Elicit, analyse, communicate & validate requirements i.e. gather, analyse, clarify & understand business requirements, rules & dependencies - ensure that requirements are clear, complete & unambiguous.
Produce Business Cases for new initiatives determining the desirability, feasibility and viability of proposed ideas.
Analyse and report on business processes.
Analyse business systems and processes.
Assist stakeholders to create a common understanding of the concept, vision, scope, objectives & business value of technology solution request / s.
Establish & maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle ie. serve as a liaison between stakeholders (business units, technology teams & support teams) & users i.
e. helps narrow gap between business & IT.
Contribute to cost efficiencies.
Apply Design Thinking methods to understand Client’s needs as well as exploring opportunities to solve their needs.
Ensure continuous Process improvement to enable effective operational processes.
Document requirements by preparing a Business Requirements & Rules Specification.
Document Epic Statements, breaking the scope down into Features and User Stories with input from all stakeholders. Third-party fund administration requires expertise.
We administer South African Investment Managers’ domestic & foreign securities and perform a host of tailored administration functions.
We are a proudly South African investment administration services business, providing investment management solutions to leading investment providers for more than a decade.
We aim to remain the #1 Investment Administration partner of choice in South Africa
Assist in developing the timeline for new Initiatives by collaborating with the delivery team in defining priorities and release cycles.
Be part of an agile development team, attending Scrum meetings and daily stand-ups, fulfilling the role of a Product Owner where needed.
Be willing to drive team deliverables by managing Scrum / Kanban boards.
Investigate, analyse and document future processes, business rules and data components depending on what’s required for the initiative in progress.
Review technical documentation and alignment to business requirements
Communicate with the developers to walk through specification, design and changes
Provide support in test preparation and execution
Verify requirements including working with tester / s to define test cases, & assist with UAT
Assist with training of business for the new process(es) or system(s)
Ensure Customer / Client excellence through Interaction with internal and external customers throughout all business activities
Skills and Experience
Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a business analyst
Good written and verbal communication skills
Previous experience in applying SAFe and Design Thinking frameworks as well as Agile delivery methods.
Excellent stakeholder management
Experience in related roles in the financial services industry would be an advantage.
Facilitation and Presentations
Highly collaborative and transparent
Highly analytical on conceptual and detailed level
Innovative / resourceful / problem solving & deadline driven
Strong ability to create and maintain high quality documents (charts, workflows, spreadsheets, etc.)
Positive, results-driven and solution minded team player
Sound decision making skills
A flexible approach and the ability to work under pressure