Intermediate Business Analyst

Johannesburg – Permanent

Main purpose of role:

  • To understand and interpret the business requirements, and interpret those through business, systems and technical documentation so that business and technical readers understand what needs to be delivered.
  • Assist the Head of Department to drive key internal projects to optimize the business and its operations

Key responsibilities and activities:

  • To write Business, Functional and Technical Specifications based on the requirements gathered
  • Assist head of department in scoping and costing
  • Arrange and facilitate JAD sessions  and workshops with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Working closely with the UX team and development to ultimately, create a project “one-stop-shop document”,  for all project stakeholders to leverage from
  • Asses and assure that all tasks are adding value to the business
  • Demonstrate documentation to different parties
  • Be able to operate in an agile, waterfall methodology, or a hybrid of these

Required experience, qualifications and competencies:

  • 3+ years industry experience
  • Advertising industry experience would be advantageous
  • UML Modelling
  • Relevant tertiary qualification, Informatics/Computer Science would be advantageous
  • Great understanding of SDLC
  • Be able to work under pressure, on multiple projects at the same time
  • An understanding of the Agile and Waterfall methodologies, and a hybrid of the these two methodologies
  • A good understanding of UX and its process, including wireframes and information architectures
  • Understand the creative industry and its process would be advantageous
  • Have a good understanding of front-end and back-end (including CMS) technologies, and how these two integrate with one another
  • Have the capability to map/document 3rd party integration to various systems
  • Manage scope in the project, and assist project managers with itemized detailed items that are in and out of scope – to eliminate scope creep for both front-end and back-end elements
  • Review wireframes from the UX department, and provide systematic solutions, and provide input
  • Be able to identify risks that will affect the project in anyway, from a process or system pint of view
  • Be able to listen, advice, and escalate issues early in the project cycle
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Assist the QA team in setting up test plans/cases

Personality attributes:

  • Analytical thinker
  • Systems thinker, both front-end and back-end, and integration capabilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Business process driven
  • Must be solution driven
  • Be proactive
  • The ability to process creative and technical concepts into one mind set
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Organised and efficient
  • Deadline orientated
  • Results driven
  • Willingness to be challenged
  • Be able to perform within a high pressured environment
  • Motivated by the desire to add value
  • Resilience
  • Conflict management skills

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