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Pearson Business Analyst in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely and interactively with Product managers as a primary point of contact and assist with identifying and solving business challenges while playing the Product Proxy role.

  • Facilitate analysis of functional requirements and design of technical specifications by capturing requirements through interactive sessions

  • Communicate with Product Managers to prioritize and refine requirements

  • Elicit requirements and acquire necessary updates from the Product Management team and Partner Teams for writing user stories and prepping user stories for iteration planning

  • Communicate with Product Managers on confirming the user stories and acceptance criteria for completeness

  • Provide requirement clarifications for Engineering teams for implementation

  • Participate and contribute to decision making in Roadmap planning and Release planning

  • Request priority updates from the Product Management team and aligns the engineering team’s iterations accordingly

  • Collaborate with Product Management Team on identifying the business context of requirements and liaise with Engineering team to ensure accurate alignment during implementation

  • Active participation in all Scrum/Agile rituals and drive teams to achieve project and product objectives.

  • Driving issue review meetings with Product and Engineering teams and take necessary actions for the completion of high priority issue fixes

  • Participate in Acceptance testing, training, and implementation related activities

  • Driving business rigor and process improvement within the projects and organization


Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent is required.

  • Two (2) to four (4) years of related experience preferably with prior development or QE experience.

  • Knowledge of SDLC with emphasis on Requirement Management and ability to adapt Business Analysis techniques

  • Knowledge and experience on Scrum/ Agile practices is preferable

  • Ability to work effectively in teams, where the teams could span across multiple business units, locations or countries and geographical locations.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to facilitate interactive sessions with business and functional personnel.

  • Should be able to effectively communicate and liaise between technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Possessing a professional certification would be an added advantage. (CSPO/ PMI-PBA/ CCBA)

What to expect from Pearson

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At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Direct to Consumer

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 8130

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