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Business Systems Analyst

Duties and Responsibilities:Responsible for the analysis and design of new systems, major enhancements to existing systems and general maintenance of systems. Leading and facilitating requirements gathering sessions across both the business and technological domain to produce functional and system specifications. Ensure that functional / systems requirements represents a common view among end-users. Participate in system design sessions to arrive at an optimal solution. Assist with the identification of risks and issues within the project(s) and mitigation strategies.In conjunction with the Systems Architect or Developer, analyse and design:integration files or messages (e.g. web service definitions, XML schemas, business functions, flat file or delimited files, APIs etc.)help design and update system configurations (outside of the production environment)write SQL queries (not embedded in code), interrogate database tables for analysis purposes and assist in designing database structuresanalyse and participate in systems functional design sessions for run the bank enhancements and upgrades or migrations which require functional expertise / analysis participate in systems functional design sessions for change the bank and grow the bank initiatives as well as brand new products or capabilitiesExamine and analyse current process flows and recommend solutions for improving and restructuring processes required to meet business objectives, and to address industry changes and/or opportunities.Guide suggestions for appropriate solutions taking into account cost, risk, delivery and feasibility. Modelling system designs to meet business objectives. These will include behavioural and structural UML diagrams (like use case diagrams, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams, timing and state machine diagrams, component diagrams, as well as ERD diagrams and interface diagrams when needed).Ensure that requirements models and analyses is done per internationally accepted best practices (Use Case modelling and UML 2.5).Modelling and designing screens for usability, documenting screen flows and designs. Where business requirements or user stories have already been provided, interpret and provide system solutions to meet the requirement, along with the functional and system documentation.Where business requirements or user stories are not available, must be able to work and co-create with the business stakeholders and to run with a project end to end by applying sound payments industry knowledge and research into the industry and engaging subject matter experts that can provide answers. Assist with problem analysis and resolution. Interfacing across all teams involved in the project as needed,i.e. all applicable stakeholders external, internal and product heads (e.g. Subject Matter Experts, QA, Architecture, Process Engineering, external project teams, change management teams). Assist QA team by reviewing test cases and scenarios, and assist the QA teams in identifying final system tests to validate that requirements have been met.May be required to perform sanity / acceptance tests to ensure the requirement, as documented, has been met, as needed. Attend and actively contribute towards the SA Forum/ Community of Practice.Will ideally have exposure to working within a disciplined agile or other agile environment where project deliverables are put into production at least monthly or more often.Qualifications and Experience:Degree or Diploma and/or CBAP Certification.7 to 10 years relevant systems analysis experience, as enumerated above.4 to 5 years Payments and Forex industry domain experienceStrong working knowledge of Use Cases and UML.All elements that make up the Forex IT infrastructure.Cross Border Payments Industry Experience:Must have a solid understanding of traditional and emerging cross border payment rails, like Swift.Should ideally have a solid understanding of the ISO payments message standards (i.e. PAIN, PACS and CAMPT messages) as well as the equivalent Swift MT, and series messages).Exposure to SAMOS and cross border local market infrastructure RTGS payments will also be beneficial.Understands and keeps abreast of the payments modernisation industry changes.Understanding and facilitating requirements sessions that include financial payment flows and postings to internal financial accounts.
Johannesburg, GT, ZA