BA Lead – Fund Operations

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BA Lead - Fund Operations

Benefits: Negotiable
Location: Cape Town
Type: Permanent
Reference: #21310
Company: Datafin Recruitment

Job description

The strong leaders and commercial acumen of a self-driven BA lead is sought by an innovative investment firm to take charge of its fund operations division, providing critical insight into business problem and assisting the implementation of long-term solutions. The successful candidate must possess a suitable BCom/B Bus Science degree, have six years' experience in IT with a solid understanding of asset management processes, asset management business, know the system development life cycle / SCRUM methodology and release processes and IT environments.
Run the domain -
  • Build and maintain business stakeholder relationships and be a strong team player within institutional business.
  • Liaise with domain stakeholders to determine priorities and effective solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Manage business expectations and proactively mitigate any risks of production releases.
  • Collaborate with domain Tech Leads, Architect, Scrum Master, Test Manager and IT Ops Manager to ensure alignment on objectives and resource allocation.
  • Coordinate the work of domain level teams and ensure domain members work together as a team.
  • Drive implementation of key initiatives and ensure measurable outcomes are achieved.
  • Manage competing priorities for the domain and delivery items.
  • Ensure adherence to Institutional IT governance processes.
  • Identify and manage any risk introduced by changes

Leadership -
  • Lead and develop business analysts in the domain.
  • Provide guidance for direct reports on career path.
  • Ensure all direct reports have a personal development plan in place.
  • Ensure adequate business analyst capacity, skills, and pipeline.
  • Drive improvements in domain team engagement.
  • Build up the team's diversity and transformation representation through new hires, mentorship, and specific development focus of existing people in the team.
  • Contribute toward IT talent management process.
  • Assist in leading, managing, and coaching existing and new staff in the domain.

Decision making -
  • Implement institutional IT strategic objectives and contribute towards strategic thinking items.
  • Make day to day judgement calls on domain level matters (in conjunction with tech leads, Scrum Master).
  • Determine backlog priority and roadmap for development.
  • Engage with other domain owners to ensure end to end solutions are implemented.
  • Ensure items delivered in the domain are aligned with the tech direction/roadmap.
  • Provide input into overall IT objectives and governance.

Personal development -
  • Take initiative to further develop own leadership and other skills.
  • Demonstrate the behaviours consistent with the organisation's values.

Qualifications -

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g., BCom, B business science degree) with strong academic performance.

Experience/skills -
  • Minimum of six years' experience in IT (preferably in asset management).
  • Sound understanding of Asset Management processes.
  • Asset management business.
  • System Development Life Cycle / SCRUM methodology.
  • Release Processes and IT environments.


  • Strong people management skills (instil respect; care for team; respect for individuals; listening skills; ability to serve staff; disciplined).
  • Interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong working relationships with relevant stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Ability to build effective teams, to gain commitment and to manage team performance
  • Good time management skills, ability to manage heavy workload and multiple tasks.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Good communication and ability to work in a team.
  • Attention to detail and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Very disciplined and methodical working style.
  • Determined and persistent.
  • Conscientiousness.
  • Drive own development to become a better manager

Personal Skills/Attributes

BA, Lead, Fund, Operations
Posted on 13 Oct 12:36, Closing date 12 Nov


Michelle Roberts
[email protected]
087 351 0743

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