Senior Solutions Analyst (Ref: BWSS)
Remuneration: Negotiable. Successful candidate to negotiate directly with Client HR.

Position in the Information Technology sector in Johannesburg CBD - Gauteng
Posted On Thursday 26 May 2022
Job Description:

Main job function

        Be identified as the senior design authority, maintain an understanding of the technology / business strategies and develop the company's technology landscape roadmap and blueprints in line with the strategic business direction.

        Keep abreast of latest technology trends and emerging technologies, determine potential impact on the enterprise and drive adoption as deemed appropriate.

        Translate the business processes into detailed systems requirements (capabilities, interfaces and functionalities) within and across technologies.

        Build user stories to be leveraged for system requirements design (modular).

        Leverage business analysis & modelling tools and apply notation standards such as UML/BPMN to diagrammatically / visually document: business requirements, processes, systems processes and integration.

    Facilitate processes to ensure integrated requirements are socialised, understood and approved across the broad range of stakeholders to be impacted. (incl. risk / governance forums, change council, scrum meetings, DevOps team capability building, solution design sessions etc.) 

        Understand and leverage knowledge on the organisations technical landscape, environment and broader architecture to define integration points across technical stacks for various requirements.

        Work collaboratively with project / program teams, squads, engineers to define backlog, release and DevOps / project planning implications of the requirements development and roadmap.

        Continuously improve system requirements mapping by leveraging input from questions asked and information given to consistently improve the quality of the requirements analysis for easy interpretation by the development teams.

        Work as part of the DevOps teams throughout the design process to review solution design features and functionality.

        Facilitate resolution during development & testing phases for change requirements.

        Perform and facilitate user acceptance testing on new systems / functionality. 

        Review third party and vendor deliverables to provide additional detailed technology advice and guidance to ensure all technology aspects are considered in solution designs.

        Project manage third party and vendor delivery.

        Contribute to solution design standards and SDLC governance requirements.

        Manage and mentor staff. (manage operational functions, staffing levels, resources, activities, performance levels. Coach, develop and train staff – ensure adequately trained. Manage misconduct, absenteeism and handle escalated incapacity, disciplinary, grievance / HR related problems in consultation with HR and attend to staff queries.

        Use appropriate styles and methods to inspire, lead and guide individuals and teams towards goal achievement. Mentor junior staff to eventually take on senior roles.


        Matric (Grade 12) and relevant Degree / Diploma in Information Technology or Finance

        Certification in at least 2 of the following: Data Management & Analytics; SQL 2016 Database Development; BI Reporting

        Certification in Exams 761 & 778. (779 would be an advantage)


        2 – 3 years Team leading / Supervisory experience of BI development team.

        2 – 3 years solid experience in working as a senior BI developer in the ICT Industry

        Working experience in the Financial Industry would be an advantage.

        Good attendance and reliability / clear disciplinary record.

        Comprehensive knowledge of solution design as it relates to technology domains and technical knowledge of solution proposals: RFIs, RFPs and project teams.

        Subject matter knowledge of services platform technologies, including Cloud laaS; SaaS; containerisation; virtualisation, security and data warehousing.

        Knowledge of analysis & testing tools, frameworks, techniques and practices to elicit, define and organize business requirements.

        Able to translate and document business requirements into user stories and specifications (Full Stack, Cross System) detailing integration points and business associated risks.

        Knowledge of working with Vendors, developing application roadmap strategies and reference architecture.

        Knowledge of design standards and SDLA governance requirements.

        Knowledge of the Legislative framework applicable to Pension Funding and the management and Protection of Personal Information. 

        Ability to strategize, collaborate and network for the good of the business. 

        Aptitude to solve problems quickly

        Ability to translate business processes into systems and solutions

        Project Management Skills: Must have excellent planning, organising, work to stringent deadlines and work under considerable pressure and be able to manage and co-ordinate IT related projects

        High level analytical, problem solving skills with attention to detail.

        Excellent computer literacy, E.g. Word, Advanced Excel and Microsoft Outlook

        Excellent communication skills (Report writing, questioning, listening and verbal)

        Enthusiastic, reliable with unquestionable integrity, must be trustworthy and honest.


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.

Please contact Bronwyn Williams