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Job Summary

This role is responsible for analysing and designing information solutions for various business areas utilising Data Engineering people, tools, services and offerings. This includes leading solution design sessions to define problem statements; creating the user requirements and translating them into technical specifications and design documents, and identifying new data sources. It is critical for this role to enable a collaborative partnership with the business that drives an End-to-End Solution Delivery.

Working with Data Architects and Engineering teams to define the technical direction/solutions for the business. Work in high-complexity environments, fully embedded in a DevOps 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 risks/opportunities to be realised. And following this analysis, work collaboratively within squads to ensure the business requirements are met and meet the quality requirements

Business complexity is determined by:

  • Customer Impact
  • The number of integration points:
  • Data
  • Teams to talk to
  • Systems
  • Enabling function
  • 3rd party vs. internal
  • Complexity of business rules & Processes
  • Level of operational readiness
  • Introduction of new or changing old Tech (e.g. redo platforms)

Job Description

Analysis (including Business Cases)

  • Continuous Delivery Engagement
  • Lead the analysis process for complex business areas
  • Proactively build relationships, and 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
  • Proactively scan the internal & external environment to predict change requirements & opportunities for improvement ahead of demand (e.g. market, risk, regulatory, customer, organizational change etc.)
  • 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 an integrated system vision & 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 & modelling 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 of 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)
  • Work as part of the embedded DevOps team to 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 & decision making during development & testing phases for any change requirements

Solution Delivery & Testing (manual)

  • Provide real-time feedback to the DevOps teams on change requirements identified throughout the testing process
  • Provide Developer & User support during user acceptance testing

Process Design & Modelling

  • Provide input & or lead the development/improvement of organization-wide process design approaches, templates & modelling tools


  • Provide coaching & mentoring across the DevOps team as well as to developing analysts across the estate
  • Build strong analysis capability across the analysis team
  • Conduct peer reviews & problem-solving within and across the broader team
  • Provide technical subject matter expertise and support in the attraction and recruitment of Analysts for the organization
  • Participate as a subject matter expert in the development & development planning of the broader analyst team
  • Support the people change teams in the design of adoption processes (Customer, Employee & 3rd Party Adoption of new system requirements)
  • Proactively attract, recruit, develop, retain, reward & deploy & manage a diverse resource base aligned to an ever-evolving tech environment (ahead of demand) where you are the leader


Bachelor’s Degree: Information Technology

Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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