Technical Project Manager / Business Analyst 

Job Ref
20-061
Location
Slough
Function
Project Management & Business Analyst
Salary
£42,000 - £48,000
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract

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Technical Project Manager / Business Analyst
Slough, Berkshire

As a Technical Project Manager / Business Analyst, you will have experience of the end-to-end delivery of products, in particular technology-driven products or services, and a collaborative and positive approach.

This is an exciting time, as we are working on a major strategic project. Joining us now, you will lead an important strand of the specification, development, and testing of modules within the new eAssessment system. This includes requirements gathering, functional specifications and working closely with our developers and 3rd parties to ensure that what is developed is fit for purpose. Working with the IT Development Team, Software Tester and User Researchers, you will plan and lead user acceptance and functional testing, ensuring functionality is signed off at each delivery point.

Your background:
You’re an experienced Technical Business Analyst who is comfortable communicating with system developers, stakeholders and customers. It is also critical that you bring a structured approach to analysis and documentation, and you are quality focused and have:
- Agile project management expertise
- A logical and analytical approach and the ability to deliver high-quality outputs to tight deadlines
- Attention to detail and the ability to analyse, understand, and produce detailed information accurately
- Experience and an understanding of the software development process
- An understanding of database technology, personal data governance and security

You’ll be a good fit for this role, if:
- You are a natural problem solver who is used to reacting quickly to shifting priorities in a demanding environment
- You have a proactive and professional approach
- You have a strong desire to develop and improve the customer experience, always striving to deliver high-quality output
- You can build rapport with stakeholders and convey technical work in plain English
- You can work collaboratively to ensure the overall programme goals are achieved

Other companies may call this role Technical Project Manager, Technical Analyst, or Business Analyst.

This is a fixed-term contract for 2 years.

Why NFER?
We have a collaborative culture all working towards the same goal - our mission is to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere and to support positive change across education systems. We offer:
- Competitive salary of £42,000 - £48,000
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 42 days’ holiday including bank holidays and discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week)

We are open to discuss flexible and remote working opportunities. Our main office is based at Upton Park, Slough, surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4, M40 and London Heathrow.

Currently reviewing applications so please apply today.

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Technical Project Manager / Business Analyst, apply via the button shown. This vacancy has been placed by Webrecruit on behalf of NFER.

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