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Sandton: Swift / Realtime Settlements Business System Analyst

 Sandton based Client in banking industry is looking for a Business / Systems Analyst with a strong logical ability, a systematic thinking approach, and a high attention to detail, that can translate client requirements into software solutions.

This person will work on software projects and pick up on many of the aspects of software delivery that are not specifically programming; such as (but not limited to) analysis, project monitoring, reporting to clients and management on progress, checking for completeness and accuracy, training and documentation.

The person we are looking for will want to work in a fast paced, high energy environment.

They should be a person who not only wants to do what is asked, but who constantly seeks

to improve the process that is followed to deliver a higher quality product more efficiently.

Importantly, this should be a person who cares about all the people involved, both our team members and our clients.

The right person would be seeking to work with intelligent, motivated, self driven team players with low egos, good communication skills and an effective problem solving approach.

They would also be very conscious of the importance of contributing to a positive working environment. Our team must be able to tune into the needs of clients and their higher objectives to solve problems where not all the information is readily available.

Number of direct reports


Number of indirect reports


Duties, Responsibilities and

Accountabilities (and time split)

Responsibilities Include:

Collect information to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems.

Research, plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade systems.

�Analyze and evaluate present or proposed business procedures or problems to

define data processing needs.

� Prepare detailed flow charts and diagrams outlining systems capabilities and


� Research and recommend hardware and software development, purchase, and


� Troubleshoot and resolve hardware, software, and connectivity problems,

including user access and component configuration.

� Select among authorized procedures and seek assistance when guidelines are

inadequate, significant deviations are proposed, or when unanticipated problems


� Record and maintain hardware and software inventories, site and/or server

licensing, and user access and security.

� Work as a team member with other technical staff, such as networking to ensure

connectivity and compatibility between systems.

Write and maintain system documentation.

time required, and compatibility with current system.

� Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or

accessed by the network.

� Document system problems and resolutions for future reference.

� Other duties as assigned.

Education, skills & specialist knowledge required


An IT or information-related degree or proven Business / Systems analysis experience

Other requirements specific to the role/Individual�s core competencies

Essential Skills required:

� Experience in implementing payment solutions and managing business change


� Experience with SWIFT / SWIFT related systems and SWIFT messaging

� Experience with Real Time Settlement Systems (RTGS)

� Experience with Anti-Money Laundering and SWIFT Confirmation Matching


� Communicating and maintaining relationships with support vendors and the

Reserve Bank.

� Co-ordination and alignment of projects with other divisions of the bank

� Developing production support procedures, training and handover to the

Production Support team.

� Documenting, developing and executing of the tests cases and then training the

Testing Team and handover.

� User Training and 2nd level Production Support.

Personal Attributes

Need to have these qualities:

� Ability to multi-task and prioritise and deliver to milestones

� Ability to interact with people from IT and business

� Take ownership of tasks assigned

� Customer focused attitude

� Team player and good interpersonal and communication skills

� Follow issues/concerns through to delivery/solution

� Analytically minded with excellent problem solving skills

� Assertive, contributor to discussions, collaborative approach

� Attention to detail

� Team player

� Ability to work and perform in an unstructured environment

� Ability to deal with pressure and remain level headed

� Ability to be flexible and adjust to change in priorities quickly

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Roodepoort; BA / Project Manager (Logistics)


Job Purpose:

To drive out IT requirements as well as to define the project scope, goals and deliverables that support the business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders with an overall understanding of the future business processes and current IT systems, whilst asking the right questions and challenging assumptions. To analyse the gaps and validate all information received. To deliver the change within the agreed scope, time, cost and quality by following standard project management processes.

Job Objectives:

  • To perform project scopes and to proactively manage changes in project scopes, identify potential causes and devise contingency plans.
  • Identify and communicate impacts, risks and issues timeously
  • To plan, execute and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget.
  • Acts as a liaison between the technical and business teams
  • Responsible for assessing the quality of change request that are logged by business champions
  • Investigates business opportunities and issues across applications and functionality and determines the most effective solution which is documented in the form of the business case
  • Adheres to the relevant governance processes such as the Project Management Lifecycle, the Systems Development Lifecycle, Architecture Compliance process, etc
  • Documents all business analysis work according to architectural standards, including all components of the business case and associated solution diagrams, such as context diagrams and process models
  • Works with the other business analysts to raise competency levels within the organization through the sharing of ideas and learning, and by participating in peer reviews
  • Performs the role of a �process architect� on projects, in consultation with the business and IT, understands the �bigger picture�, and strategic priorities which include the business operating plans and IT operating plans
  • Identify areas not achieving projected benefits and provide recommendation for improvement
  • Responsible for test scripts, business scenarios and testing
  • To effectively communicate project expectations to stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

Experience and Education:

  • Relevant B. Degree (essential)
  • 4+ Years Business Analysis experience
  • Industry Experience in Warehousing, Distribution or FMCG will be a definite advantage
  • 2 to 3 Years Project Management experience

Job related knowledge and skills:

  • Skilled in the use of business analysis tools and techniques, including the preparation of business cases, facilitation and interviewing, context diagramming, business process analysis, event-driven process modelling, data modelling, location analysis and organization analysis
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Quality management
  • Risk management
  • Ability to sort through the chaos and ambiguity of what is told and extract a concise description of the business issue and proposed solution
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to research problems and recommend creative solutions
  • Ability to work to deadlines and standards
  • Investigative mind and research new technology or best practice

Competencies required:

  • Analysing
  • Planning and Organising
  • Learning and Researching
  • Creating and Innovating
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

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