TECHNICAL BUSINESS ANALYST – RETAIL INVESTMENTS – REF8488

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R HIGHLY NEGOTIABLE PLUS ANNUAL PERFORMANCE BONUS

Our client who has been established in South Africa and investing on behalf of clients since 1974. The company is an investment management firm focussed on building long-term wealth for their clients.

They now seek a technical business analyst to join their retail investment team.

This role is suitable for appropriately qualified affirmative action candidates.

JOB DESCRIPTION WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • You will be required to analyse and solve business problems using technology and to design and detail technical integrated solutions to this end;
  • You will be required to take full responsibility for certain problems and the implementation of solutions, communicating to business stakeholders to ensure requirements are met and exceeded, and take responsibility for UAT;
  • You will be required to play a broader role in the team and overall IT space including mentoring and developing staff members, giving input to the health of the team and general IT operation;
  • You will be required to analyse and solve business problems using technology:
    • You will be required to understand requirements of the area and MVP;
    • You will be required to identify and prioritise the key items of work in collaboration with the product owner;
    • You will be required to analyse specific business problems and determine solutions;
    • You will be required to analyse integration and system requirements;
    • You will be required to understand impact and dependencies on other IT teams / systems;
    • You will be required to get buy-in from and communicate with stakeholders;
    • You will be required to formulate required specs, diagrams and documentation;
    • You will be required to work with the developers to ensure the understanding of the requirements;
    • You will be required to work with testers and business to ensure that test coverage is complete;
    • You will be required to manage implementation where applicable;
    • You will be required to facilitate and run grooming sessions;
    • You will be required to create test cases;
    • You will be required to be the go-to for information on the project and its implementation on the floor;
    • You will be required to provide 2nd line support or create ad-hoc data exports where needed post project go-live for business if needed;
  • You will be required to take responsibility for certain problems and the implementation of solutions:
    • You will be required to lead the thinking and direction for certain business problems;
    • You will be required to coordinate people involved with this problem or area if applicable;
    • You will be required to prioritise and plan work in conjunction with the product owner, business stakeholders, other domains and the team;
    • You will be required to play a broader role within the area;
    • You will be required to play a senior role within the team and assume responsibility for helping the team function;
    • You will be required to assist with developing and mentoring people within the team;
    • You will be required to support the overall wellbeing of our IT systems and help translate the knowledge gained by our team to knowledge that can be shared amounts the floor;
    • You will be required to reduce legacy;
    • You will be required to improve efficiency;
    • You will be required to improve team process;
    • You will be required to drive quality;
    • You will be required to drive knowledge share;
    • You will be required to be the liaison between business and IT;
    • You will be required to perform monthly weekend deployments and verification in tandem with the team;
    • You will be required to help with UAT – creating test cases, facilitation, and managing and analyzing change requests;
    • You will be required to perform monthly reporting to PO and training on the project deliverables;
  • You will be required to play a broader role within the IT space:
    • You will be required to help identify and raise issues that affect the technology space;
    • You will be required to improve the function of the technology area as a whole.

CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • You are able to understand and have experience in Scrum methodologies;
  • You have SQL and database design knowledge;
  • You have UML or other diagraming techniques (sequence/process/context etc) and business analysis frameworks and methodologies;
  • You have experience with enhancing or creating complex integrating systems;
  • You understand APIs and web services;
  • You have strong conceptual thinking and critical analytical skills;
  • You have strong ability to handle complexity;
  • You have excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation and interpersonal skills in English;
  • You have a keen eye for detail;
  • You have the ability to get things done and self-manage;
  • You have strong leadership skills;
  • You have the ability to plan and organize;
  • You are self-motivated, takes initiative and positive, friendly and respectful attitude;
  • You are a self-learner;
  • You are able to take responsibility and is a team player;
  • You are efficient;
  • You are committed and prepared to go the extra mile;
  • You are able to speak up when uncertain;
  • You have the willingness to learn new skills;
  • You have an interest in global IT trends;
  • You have the ability to positively influence people to achieve potential.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • You have a B.Com/B.Bus Sc/B.SC
  • You have a minimum of 3 – 5 years current, relevant business analysis experience in a technical role that demonstrates your ability to function well in a detailed environment with particular concern for accuracy and quality;
  • You have a record of problem solving; You have some experience in the investments industry.
  • You have strong academic performance during your studies.
  • You are able to hit the ground running.

You will be exceptionally well rewarded for your skills and input. You will work with a very smart, capable and friendly team!