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Senior Business Analyst


Job Title Senior Business Analyst
Contract Type none
Contract Duration none
Location South Africa
Salary none
Job Published over 1 year ago
REF 8405
Contact Name none
Contact Email none

Job Description

Minimum Experience Required

  • Minimum five to ten years’ experience in business analysis.



  • Knowledge of the systems development life cycle (SDLC) (essential);
  • Skilled in business process models analysis, design and documentation (essential);
  • Ability to use basic software applications (e.g., Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Internet and e-mail) (essential);
  • Skilled in using modelling tools (required);
  • Analytical thinking ability;
  • Communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Facilitation skills;
  • Quality orientation;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Agile knowledge preferable;
  • Interpersonal relationship building and maintaining skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Ability to build customer loyalty;
  • Ability to work in a team; and
  • Motivated self-starter.


Qualifications/ Certification

  • To be considered for this position, candidates must have a B degree/National Diploma in Economics/Finance/IT/Accounting


  • A Diploma in Business Analysis, or equivalent (e.g., B.Com Informatics, BSc Informatics, B-Tech).


Key deliverables

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key performance areas:

  • Identifying stakeholders who are impacted by an initiative or share a common business need;
  • Planning business analysis activities;
  • Consulting with business to understand business objectives, drivers, functions and structures, and developing detailed workflow analyses;
  • Consulting with business and technical stakeholders to elicit, analyse, communicate, document and validate requirements for changes to business processes or systems requirements;
  • Investigating problems and proposing possible solutions by interacting with users, developers and other participating stakeholders;
  • Analysing the feasibility of options, recommending viable solutions, validating these with stakeholders and developing the supporting business case;
  • Working collaboratively with the business customer and technical stakeholders to document the specifications for a chosen solution in terms of information systems, processes and people requirements;
  • Consulting with other specialists in the BSTD as to whether a ‘build’ or ‘buy’ approach would be most appropriate given the circumstances and working with the procurement division in respect of the necessary specifications to assess service providers’ suitability for ‘buy’ decisions;
  • Interacting with architects and developers to ensure the system is properly implemented, and monitoring whether requirements are being met;
  • Managing the quality of the solution being deployed;
  • Managing change requirements and specifications;
  • Managing user acceptance testing (ensuring the deployed solution meets the business need);
  • Developing user manuals; and
  • Training users on the new system.

Ref: 8405 | Published: 23 Jan 2018


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