Job summary

Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time
Market Related salary

Intermediate Level to just Business Analyst (Ref 117)

About this job

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. Preference will be given to applicants already based in Cape Town

Main Purpose: The primary purpose of this role is to effectively manage the gathering and analysis of business requirements from users. The Business Analyst will be required to negotiate and agree business requirements with the project sponsors and communicate these to the development and QA teams, playing a key role in aiding the SPO team to manage projects.

Minimum Requirements and Key Competencies:

Relevant tertiary qualification required

Minimum of 3 years Business Analysis experience required

Relevant certification in Business Analysis will be advantageous

Experience in the financial services industry advantageous

An understanding of application development, database and system design will be an advantage

Excellent verbal, written and facilitation communication skills

Software Development Life Cycle experience, including testing methodologies

Deadline driven

Team player

Motivated with good interpersonal skills

Analytical with the ability to make good insightful decisions


Key Responsibilities:

Analyse & Design new and enhanced business processes:

Establish and clarify user requirements, and ensure that requirements are accurately specified for projects and change requests

Prepare requirements documentation (BRS) and ensure that they are signed-off by the relevant stakeholders

Ensure functional specifications are developed to support the business requirements (either developed by this person, or co-ordinate and signoff of these specifications if developed by a vendor)

Integration with development teams to ensure effective delivery of user requirements:

Review and approve system design specifications

Ensure that the development team delivers the solutions according to specification

Ensure effective testing:

 Ensure test team understands the full business requirement before handing over to the test team

 Assist the test team when communicating with external partners and vendors

 Ensure correct resolution for the defects raised (from opening the defect to closing it)

Ensure that the critical business scenarios are tested to meet the specifications

Once the project is completed, ensure that the centralised process flows are kept up-to-date and are continuously improved where necessary

Ensure effective facilitation of business meetings, ensuring clear decisions are taken and decisions and actions are clearly and accurately minuted

Provide end-to-end project co-ordination for mini-projects (effective co-ordination of resources and activities to meet agreed timelines for the project);

Provide effective leadership:

Build effective and confident relationships with stakeholders (business, ICT and vendors)

Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and identify opportunities for business improvement

Provide clear and timeous feedback, and effectively manage business expectations

Job keywords/tags:  Minimum of 3 years Business Analysis experience required
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