Integration Analyst / Business Analyst
Northampton (with possible work elsewhere in UK)
£450 p/d initial 6 month contract with view to be extended
The Integration Analyst is responsible for analyzing how systems should be connected to each other in an enterprise by understanding the business logics/processors, security implementations and identity management, deployment topologies etc. The primary responsibility is to document these integration requirements so that it could be articulated to a development team who will be connecting the systems together.
The postholder should also apply the best practices and suggest the enterprise integration patterns that could be used when integrating these systems in a service oriented environment. Initially, this post will be based on client premises in Northampton. However, the postholder will be expected to be flexible in their work location, basing themselves wherever in the UK the client / business need is greatest. There may also be occasional need for international travel.
The following skills are all essential for the postholder:
1. In depth understanding in how loosely coupled systems are designed and the purpose of it
2. Excellent understanding on the concepts of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
3. In depth knowledge in enterprise integration patterns and how to apply them
4. Sound understanding of how different systems talk to each other: concepts such as XML, JSON, SOAP, REST are all essential
Additionally, the postholder should have a good appreciation of:
1. How enterprise security works and the implication when systems get connected
2. What enterprise governance means and how it should be adopted in an enterprise
3. Understand how integration could affect people and processes of an enterprise
4. Good understanding on use cases where legacy systems co-exist with modern systems in an enterprise
The integration analyst should have an IT background, preferably with enterprise exposure with over 5 years of experience. The postholder will also be expected to act as an ambassador during their many interactions with clients and partners.
- Enterprise Architecture