Details about position

Job purpose
To analyse business requirements using industry standard tools and methodologies and transforming them into systems specifications.

Key outcomes
The following outcomes will be expected to be achieved by the Systems Analyst:

  • Producing System Requirement Specification through analysing business analysis information (BRS)
    Producing data models, activity, component flow, functional decomposition and data flow diagrams) using CASE tools
  • Exposure to Enterprise Architect and Visio will be advantageous
  • Performing high-level impact analysis and project scoping over various systems and sub-systems
  • Performing detailed impact analysis including process, gap and data analysis
  • Ensuring system designs are aligned with business goals & requirements and ensuring that requirements are accurate, complete
  • Facilitation of work-sessions, data base design and solution workshops to gather information, elicit and finalise functional requirements as well as transfer knowledge
  • Document and implement best practices, standards and guidelines to ensure that best solutions and architecture designs are implemented and consistent with group architecture principals
  • Design of As-Is, Transition and To-Be architectures at the appropriate level (Business, Information System, Technology)
  • Providing detailed GUI, Rule, Component, Service and Database specifications
  • Presenting solutions in the form of walk-throughs to analysts, project managers, architects, development teams, developers and testers to ensure understanding and assist delivery teams with story estimations and prioritisation
  • Ensure that all stakeholders are engaged and kept up to date
  • Supporting developers and testers during sprints to ensure that system changes are implemented correctly. This includes Test matrix walk-throughs and technical guidance for developers
  • Providing feedback to the Project Management Office for implementation prioritisation, planning and tracking
  • Post implementation support to business and IT
  • Handling queries / errors regarding enhancements of the production systems

Qualifications and experience

  • Relevant formal qualification – B.Com, B.Sc. in Information Technology or Informatics would be preferable
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in the Investment industry
  • 3 – 5 years Software development experience would be advantageous
  • Strong relational database expertise 3 – 5 years
    – Experience in DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server essential
    – Experience in SQL stored procedures essential
    – Exposure to data warehousing appliances (Netezza) and analytics (Qlikview) advantageous
  • Strong Application Design expertise
  • Experience in batch processing environment will be an advantage
    – Exposure to CA7, MQ, JCL, TSO and/or Roscoe
  • Exposure to one or more of the following languages COBOL, C#, XML and JSON essential
  • Exposure to SCRUM essential and other Agile methodologies advantageous

Competencies

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Critical & Systems Thinking
  • Influencing & Gaining Commitment
  • Results Driven
  • Attention to detail
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships
  • Client Services Orientation
  • Communication Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Initiating Action
  • Contributing to team success

Attributes

  • Innovative
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Honesty, integrity and respect
  • Ability to co-operate and thrive both within an independent and team environment

Overview

Position: Open
Location: Cape Town
Job Title: Systems Analyst
Salary: To be discussed