Lead Business Analyst

Remuneration:negotiable Market related 
Location:Cape Town
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Datafin Recruitment

An innovative investment firm in Cape Town seeks the expertise of a tenacious & forward-thinking Lead Business Analyst to take charge of business processes, technical requirements and project management. You must possess a
B Com/ B Bus Sc. Degree in Information Systems / Software Development or other suitable tertiary qualification, have a minimum of five years' BA experience in a Financial Services/Asset Management environment, Agile & Data Modelling experience (metadata, content, taxonomy, navigation) with the ability to leverage same in user interfaces, reporting, etc. Please note this is an EE position.


Processes, Business & Technical Requirements –
  • Analyse, design, develop test and implement business and technical requirement specifications and processes through well facilitated discussions and interviews with relevant stakeholders.
  • Document existing business processes and develop and document new business processes.
  • Continuously identify and implement incremental improvements to current processes, independent of larger project deliverables.
  • Transfer of “care, custody and control” of new processes and applications to the business owners, including user training and support.
Project Management & Delivery –
  • Effectively plan, manage individual projects, their inter-dependencies and any risks and any other issues that may arise. This includes timeline and milestone management.
  • Compile test plans and test packs and drive the testing of newly developed or enhanced software and new releases of packaged software.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholder management to prioritise project deliverables.
  • Support and drive the implementation of projects.
Application Support –
  • Ensure operational stability of applications by providing proactive and reactive first-line support.
  • Provide first line support and root cause analysis of production issues for all applications.
Collaboration, Interaction & Stakeholder Management -
  • Primary interface between finance, operations, developers and vendors for the development or implementation of business applications.
  • Effective stakeholder management - Keep management, users and role players informed of progress through effective communication and management of expectations.
  • In short: End-to-end solution development, implementation and support.

Qualifications -
  • A B Com/ B Bus Sc. Degree in Information Systems / Software Development, Systems/Data Analysis with strong academic record.
Experience/Skills -
  • At least 5-9 years’ relevant work experience in a financial services environment as a Business Analyst.
  • A proven track-record of successful delivery as a Business Analyst, Data Analyst and / or Subject Matter Expert in data integration, system implementation, application support or reporting projects.
  • Have current, relevant experience in the use of business analysis frameworks and methodologies.
  • Agile software development practices.
  • Strong communication skills including verbal, written and listening skills
  • Proven stakeholder management capability.
  • A solid understanding of Data Modelling (metadata, content, taxonomy, navigation) and the ability to leverage same in user interfaces, reporting, etc.
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Please email a Word copy of your CV to and mention the reference numbers of the jobs. We have a list of jobs on http://www.datafin.com. Datafin IT Recruitment - Cape Town Jobs.

Posted on 07 Dec 14:04

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