Data Driven Business Analyst



Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Johannesburg or Cape Town, Hybrid

About the role

Are you a Business Analyst with competencies to navigate your way around data structures?
The Harambee Software Development team is looking for an exceptional midlevel technical business analyst to join our dynamic, hybrid team based in Johannesburg/Cape Town.
The objective of the role of data driven Business Analyst is to play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between business needs and data-driven solutions. You will need to deep dive into our data, understand it and perform ad hoc analysis on it. Based on your insights, both conceptual and detailed, will help specify and refine requirements and support and guide the work of our product and data teams. This role is about solving problems with fit-for purpose business analyst and data analytics techniques. Doing this at Harambee will mean doing this in an organisation that changes lives and has a culture of teamwork, openness, and
collaboration. If this prospect excites you, then you may be the person we are looking for.


We broadly follow Agile methodology in a DevOps infrastructure and culture. Our cloud-native technology stack is hosted in Google Cloud Platform. The data landscape includes MYSQL, Big Query, Composer, Python and PowerBI. Our data stack is constantly being evaluated to drive a strategy of improved data governance, simplification, business user enablement and data integrity.

  • Partner with business stakeholders to gather, analyze, and define data-driven requirements
  • Translate business needs into technical specifications for data analysis projects
  • Work closely with data engineers and data scientists to understand data architecture and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Develop and maintain data quality standards and procedures
  • Write optimised SQL queries to extract, transform, and load data for analysis
  • Perform data exploration and analysis to identify trends, patterns, and insights
  • Develop and document data analysis processes and methodologies
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging data analysis tools and technologies
  • Assist in the development and implementation of data governance strategies


  • Matric / Grade 12 • Minimum 3+ years of experience as a Business Analyst or similar role, with a strong focus on data analysis
  • Proven experience with SQL and data manipulation techniques
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI)
  • Related certifications, degree or diploma a plus
  • Has worked at a company of similar size and complexity to Harambee over the past 24 months
  • Curiosity, attention to detail and a desire to solve for the bigger picture and not just the problem at hand
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Solid worth ethic and ability to plan increments of work that contribute towards bigger overall end results
  • Drive to understand, improve and deliver
  • Able to communicate across all levels within and outside of an organizational structure, from candidates through to senior managers
  • Comfortable explaining data models, data structures and analytical findings to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Able to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment and work closely with team members in cross functional teams
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to translate technical concepts into clear and concise language for both business and technical audiences
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willing and able to lead by example and live the company values
  • Importantly, you must fit with the Harambee culture, be passionate about our mission and the bigger social problem we want to solve and be an individual who leaves things better than you found them.
  • We have adopted a hybrid working environment.
  • The use of approved AI tools like co-pilot in our day-to-day operations is encouraged and supported.
  • No dress codes for office days
  • Environment that encourages continuous learning

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