Product Analyst | OLIVEDALE
2022-06-24 - 2022-08-31
Information Technology
Gauteng, JHB - Northern Suburbs
We are looking for a passionate product analyst who loves providing clarity to development teams. The candidate
will keep on digging and documenting until all the requirements and design elements are known and logged.
We want you to use those brilliant talents of yours to help make magical software that blows our clients’ hair back… and have fun while doing it of course!
Experience & knowledge required
- Minimum of 6 years’ Business Analyst or Product Analyst
- Minimum of 2 years’ JIRA and Confluence experience
- Ideally 2 years’ Team Lead/Supervisory/Management

Minimum qualification
- Diploma or Degree in computer sciences or any other related professional and recognized I.T. qualification (advantageous)
- At any time in your life someone must have referred to you as “smarty-pants”

- Very strong commitment to high quality documentation
- Strong writing skills
- Excellent technical analysis skills
- High attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
- An undeniable need to understand how things work and ideally break them from time-to-time
- Passion for IT and software development
- Customer/user-orientated
- Results orientation
- Leadership skills
- Ability to solve problems and apply logical thinking
- Strong ability to plan and organise
- Presentation and communication skills
- Curious
- Self and time management skills
- Ability to display emotional resilience and the ability to withstand pressure on an on-going basis
- Receptive to change

Job responsibilities

- Create strong and detailed product scope documents, which incorporate the following:
o Requirements analysis
o Background and strategic fit
o User stories and tasks
o Risks analysis
o User interaction, design and flow
o Non-functional requirements
o Wireframes
o Emoji and / or animated gifs in smart ways to make technical document less boring and lame
- Work with the development team to understand technical requirements, estimated timelines and risks
- Work with the QA testers to understand testing requirements, estimated timelines and risks
- Work with the Projects team to understand customer
requirements and to deliver customer-facing (nontechnical)
scope documents
- From time-to-time work with clients (those pesky people who pay us money to blow them away) to understand technical requirements and manage design expectations
- Master table dancing, Potjie cooking, Karaoke Singing, Tequila drinking and/or dodging, tenpin bowling and “high fiving” from time to time in social engagements as and when required. (technical peeps can dance too… we’ve witnessed this  phenomenon on multiple occasions!)
- Constantly improve our scope documentation process to give better clarity to the development and QA teams
- Work within the Agile and scrum methodologies and frameworks
- Serve as a knowledge resource on Smoke CI’s software product (Eyerys) and demonstrate relevant industry and/or product knowledge to present software features, components, capabilities, and functionality to offer new and creative solutions to meet client needs and evolve the product

- Financial Benefits: Funeral, Death and Disability Policy
- Other Benefits:
o 15 Days annual leave per annum
o Company social committee managed by the staff to decide how we do social events and team building – driving our amazing company culture
o Hybrid working model
For more information please contact:
Morne Reynders