Business Analyst - Investment Firm
Michael Clague
Cape Town, ZA
40d ago

Top Investment firm in Cape Town is looking for a Business Analyst. Looking for someone who will be able to understand the diverse needs of their users, assess the impact of proposed solutions, capture, analyse and document requirements (within an agile environment) and then support the communication and delivery of those requirements.

The team is very passionate in everything that is web all the way through to our backend systems, so the candidate is expected to be passionate about user experience, web technologies with a good understanding of how systems are connected, while being able to continuously think ahead and be innovative.

Problem solving and solution design

Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.

Able to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-

level information to a general understanding and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.

Requirements elicitation

Able to identify key stakeholders and gather requirements for specific problems / opportunities.

Elicit requirements using a range of techniques.

Able to drive and challenge business areas on their assumptions in an effort to come up with solid solutions.

Value identification

Able to recognise and articulate the expected customer’ value for a specific problem.

Able to use the knowledge of our internal (and potential external) systems to maximise business value.

Presentation and facilitation

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group including executives, managers and subject matter experts.

Able to prepare and present content as well as facilitate workshops. Able to drive agreement and outcomes even when there are conflicting views / stakeholders.

Communication and listening

Be the liaison between the business units, IT domains and your team members.

Able to actively listen, be responsive and express thoughts effectively.

Documentation and written communication

Develop requirements specifications to an appropriate level of detail, using various techniques, while conforming to team standards.

Able to interpret and express the needs of our users through visuals, e.g. mock-ups and user journeys.

Project management and implementation

Able to plan and manage individual projects, whilst coordinating stakeholders and timelines.

Able to support and drive the implementation.

Minimum qualifications

Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. Information Systems, Software Development, Systems / Data Analysis, BComm, B Bus Science) with strong academic performance

2 years’ experience in web technologies

5 years’ experience in a business analysis role

2 years’ experience in financial services sector (ideally Asset Management)

Skills / Competencies and experience

Experience in the use of business analysis frameworks and methodologies

Familiarity with agile software development practices

SQL Skills and databases knowledge

The ability to understand and learn new system architectures

Tenacity and the ability to get things done’

full ctc and good bonus structure based upon performance

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