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IT Business Analyst

IT – Analyst, Data Management
Cape Town – Western Cape

If you love the challenge of analysing complex problems spanning across multiple areas/systems, then an innovative Investment Firm wants your expertise to be their next IT Business Analyst. Working with key stakeholders, your core role will be to understand business direction, propose solutions, provide insight into business problems and assist in the implementation of long-term solutions. The ideal candidate requires knowledge of Asset Management processes and Business Analysis experience in an IT context, possess a BComm/B Bus Science or other suitable Degree with strong academic performance, 3 years’ experience in an IT BA role, application design & implementation experience, have knowledge of the System Development Life Cycle/Scrum Methodology, Testing Methodology and Release Processes.
  • Identify themes and trends within area of responsibility, appreciate inherent risks and highlight change opportunities.
  • Clarify and communicate to ensure alignment on focus areas and problems worth solving.
  • Liaise with domain stakeholders to determine priorities and effective solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Design usable, elegant, practical, and scalable solutions to meet business needs.
  • Conduct Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions with Developers, business users or Testers.
  • Document system solutions (e.g., process flows, requirements, and functional specifications).
  • Plan and manage implementation of solutions.
  • Train and facilitate end user adoption of solutions.
  • Manage business expectations and proactively mitigate any risks of production releases by conducting Impact Analysis, User Acceptance Testing, Software Testing, and relevant user training.
  • Conduct post-implementation reviews to ascertain value add and address any post-release issues.
  • Support team members in achieving delivery objectives.
  • Help with domain quality and performance continuous improvement efforts.
  • Collaborate with System Architects to define infrastructure.
  • Design and coordinate IT and Business testing.
  • Maintain the backlog and contribute to sprint planning.
  • Maintain production solutions and provide timely resolution of production support logs.
  • Proactively understanding why production support is happening and impact on business processes.
  • Provide technical and business support to users at critical business periods.
  • Determine the importance and priority of problems and requests raised.
  • Coordinate and manage production defects to closure.
Qualifications –
  • Relevant tertiary qualification eg. BComm, B Bus Science Degree with strong academic performance.
Experience/Skills –
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an IT Business Analysis role (preferably in Asset Management).
  • Experience in application design and implementation.
  • Investment Management exposure preferred.
  • Asset Management Business.
  • Strong Problem-Solving Techniques.
  • System Development Life Cycle / SCRUM Methodology.
  • Release Processes and IT environments.
  • Testing Methodology.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Comfortable with change.
  • Desire to take on leadership roles.
  • Conscientiousness.
  • Driven to implement efficiencies.
  • Ability to deal with and influence senior stakeholders.
  • Determined and persistent / ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to manage personal workload and delivery expectations.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Good communication and coordination skills.
  • Ability to accept responsibility for all tasks done.
  • Flexible, energetic, trustworthy, organised, self-disciplined.
  • Independent thinker.