This opportunity is based in Lausanne

Senior Business Analyst


You want to play a key role in the digital transformation projects of our clients? You want to be involved/hands-on on complex projects with first-tier clients? You are a specialist in your field and ready to develop your potential with our team? You are motivated by teamwork and driven by the sense of efficiency? Then join our team in Lausanne!


ELCA Advisory is the consulting business line of ELCA, one of the largest independent IT companies in Switzerland. We provide expertise and support in the following areas: IT & Digital Strategies, Governance and Digital Transformation. We help companies to enable business capabilities by leveraging modern technologies. The expertise of our consultants allows us to respond to our clients' problems by providing them with clear and pragmatic consulting advice underpinned with real practice experience and strong professional skills in the project management and business analysis.

ELCA Advisory is looking for a Senior Business Analyst to strengthen its team.

In this role

As a Senior Business Analyst, you help our customers to define and design their processes (as-is and to-be) as well as elicit requirements for the design of new digital solutions. You act as an interface between the business and IT. Your interlocutors at our customers will be decision-makers, users, business experts on one side and IT experts on the other.

With a strong expertise in business analysis, you will join our team and support our customers by conducting the following activities:

  • Lead the full “business analysis” lifecycle from business needs, to the analysis and the solution design in collaboration with the business and technical stakeholders and according to proven methodologies
  • Solve our client’s challenges through a structured approach, identifying project risks and effectively communicating suggested mitigating actions with relevant stakeholders
  • Lead assigned tasks and activities on time and on budget according to defined guidelines and methodologies
  • Conduct workshops with our clients to guide them through the different phases of the project
  • Analyze and elaborate the as-is, optimize business processes and technology usage, to achieve the targeted result in alignment with global guidelines, local regulatory, and IT requirements
  • Elicit and document business needs, efficiently driving the business analysis
  • Manage and prioritize requirements on the different level (Epic, Features, Stories)
  • Proactively design solutions bridging the gap between technology and business, ensuring proper stakeholder information and management
  • Testing and validation of realized solutions

What we offer

  • Get the opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience by working on a broad range of exciting projects, products, customers and technologies
  • A dynamic work and collaborative environment with a highly motivated multi-cultural and international sites team
  • Attractive prospects for career path & Personal development through training and coaching
  • The chance to make a difference in peoples’ life by building innovative solutions
  • Various internal coding events (Hackathon, Brownbags), see our technical blog
  • Monthly After-Works organized per locations
  • Good work-life balance (2 days per week from home)
  • Attractive pension fund with 3 types of employees’ contributions
  • Premium and worldwide coverage with Zurich insurance fully supported by the company
  • 1/2 SBB fare abonnement
  • Mobile and internet discount program

About your profile

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in IT / Business Administration
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience as business analyst in the full business analysis lifecycle, preferably in consultancy
  • Ability to analyze client problems and to build and structure pragmatic solutions
  • Experience facilitating and leading workshops with heterogeneous stakeholders
  • Excellent client-facing and communication skills
  • Active listener, problem solver, facilitator
  • Experience in Agile, understanding of product backlog, writing requirements in the form of user stories
  • IT affinity combined with the will to learn and keep up
  • An entrepreneurial and open mind as well as the ability to carry out diverse mandates simultaneously
  • Strong ability to work autonomously and to work collaboratively in a team
  • Experience in one or more industries relevant to Swiss Romandie (pharmaceuticals, chemicals, finance, transportation, public sector, manufacturing…)
  • Relevant certifications (e.g. DMBOK, BABOK, SAFe, TOGAF, CSPO)
  • Experience in working with standard tool suites (JIRA, Confluence, etc)
  • Willingness to travel and work on-site at clients’ offices
  • Fluent in French and English, additional language is a plus

If you are INTERESTED in applying for this position, please send us your complete application (CV, cover letter, letter of reference, diplomas and certificates).

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