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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance.
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    Business Intelligence Analyst

    Job Summary

    • The role holder is responsible for making use of tools to analyze data and report on business operations.
    • The holder will be required to engage with core business teams regularly to identify and document requirements on opportunities for automation and simplification through better use of data and analytics.
    • The role holder will also be required to use low code analytics tools to create quick solutions centred around organizational data and deliver self-service solutions for business users.

    Job Description

    Key accountabilities:-

    • Engage business stakeholders to understand business requirements, create and validate use cases, user stories and wireframes.
    • Participate in business initiatives to provide insights on opportunities for automation and enhanced data use.
    • Prepare project plans to support analytics/automation projects.
    • Manage business intelligence projects using agile to deliver value to stakeholders.
    • Respond to business ad-hoc data requests using bank selected tools.
    • Transform disparate datasets into usable artefacts for end users.
    • Work with BI Developers to develop complex analytics solutions by providing clear business requirements and rallying stakeholders to test and approve results.
    • Provide structures for users to test the analytics solutions before deploying to production.
    • Design and refine reports and dashboards to solve business questions/use cases using bank approved low or no-code solutions.
    • Develop and maintain documentation/manuals on reports, dashboards, and portals.
    • Carry out regular user training as required to enable users extract insights from data solutions.
    • Train power end users on basic data visualisation and data literacy skills for no code solutions.
    • Work with Data Engineers to design data flows and data pipelines to support solutions.
    • Work with BI Developers to ensure business reports and dashboards are accurate in line with changing business needs.
    • Undertake research and development and actively challenge status quo with ideas to improve operations and existing solutions deployed by colleagues
    • Identify and escalate data quality issues to the governance team for action.

    Education and experience required:-

    • Bachelor’s degree in IT, technology, data science, business analytics or math focused fields is preferred (or equivalent on-the-job experience and personal analytics projects).
    • Minimum 4 years technical experience.

    Knowledge and skills:-

    • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills with focus on financial sector.
    • Strong presentation and communication skills.
    • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work remotely.
    • Strong experience in working within a large complex organization with multiple stakeholders.
    • Knowledge of technology project management tools such as JIRA, Planner, Azure DevOps.


    • Experience in use of Microsoft BI product stack and Power Automate.
    • Experience in functional design of BI and MI analytics solutions.
    • Experience in use of PowerBI, Tableau visualisation tools (Certification is an advantage).
    • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL.
    • Experience in use of tools for analytics such as Alteryx, IDEA, ACL, Knime, Power Query, Dbeaver, Denodo.
    • Knowledge of Hadoop platform especially use of HIVE.
    • Knowledge of EDA techniques in both structured and unstructured data.
    • Evidence of programming skills is an added advantage.

    Closing: 4 August 2022

    Method of Application

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