Contract Business Analyst Job at DLA Piper – in Leeds



The Business Analyst will be involved at an early stage in the Project Lifecycle to help define the drivers, objectives, scope and high level requirements.

The Business Analyst will also have overall responsibility for the detailed analysis activities themselves associated with project lifecycles assigned to them.

The Business Analyst will demonstrate significant practical experience of analysis methodologies, tools and techniques, obtained across a wide variety of projects, especially agile delivery.


Works with colleagues and other stakeholders to shape the project definition, the analysis approach and project resource planning

Ensures the vision, drivers, objectives and benefits are understood, documented, managed and traced throughout the project lifecycle

Manages their business analysis activities across one or more related or unrelated projects

Takes responsibility for work to investigate business problems and opportunities, and specify required changes to business processes, people skills, information, technology and organisation structures and roles

Works effectively with senior business and IT stakeholders, conducting investigations at a strategic level and assuring the feasibility of proposed solutions

Ensures that a holistic view is taken of the business situations investigated and that business objectives and requirements are understood

Utilises business knowledge and experience to assess and advise on the feasibility and relevance of proposed options for business and technical change

Takes responsibility for the detailed specification and modelling of holistic solutions using agile methods and techniques as required

Works within a multidisciplinary agile team, maintaining and grooming the backlog, carrying out more detailed analysis when appropriate

Engages effectively with senior stakeholders to develop and review models, communicate modelling results and resolve any issues or disagreements

Models, simulates or prototypes the behaviour of proposed systems components to enable approval by stakeholders

Undertakes impact analysis on major design options and trade-off. Makes recommendations and assesses and manages associated risks

Plans and performs all types of user experience evaluation to check and confirm that usability and accessibility requirements have been met. Selects appropriate use of formative or summative evaluations


Demonstrable experience of working in an agile environment, implementing predominantly packaged, SaaS solutions

Comfortable capturing requirements documented as epics and user stories with appropriate documentation and delivering via sprints and associated scrum meetings

Demonstrable experience of working with senior stakeholders in an enterprise environment

Has worked collaboratively with Programme and Project Managers, fellow BAs, Developers, QA, Architecture, InfoSec, Service Owners in IT and 3rd parties

Pro-active, helping to guide and steer both the analysis and project approach

Skilled in using Business Analysis techniques and Information Modelling tools

Strong presentation skills, either face-to-face or online within various contexts and to a variety of audiences

Ability to work cross-functionally, understanding the needs, objectives and constraints of those in other disciplines and functions

Able to work collaboratively with others to achieve a common goal

Strong commercial awareness

Experience of legal preferable but not essential


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

Be Supportive – we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

Be Collaborative – we give, we share and we join in

Be Bold – we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

Be Exceptional – we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.

Primary Location: United Kingdom-Leeds

Job: Information Technology

Schedule: Full-time

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