Senior Business Analyst

Senior Business Analyst

Job Title: Senior Business Analyst
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 660000.00
Reference: JN -082017-9191
Job Published: September 04, 2017 13:47

Job Description

Senior Business Analyst

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Carrying out background research and present findings
  • Producing documents, briefing papers, compiling reports and presentations
  • Taking on some of the manager's responsibilities and working more closely with management
  • Being involved in decision-making processes
  • Business task and workflow analysis and design
  • Liaise with all other departments from Development/Operations/Finance/IT/Call Centre/Compliance etc. to ensure smooth operations and project delivery of the business.
  • Understanding the development requirements for architecting & building integration points with external API’s and system.
  • Assisting internal or external teams with mobile sites, mobile and native applications and software component development – product and technical scoping and project management.
  • Maintain a detailed record of technical functional requirements for new Projects.
  • Ability to build and track product backlog and plan work with product teams.
  • Assist Project manager or Scrum master with Sprint planning
  • Investigate, evaluate, design and propose solutions to address business requirements
  • Collaborate with Software Developers in developing, testing and deploying business solutions
  • Act as interface between the business and software development team to ensure that the business requirements are delivered in the implemented solution
Core Functions:
  • Requirements gathering
  • Compile requirements documentation and business cases
  • Compile user stories
  • JAD sessions
  • Implementation Planning
  • Product/ Backlog grooming
  • Attend all scrum ceremonies
Education & Qualification:
  • Relevant 3 year National Diploma or Degree, preferably in a business or IT related field
  • FTI Business Analysis Diploma will be advantageous
  • Agile training certifications like CSM or CSPO will be advantageous
Preferred Skills:
  • 5 years + Business Analyst experience
  • Experience writing technical scope documents (FRS, Acceptance Criteria, Business Cases)
  • Experience in planning a Sprint and preparing the user stories with Acceptance Criteria
  • Exposure to the full software life cycle
  • Software and integrations architecture experience
  • Experience understanding high performance, scalable, reliable applications
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines
  • Proven systems analysis experience
Competencies :
  • The incumbent displays the following competencies:
  • Strategic thinker and good conceptual skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Prolific English writing skills
  • Critical evaluation skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Good business acumen
  • Project management capability - to co-ordinate between business, technology, support teams, suppliers and clients to ensure deliverables are met timeously and effectively
  • Very good Excel and experience of Word and Power Point
  • Strong numerical and administrative skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently, as well as actively contribute in team initiatives
  • Technical knowledge of websites/backend/CMS systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of mobile industry is a bonus
  • Knowledge and interest in mobile marketing trends is a bonus

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