Client in the banking industry is seeking the services of a BUSINESS ANALYST for a 12month FIXED TERM CONTRACT, to analyze and test new systems and provide ongoing support of core banking systems and ensure that end users have a fully functioning banking system.
Main job function
Analysis of New Systems
Receives requests from the Project Manager to review business requirements and implement systems accordingly
Reviews capabilities of relevant banking systems working with at the time by checking functionality of the system and how this would fit into the organization
Organises and conducts requirements elicitation activities.
Facilitates JAD sessions. Documents business requirements and specifications such as process maps, product rules, transaction definitions, etc. by using the selected Business Analyst documents and templates.
Obtains user sign off on the business analysis documents.
Development & Implementation of New Systems
Works closely with the development team or configuration team to build the systems as required by the relevant business units.
Conducts testing of the new system to ensure that the input and the way the information is setup meets business requirements
Co-ordinates user acceptance testing of the new system with the relevant business units that will include test plans, test cases and sample data
Addresses any issues or concerns that arise whilst testing
Implements the new system once all issues/concerns have been addressed and the system is fully functional
Ensures that all procedures are in line with the Systems Development Life Cycle requirements
Creates documentation of system procedures once the system is built
Maintenance of the System
Tests new modules and program changes that are supplied by the software company
Analyses business requirements and manipulates the system to achieve requirements i.e. use of diary notes on the core banking system, etc.
Works closely with the Technical Team from core banking system vendors in the build and configuration of the core banking system
Guides, mentors and supervises super users from the various business units.
Supervises the development of user manuals, training manuals and user guides
Receives requests from business units that require immediate action
Communicates and consults with external service providers on various matters
Works closely with the Project Manager in demonstrating the features and functionalities of any new system to the Executive, Management and staff.
Minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in Business Analysis and Systems Development would be required
General Information Technology experience would be an added advantage
Thorough knowledge of the Business Analysis Process and Methodologies
Information systems I, II, and III (incorporating Database Analysis, Implementation, Management)
Knowledge of Basic Accounting principles and Banking
Knowledge of various regulatory compliance requirements in the Banking field
Microsoft Office, MS Visio
Information Technology Policies and Procedures
Understanding of Project Management
Understanding of business practices and principles and IT best practices
The following experience would be advantageous:
Visual Basic Programming (VB6) including VBA (VB used in excel)
Oracle development toolset is an added advantage
Java or other language programming knowledge is optional
Knowledge of operating systems such as Unix, Linux and AIX
Work well under pressure
Prioritization and Time Management
Communication (written, verbal and numeric)
Documentation preparation & analysing skills
A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.