Systems Analyst

The Senior System Analyst is responsible for bridging the gap between business requirements and the development team. The System Analyst must understand the business requirements as well as the technical environment and marry the two up. This entails interaction with business, business analyst and technical stakeholders and compilation of Functional Requirements Specifications against which the development and architecture team is able to deliver the solution. In addition the System Analyst must be able to investigate and understand the existing technology, constraints and solutions in place, down to the ability to interrogate and model databases, and top level system architecture. The ideal System Analyst has a combination of a strong technical background, software testing skills as well as business understanding, elicitation and communication skills.


The System Analyst will work on multiple projects in the banking environment and will be required to manage his/her time effectively. The environment is based on Microsoft technology including MS SQL server, a .NET development toolset as well as other technology suites depending on the system in question.



Functional and Testing

Understand and Analyse systems in the environment, including database and top level architecture understanding
Produce Functional Requirements Specifications
Produce accurate mapping of “As is” and “To be” processes
Identify project risks and issues and ensure that they are documented
Produce User Acceptance Test Cases and Scenarios and assist with SIT and QA testing
Provide regular, continuous and accurate feedback to project management team
Participation in and sign-off of user acceptance testing, pilot and production testing

Adhere to set process standards
Co-work with the Business Analysts and technical team to define and design solutions that meet customer requirements
Co-work with the project manager to drive delivery on time, within budget, scope and quality
Perform efficient and effective JAD facilitation with relevant project stakeholders

Build and maintain meaningful relationships with stakeholders

Experience Required:
Must be able to operate independently and have a solid Microsoft tools background.
Financial Services background
Experience across data-, integration services-
Front-end- development
Process analysis
5 or more years Technical Business Analysis experience
3 or more years within a mature PMO environment
Experience in Retail industry preferred
A hands on technical background such as software development or database development will be a strong advantage
Business analysis methods, practices and techniques
Business process modelling and mapping
Formal methodology such as UML and BPMN will be a strong advantage
Proven track record of successfully implementing technology projects
General understanding in the areas of application programming, database design and project management is highly desirable
SQL Query and basic Relational Database design skills
Understanding of modern enterprise application building blocks

Minimum 5 to 6 years relevant Business Analysis experience
B-degree or similar an advantage
Business Analysis qualification an advantage
Project Management qualification an advantage
PBT Group
Johannesburg, GT, ZA