Business Analyst
Key Recruitment Group
Cape Town, ZA
1d ago

A growing Cape Town based, South African Software House, developing Enterprise (nTier) Application Software is currently looking for an experienced Business Analyst .

Minimum Requirements

Mandatory Skills / Abilities required for the Job

  • Self-starter, able to manage individual responsibilities and also contribute successfully to team deliveries on complex, long term projects.
  • Strong analytical ability and abstract thinking to be able to gather business requirements effectively; create user stories and facilitate creation of the technical specifications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Listening attentively to requirements, in depth questioning, interpretation and ability to see the holistic view of the business and assess impact accordingly.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to document and present the results of analysis clearly and concisely.
  • Should have technical background or aptitude.
  • Ability to act as a bridge between the Product Owner, Client, Development Project Manager and the implementation team.
  • Must be able to interrogate and analyze data using Excel and SQL.
  • Personal Attributes / Character traits required for this job

  • Delivery focused - Be deadline driven and adheres to Sprint deadlines.
  • Team Player must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Self-Starter Be able to work independently and contribute effectively to the team.
  • Initiative
  • Flexible / adaptable / approachable and willing to work in rapid changing, high delivery environment.
  • Professionalism
  • Education and General Working Experience

  • Ideally an IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Minimum requirement is Matric with at least 7-10 years of on the job work experience. Remuneration package will be tailored according to relevant experience.
  • Ideally but not essential, experience using Agile methodologies will be an advantage.
  • Exposure to Enterprise development will be a definite advantage.
  • Must have experience in a retail environment.
  • Job Specification

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Convert high level business requirements received from the Product Owner into user stories, into the smallest testable units of work.
  • When necessary, support Product Owner in conducting workshops with the client to gather high level requirements.
  • Create user stories in Jira and keep stories up to date.
  • Elaborate user stories in Discovery sprint according to BA Definition of Done and Development Definition of Ready. Conduct workshops with the client where necessary to complete elaboration process.
  • Create mockups and specific examples using tools such as Visio, Balsamiq, and Draw.io etc where necessary to support user stories.
  • Create user acceptance requirements.
  • Work and collaborate closely with the Product Owner, QA, Architects and the developers on the team to meet sprint delivery.
  • Create documentation eg. Catalogues, where required once the story or epic has been delivered before the sprint ends.
  • Working collaboratively as part of an Agile development team :
  • Elaborating business requirements as created and prioritised by the Product Owner.
  • Deliver according to the Definition of Done requirement.
  • Collaborating with the Development Project Manager, Product Owner, Architects, Developers and Testers as required.
  • Support the development process by assisting developers and QA’s to understand the requirements.
  • Participate in planning meetings.
  • Participate in Sprint Planning Development Cycles every 2 weeks.
  • Participate in the Daily Standup meetings.
  • Participate in, and present demos where required.
  • PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING :

  • Please read the Mandatory Technical Skills, Personal Attributes and Experience before applying. Regrettably we are unable to shortlist candidates for interviews if they do not meet these key requirements.
  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to Cape Town at their own expense if living outside the Western Cape.
  • Clean criminal and credit records required
  • Applications will only be considered from RSA Citizens, or foreign national applicants with permanent resident permits.
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