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Business Analyst

Business Unit:  Vitality Life
Function:  Business Analysis
Date:  9 Jul 2024

Discovery - Vitality Life


Business Analyst


About Discovery

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

About Vitality Life

Working in a high-performance organization that prides itself in attracting the finest talent, we challenge ourselves to find solutions that make a difference in the world. Our environment is always buzzing with energy and smart, motivated people working on finding the best way to move forward. A Business Analyst position is available in the Business Systems team to work on exciting and dynamic new projects and enhancements.


Key Purpose

Work closely with a passionate development team to design, develop and maintain solutions for a dynamic, multi-national company that sets the benchmark in its industry. Must be a team player and have the ability to work with both vertical and horizontal colleagues both in a formal and informal setting.




Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to:

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Understanding the business requirements and through a structured process documenting, validating and translating it into Product Requirement Specifications that are used by developers to craft a technical solution.
  • Testing and validating the functionality of the technical solution against the business requirements as well as providing testing support to the testing team (defect management)
  • Interfacing between the business client and the development team with regards to the customer and functional requirements.
  • Ensuring that the customer requirements are delivered in the implemented solution, on time and of the highest quality.
  • Working with multiple business areas and multiple teams that require deep integration of solutions.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with the business areas.
  • Evaluate and measure efficiencies of business processes and provide recommendations.
  • Proactively identify risk pertaining to the project. 


Education and Experience


  • Matric
  • A Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Computer Sciences/ Information Systems or equivalent IT tertiary qualification
  • Formal Java Qualification (Advantageous)



  • 4+ years’ experience in SOAP UI, SQL, PL SQL, Process Mapping and documentation
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Business Analyst
  • Solid testing experience.



  • Processes: ITIL (Incident, Change, Release, Problem Management), CMMI Technologies:
  • SQL, UML
  • Facilitating JAD sessions, data modelling techniques, UML Process Design, Industry compliance standards and legislation Technical Skills:
  • SQL Queries (essential)
  • Project Management
  • Business Writing Skills
  • Presentation and Facilitation Skills
  • Process Mapping
  • Entity Diagram Mapping
  • Software testing pack design and functional testing



  • UML Expert courses, BPMN Advanced course, IIBA certified, PM training or qualification

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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