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Pearson Technical Business Analyst in Melbourne, Australia

Technical Business Analyst


Learning isn’t a destination, starting and stopping at the classroom door. It is a never-ending journey of discovery, challenge, inspiration and wonder.

As the world’s leading learning company, we’re helping learners of all ages and stages across Australia reach their education goals, and find their way to a robust and fulfilling life. We’re doing this by providing a comprehensive blend of digital learning formats, printed texts, educator training resources, assessments, services and online assets.

We are seeking an experienced technical business analyst to support the implementation of our Digital Learning Applications. These are significant projects and Pearson requires a Business Analyst to support the scoping and definition of the applications and capabilities required by the business.

The Technical Business Analyst will work with the project team, product manager and business SMEs to define and document business and technical requirements, in the form of Users Stories. The business analyst will then work with the solution architects and Pearson global development teams to define a solution that meets the requirements.

You will provide regular updates to the Project Manager and Product Manager and ensure activities are aligned with project objectives and key stakeholder expectations, as well as flagging risks and escalating issues and decisions in line with the governance structure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Defining project scope

  • Gathering requirements by facilitating discussions and workshops with key business stakeholders

  • Defining requirements by documenting detailed user stories

  • Translating requirements to the team by engaging with the development teams to present the user stories and ensure they are understood

  • Supporting the project manager with planning and scheduling

  • Assisting with test planning, test scripts and execution of testing


  • At least 5 years commercial experience in developing business and technical requirements for software development projects.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to manage multiple activities, use own initiative/work proactively and ability to prioritise workload

  • Proven experience working on Agile projects, documenting user stories

  • Education Industry knowledge/experience

Now it’s time to tell us about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.

At Pearson, we value the employee journey and pride ourselves in building an inclusive and diverse culture.


Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Melbourne-707 Collins 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 20, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1912916

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.