Software Development Business Analyst
Experian Ltd
South Africa
4d ago

Job Purpose

Support the Project Delivery carrying out elements of software configuration, and testing to develop Decision Analytics solutions.

Actively seeks to ensure a high standard of deliverables across the life of a project, with the emphasis on right first time’.

Principle responsibilities

1. Software Configuration, Test and Support .

  • Independently configure and, where appropriate, supervise others in the configuration of EDA software according to specifications.
  • Produce test plan, test software against specification to ensure the product operates as specified, produce test report and amend where appropriate.
  • Create end to end Test Plan against a supplied Test schedule and facilitate the creation of test cases by analysts and ensure the execution of said test cases according to the test plan.
  • Identify and, where appropriate, supervise others in the investigation, identification of and resolution to causes of software problems.
  • Responsible for the resolution of problems, escalates only after analysis and execution of well-defined test have been exhausted.
  • 2. Project Delivery

  • Input into the accurate assessment of the work that needs to be undertaken to define and maintain a project plan.
  • Plan, organise and complete own workloads to meet project commitments within agreed schedules
  • Ensures quality of the project deliverables, and that built components are tested to match the agreed specification.
  • Follow EDA documented procedures, including creation and responsibility for production of project documentation and contribute to the preparation of regular project status reports to both internal and external parties.
  • Proactively identify potential risks in achieving project timescales, taking pro-active action to minimize risk.
  • Provide status reports to Project Manager as required for all project.
  • Maintain accurate time sheet management, logging time to projects effectively.
  • Communicate with PM / client / Experian colleagues to help ensure accurate and timely implementation of project work.
  • 3. Teamwork

  • Actively seeks to share knowledge within the team and to mentor analysts in the use of systems, software and methodologies.
  • Challenge existing process and feedback, share findings with peers from other teams and management where required.
  • Produce and deliver meaningful content to capability teams through professional service communities.
  • Maintains Personal Development Plan in support of future aspirations and training needs.
  • Significant experience of software solution design and configuration.
  • Experiences in the use of Experian software configuration tools and general purpose IT packages and of delivering several complex software solutions across more than one industry vertical.
  • Understanding the capabilities of the EDA product range and ability to assist clients in implementing and testing new solutions.
  • Understanding and experience of the DA delivery lifecycle for applicable Experian DA solutions.
  • Demonstrates ability to consider a delivery in its entirety in order to achieve comprehensive test result success.
  • Will look to automate, reuse and expedite test process in line with KPI targets.
  • Understanding of systems, processes, applications and technology supporting applicable Experian DA solutions and how they support / impact solutions.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, good oral and written communication skills. Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Ability to travel.
  • Good knowledge on industry standard database technologies (e.g. Oracle, MS SQL)
  • Good knowledge on markup language components (e.g. XML and XSLT)
  • Understanding and ability to debug coded applications (e.g. C++, Java, Scripting languages).

    Required qualifications / experience

  • Degree equivalent standard with a high numeric and / or IT content.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 2 years related experience

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