Specialist Solution Analyst:

Our well-known client in the banking industry is looking for skilled and passionate professionals to join their Access API Framework team. The API Framework is the future of exposing various internal bank products and functionality to our partners, clients, and colleagues. We are currently in a significant growth phase and looking for software professionals to join our team on a contract basis. Our team builds primarily in .Net Core, on AWS, and with Agile approaches – our software needs to be fast, scalable, secure, and reliable. We want creative people to bring their experience and skills to this critical space within our environment.
Overall, Job Purpose:

The purpose of the Analyst we require would be to understand the impact of implementing User Requirements specific to the API domain. The set of requirements can be specific to the API Framework itself or the Facades that the Framework support. To this extend the Analyst need to understand the impact that requirements will have on both internal Colleagues as well as the API clients of the bank. It is a fast paced, complex and at times high-pressured environment. To be successful in this role the Analyst need to have excellent communication skills, be prepared to study unknown areas, and translate these into requirements that can be understood by stakeholders as well as developers.

Position Information:

The Analyst is typically an IT professional responsible for detailed product and system analysis of a Business asks. The Business ask to need to reach a point where User Stories can be delivered to an Agile delivery team focused on the API proposition. During the analysis phase of Framework requirements, it would be important to understand the impact on the broader ecosystem. Facade requirements are specific to certain business domains and an eager mind is needed to learn the various domains to advise on implementation impact of the Facade(s).


  • Perform detailed analysis on requirements relating to a core API Framework as well as API Facades making use of the API Framework.
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement and hold workshops where necessary.
  • Assist with Support activities. These include L1 & L2 Support, internal Colleagues and potentially the technical team of external clients.
  • We follow an Agile method, so the principles and practises around the method need to be adopted.
  • Be comfortable with documenting new and existing requirements using online tooling (Confluence) and writing user stories (Azure)
  • Proficient in diagramming and documenting process flows using UML or BMPN etc.
  • Be in touch with the latest Analysis practices and have a proven record on utilizing these practices
  • Can distil complex business requirements into functional user stories for the development team to execute on
  • Having experience/knowledge in API systems and the security models followed would be needed.
  • Working in the context of Cloud based solutions.
  • Overall understanding of technologies used in the API Frameworks and Facades
  • Detailed knowledge of how to use API testing tools like Postman

Minimum experience and Qualifications:

  • Matric / Grade 12 essential
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience. Computer science, business systems or IT related degree preferred
  • FTI/related BA diploma or certification would be advantageous
  • Scrum or SAFe related certification would be advantageous
  • A depth of understanding of the “Agile Mindset”
  • Min 5 years’ business & systems analysis experience
  • Min 3-5+ years’ experience in the development of API products
  • Knowledge and experience of Web services, SOAP and RESTful interfaces, and XML
  • Knowledge/experience with micro services would be advantageous
  • Knowledge and experience of UML, BPMN and other diagramming techniques and methodologies

Desired Skills:

  • API Frameworks
  • API Facades
  • Scrum
  • Agile
  • Azure
  • UML
  • BMPN

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