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  • Posted: Jan 20, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Imagine a world where people live healthier, more enhanced and protected lives… A world in which each organisation is a powerful influencer and responsible corporate citizen, committed to being a force for social good. As a leading innovator in healthcare, wellness, insurance, investments, financial and life planning, Discovery works ceaselessly to...
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    BI Business Architect

    Key Purpose

    The Business Intelligence (BI) business architect is responsible for understanding the business and the supporting business processes. The right individual will have exposure in all stages of BI project work (SDLC). The BI business analyst should have a firm grasp of BI information delivery methods (reports, information extracts… ).

    • Work closely and manage BI – Business analysts
    • Analysis and Communication Skills
    • Engage with business and facilitate workshops
    • Programme management
    • Define the BI strategy with senior BI managers
    • Provide support to middle management and senior staff
    • Give input and review architecture (Business and systems)
    • Own and drive implementation of solutions representing the client and their requirements through the full SDLC process
    • Provide business / technical guidance, coaching and mentoring to team members in the areas of required skills and competencies
    • Establish domain specific standards, near/mid-term strategy, and roadmaps
    • Provide technical expertise to assist in level of effort estimates (LOE), technical resource planning and work breakdown structures for proposed and current work to support Project Management
    • Assist the BI Unit in creating the vision for future state technologies and architecture
    • Set short- and long-term milestones for the team members and continuously engage and update their performance development program and provide performance feedback to manager(s)

    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

    • Engage with business representatives at all levels to understand their objectives and strategy
    • Interact with systems analysts, systems architects and developers to understand data sources and dataflow.
    • Build effective relationships with key stakeholders
    • Own customer requirements end to end, ensure that BI solutions meet business needs
    • Drive delivery of required outputs.
    • Manage overall quality of final outputs delivered to business.
    • Perform high-level impact and gap analysis based on requirement
    • Develop subject matter expertise in both business processes and data sources.
    • Provide support to the development team members.
    • Provide support to the analyst team members.
    • Manage competing resources and priorities.
    • Facilitate user acceptance testing.
    • Manage timelines, communication and feedback to all stakeholders.

    Personal Attributes and Skills

    • Exceptional analytical, conceptual thinking and problem solving skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to understand entity-relationship diagrams, normalized and de-normalized structures
    • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills
    • Scope and size BI initiatives.
    • Work breakdown management
    • Coach and co-ordinate team members
    • Data manipulation, storytelling and visualization
    • Experience in Excel Pivot

    Education and Experience

    • 3+ years’ experience in Business Analysis preferably in Business Intelligence field
    • NDip Information Tech/BCOM Informatics / BSC Computer Science preferred
    • Business Intelligence certifications will be an added advantage

    EMPLOYMENT EQUITY   
                                 
    The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Discovery Limited on careers.discovery.co.za to apply

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