media, commerce and customer experience, they help clients define what brands should stand for, how to disrupt and renew their offer, how to connect with audiences and how to win with consumers and customers. The Kantar Marketplace is the online platform through which we can sell and deliver a wide range of Kantar data and content assets, and research solutions - both self-serve and serviced. Our existing client-base is impressive and diverse; our reach is global, and we are excited to invest heavily in the platform. We are looking for talented Business Analysts to join our engineering community and help us define and drive the future of our platform. You will partner with our software engineering teams and Product Owners to build the detailed technical backlogs underpinning the value-oriented delivery of our ambitious product roadmaps. Your work will be as varied and diverse as the culture we're proud to be a part of. You could find yourself closely aligned to 2-3 teams or you could be called upon to help resolve challenges from across the whole community. We believe in autonomous teams with responsibility and we're passionate about continual improvement. Great ideas can come from anywhere and we want you to speak up from day one. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES - Work with Product Owners and Engineering teams to translate a higher-level backlog into actionable technical requirements - Create, refine, and maintain backlogs to ensure that value is delivered frequently and incrementally whilst avoiding the unnecessary accumulation of technical or operational debt. - Collect and address questions, doubts and risks highlighted both by stakeholders and developers - Facilitate meetings with stakeholders in other teams as needed to ensure the effective delivery of end-to-end solutions, for example, to organize cross-platform integration testing and align deployments - Pay rigorous attention to our Definition-of-Ready, Definition of Done and other vital aspects of Lean-Agile product development - Participate in test design and user acceptance testing - Create and maintain product documentation for users and other developers - Continually build your own expertise and share your learnings with others through brown-bag sessions and presentations etc. - Provide accurate, clear, and concise reports as needed by senior stakeholders KEY CAPABILITIES To excel in this role, you'll need excellent communication skills. Whether it's your participation on a video call, your active listening, your ability to capture information, or the clarity of the documents you produce; these skills will make all the difference. Your teammates, key stakeholders and colleagues across Kantar span multiple countries and great cross-team collaboration is a muscle we exercise every day. Your experience as a Business Analyst or Technical Product Owner is also vital. You'll need to immerse yourself in our products, understand how they fit together and how we operate and support them. Your analysis will ensure that are our end-to-end solutions are first class, that we've prioritized work accurately, and that we're always delivering value for our customers. You'll rely on your excellence at organizing complex, multi-dimensional work streams. You'll be good solving problems and understanding the trade-offs of multiple possible solutions. Whilst guidance is always on-hand, you'll be expected to work autonomously in today's environment of constant change. You'll be part of a leadership team in which everyone is expected to contribute. ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE - Experience as business analyst, project manager, product owner or other equivalent role in software development (web-application especially) - Experience of working collaboratively with agile development teams DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE - Experience working with teams across multiple countries - Microsoft Azure DevOps - Some experience with creating flow diagrams for visualizing requirements (i.e. Visio, PlantUML or other similar) ESSENTIAL SKILLS - Ability to communicate fluently in English - especially when conveying technical detail and business value - Strong Business Analysis skills and the ability to extract non-functional requirements from overall business objectives - Ability to plan, schedule and monitor own work in a systematic and analytical manner within a limited time horizon DESIRABLE SKILLS - Knowledge of SQL queries and database reading - Experience with Application Insights or other data analysing tool for web applications - Experience or interest in market research field - Using PowerBI to analyse and visualize data - Basic knowledge of HTML and debugging web applications - Familiarity with GitFlow JOIN US At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that's out of the ordinary and join us. At Kantar, the diversity of our employees provides a richer environment for our employees and broader depth and breadth of thinking for our clients. Kantar is committed to inclusion and diversity, therefore we welcome applications from all sections of society and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or any other legally protected characteristics. PRIVACY DISCLOSURE: Please note that by applying to this opportunity you consent to the personal data you provide to us to be processed and retained by The Kantar Group Limited ("Kantar"). Your details will be kept on our Internal ATS (Applicant Tracking System) for as long as is necessary for the purposes of recruitment, which may include your details being shared with the hiring LOCATION Austin, West 5th StreetUnited States of America KANTAR REWARDS STATEMENT At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitiveand alsoto support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that's out of the ordinary and join us. We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health andwell beingis taken into consideration. We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes. Kantar is the world's leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar's 30,000 people help the world's leading organisations succeed and grow.

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