Graduate Digital Business Analyst - KTP Associate

£30,000 - £34,800

Winchester, Hampshire - 24 Months

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Job description

The Graduate Digital Business Analyst will take an exciting leading role in developing and implementing data applications for Spearfish Security Ltd. This will lead to the introduction of innovative business processes, identification of new markets and increased productivity.

This is a great opportunity for a Graduate from a technical background who is interested in gaining wider commercial and project management exposure.

The role will be based at Spearfish, an independent SME that provides security risk management for a number of large UK foreign aid programmes in such places as Nigeria, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Kenya. Spearfish currently deliver advice to clients utilising a network of in-country advisors to distribute timely, accurate and relevant information to manage their risk.

The post-holder will also have access to staff at Southampton Business School and the University of Southampton’s Electronic and Computer Science (ECS).

The University of Southampton which is a Russel Group university with international excellence and reputation for business and data analytics. This role presents a unique and exciting opportunity to collaborate with industry and leading academics, to apply knowledge and business innovation to Spearfish’s processes, identifying new market opportunities and improve productivity.

This position is part of the Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (mKTP) programme co-funded by a grant from BEIS and administered by Innovate UK. mKTP provides high calibre jobs working with business across the UK and offer a wide range of benefits including access to a £4,000 Personal Development budget to upskill during the project.

Project description

The project will involve transferring knowledge in Strategic Management and ML/AI techniques to supported by a unique blend of academic expertise from The University of Southampton’s Southampton Business School and Electronics and Computer Science department.

The Graduate Digital Business Analyst will be required to undertake the following activities and responsibilities:

– Working across company to ascertain and validate the business needs analysis.
– Engaging with customers to understand their requirements in detail.
– Ownership of the Project Management and communication of the project progress.
– Represent Spearfish Security Ltd in identifying and selecting Software Development providers.
– Produce technical specifications referencing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning
(ML).
– Embedding a strategic and technical knowledge transfer into business.

The successful Graduate Digital Business Analyst will have the following skills, experience and attributes:

– BSc and/or MSc in Business Analytics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Software
Engineering or similar.
– Planning and Organising skills, confident in conducting own research appropriate to the business task.
– Strong communication skills and knowledgeable about the appropriate methods of
communications.
– An understanding of project management tools and techniques, for example Gantt charts, risk registers, benefits log.
– An understanding or interest in AI or Machine Learning (Beneficial)
– Confident and knowledgeable regarding working across different cultures.

To apply submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk.

About the business

Spearfish is an independent SME that provides security risk management for a number of large UK foreign aid programmes in such places as Nigeria, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Kenya. Spearfish currently deliver advice to clients utilising a network of in-country advisors to distribute timely, accurate and relevant information to manage their risk.

Security Consultancy

Engineering IT, Business Systems

BSc and/or MSc in Business Analytics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar.

21 July 2021

25 August 2021

20 September 2021

UoS/SP


The Graduate Digital Business Analyst will take an exciting leading role in developing and implementing data applications for Spearfish Security Ltd. This will lead to the introduction of innovative business processes, identification of new markets and increased productivity.

This is a great opportunity for a Graduate from a technical background who is interested in gaining wider commercial and project management exposure.

The role will be based at Spearfish, an independent SME that provides security risk management for a number of large UK foreign aid programmes in such places as Nigeria, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Kenya. Spearfish currently deliver advice to clients utilising a network of in-country advisors to distribute timely, accurate and relevant information to manage their risk.

The post-holder will also have access to staff at Southampton Business School and the University of Southampton’s Electronic and Computer Science (ECS).

The University of Southampton which is a Russel Group university with international excellence and reputation for business and data analytics. This role presents a unique and exciting opportunity to collaborate with industry and leading academics, to apply knowledge and business innovation to Spearfish’s processes, identifying new market opportunities and improve productivity.

This position is part of the Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (mKTP) programme co-funded by a grant from BEIS and administered by Innovate UK. mKTP provides high calibre jobs working with business across the UK and offer a wide range of benefits including access to a £4,000 Personal Development budget to upskill during the project.