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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 11 months 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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