At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
Your Opportunity to Define Possible . Our Opportunity t o Deliver the Nation's Security . Together .
Salary: £65,000 - £90,000 per an
Role clearance type : Must be able to obtain and maintain highest UK government clearance
Location: Cheltenham, UK
About Your Opportunity:
In Northrop Grumman the senior business analyst/enterprise architect primarily works with clients at the initiation of a project, when they are considering how to drive a broad change agenda within the organisation. The senior business analyst is recognised for their ability to bring clarity to the problems at hand. They are experienced in shaping and influencing a wide range of stakeholders in ambiguous environments with potentially conflicting requirements.
Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.
Flexible Benefits Package - choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
Employee Incentive Programme - exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel.
Career Development - opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities.
Your Responsibilities :
Strategy and governance
Ensures strategic business benefits are articulated and used to inform organisational change
Works with a wide range of stakeholders to ascertain the real business problems and drivers behind their expressed needs for change;
Contributes to the development of business strategy and/or technology strategy for an organisation or function
Develops suitable target operating models for a business or function based on business strategy and drivers
Prepares business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits through development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks
Ensures governance and oversight of the change aligns with the desired business outcomes and user needs
Provides objective, evidence-based analysis and recommendations for action that helps clients achieve their desired outcomes
Defines an appropriate quantitative or qualitative approach to identifying, gathering and analysing relevant information
Uses methodological techniques to investigate, review and analyse the parts of an organisation related to the solution being delivered, in terms of people, processes, organisation and technology;
Produces and communicates abstract, distilled representations of real world situations to inform decision making, tailoring the communication style to the requirements of the audience.
Embeds "systems thinking" into their approach
Collaborates with stakeholders at all levels, in order to understand their worldviews, collect relevant data and develop hypotheses
Undertakes investigation, evaluation, interpretation and classification of information from outside the immediate project delivery as necessary, to define and clarify relationships in the broader system of interest
Provides quality assurance for the business analysis of others and makes recommendations for improvements
Ensures business needs are documented and used to prioritise delivery of the initiative.
Works with customer stakeholders to elicit, capture and elaborate their requirements, including business and technical requirements;
Documents requirements to a level that enables effective delivery of required changes without prescribing solutions;
Identifies and escalates conflicting requirements;
Evaluates proposed delivery outputs against business needs and recommends appropriate alternatives and/or enhancements to current IT and business systems and processes where required
Ensures that the strategic goals of the organisation are captured and used to inform decision making
Builds strong relationships with the user community and understands the drivers behind their expressed requirements
Capable of identifying and managing conflicting priorities within the delivery environment
Acts as a proxy product owner where necessary to plan and prioritise work
Ensures traceability from the strategic drivers of the organisation to delivery of solutions
Identifies gaps in requirements and/or delivery and recommends actions to resolve.
Identifies potential conflicts outside the scope of the delivery and manages as appropriate
Business change management
Ensures proposed implementation of change aligns with the user needs and will deliver the desired outcomes
Has knowledge of different delivery lifecycle methodologies and which contexts they are used in
Acts as a liaison between the solution delivery team and their customers in the development and implementation of new solutions, and enhancement of existing solutions to meet business needs
Effectively facilitates meetings and team interactions;
Works with customers and users to understand impacts of new solutions on existing processes, organisational design and technology.
Recommends potential options to mitigate impacts.
Assesses effectiveness, efficiency, and user satisfaction of new products and recommends actions for improvement.
Proactively identifies stakeholders and manages relationships, reflecting the priorities and direction of the delivery team
Effectively plans and facilitates workshops and large meetings (for example Programme Increment planning meetings)
Identifies potential impacts of proposed delivery on people, process, organisation and team outside the immediate scope of the delivery
Works with delivery manager and business change professional to develops and implement mitigation strategies for impacts.
Is able to communicate the priorities and direction of delivery to a wide range of stakeholders in the context of the broader organisational goals and strategic change agenda
Understands the business change lifecycle and is able to manage stakeholder expectations accordingly
Professional and leadership development
Contributes to the ongoing growth and success of Northrop Grumman National Security Solutions
Demonstrates the Northrop Grumman Leadership Characteristics at all times.
Takes responsibility for own professional Business Analysis development through training, mentoring, professional memberships etc.
Supports NG's growth by providing input to business development and capture activities as required
Manages or mentors junior business analysts
Contributes to the creation of NG Business Analysis practice through documenting and publicising approaches, tools and techniques
Proactively identifies opportunities for NG and feeds them into the relevant account manager
Proactively identifies opportunities to grow the NG delivery team and manages the growth with clients as required
Owns development of a business analysis capability of behalf of NG
Manages delivery teams or staff from outside the business analysis area as part of NG management community
Your Experience :
Experience of working directly with clients who want to bring about changes within their organisation.
Familiar working in ambiguous and complex situations and can use a range of proven business analysis techniques to bring clarity to the problems at hand. They are confident operating in a number of delivery methodologies (for example Lean Agile, Scaled Agile, Prince2 or Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)) and are able to tailor their role to fit with the delivery context of the project.
Able to examine business problems and initiatives from a strategic perspective and is also involved in ensuring portfolios of change have appropriate structure and oversight to achieve the desired outcome. They assist senior decision makers by sourcing and analysing information and providing recommendations that inform their strategies.
Experience of working with clients at the initiation of a project, when they are considering how to drive a broad change agenda within the organisation, bringing clarity to the problems at hand. Experienced in shaping and influencing a wide range of stakeholders in ambiguous environments with potentially conflicting requirements.
Your Future Team :
The business analyst works directly with clients who want to bring about changes within their organisation.
We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry . We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.
About Our Responsibilities:
Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We'll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business.
We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And w ithin a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.
How to Apply:
Interested in our opportunity?
Yes - then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who'll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.
Possibly, I'd like to find out more - then connect direct with email@example.com , where one of our recruitment business partners will be happy to support you with any enquires.
Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.
Northrop Grumman UK:
Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation's security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.
UK Cyber & Intelligence Business :
Our UK Cyber & Intelligence business combines modern software development approaches with a rich heritage and experience in the Defence and security sectors. Our customers have complex and sensitive data and information requirements requiring a mission partner who quickly understands the context, delivering and sustaining a portfolio of challenging technology projects at scale and pace, supporting them through an ambitious digital transformation programme.
UK Defence Business:
Our UK Defence business is a Sovereign software and systems centre of excellence. As well as developing and supporting UK wide and internationally deployed multi-domain command and control systems, our work is critical to the modern backbone of the Royal Navy. We pioneer - with fierce curiosity, dedication, and innovation, we seek to solve the world's most challenging problems.
Find out more : https://www.northropgrumman.com/careers/job-search-united-kingdom/
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.