Absa Specialist - Digital Business Analyst Jobs in South Africa

Absa Specialist - Digital Business Analyst Jobs in South Africa

Job Description

  • We are looking for a Specialist Digital Business Analyst

    Why work for Bison Engineering?

  • The Absa Chief Technology Office (CTO) Platform Engineering team functions as a start-up, but with the backing and stability of a bank. This cross-functional tech team of Engineers, Designers, Business Analysts and Testers have a passion for building innovative software solutions that have the potential to disrupt traditional business models.

  • You’ll be joining the Product Design space and collaborating closely with the BAs, Product Designers, UIs & UXers...part of a well-oiled analysis and design team.

  • Our pace is rapid, our design process is Lean, and our primary focus is on achieving successful outcomes, rather than just producing outputs. We follow Agile principles regarding people management and leadership - our focus is on quality, technical excellence, as well as frequent and fast delivery of value to our end-users.

  • We’re looking for an independent thinker and problem solver interested in working on complex products that solve real problems for real users, from concept all the way to a successful go live and beyond.

  • Also...We don’t design and build useful wrong things!

    What do we expect a Business Analyst to do in Bison?

  • The role of the Business Analyst is an important part of any project team. With the Product Design team, the Business Analyst is a key interface between stakeholders of the given project or product that the Engineering team is working on.

  • In our space, the Business Analyst works alongside other BA’s and Designer as part of the Product Design team. Primary tasks include performing requirements analysis, documenting processes, and performing some user acceptance testing. To succeed in this role you should have a natural analytical way of thinking, practice active listening and be able to explain difficult concepts to technical and non-technical users.

  • Work in complex environments, fully embedded in an Engineering team, leveraging specialist analysis tools, frameworks, techniques and practices to
    elicit, define and organize business requirements, across multiple stakeholder groups. Translate & document these business requirements into user stories & specifications detailing integration points, business & associated risk/opportunities to be realised. And following this analysis, work collaboratively within the team to ensure the business requirements are met through analysis, design & delivery

  • The Business Analyst has the responsibility for investigating business situations, identifying and evaluating options for improving business systems, defining requirements and ensuring the effective use of information systems in meeting the needs of the business and end-users.


  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in business analysis within the financial industry.

  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills.

  • Agile experience is essential.

  • Solid understanding of Agile principles and practices.

  • A proven track record of using Agile methodologies.

  • The ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions.

  • Advanced technical skills.

  • Excellent documentation skills.

  • Experience creating detailed reports and giving presentations.

  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • A track record of following through on commitments.

  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills.

  • A history of leading and supporting successful projects.

  • Lead design thinking approach.

  • Tools and software must include recent experience working in Jira

  • Other tools: Miro or any other online collaboration tool

  • Advantageous: courses in Design Thinking, User Experience, Product Thinking


  • Bachelors Degree and Professional Qualifications (Required)

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Absa Specialist - Digital Business Analyst Jobs in South Africa

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