Business Analyst - Subsurface Toolkit Development

Published: 16 June 2022

Business Analyst - Subsurface Toolkit Development
Location: Remote - with travel to local office as requested
Travel Requirements: 10%
Duration: 6 months (end of the year)

Role Summary

The Business Analyst works in collaboration with the Product Manager ensuring delivery expectations are realistic and product changes are communicated in a timely manner. The key component of this role is to be an integrator and facilitator for the development squad building plugin & integration products within the subsurface applications portfolio. The Business Analyst will also take on the activity set of the Scrum Master, by promoting self-organization in teams, removing impediments, and will be a key individual who the development team regularly turns to for advice and support.

Role Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate activities for backlog development/refinement and execution with the Product Manager and development squad(s)
  • Support the development and execution of product release plans
  • Support the development of User Adoption and Objective & Key Results (OKRs) analytics using Power BI and App Insights dashboards to monitor and track product releases, sustained adoption, and value realization
  • Ensure operational integrity of the product(s)
  • Actively work with the development squad and product owner to bridge gaps and address potential bottlenecks and risks
  • Identifying and removing impediments & blockers (taking on the Scrum Master role)
  • Facilitating sprint ceremonies enabling teams to deliver benefit by upholding Agile principles and values.
  • Supporting the Product Manager in delivering their Product aspirations/goal in a timely and efficient manner
  • Demonstrating continuous improvement of the team and its individual members and highlighting where strengthening and change is required.
  • Focusing on working within the team to ensure flow is improved and lead times are reduced at every stage of the development process

Required Skills

  • Strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Previous experience as a Business Analyst (BA) / Product Owner or Scrum Master with knowledge of project management techniques and tools
  • Agile Delivery Capability: on experience in Agile environments, in software development
  • Proficient in project management software: Where possible experience in some of these tools: Azure DevOps, Jira, Kanban, Microsoft or Google Office tools
  • Advantage, experienced/certified Scrum Master professional, with an understanding of BA best practices and methodology
  • Industry Experience: in Software Development or Business Transformation projects delivering change through technology
  • Ability to lead and coach others and work cross-functionally within an organization
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, risk management, and change management
  • Understanding and experience within the full software development lifecycle
  • Proven experience in the successful delivery of digital products, end to end
  • Familiarity working within a highly matrixed organization
  • A devotion to continuous improvement - always striving for the best from yourself and your team
  • Ability to influence decision-making as well as work autonomously when required to do so
  • Ability to convert developer squad information to user-sensitive understanding
  • Problem-solving and a continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to identify issues and provide solutions
  • Self-motivation and accountability
  • Ability to work independently and recognize items that require escalation
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Understand team dynamics and how to increase work efficiencies

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working on Plugin Development and/or integration solutions within Subsurface applications
  • Experience with Schlumberger subsurface software products – Petrel, Studio, Techlog, GeoX, PetroMod, etc.
  • Energy Industry experience
  • Scrum Master certification

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