Technical Business Analyst

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Century City
  • Salary: R 50 000 p/m CTC

Technical Business Analyst  – Job Description 

Our client is software widely used by Asset Management companies in South Africa and more recently in the  UK, in line with the company’s international expansion strategy. The area where our client is mostly used is  within the research and investment process. Our client has a young and dynamic team of skilled Data  Engineers who assist clients from both a support and project perspective. In both cases it involves interacting  with the software (fundamentally a toolkit) which allows them to build customised solutions and models for  clients based on their specific and unique data requirements.

Responsibility Areas  

  • Performing requirements analysis. This will involve working closely with both clients and the data engineering  team to determine acceptable solutions. 
  • Gathering critical information from various stakeholders and producing useful reports for clients and/or the  data engineering team to implement the solution. 
  • Understanding the detail but also being able to take a big picture approach. This will allow the role to provide  input into the priorities for any deliverables. 
  • Liaising with Project Management to determine acceptable timeframes and priorities for delivery to the client. Ensuring solutions built by the data engineering team meet the business needs and requirements. This will  involve testing the deliverable prior to handing it over to the client and obtaining their feedback at multiple  stages within the project/deliverable life cycle. 
  • High level understanding of how solutions are being built and delivered using Quintessence. Obtaining approval/sign-off from the client for the deliverables. 
  • Ability to understand, simplify and easily explain complex problems. 
  • The ability to comprehend complex valuation and risk calculations of financial instruments.

Required Skill Sets and Experience  

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – written and verbal. This includes the ability to adapt the  way in which one communicates to different audiences. 
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills. 
  • The ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions. Excellent documentation skills. 
  • A creative thinker who can provide alternatives to existing or proposed solutions. 
  • Proactive and dynamic. 
  • Have a good grasp of the Asset Management industry. 
  • Delivery focused. 
  • High standards for the quality of work delivered. 
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills. 
  • Client focused. 
  • Ability to understand business processes and streamline/improve these. 
  • Technical aptitude and drive to solve complex problems 

Work Experience and Qualifications  

  • A Bachelor (B.) of Commerce, B. Engineering or a B. Science degree from a recognized university. 
  • 3 – 5 years’ work experience in a business analyst role.  
  • 3 – 5 years’ work experience in the Asset Management industry.  
  • The data and terminology associated with Asset Management is understood. 
  • The platform is primarily configured using the Quintessence Language, which is based on Excel’s functions.  Some exposure to IT and programming languages is required. 
  • Technical/programming background would be a distinct advantage. 
  • SQL knowledge would be an advantage. 
  • Business analysis course would be an advantage. 
  • Experience with entity relationship models is beneficial.

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