Mid-level Position Available

BUSINESS ANALYST

Developer-Icon

Realm Digital is looking for an experienced Business Intelligence Business Analyst (BIBA) to join our dynamic team on a 12 month contract.

You will be responsible for the analysis of business requirements with the focus on meeting the relevant business objectives. You will also be responsible to operate within both support and project environments. Produce a comprehensive functional specification from business requirements by maintaining a high level of in-depth knowledge wrt MIS/BI and other relevant data concepts. You will also ensure alignment between business, project managers, data analysts, data stewards and non-MIS team leads. Continuous business and industry research to provide guidance around data governance and data management.


Day-to-day responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Work on-site at a corporate client as part of a mixed Realm Digital/client team
  • Be the link between Business and D&A
  • Needs an in-depth understanding of D&A in order to provide input during planning and design meetings between MIS and Businesses
  • Works closely with D&A Architects and Data Modellers to translate business requirements into technical work packages
  • Problem-solving through:
    Working knowledge of Business environments
    Close relationship with business area specialists (business analysts)
    In-depth knowledge of D&A environment
  • Provides thought leadership around:
    Data Governance
    Data Management
    Data Strategy
  • Assists with User Training
  • Chais Data Governance forum that will include representatives from business (data stewards, analysts, BI) as well as technical (data modeller, data architect, DBA’s)
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios and business analysis.
  • Work closely with Data Engineering team members:
    Ensures Data Engineering team adheres to data governance principles
    Assists the project manager with data related scoping and planning
    Assists data modeller and architect with the refinement of business requirements
    Assesses and documents the business impact of user requirements on the business processes involved
    Assists business with data/system testing as well as UAT and provide feedback to the development team
  • Operational Data Engineering:
    Reviews and suggests improvements to D&A process
    Engages with DBA’s to ensure compliance to data governance (health checks, security, DR, backups, restores, space etc.)
    Custodian of reporting catalogue – engages with Front-End Development Lead to ensure adherence to processes that will keep catalogue current
    Engages with source system leads and feature team leads regarding data governance and processes
    Ensures that all D&A related documentation is kept up to date and centrally maintained
    Ensures that trends in data are known and ensures that strategies are in place or updated to react to these new trends (e.g. Big Data, Cognitive Computing, Machine Learning etc.)
    Qualifies Data Ownership and evaluate, monitor and approve user access

 

Qualifications & Experience:
Grade 12
A relevant 3-year tertiary qualification (degree/diploma) and at least 6 years’ proven experience within management information systems/analysis
Proven experience in drafting functional specifications

 

Must have detailed knowledge of:
Relevant business area knowledge
Business Analysis
Data Warehouse Methodologies
Font End Technologies
BI Best Practice
Data Analysis
Data Governance
Financial systems and procedures
Visualisation
IT Systems development life cycle

 

Nice to have:
Detailed knowledge of Agile development life cycle
Best practices for Quality Assurance (QA)
Microsoft Appliance (APS)

 

What’s in it for you?
Competitive, market-related salary
You’ll enjoy being part of our strong team culture
Working in a team who is passionate about technology and delivering an excellent end product
An opportunity to work on exciting projects that will challenge you
Free Friday lunch, enough said!