May 14, 2022

Business Analyst

  • REA Group
  • North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia
Full time

Job Description

The safety and wellbeing of our employees and potential employees are important to us. Our external candidates will interview via Zoom. Not only do we wish to protect the health and safety of our people, we want to assure candidates that there is no expectation from REA to meet face-to-face. A virtual interview will not adversely impact your application. If you have any questions or concerns, this can be discussed through the screening process.

We're REA

An Australian start-up success story we're quietly proud of.

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we're humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.

Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help on every step - whether that's buying, selling, renting or renovating.

Some of our brands include,,,,, and Mortgage Choice.

We’re proud to have been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for 2021. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community.

What we’re doing

With us, you’ll experience Impact. You’ll be part of our Financial Experiences team which is part of our Financial Services. Our purpose is to offer home finance and other financial services to those using for their property search. Given the opportunity of the size of that audience, the FS vision is to integrate a consumer’s property search with finance though a world class digital seamless process. This will be achieved by building innovative consumer search and property finance application experiences that integrate the mortgage distribution channels of digital, phone and face to face. 

What the role is all about:

As a Business Analyst, you will be responsible for the extrapolating and articulating business requirements by working with the product managers and helping the delivery of products and services in a collaborative team environment using agile methods. The role requires full involvement through the entire SDLC – from concept and requirements through specification, development, testing and release. You will be responsible for:

  • Eliciting detailed functional requirements from Product Managers, user groups and stakeholders and ensuring that they are understood and documented in user stories ready for delivery teams.
  • Analysing business processes, workflows and user journeys using advanced techniques such as process maps, value stream maps and story boards.
  • Identifying and communicating any requirement dependencies, issues or risks identified through the analysis process.
  • Collaborating with Product Managers, Designers, Delivery Leads and Developers in the production of solution designs and specifications and ultimately, working software.
  • Developing acceptance tests with Product Managers.
  • The end-to-end testing of new systems and products.

Who we’re looking for

  • Developed analytical skills including ability to interpret business needs and develop appropriate technical solutions.
  • Developed skills in workshop facilitation and requirements elicitation techniques.
  • Developed technical specification writing skills.
  • Ability to converse with both end-users and IT employees at all levels of the organisation.
  • Understanding of all aspects of the systems/software agile development cycle.
  • Technical familiarity with web technologies and complex data systems. 
  • Confidence around working with large datasets and mid-level data interrogation skills.
  • Ability to understand and document technical requirements.
  • Developed problem solving skills and ability to think creatively.
  • Effective time management and prioritisation.
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated xperience working in IT and experience working in a product development environment.
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Business, Science, Engineering or Economics.

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise.  It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:

  • Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field / outside the box
  • A strong and creative communicator
  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills
  • An avid contributor to our inclusive culture - we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer:

  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)
  • A hybrid approach to the future of work -
  • Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers
  • Summer Fridays – time back to focus on your wellness every Friday afternoon from December through to March
  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program
  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community
  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment
  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday

Oh, and by the way:

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you've got the must-haves, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.