Sky

Technical Analyst

Recruiter
Sky
Location
Isleworth
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
13 Oct 2021
Closes
12 Nov 2021
Ref
58535
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.


As a Technical Analyst, you will help the development team be efficient and agile by acting as a facilitator and conduit between the business and the development team. An experienced technologist responsible for the concept, definition, exploration, and execution for backend technical solutions in the Sales & Service department.

If you come from a Testing or Development background, we'd love to hear from you.


What you'll do:

* Embedded in a backend agile delivery team you'll be the domain specialist for your teams' components, taking ownership of the requirement analysis for projects and features.
* Create and maintain documentation for your teams' components, including API specs and sequence diagrams where appropriate using tools including PlantUML and draw.io
* Understand the business needs and translate product requirements into robust and innovative solutions, alongside principal engineers, and solution architects
* Work as a key member of the development team preparing for and facilitating agile ceremonies. Estimation sessions to obtain high level roadmap estimates. Breakdown functional and non-function requirements into user stories to present in sprint planning
* Challenge requirements and architecture designs that do not align to the product vision and engineering strategy
* Identify dependencies or risks against requirements and take initiative in suggesting solutions to the team


What you'll bring:

* Hands on technical experience from a variety of backgrounds including BA, development, and QA roles. Able to define and documenting requirements, translating them into technical solutions and preparing accompanying documentation
* Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a clear understanding of what is important when building highly available, highly reliable services to best serve our customers
* The ability to understand APIs, architectural artefacts and wireframes and communicate them confidently to others
* Be able to write good user stories and acceptance criteria, using techniques such as BDD where appropriate and tools including Jira, Confluence and git projects
* Sound understanding of techniques such as User Story Mapping, MoSCoW to define an MVP and the ability to use them in order to prioritize requirements and phases for projects and features
* Great collaboration and facilitation skills. You should have the ability to get the best out of people, develop excellent working relationships, facilitate meetings, planning sessions and bring people together


OTT: Our team develops and supports technologies for Sky, globally. No matter the device, the time or the place, we make sure that engaging large, diverse audiences with premium entertainment is possible. Our vision is to deliver the world's best entertainment.


The Rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

* Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
* A generous pension package
* Private healthcare
* Discounted mobile and broadband
* Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences


Where you'll work:

Osterley:

Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There's also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


Inclusion:

We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.


Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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