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Solutions Analyst

Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer Including Disability/Veterans Job Number: 185270 Nottingham, United Kingdom


Solutions Analyst
Location: Nottingham / Leeds / SouthportWorking Hours: Mon – Fri (37.5 hpw)Salary: Competitive
About you Are you a forward thinking, motivated individual who wants to enhance a career in Business Analysis, and work alongside other high profile businesses in the UK? We are looking for a software configuration analyst to join a highly driven and successful Solutions team, who are committed to delivering software solutions to our clients. Our solutions enable our clients to make fast and accurate business decisions. The role you play, will help clients meet their business requirements through delivery of software that you configure, which will allow them to protect both themselves and their customers, whilst growing their portfolio of customers in line with their risk appetite. You will work alongside Senior Solutions Analysts and other Analysts to make the software changes and validate them before our clients test them.
About us
Experian is a market leading organisation who specialise in providing data, analytics and technology solutions that help people and business achieve their goals across the global. As a FTSE100 business, Experian work across multiple market sectors providing services to clients in the Banking, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Insurance, Public Services, Government and emerging markets. We believe data has the power to change lives. By helping people and organisations make the most of their data, we can make a positive difference to our society and communities.Where there is complexity, we bring clarity. We combine data, analytics and technology to help our clients better understand and meet the needs of their customers. We enable clients to make smarter, faster decisions about people, businesses and markets. And we also help them minimise risk whileOur suite of data-powered software solutions and tools are built to make every process and interaction as efficient and profitable as possible. We give clients the technology to define, automate, test and optimise credit risk and fraud prevention decision making.Experian currently employs approximately 17,000 people across 39 different countries, with corporate headquarters in Dublin (Ireland), operational headquarters in Nottingham (UK), California (US) and São Paulo (Brazil). We continually invest in innovative technologies and talented people to help create a better tomorrow.

About the role Working within our Solutions function, the Solutions Analyst works on delivering software solutions to our clients, in collaboration with Analysts, Senior Solutions Analysts, Consultants and Project Managers to ensure that the agreed business requirements are met. This role allows you to develop a wide variety of business, technical and interpersonal skills, working with some of the world’s largest organisations, helping them react quickly to market opportunities and conditions, and allowing them to implement strategies that help them fulfil their credit appetite at the earliest opportunity. The ideal candidate will be responsible for undertaking software configuration activities using our in-house software packages. In principle interpreting business requirements into configuration changes using one of our design studios, and then verifying the success of their changes through various test harnesses before releasing the changes to be fully tested, by internal test teams and/or by our clients. Key ResponsibilitiesMaintain strong client engagement throughout all project engagementsPerform and verify software configuration changes that meet the design requirements agreed by the Senior Solutions AnalystUndertake analytical activities to help identify how business requirement can be turned into configuration changes, and delivery them to time and qualityProvide full support to clients throughout the lifecycle of a delivery project (Design, Build, Test and Implementation)Contribute to clear and effective documentation for clients and internal stakeholderContribute to a Community of Practice where best practices and troubleshooting are discussed and enhanced Essential Skills and ExperienceEducated to degree level in a computing / analytical / statistical / mathematical discipline or relevant experience.Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a logical mind.Strong conceptual ability, both for analytical problem solving and shaping the design of solutions - ability to look at issues and requirements from a business perspective and then translate this into a solution Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Highly motivated; consistently takes initiative; demonstrated ability to work independently but under supervision.Drive, ambition, goal oriented and enthusiasmAbility to multi-task, organise and prioritise their workload, and that of othersWorking knowledge of Microsoft Office tool suite including latest versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.Desirable Skills and Experience (but not essential)Specification writingFacilitating Workshops/MeetingA base knowledge of SQL scripting and relational databasesExperience of delivering software solution / configuring software through a Software Delivery LifecycleExperience working in or with Credit Risk teams and their solutionsExperience in Business Analyst role that are associated with software/solution delivery

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What we can offer

Experian is a perfect place to start to further your career. We work with a wider range of organisations that will expose you to working in a high quality corporate environment. We have a wide span of roles within our Solutions function which we manage through our Career Pathways programme, which also extends into other functions meaning that you can develop your career in multiple directions should you wish. In addition to day to day support you will receive from your team members, we provide formalised training programmes to help people develop not just technically but with soft and managerial skills too. Dedicated Task Manager focus on your working tasks and dedicated People & Capability Managers look after your development and performance needs too. Our offices have good transportation links making it easy to communicate, and have surrounding areas where food and entertainment can be enjoyed.