Junior Feature Analyst (Sp5)- It Core Banking

Capricorn Group Limited - windhoek, namibia

a month ago

Junior Feature Analyst (SP5)- IT Core Banking

Listing reference: capgh_000212

Listing status: Online

Apply by: 9 November 2023

Position summary


The Feature Analyst is accountable for guiding the clarification of the business requirements, through in-work collaboration with the business stakeholders, and working within the agile team to ensure these are delivered effectively end-to-end. The Feature Analyst will provide a more comprehensive view of the features within an epic, the functionality required to implement it, and the benefits it delivers to business. Feature Analysts have a broader end-to-end understanding of the epic / project, can work across multiple agile teams and product owners and really own the process from start to finish, while getting involved at a technical level of implementations

Job description


1. Responsibilities within the Agile Team

oCollaborate with the Product Owner to create and refine user stories and acceptance criteria

oParticipate in PI Planning and create Iteration plans and Team PI Objectives

oDevelop and commit to Team PI Objectives and iteration goals

oEstimate the size and complexity of features

oUse pairing and other practices for frequent review

oDetermine the technical design in their area of concern, within the architectural guidelines

oConduct research, design, prototype, and other exploration activities

oImplement and integrate changes in small batches

oCreate and test the work products defined by their features

oTest the work products defined by their features

oSupport operational business solutions

oSupport and/or create the automation necessary to build the continuous delivery pipeline Continuously improve the teams process

2. Prioritise and Plan work activities within the Agile Team

oFacilitate and participate in discovery/inception workshops to create a shared understanding of user needs and the potential technology solution required to deliver to these needs

oIdentify user journeys which map out how a user will go through the system

oWork ahead of the team to get clarity on some (not all) requirements before the next iteration

oCollaborate with cross-functional teams comprised of product management, / UX, technology, support, testing and other subject matter experts to gather and analyse functional needs and user story requirements

oGroom user stories through business interviews, workshops or procedures and map user stories ensuring they come together as a cohesive whole.

oProvide the Product Owner with key information for prioritisation and estimation.

oFacilitate and participate in iteration meetings (product backlog grooming, planning meeting, daily stand up, review meeting and retrospective).

oObtain sign off during iteration review sessions.

oManage the stories (in JIRA), ensuring that all requirements are loaded as stories, ensuring the stories are assigned to epics.

oSupport showcasing stories to stakeholders

oWork very closely with user experience team to ensure that processes, wireframes and content are optimally intuitive to end-users

3. Manage the Backlog for the Agile Team

oEnsure that the activities needed to fulfil each item in the backlog are identified, outlined and prioritized before the next sprint.

oIdentify missing requirements

oClarify the goals and business value of Minimum Marketable Features/Minimal Viable Products.

oClarify any ambiguity until it is understood by the team

oReview user stories with the Product Owner with a strategic point of view

oCapture and keep the business and data rules up-to-date

oEnsure that where stories are blocked, these stories are prioritised to other iterations and new stories identified to replace them in the current iteration

4. Test cases for system

oWork with users to develop acceptance criteria or test cases for the system

oProduce acceptance tests from acceptance criteria

oProvide regular feedback by testing the deliverables against a user storys acceptance criteria.

oProvide regular feedback by validating that the product meets the business goals.

oProvide support and input into system testing activities including participating in the development of the testing approach, development of test cases as well as the creation of testing scenarios.

5. Collaborate with the team to deliver on backlog

oWear different hats: designer, tester, facilitator, product owner, etc

oCreate a shared understanding of what the product is supposed to do

oCollaborate with the rest of the agile team to ensure that stories are delivered effectively and quality standards are adhered to

oCollaborate with developers, testers and user experience team to ensure that they are engaged in the work to understand business context

Minimum requirements

Core Competencies:

  • Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
  • Oral/Written Communications
  • Teamwork / Collaboration
  • Information Technology Application
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism / Work Ethic
  • Career Management

Experience/Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of Agile methodology
  • Understand the impact of features across the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Have the relevant technical and business skills to communicate with a variety of stakeholders
  • Good understanding and experience of IT terminology and processes
  • Able to prioritise workloads and work with minimum supervision
  • Analytical skills for transforming defined business needs into technical requirements
  • 3 - 4 years' Business Analysis and Design. Experience with requirements elicitation, gathering, documentation and management.
  • 3 - 4 years' Business Support. Understanding business needs and be able to analyse requirements.
  • 3 years banking experience


  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • BPMN 2.0 experience will be an added advantage
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification will be an added advantage
  • Any SAFe certification will be an added advantage
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team (OpenText MBPM, OpenText AppWorks, OpenText ECM, RPA, etc.) will be an added advantage

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