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Business Analyst

Job details
Posting date: 24 August 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 September 2019
Location: Glasgow, G51 1DA
Company: BBC
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 43184

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What we do

The BBC has been serving audiences online for more than 20 years. Across key products including BBC iPlayer, BBC News and BBC Sport, BBC Weather, and now BBC Sounds, we entertain, educate and inform people in their millions every day.

Behind the scenes, however, we have work to do. We are making the shift from being a broadcaster that speaks to audiences to building products that are shaped around people. We are creating personalised services that bring the right content, to the right people, at the right times – a personalised BBC. It will be our greatest leap since iPlayer, and it is right at the top of our agenda.

Delivering it is going to require a fundamental reshaping of the BBC’s culture and how we work. For the new Curation, Authoring and Metadata group in our Content Production Workflows department, that means a ground-up rethink of the tools, workflows and technologies involved in creating, describing and curating all of our content -- journalism, audio, video and digital alike.

This means asking ourselves some big questions: What does online journalism look like as we leave the print world behind? How we do put tagging at the heart of a personalised BBC? The News and Sport front pages are seen by millions of people and are built by our tools: what are the best ways of curating the stories on them? What does structured content look like at scale, with a workflow that serves thousands of journalists around the world publishing in more than 40 languages?

We’re thinking about technology and culture too. Questions like: Instead of large unwieldy production tools can we build smarter and faster web-based apps out of React components and power them with GraphQL? How can we bring data science and machine learning to bear on content classification and publication workflows? And what are the ways of working that let one multidisciplinary team design, build and support this at the scale of the BBC?

We’re figuring out the answers to these questions and more like them, and we’re starting right now. Come join us.

Who we are

We are a diverse, sociable team who are inclusive, care about each other and promote a healthy work-life balance. We offer opportunities for flexible working - including working from home - and a friendly working environment.

We take personal development seriously and offer innovation time and access to a wide variety of training and conferences.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for an experienced business analyst with a proven track record of delivering high-quality, consistent and testable requirements to development teams.

You will be comfortable with learning how a complex set of systems work together to plan, create and distribute BBC content. You will understand how the changes we propose to make in the Curation, Authoring and Metadata group will impact other systems and our editorial users. Based on that understanding you will be able to suggest effective strategies to mitigate risks and to ensure that we deliver the business value and benefits that we intend.

You may have experience working in media or publishing industries, or maybe you have similar experience and can demonstrate your ability to adapt.

As a business analyst you will play a vital role in brining the team’s disciplines together. Our work ensures that we build well-defined features that deliver value to our stakeholders and to the BBC audience. You will join a community of business analysts with the Curation, Authoring and Metadata team where we actively support and learn from each other.

To ensure long-term success you will embrace change and have a desire to learn new analysis techniques, technologies and have a passion for innovation.

Our team spans multiple sites (in this case Glasgow and London), so you will be comfortable with the challenges of collaborating with colleagues remotely.

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