Objective of the role

  • The purpose of the role is to work collaboratively within the team and across other teams in the business to deliver exceptional customer experiences.


  • Relevant Commerce degree/diploma in IT, IS, Computer Science, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Investment Management or Business Management or related fields.
  • Business Analysis certification/qualification.
  • Agile methodology

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A deep understanding of investment and life products
  • A deep understanding of South African Investment Platforms and platform operations
  • An understanding of financial services regulation as it relates to investment platform providers.
  • Experience working in an IT production support environment.
  • Experience in implementing COBIT, ITIL or related frameworks, a distinct advantage.
  • Exposure to production support monitoring platforms like AppDynamics, a distinct advantage.
  • Exposure to data analysis or Business Intelligence
  • Understanding or experience creating systems for Financial Advisers
  • Experience in building successful relationships and working collaboratively across departmental teams and third-party vendors.
  • Experience working in a fast paced, proactive and delivery focused environment.
  • JIRA and Confluence experience or related tools a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Visio), with MS Excel at least at intermediate level.

Key responsibilities

  • Part of ITSM (IT Service Management) team, facilitating change that stems from Incidents and Problem management.
  • Assist Production support teams to investigate and resolve incidents or problems.
  • Investigate and recommend solutions to Production problems.
  • Prepare and facilitate requirements elicitation workshops with stakeholders to define business requirements from production support tickets and change requests.
  • Creation of user stories
  • Consult and develop product backlog with Product Owners
  • Guide the development teams to break down large and complex user stories into simplified versions for execution.
  • Test the user stories for accuracy and compliance to ensure undisputed acceptance and validation of stories.
  • Conduct post implementation review and provide feedback to the stakeholders.
  • Participate in sprint planning, daily scrums, testing, retrospectives, and sprint reviews.
  • Analysis of business, system and functional requirements including as-is to-be analysis, impact analysis of changes required to existing systems and processes.
  • Consult and co-ordinate with key stakeholders across Business and IT teams.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile information conflicts, break down high-level information into their constituent details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true business needs.
  • Work closely with internal Group-wide teams and external teams and vendors to deliver a successful outcome.

Desired Skills:

  • Systems Analysis
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Programming/configuration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management

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