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Senior Business Analyst

Ambit Recruitment

  • R70,001 - R100,000 pm
  • Permanent Senior position
  • Work From Home
  • Posted 13 Oct 2021 by Ambit Recruitment
  • Expires in 24 days
  • Job 2425201
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About the position

Our client is a successful data-science focused organisation applying the latest in AI and Machine Learning techniques to massive amounts of real world data generated by their international clients.

This is a strategic, client-facing role and each project/task requires intrinsicproblem solving skills, so you need to be more of generalist - able to adapt quickly and have strong problem solving skills.

We are looking for diverse skills and a mix of:

  • Strong communication skills and client facing experience - i.e. 2 - 3 years consulting experience or in a leadership role
  • Technical education/background - i.e. engineers, actuaries, financial management etc.
  • Passion or strong skills in digital - i.e. programming, data science etc.
  • Strong Agile toolkit or awareness - i.e. Product Owner/Business Analyst experience at a startup or large corporate (PO/scrum master/Agile certification is a plus)

Other experience required:

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • 5+ Years solid experience
  • Entrepreneurial and adaptable
  • Collaborative team player
  • Business know-how: Understanding of business metrics and the ability to translate company goals and objectives into digital experiences

You would typically be solving these kind of problems:

Supporting the 'what' and 'why' of development:

  • Act as a thought partner to Product Owners during prioritisation discussions
  • Write user stories, user acceptance criteria, perform user story mapping and validate existing user stories/features
  • Support the management of the backlog, sprint planning and the 'Continuous Discovery' process - incl. being familiar with DevOps tools
  • Own the detail behind all the user stories
  • Support the Dev Team with specific requirements and market research (especially the Product Owners and Tech Leads)

Supporting User Engagement:

  • User and stakeholder mapping (including persona development)
  • Build stakeholder engagement planning and write-up meetings/actions
  • Build relationship with change managers and support activities - e.g. reach and relevance for products or training
  • Collect feedback from users (support business change) - e.g. running employee satisfaction surveys and track uptake
  • Facilitating the feedback loop from users to the rest of the squad (supporting the PO) - i.e. raising potential product changes, raising pain points, collecting bugs, offering UI/UX guidance

Supporting Value Determination:

  • Support the Product Owner to update the value framework for the squad/domain
  • Apply the framework to the squad and track value where possible - i.e. measure KPIs etc.
  • Support the preparation for value reviews - i.e. business case reviews


  • Perform/facilitate ongoing user acceptance testing (working with users to test correctness where domain knowledge is needed and in line with the user acceptance criteria)
  • Perform ad-hoc testing

Performing Supplementary Technical Analysis:

  • Understanding (and building if required) As-Is and To-Be processes
  • Supporting data source mapping and/or technical architecture discussions
  • Performing analysis related to the domain - i.e. mapping of calculation steps or metrics etc.

Desired Skills:

  • business analyis
  • agile
  • product owner
  • problem solving
  • adaptable
  • business metrics
  • digital
  • Client Liaison
  • user stories
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • business case reviews
  • team player
  • To-be process
  • As-is process
  • Requirements Gathering

Desired Work Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Degree

Employer & Job Benefits:

  • Performance bonus
  • Learning budget
  • 20 days leave
  • study leave

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Ambit Recruitment

About the agency

Ambit Recruitment has been in the South African recruitment space since 2007. We have focused on IT and Digital placements nationally, but during the past few years have spread our wings to include Finance, Legal, Marketing, Sales, HR and more general roles. In a country that is continually skills short in many sectors, Ambit uses a blend of technology and the fine craft of recruitment to assist our candidates to find the right jobs and our clients to add the right people to their teams. We know that people want to deal with people and be treated with respect and dignity.

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