Business Analyst-Fintech

Salary up to £60,000 per annum
Discipline Digital Technology

N Brown – who we are and why work for us?

At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are, therefore, at the heart of our culture.

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible.

The role

We’re looking for a passionate and experienced Business Analyst to join a new ‘start-up’ division within N Brown. As a member of the Castle Fintech team, you’ll be at the heart of a unique and exciting venture to assemble a new financial services platform. With a background in technology and financial services (preferably retail credit), you’ll be a key member of an agile squad, working alongside the Product Owner and engineers to discover customer needs, design solutions and implement them.

What’s in it for you?

  • Hybrid working
  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services
  • A range of financial wellbeing support
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

What will you do as an Business Analyst at N Brown?

  • Working alongside the Product Owner you will be a key member of an agile squad. You’ll contribute to scope definition, business requirements capture and solution ideation.
  • You will lead workshops to understand the needs of multiple stakeholders and to facilitate the negotiation of these needs into agreed requirements.
  • You will carry out gap analysis to understand and highlight were solutions do and don’t meet the the needs
  • You’ll help manage the roadmap and backlog, and create high quality user stories that meet you and your squads definition of ready. You’ll have an eye for detail, helping to spot edge cases and applying a level of rigour to ensure we produce a high quality product.
  • You will help the business stakeholders envisage the future and understand the impact of technology change on their operations, contributing to definition and rolling out of updated business processes.
  • You will assist in the preparation of user acceptance test plans and scenarios to ensure the solution delivered meets the business requirements/acceptance criteria.
  • You’ll contribute to build a great company - the Castle FinTech division has its own ways of working and culture, and they are still evolving. Everyone plays an equal part in making Castle Fintech, everyone has a voice and can make a difference – we believe deeply in agile values.

What skills and experience will you have?

  • You will be a proactive and collaborative team player, who enjoys working with people from across the organisation
  • You will be able to demonstrate experience working in a complex business, on projects that have delivered solutions across multiple technologies.
  • You will have experience working within a squad based Agile environment .
  • You will be an innovative and motivated Business Analyst with excellent analytical skills to identify creative and cost-effective solutions.
  • You will have experience of analysing and documenting complex business processes and supporting the resultant business change. As well as experience in clearly defining scope and writing user stories with acceptance criteria to reflect the agreed scope.
  • You will have experience in testing.
  • You will have the ability to think both strategically and tactically.
  • You will show the ability to understand and respond to both end user and delivery team needs in rapidly changing business environments.

Ways of Working

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, the expectation would be 1 day every other week. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you.

Our promise to you:

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!