Business Analyst

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Business Analyst
Remuneration: market-related 
Location: Cape Town
Remote work: Not Applicable
Education level: Degree
Job level: Mid/Senior
Type: Permanent
Reference: ##Business Analyst
Company: Achievement Awards Group

Job description
Achievement Awards Group is seeking an IT Business Analysis that will take responsibility for assisting with the improvement of the quality of IT products and services by analysing data to inform business decisions and finding technology solutions to support business needs.

Key responsibilities
  • Assessing information technology systems and making suggestions for how they can better meet business needs 
  • Collaborating with team members to understand organisational and operational challenges 
  • Determining the objective of IT service requests and prioritise requirements of stakeholders accordingly 
  • Discovering, organising, and clarifying business needs and reviewing/producing specifications for change 
  • Defining objectives and scope of business system 
  • Preparing detailed requirement specifications using case statements and related documentation 
  • Planning, organising and facilitating work sessions for gathering business requirements 
  • Providing consistent requirements documentation, building wireframes using modeling language to present interaction of different system elements 
  • Reviewing and editing requirements based on proposed solutions 
  • Researching, evaluating and sourcing possible system solutions 
  • Conducting status meetings with business for updates and prioritisation of work efforts 
  • Collaborating with application and software development team on design, development and defect management 
  • Working with software testing team to setup test criteria and test plans to ensure achievement of functional requirements 
  • Managing documented requirements through the development cycle 
  • Using requirements to enable the design or review of test cases, process change requests and manage a project scope, acceptance, installation and deployment 
  • Providing coaching to less experienced business analysts

Education and training
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent 
  • IIBA certification 
  • Minimum of 4-5 years progressive experience in an IT business analysis role 
  • Experience using process / functional requirements definition methods 
  • A strong background with different analytical techniques including Interface Analysis, Feasibility Analysis, and SWOT Analysis is required 
  • Experience giving presentations and facilitating meetings 
  • Experience working within agile team formation desirable 
Skills and knowledge
  • Proficient in data analysis 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Good understanding of business functional areas 
  • Ability to problem solve and apply relevant methodologies to prepare detailed specifications using case statements and related documentation 
  • Knowledge of proper requirements specification and development 
  • Working knowledge of Agile and Waterfall methodologies 
  • Ability to elicit requirements and write technical documents 
  • Proficient research skills, logical thinking, and presentation skills 
  • Ability to make sound judgments in varied business subjects to select the most appropriate course of action 
  • Ability to observe a problem from different angles within the business, including a target user and that of a technical expert 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment facilitating ongoing discussions with developers to discover technically viable solutions 
  • Deep knowledge of BA standardised practices (BABOK knowledge)

Posted on 02 Jun 14:12, Closing date 1 Aug
Shannon De Kock
[email protected]
+27 21 700 2300

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