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  • Posted: Jan 17, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Business Analyst

    About Discovery

    Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

    About Data Management

    Working in a high performance organization that prides itself in attracting the finest talent, we challenge ourselves to find solutions that make a difference in the world. Our environment is always buzzing with energy and smart, motivated people working on finding the best way to move forward.

    The Data Management team works on a wide range data related projects. We serve as an enabler for quality data flows within Systems of Engagement. We also supply services and solutions to several Business Units within the South African Composite.

    SoE Data Management deploys a Data Management framework which includes:

    • Data as a Service

    • Business Intelligence

    • Data Governance as a Service

    • Data Warehousing

    • Data Transformation (ETL/ELT)

    Key Purpose

    Understanding the business requirements, and through a structured process documenting, validating and translating it into functional specifications that are used by developers to craft a technical solution. Testing and validating the functionality of the technical solution against the business requirements. Interfacing between the business client and the development team with regards to the business and functional requirements. Ensuring that the business requirements are delivered in the implemented solution. Working with multiple business areas and multiple teams that require deep integration of solutions. Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, and acting as consultant on the application.

    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

    Business Case

    • Assist business to articulate the benefits they wish to realize with the solution. Facilitating the development of a Business Case.

    Product Requirements Specification (PRS)

    • Design and validate the functional solution.

    • This involves interpreting the CRS into a set of Product Requirements Specification (PRS).

    • Apply knowledge of the system, interfaces and dependencies to highlight integration aspects that must be considered.

    • Identify a set of stakeholders that need to be involved in creating and validating the PRS. Interview business and technical owners, as well as experienced members of the development team (Development Manager, Architect, Snr BA).

    • Design a set of test cases/scripts, test scenario's and test data sets to accompany the PRS.

    • Validate the PRS and Test Basket with the client and identified stakeholders and obtain sign-off.

    Release Notes & Training Material

    • Update and publish release notes related to the current system changes implemented, and notify impacted parties. Maintain and update the BRS and PRS with any added content.

    Personal Attributes and Skills

    Behavioral Skills

    • Stress Management

    • Time management and prioritization

    • Creativeness

    • Learning orientation

    • Negotiation skills

    • Innovation

    Technical Skills

    • Project Management

    • SQL queries

    • Business Writing Skills

    • Presentation and Facilitation Skills

    • Solution Architecture

    • Process Mapping

    • Entity Diagram mapping

    • Software testing pack design, functional testing

    Education and Experience


    • Dip.BA (FTI or equivalent)

    • IT Degree or Diploma

    • 3-year analyst experience


    • Discovery domain knowledge

    • Exposure within a BI environment


    • Agile (Kanban)


    • Enterprise architect

    • Visio

    • SoapUI (SOAP) / REST client (JSON)

    • Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence)

    • Power BI


    • SQL (Oracle, MSSQL and IBM Infosphere)

    • UML

    • XML

    • JSON



    • Software architecture

    • JAD sessions

    • Data modelling techniques

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Discovery Limited on to apply

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