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Business Analyst ( 12-month contract )

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Date Added 3 Dec 2021
Expiry Date 31 Dec 2021
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ABSA Group


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Role details:

To provide specialist advice and support in the development and implementation of business analysis and associated service delivery processes, methods and techniques.
Analysis (including Business Case)
Proactively build relationships, apply analytical techniques to elicit and validate business (product & service) needs ahead of demand
Implement routines to get to know / become an expert in various business processes (e.g. spend time in business & with users)
Translate elicited needs and knowledge acquired into user story format that is immediately usable for DevOps teams (right languaging, format for building & testing) Prepare and prioritise the backlog of requirements for the user stories linked to the proposed solutions
Work collaboratively with Tribe Leads (Technical Product / Service Owners) to build a roadmap & vision for the products and services (including detailed analysis requirements & solution scope)
Define measures of success & key outcomes for various solutions / changes including detailed acceptance criteria for all features
Define testing requirements (pass or fail test cases)
Support the development of detailed business cases (including defining solution characteristics, effort estimations etc.) Solution Design (within DevOps Context)
Translate business requirements into detailed systems requirements. Detailed system requirements must include all capabilities, interfaces and functionalities within and across technologies.
Build detailed user stories to be leveraged for system requirements design (modular) Leverage business analysis & modeling tools and apply notation standards such as UML/BPMN to diagrammatically/visually document: business requirements, business processes, system processes & integration .
Facilitate processes to ensure integrated requirements are socialized, understood & approved across the broad range of stakeholders to be impacted (this includes various processes e.g. risk / governance forums, change council, scrum meetings / DevOps team capability building, solution design sessions etc.)
Understand & leverage knowledge on the organisations technical landscape, environment and broader architecture to define integration points across tech stacks for various requirements
Work collaboratively with project / program teams, squads, scrum masters and engineers to define backlog, release & DevOps / project planning implications of the requirements development & roadmap (what should happen when)
Continuously improve system requirements mapping (e.g. leverage input from questions asked etc. to consistently improve the quality of the requirements analysis for easier interpretation by the development teams)
Work as part of the embedded DevOps team throughout the design process to review solution design (features and functionality)
Facilitate resolution during development & testing phases for any change requirements Solution Delivery & Testing (manual)
Define the manual testing strategy & test cases for various solutions (where it makes sense to do so)
Define & validate quality & testing parameters (+/-) & plans for the solution (socialize & translate these to automation testing teams)
Develop manual testing frameworks and patterns for the solution
Lead the manual testing process for various solutions (e.g. execute test cases, analyse results)
Provide real time feedback to the DevOps teams on change requirements identified throughout the testing process
Review & monitor system stability, resilience etc. throughout the testing process (e.g. integration) & in production
Define & monitor overall backlog planning for effective solution delivery
Provide Developer & User support during user acceptance testing People
Provide coaching & mentoring across the DevOps team as well as to developing analysts across the estate
Conduct peer reviews & problem-solving within and across the broader team
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6-8 years business & systems analysis experience
6-8 years Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams
Experience in Agile Methodology & working embedded within an Agile team / teams
Degree or Diploma in computer science, commerce or business administration
Information Systems Analyst certification from Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals, expert level.
6-8 years coaching & mentoring experience
Banking domain experience, preferred.
Expertise in Systems Design & Integration
Testing Certification (preferred)
Expertise in Development
Expertise in Business Continuity Management & Disaster Recovery
Expertise in Governance, Compliance & Audit
Expertise in Quality Assurance & Testing
Expertise in Systems & integration design