SQS Group: Business Analyst

Posted on :

16 Jun, 2016

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Analyst Jobs in South Africa

SQS Software Quality Systems AG is a consultancy company based in Cologne, Germany. The company describes itself as the largest independent provider of software testing and Quality Managed services.

Purpose of the Job:

To gather, analyze, document and manage the business requirements for technology enhancements/changes on financial/and insurance’s systems, by acting as the catalyst/link between various business units and development teams including vendors to ensure that all business requirements are delivered and fully tested in the system.

Business Requirements Specification (BRS) :

  • Document functional requirements
  • Gather requirements
  • Facilitate a JAD workshop or meeting
  • Develop high level requirements
  • Evaluate user requirements in terms of scope and complexity
  • Develop business case
  • Document proposed solution in business terms, including alternative solutions
  • Provide high level – visionary business requirements specifications and account of costs and benefits

Detailed Requirements Specifications (DRS)

  • Restate business issues to be addressed
  • Document and model functional requirements preferably in terms of use cases
  • Document and specify non-functional requirements, e.g. Response times
  • Document and model informational requirements
  • Document interfaces
  • Map TO-BE processes
  • Document needs in terms of resources, people, marketing, change management, etc.
  • Produce accurate and detailed DRS documents to enable developers to scope the initiative

Management of Requirements Traceability

  • Compile detailed requirements summary
  • List and categorize requirements (requirements matrix)
  • Assign priorities to requirements
  • Source, identify and record origin of requirements
  • Trace requirements to use cases
  • Trace requirements to build
  • Trace requirements to testing

Project Execution

  • Change management
  • Analyze change requirements
  • Document detail requirements for change requests
  • Add requirements to repository and ensure traceability
  • Test cases -Provide input into the development of test cases and validate test cases
  • Test execution – Participate in the execution of tests as per test cases and identify and log defects
  • Integration of product enhancements within the integrated product architecture
  • Play an active role on innovation projects to identify the impact of changes/enhancements on processes and technology and contribute to the architectural integration thereof

Post Implementation Support

  • Provide on-going support to ensure ideas/recommendations realize the best results and stakeholders realize ‘return on investment’.


  • Minimum of 4yrs experience in an insurance or financial industry performing a business analyst role and using applicable methodologies.
  • Knowledge depth in :
    • Information Modelling
    • Business Analysis Methodologies
    • Software Development Life Cycle
    • Banking Systems Understanding
    • Business Process Design & Mapping
  • Matric + IT Diploma. Preferably an applicable Tertiary qualification (B.Com or B.SC).
  • Computer Knowledge in :
    • Unified Modeling Language
    • IT Architecture
    • Writing of use cases
    • Entity Data Modeling
    • Used Cases/Used Case Modeling

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