Datafin

Business Analyst

IT – Analyst, Data Management
Stellenbosh – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
AN innovative Financial Institution seeks a strategic-thinking Business Analyst with strong leadership and 3-7 years’ experience in a similar role to join its team. Your role will entail guiding the critical evaluation of new and existing software/application solutions through conducting continuous business & industry research, identify risks and managing teams, expectation & process, solution and operations change. The successful incumbent requires an IT tertiary qualification, Project Management (Methodology specific), have thorough knowledge of Banking & IT standards and governance, Testing practices and ideally have experience with Postilion, Proview/Splunk, UML, Business Process Modelling (BPM) – EA and Visio.
 
DUTIES:
  • Continuous business and industry research to guide the critical evaluation of new and existing software / application solutions.
  • Undertake impact analysis specific to solution and the changes thereof, within the solution and effected peer systems.
  • Identification of Risks, Issues and Decisions needed in support of project deliverables and scope. This also includes understanding of Project Management principles (Prince2).
  • Understanding and conceptualisation of the MIS/Reporting requirement and need from the solution.
  • Leadership skills including management of teams, expectations and process, solution and operational change.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology.
  • Must have proven experience as Business Analyst (BA), at least 3-7 years within the environment.
  • Project Management Skills (Methodology specific).
Must have detailed knowledge of:
    • Banking and IT standards and governance.
    • Testing practices and methodology.
  • A valid driver’s license and own vehicle is required.
  • Contactable via own mobile phone.
Ideal –
Detailed knowledge of:
  • Agile development life cycle.
  • Device Monitoring – Proview or Splunk is used.
  • Cash life cycle – Cash planningreconciliation experience.
  • Postilion Realtime – Transaction switching knowledge.
  • Postilion Office – Back Office processes and reporting.
  • Knowledge of UML and Business Process Modelling (BPM) – EA and Visio.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Communication skills.
  • Conflict Management.
  • Planning, organising and coordination skills.
  • Adapting and responding to change.
  • Analysing.
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations.
  • Learning and researching.
  • Persuading and influencing.
  • Presenting and communicating information.
  • Networking. 
  • Working with people.