Business Analyst (Lending)

Location: Midrand, South Africa
Salary: 400 Hourly
Recruiter: Tower Group
Job Ref: JHB003631/AG
Date posted: Friday, October 4, 2019
Summary: Our Client, a leader in the Telecommunications industry, is looking for a Business Analyst : Lending will be a key member of the lending team by performing business analysis functions, assessing various business concepts and objectives in terms of feasibility, impact, design and cost.



Job Description

To ensure that user stories and requirements for the business are technically understood, documented, developed, tested and delivered on in line with user expectations within an agile environment. Play a crucial part in ensuring the success of our Digital Operating Model; helping us to become a leading digital financial services company.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Portfolio Manager/Product Owner: Lending in all research, scoping, analysis and design activities
  • Supports the business owner in the formulation of new initiatives/product concepts by identifying the different needs required to fulfill on the desired strategic and tactical goals, determining potential problems and business/systems requirements
  • To work with the relevant stakeholders and departments to create and document the business case for the new initiatives
  • To document and manage the requirements throughout the project life cycle by capturing user stories, business requirement specifications and ensuring buy-in and sign-off from the different stakeholders
  • Work with the Solutions architect and partner providers to design the best solution and ensure what is implemented is technically sounds and meets all business needs
  • Identify the risks related to changes in requirements, determine the impact those risks may have on the ability to deliver benefits and recommend actions to mitigate risks where possible
  • To assist delivery teams in documenting different test cases
  • Collaborate with SCRUM master to ensure timely and accurate delivery of requirements
  • To ensure effective communication and liaison with all stakeholders
  • To ensure that deliverables developed meet the business requirements and quality standards
  • Provide leadership and coaching to the team on process, design and business analysis principles
  • Take ownership of the different solutions end-to-end

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Matric or equivalent (essential)
  • 3 year degree in IT / Business / engineering (essential)
  • Certification in Business Analysis (desirable)
  • A minimum of 5 years Business Analysis experience (essential) with exposure to:
    • Product development
    • Agile
    • Creation of:
      • User stories and
      • Business requirement specifications
      • Business/Operating models
  • Testing experience
  • Project Management
  • Financial services experience (preferred)
  • A desire to make a difference and a proven willingness for continuous learning
  • Ability to challenge conventional thinking

Ability to succinctly tell a story and influence stakeholders


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