Business Analyst

  • redPanda Software
  • redPanda Software, Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 08 Jun, 2018
Full time Software Development

Job Description


A growing Cape Town based, South African Software House, developing Enterprise (nTier) Application Software is currently looking for experienced business analysts.

Minimum Requirements 

Mandatory Skills / Abilities required for the Job

  • Self-starter, able to manage individual responsibilities and also contribute successfully to team deliveries on complex, long term projects.
  • Strong analytical ability and abstract thinking to be able to gather business requirements effectively; create user stories and facilitate creation of the technical specifications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Listening attentively to requirements, in depth questioning, interpretation and ability to see the holistic view of the business and assess impact accordingly.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to document and present the results of analysis clearly and concisely.
  • Should have technical background or aptitude.
  • Ability to act as a bridge between the Product Owner, Client, Development Project Manager and the implementation team.
  • Must be able to interrogate and analyze data using Excel and SQL.

Personal Attributes / Character traits required for this job

  • Delivery focused - Be deadline driven and adheres to Sprint deadlines.
  • Team Player – must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Self-Starter – Be able to work independently and contribute effectively to the team.
  • Initiative
  • Flexible/adaptable/approachable and willing to work in rapid changing, high delivery environment.
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Education and General Working Experience

  • Ideally an IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Minimum requirement is Matric with at least 7-10years of on the job work experience. Remuneration package will be tailored according to relevant experience.
  • Ideally but not essential, experience using Agile methodologies will be an advantage.
  • Exposure to Enterprise development will be a definite advantage.
  • Must have experience in a retail environment.

Job Specification

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Convert high level business requirements received from the Product Owner into user stories, into the smallest testable units of work.
  • When necessary, support Product Owner in conducting workshops with the client to gather high level requirements.
  • Create user stories in Jira and keep stories up to date.
  • Elaborate user stories in Discovery sprint according to BA Definition of Done and Development Definition of Ready. Conduct workshops with the client where necessary to complete elaboration process.
  • Create mockups and specific examples using tools such as Visio, Balsamiq, and etc where necessary to support user stories.
  • Create user acceptance requirements.
  • Work and collaborate closely with the Product Owner, QA, Architects and the developers on the team to meet sprint delivery.
  • Create documentation eg. Catalogues, where required once the story or epic has been delivered before the sprint ends.
  • Working collaboratively as part of an Agile development team:
    • Elaborating business requirements as created and prioritised by the Product Owner.
    • Deliver according to the Definition of Done requirement.
    • Collaborating with the Development Project Manager, Product Owner, Architects, Developers and Testers as required.
    • Support the development process by assisting developers and QA’s to understand the requirements.
    • Participate in planning meetings.
    • Participate in Sprint Planning Development Cycles every 2 weeks.
    • Participate in the Daily Standup meetings.
    • Participate in, and present demos where required.