Functional Business Analyst

by Sowmyah Narayanan in Information Technology    15th Jan, 2021       Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Functional Business Analyst


Our client is looking for business analysts to join their team:


Review, analyze and evaluate business systems and user needs. Define scope and objectives, document requirements, and formulate solutions to meet overall business strategies.

  • Determine business objectives by studying product functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Construct workflow charts and diagrams; studying product capabilities; writing specifications.
  • Improve product by studying current practices; designing modifications.
  • Recommend controls by identifying problems; writing improved procedures.
  • Define project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases and elements; facilitating estimation of project budget and validate resource requirements.
  • Monitor project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.
  • Prepare technical reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.
  • Evaluate and interpret research data and develop integrated functional analyses and projections for incorporation into strategic decision-making.
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly reviews and analyses of current products using metrics and reports.
  • Suggest changes to senior management using analytics to support recommendations. Actively participate in the implementation of approved changes.
  • Create informative, actionable and repeatable reporting that highlights relevant product trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • The successful functional analyst candidate will be involved in all phases of the Product Life Cycle. For Projects about to start they will ensure that:


    • Requirements are compiled and presented back to the business;
    • Business Cases are complete;
    • As required User Journeys are documented;
    • Developed User Stories are of a high quality;
    • Acceptance Criteria are present; and a
    • Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) is completed.
  • Periodically the FA will complete different types of process mapping including but not limited to Business Model Canvas, Flow Charts / Process flows, Value Mapping and Impact Analysis. They may also be asked to complete change and learning logs.
  • In order to build successful products, they should be ready to deliver Scheduled Reports, Ad hoc reports and Data Analysis relating to mobile application and web performance. 
  • They should understand the difference between Waterfall and Agile development approaches and should be able to move between these different types of delivery. 
  • Some mixture of the following Project Management skills is required:
  • Kick off meeting and Wrap Ups / Postmortems;
  • Effective Brainstorming;
  • ScrumMaster skills;
  • Effective management of Standups;
  • Effective presentation of Requirements, Business Cases, User Journeys, User Stories, Process Maps, etc. to Senior Management and other Business Stakeholders for signoff;
  • Gap Analysis;
  • Effective estimation of work schedules;
  • Tracking and Publishing of Metrics against agreed targets;
  • Managing projects through the company collaboration project -and task- management tool, Wrike;
  • Defect Triaging;
  • Version Control; and

Release Management.


  • 5+ years (minimum) proven work experience as a functional analyst, or similar role, working with mobile and web application development.
  • Experience in the following will strongly be strongly considered : - Consumer Electronics, Control UIs, Mobile and Web Application platforms, Networked Devices, Internet of Things (IOT), Defect Management.
  • Understanding of full product life cycle, Waterfall and Agile.
  • Data analysis relating to mobile application and web performance.
  • Good knowledge of project management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Business, Science, Math or relevant field.
  • Certification in functional analysis (IIBA, PMI).
  • Certification in Project Management (PMP, CAPM, Prince 2).

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