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Senior Business Analyst

Senior Business Analyst

Job Title: Senior Business Analyst
Location: Gauteng
Industry:
Salary: 660000.00
Reference: JN -042017-8216
Job Published: May 10, 2017 10:38

Job Description

Senior Business Analyst

Description:
The incumbent is responsible for managing the Business Analysis area, meeting user requirements by designing robust IT solutions, while maintaining functional integrity.
 
Key Responsibility Areas:
  • Direct the course of information elicitation events with stakeholders in an unstructured, semi-structured and formally structured manner.
  • Extract functional requirements by preparing and applying information elicitation techniques and tools such as surveys, questionnaires, interviews and requirement workshops.
  • Model business processes, data, rules and messages underlying the intended functional behaviour in order to create a representation of the system to be constructed. This includes all interfaces with other existing or future external business systems.
  • Determine impact of changed requirements in a given business process environment and identify the change management issues and activities associated with requirement changes.
  • Model new or changed requirements, business processes and messages into an existing business model.
  • Liaise with system engineers/architects on specific operational aspects (e.g. performance, exception management, business continuity) that have impact on system behaviours.
  • Represent client requirements throughout all phases of SDLC.
  • Verify the lineage between the business case, the business requirement statements and the implemented solution.
  • Actively collaborate with Test analysts to establish the qualification baselines to drive their test designs.
  • Support test designs by giving guidance on priorities and share insights on end-to-end business scenarios for optimal test coverage.
  • Collaborate with test analysts to mature requirement verification traceability methods.
  • Support marketing/sales initiatives in new or existing client environments by way of presentations and interviews with client representatives.
  • Develop business solution proposals.
  • Identify business opportunities in existing client environment.
  • Estimate business analysis work content for new initiatives.
  • Where required, develop value propositions or business cases for a proposed solution.
  • Provide concise and accurate project and/or task feedback to Management.
  • Lead the Business Analysis area end to end, and manage and mentor all resources within the team.
  • Oversee all Business Analysis tasks and deliverables within the team, and ensure the quality of such tasks and deliverables.
  • Stay abreast of Business Analysis tools and methodologies as well as competitor offerings.
  • Stay abreast of competitor products and offerings.
 
Competencies
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to organize
  • Ability to delegate work tasks
  • Reporting
  • Decision making
  • Team Development
  • Process enhancements
  • Initiative
  • Communication
  • Responsibility
  • Self-management
  • Time management
  • Teamwork
  • Industry awareness
  • Research
 
Skills/Requirements
  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills
  • Advanced understanding of object oriented (OO) analysis and design
  • Strong understanding in business architecture and design
  • Strong documentation and process modelling skills using notations including UML and BPMN
  • Ability to work with 3rd party vendors and suppliers
  • Experience in reporting and data analysis
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in financial systems and products will be advantageous
  • Experience with mobile software solutions will be advantageous
  • Technical knowledge and/or experience will be advantageous
  • SQL experience will be advantageous
 
Education & Qualification
  • Matric
  • B Com (Informatics/IS) with Honours or equivalent
  • At least 7 years’ experience in software requirements analysis
  • At least 3 years’ experience leading a team in software requirements analysis
  • Industry certification in requirements/business analysis
  • Strong project management experience
  • Full software project lifecycle experience

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