Business Analyst – Product Owner – We are hiring

The purpose of the job is to perform the role of a Business Analyst - Product Owner for the various systems and business units within the company

The purpose of the job is to perform the role of a Business Analyst – Product Owner for the various systems and business units within the company environment. The Product Owner will be responsible for providing specialist advice and support in the planning, managing and monitoring the implementation of the Agile capability activities and processes in order to deliver on approved operational plans in an effective and efficient manner. This role is for our client in the financial services sector based in Johannesburg.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and build relationships for purposes of expectation management, knowledge sharing and integration
  • Systematically identify, analyse and resolve existing and anticipated problems
  • Enable self and others to achieve advanced levels of professional/technical knowledge and skills
  • Deep understanding of the Company’s business and financial markets to effectively facilitate the implementation of prioritised features
  • Plan for the organisation of work outputs and process improvement activities considering a specific situational context related to the area of specialisation
  • Drive the effective implementation of IT governance and new business initiatives / enhancements
  • Manage, plan and coordinate activities associated with the identification, prioritisation, and resolution of reported problems
  • Drive capability enhancements to perform ongoing monitoring and ad hoc investigations to answer questions from the business that supports decision-making and prioritisation
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Agile capability including Agile governance tools, methods, artefacts, templates and methodologies
  • Drives the vision and end-to-end view for the capabilities that are to be built and maintained.
  • Create awareness to ensure the effective implementation of changes in policy, laws, regulations and associated industry practices
  • Provide specialist expertise and advice to internal/external customers, that builds strong relationships
  • Participate in the rapid development of pricing and risk tools
  • Utilise strong inter-personal/communication skills to ensure that an acceptable level of service is delivered to customers
  • Ability to work in a high pressured environment


  • Any relevant tertiary qualification (degree) in Finance/Actuarial Science/Information Systems/Computer Science


  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience
  • Must have a good understanding of financial products in the South African market
  • Must have experience with the configuration and maintenance of trading systems
  • Must have derivatives exposure and knowledge of regularly traded derivatives products
  • Exposure to the insurance industry would be beneficial
  • Exposure to system development would be beneficial
  • Must have experience as a business analyst, implementing solutions around derivatives trade and risk management systems


  • Must understand market data concepts as well as pricing concepts
  • Understanding of financial products and derivatives in the South African market
  • Must have either exposure to business analysis processes/methodology or systems development process
  • Must understand SDLC

Job related Skills

  • Experience in testing changes, documenting results and implementing
  • Experience regarding middleware solutions and the development life cycle from requirements gathering, documentation, development and release to production.
  • The ability to form and foster relationships with others towards a common goal
  • Experience in systematically identifying, analysing and resolving existing and anticipated problems
  • Experience in Product Development
  • Experience in designing creative, quality consumer products, as well as enabling business capability and objectives through technology
  • Experience in leading a team and agile product delivery

Technical Competencies

  • Databases and programming
  • Business analysis skills
  • Market data curves and conventions
  • Pricing calculations and application
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Strong prioritisation skills

Interpersonal / Personal Competencies

  • Ability to enable self and others to achieve advanced levels of professional/technical knowledge and skills
  • Leadership
  • Relationship Management
  • Team-orientation
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Delivery-orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Integrity
  • Resilience and Drive
  • Innovation and Resourcefulness
  • Stakeholder management and engagement
  • Prioritisation and planning of work outputs

To apply for this role, email your CV to

The due date for applications is 16 March 2023

For more information about this role, go to Placement Partner


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