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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Lead Solution Analyst

    Job Summary

    • Work in high complexity environments, fully embedded in a DevOps team, leveraging specialist analysis tools, frameworks, techniques and practices to elicit, define and organize business requirements, across multiple stakeholder groups. Translate & document these business requirements into user stories  & specifications (Full Stack, Cross System) detailing integration points, business & associated risk / opportunities to be realised. And following this analysis, work collaboratively within squads to ensure the business requirements are met through DevOps design & delivery activity & lead the application of testing processes & frameworks ensuring all products & services are effectively tested.  Business complexity is determined by:  1. Customer Impact 2. Number of integration points: • Data • Teams to talk to  • Systems • Enabling function • 3rd party vs. internal  3. Complexity of business rules & Processes 4. Level of operational readiness  5. Introduction of new or changing old Tech (e.g. redo platforms)

    Job Description

    Why work for Bison Engineering?

    • The Absa Chief Technology Office (CTO) Platform Engineering team functions as a start-up, but with the backing and stability of a bank. This cross-functional tech team of Engineers, Designers, Business Analysts and Testers have a passion for building innovative software solutions that have the potential to disrupt traditional business models.
    • You’ll be joining the Product Design space and collaborating closely with the BAs, Product Designers, UIs & UXers...part of a well-oiled analysis and design team. 
    • Our pace is rapid, our design process is Lean, and our primary focus is on achieving successful outcomes, rather than just producing outputs. We follow Agile principles regarding people management and leadership - our focus is on quality, technical excellence, as well as frequent and fast delivery of value to our end-users.
    • We’re looking for an independent thinker and problem solver interested in working on complex products that solve real problems for real users, from concept all the way to a successful go live and beyond.
    • Also...We don’t design and build useful wrong things! 
    • What do we expect a Solution Analyst to do in Bison?
    • The role of the Lead Analyst is an important part of any project team. With the Product Design team, the Business Analyst is a key interface between stakeholders of the given project or product that the Engineering team is working on.
    • In our space, the Analysts works alongside other BA’s and Designer as part of the Product Design team. Primary tasks include performing requirements analysis, documenting processes, and performing some user acceptance testing. To succeed in this role you should have a natural analytical way of thinking, practice active listening and be able to explain difficult concepts to technical and non-technical users.
    • Work in complex environments, fully embedded in an Engineering team, leveraging specialist analysis tools, frameworks, techniques and practices to elicit, define and organize business requirements, across multiple stakeholder groups. Translate & document these business requirements into user stories & specifications detailing integration points, business & associated risk/opportunities to be realised. And following this analysis, work collaboratively within the team to ensure the business requirements are met through analysis, design & delivery.
    • As a Lead Analyst you will be required to investigate business situations, identify and evaluate options for improving business systems, defining requirements and ensuring the effective use of information systems in meeting the needs of the business and end-users.

    Requirements:

    • Min 8 years business & systems analysis experience (preferably within a financial institution)
    • Min 8 years working with multidisciplinary teams
    • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills
    • Agile experience and proven track record of working with Agile Methodology & working embedded within an Agile team
    • Solid understanding of Agile principles and practices
    • The ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions

    Advanced technical skills

    • Excellent documentation skills
    • Experience creating detailed reports and giving presentations
    • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • A track record of following through on commitments
    • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills
    • A history of leading and supporting successful projects.
    • Lead design thinking approach.
    • Tools and software must include recent experience working in Jira
    • Other tools: Miro or any other online collaboration tool
    • Advantageous: courses in Design Thinking, User Experience, Product Thinking

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on absa.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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