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Business Analyst


Information Technology
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Dyson

The role sits within the Global IT Function and is responsible for supporting analysis activity in order to elicit requirements and inform business decisions. Typically supporting the implementation of information system and enhancements in line with business needs and aiding benefits realisation.

The role requires business awareness, an ability to think conceptually, enthusiasm for business change and innovation.

Business Analysts (BAs) have some years (>2) of practical experience working within the discipline, as well as specialist knowledge gained through professional qualifications such as the core modules form the BCS international Diploma. They will be able to complete a range of activities typically performed by BAs.

The role is a key in supporting Dyson to become an ever more increasingly digital business by making digital services and information more efficient

About the role

Typical Activates:

  • Investigate, analyse and review project or business documentation;

  • Support the definition of requirements for improving processes and systems;

  • Supporting the creation and iteration of acceptance criteria in preparation for the deployment of information and communication systems;

  • Produces business models and assist in the development of business cases;

  • Business analysis -BUAN -Level 4

  • Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes. Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration. Works iteratively with stakeholders, to identify potential benefits and available options for consideration, and in defining acceptance tests.

  • Requirements definition and management - REQM - Level 3 Defines scope and business priorities for small-scale changes and may assist in larger scale scoping exercises. Elicits and discovers requirements from operational management and other stakeholders. Selects appropriate techniques for the elicitation of detailed requirements taking into account the nature of the required changes, established practice and the characteristics and culture of those providing the requirements. Specifies and documents business requirements as directed, ensuring traceability back to source. Analyses them for adherence to business objectives and for consistency, challenging positively as appropriate. Works with stakeholders to prioritise requirements.

  • Business Modelling - BSMO - Level 3

  • Conversant with techniques covering full range of modelling situations. Models current and desired scenarios as directed. Selects appropriate modelling techniques for meeting assigned objectives. Gains agreement from subject matter experts to models produced. Reviews resulting models with stakeholders and gains resolution to resultant issues.

  • Data Analysis - DTAN - Level 3

  • Applies data analysis, data modelling, and quality assurance techniques, based upon a detailed understanding of business processes, to establish, modify or maintain data structures and associated components (entity descriptions, relationship descriptions, attribute definitions). Advises database designers and other application development team members on the details of data structures and associated components.

    About you

    • As a rule, BAs do not require SME knowledge to fulfil their role. However, Knowledge requirements depend on the project the BA is assigned to; for example, a BA embedded into a finance team may require SME finance or system knowledge.

    • Part of the BAs remit is to ensure requirements align with business objectives. Therefore BAs are expected to gain an understanding of their stakeholders’ business objectives.

    • Once embedded BA's will typically demonstrate good Domain and/or System knowledge.

    • Autonomy

    • BAs can work independently or collaboratively on complex situations and Tasks. They are experienced in selecting appropriate techniques to accomplish business analysis tasks in different conditions. They cope with complex cases through deliberate analysis and planning and can achieve excellent results on small, less complicated work without supervision.

    • Work products and results are fit for purpose, although may lack refinement. Business Analysts will usually need guidance on complex tasks.

    • The role may be required to provide specialist advice on their subject to multiple stakeholders on complex issues.

    • BAs should act as role models to Associate Business Analysts.

    • The role has no line management responsibility. However, BAs will often be required to act as a mentor and/ or coach to Associate Business Analysts.


    • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

    • Pension scheme

    • Performance related bonus

    • Private medical insurance

    • Life assurance

    • Sport centre

    • Free on-site parking

    • Subsidised café and restaurants

    • Discounts on Dyson machines


    At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

    Interview guidance

    We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate. 

    Closing date: 10 October 2021