A leading investment group with a footprint on the African continent seeks the expertise of a Senior Analyst Programmer to join its team. Your core role will be to facilitate, develop and implement multi-disciplinary cross-functional data projects and to provide support to the business in respect of existing data capabilities. You must possess Computer Science/Information Management/BA tertiary qualification, at least 10 year’s Business/System Analysis, 5 years’ Asset Management or 8 years’ Financial Services, knowledge of data governance practices & working knowledge of financial instruments. Please note this is an Employment Equity position ONLY.
Partner with the investment boutiques and professional partner teams to scope business requirements and identify where data can have the greatest impact from a BI perspective.
Facilitate the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary cross-functional BI projects.
Provide support to the business in respect of existing BI capabilities.
Effective planning and prioritising of multi-disciplinary cross-functional BI projects.
Assist with solution design and implement best practices from a software development perspective.
Provide thought leadership on the latest technologies and advances in software development.
Provide guidance to junior members in the context of adhering to best practices development standards.
Keep stakeholders informed of progress through regular, effective communication.
Collaborate with data owners to increase BI reporting capabilities.
Develop against Data Architecture reference model, Data Spectrum and Taxonomy.
Liaise with stakeholders to coordinate data sources, eliminate duplication, while focusing on data quality and reliability in BI models.
Tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Information Management and/or Business Analysis or equivalent.
At least 10 years’ business/system analysis experience, including system development and implementation of large-scale projects related to information/knowledge management.
At least 5 years’ experience in asset management or 8 years financial services experience.
Knowledge of data governance practices, regulatory requirements and emerging trends.
Working knowledge of financial instruments, investment processes and industry terminology.
Business Process Analysis and Design (preferable)
Project Management experience (preferable).
Exposure to Data Architect, Data Scientist, Data Analyst or Enterprise Architect roles.
Exposure to Microsoft CRM Dynamics, SharePoint, SQL Server Business Intelligence and Metadata Management software.
The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) Certification.
Able to manage senior relationships across all the Business and Functional areas.
Able to develop cooperative and constructive working relationships.
Able to handle complaints, settle disputes and resolve conflicts and negotiate with others.
Collaborative team player orientation towards work relationships; strong culture awareness.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal. Dynamic, flexible and able to work in a fluid environment.
Able to work independently and as part of a team.
Advanced analytical, reasoning and numerical aptitude.
Independent critical thinker able to make balanced and sound recommendations and decisions.
Initiating demeanour taking prompt action to accomplish objectives by being proactive.
High stress tolerance.
Attention to detail.
Ownership, responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of tasks.
Gain commitment using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans.
Build relationships, guide and coach by focusing on the accomplishment of work objectives.
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