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Lead Business Analyst

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town, Northern Suburbs
Job level:Senior

Job description

We have a role available for an experienced Lead Business Analyst with at least 8 years’ experience in a software development environment. He/she will be responsible for understanding business needs, assessing the impact of those changes and managing the requirements gathering process. This includes the management of a dedicated team of business analysts. This individual will manage the process from conception to delivery.


Key Performance Areas:
  • Requirements Planning and Monitoring: Develop a clear and common understanding of the business need. Own the product roadmap. Articulates business objectives and requirements and accurately estimate the required business analysis of work items.
  • Requirements Elicitation and Collaboration: Ensure the appropriate use of requirements documentation templates. Identify the impact of business requirements on other functional areas. Articulate the vision, objective and benefits of new initiatives.
  • Life-cycle Management: Make decisions on priorities on how requirements will be implemented. Maintain the product backlog of a designated operational area. Plan the future delivery of work items on the product backlog with stakeholders.
  • Solution Evaluation: Ensure that the proposed solution benefits both the business and the user. Collaborate with Software Developers in developing, testing and deploying business solutions.
  • Requirements Communication: Demo product functionality to business stakeholders.
  • Enterprise Analysis: Identify new capabilities required to meet the business need. Define which new capabilities a project iteration will deliver and be on the lookout for ways to improve monitoring, discover issues and deliver better value to customers. Performing process improvement within assigned solution project.
  • Project Planning: Overseeing the progress of the technical development and providing progress feedback to business stakeholders. Proactively ensures that the resource planning process take due account of other commitments. Derive rough order of magnitude costs and benefits estimates.
  • Product Management: Manage product development path by actively monitoring tasks and deliverables. Derive rough order of magnitude costs and benefits estimates. Ensure estimates are as accurate and complete as possible.
  • Team Management: Plan business analysis activities of the team and ensure alignment with project objectives. Manage the performance and development of a business analysis team. Manage, guide, mentor, motivate, and lead team members toward accomplishment of project goals. Clearly and articulately convey project constraints, risks, and plans to all levels of audiences.
  • Relevant three-year degree or national diploma, preferably in a business or IT related field
  • FTI Business Analysis Diploma in Business Analysis (advantageous)
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience as a Business Analyst
  • Experience in leading a team of business analysts in the creation of business and functional specifications
  • Experience in UX design or wireframing
  • Experience in an Agile environment will be advantageous
 Functional Competencies:
  • Business Analysis methodologies and techniques
  • Experience with SDLC in an Agile environment and Product Owner competentices
  • Experience in using SQL to query databases and complete test cases
  • A solid understanding of web and mobile technologies is essential
  • Efficient verbal and written communication
  • Solid facilitation skills
 Behavioural Competencies:
  • Analytical
  • Problem-solving
  • Decisiveness
  • Negotiation skills
  • Innovative

Posted on 08 May 07:32


Capfin is the South African brand of the global Southern View Finance (SVF) group of companies, based in the northern suburbs of the Western Cape. The SVF Group of companies conducts an international unsecured lending business, offering technologically driven, responsible and friendly loan products to the mass market.

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