Absa Specialist Solution Analyst Jobs in South Africa

Absa Specialist Solution Analyst Jobs in South Africa

Job Summary

  • Work as part of a DevOps team, leverage specialist analysis & testing tools, frameworks, techniques and practices to elicit, define and organize business requirements.

  • Translate & document business requirements into user stories & specifications (Full Stack, Cross System) detailing integration points, business & associated risk / opportunities to be realised.

  • And following this analysis, work collaboratively within squads during design & delivery activity including assuming responsibility for manual application testing processes, frameworks & outcomes

    Job Description

    Key accountabilities

    Analysis (including Business Case)

  • Proactively build relationships, apply analytical techniques to elicit and validate business (product & service) needs ahead of demand

  • Implement routines to get to know / become an expert in various business processes (e.g. spend time in business & with users)

  • Translate elicited needs and knowledge acquired into user story format that is immediately usable for DevOps teams (right languaging, format for building & testing)

  • Prepare and prioritise the backlog of requirements for the user stories linked to the proposed solutions

  • Work collaboratively with Tribe Leads (Technical Product / Service Owners) to build a roadmap & vision for the products and services (including detailed analysis requirements & solution scope)

  • Define measures of success & key outcomes for various solutions / changes including detailed acceptance criteria for all features

  • Define testing requirements (pass or fail test cases)

  • Support the development of detailed business cases (including defining solution characteristics, effort estimations etc.)

    Solution Design (within DevOps Context)

  • Translate business requirements into detailed systems requirements. Detailed system requirements must include all capabilities, interfaces and functionalities within and across technologies.

  • Build detailed user stories to be leveraged for system requirements design (modular)

  • Leverage business analysis & modeling tools and apply notation standards such as UML/BPMN to diagrammatically/visually document: business requirements, business processes, system processes & integration .

  • Facilitate processes to ensure integrated requirements are socialized, understood & approved across the broad range of stakeholders to be impacted (this includes various processes e.g. risk / governance forums, change council, scrum meetings / DevOps team capability building, solution design sessions etc.)

  • Understand & leverage knowledge on the organisations technical landscape, environment and broader architecture to define integration points across tech stacks for various requirements

  • Work collaboratively with project / program teams, squads, scrum masters and engineers to define backlog, release & DevOps / project planning implications of the requirements development & roadmap (what should happen when)

  • Continuously improve system requirements mapping (e.g. leverage
    input from questions asked etc. to consistently improve the quality of the requirements analysis for easier interpretation by the development teams)

  • Work as part of the embedded DevOps team throughout the design process to review solution design (features and functionality)

  • Facilitate resolution during development & testing phases for any change requirements

    Solution Delivery & Testing (manual)

  • Define the manual testing strategy & test cases for various solutions (where it makes sense to do so)

  • Define & validate quality & testing parameters (+/-) & plans for the solution (socialize & translate these to automation testing teams)

  • Develop manual testing frameworks and patterns for the solution

  • Lead the manual testing process for various solutions (e.g. execute test cases, analyse results)

  • Provide real time feedback to the DevOps teams on change requirements identified throughout the testing process

  • Review & monitor system stability, resilience etc. throughout the testing process (e.g. integration) & in production

  • Define & monitor overall backlog planning for effective solution delivery

  • Provide Developer & User support during user acceptance testing


  • Provide coaching & mentoring across the DevOps team as well as to developing analysts across the estate

  • Conduct peer reviews & problem solving within and across the broader team

    Education and experience required

  • 6-8 years business & systems analysis experience

  • 6-8 years Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams

  • Experience in Agile Methodology & working embedded within an Agile team / teams

  • Degree or Diploma in computer science, commerce or business administration

  • Information Systems Analyst certification from Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals, expert level.

  • 6-8 years coaching & mentoring experience

  • Banking domain experience, preferred.

  • Expertise in Systems Design & Integration

  • Testing Certification (preferred)

  • Expertise in Development

  • Expertise in Business Continuity Management & Disaster Recovery

  • Expertise in Governance, Compliance & Audit

  • Expertise in Quality Assurance & Testing.

  • Expertise in Systems & integration design


  • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    How to Apply

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

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