System Analyst

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Date: 19-Nov-2020

Location: Tygervalley, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

What will you do?

Santam’s Digital CoE team is looking for a System Analyst, who will be based at the Head Office in Bellville. The incumbent will be part of a group of System Analysts who will ensure that the systems within the Digital CoE team are designed, developed, maintained and enhanced. You will be responsible for maintenance of these systems blueprint that is usable and consistent with Santam’s Enterprise Application Architecture and future technology direction.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Assessment of the impact of application change and new releases
• Define, document, publish and maintain each function that the system is required to perform
• Liaise and communicate the system requirements to the necessary audience
• Providing input to ensure that the application is implemented according to business requirements.
• Monitor and track progress to ensure delivery of all planned commitments
• Consult in the provision of cost estimates
• Identification of potential risks / issues and give input into the risk plan

Generic Functions
• Manage traceability between the system requirements and derived artefacts
• Support current solutions and participate in resolving user queries
• Ensure that implementation is  consistent with the in-house strategies and architecture
• Comply, understand and align to all steps within IT development and meet governance audit requirements
• Respond to business requests for extensions to the scope of the solution
• Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the internal workings of software packages in the Digital domain
• Makes recommendations to constantly improve quality of existing services, processes and systems

Integration Functions
• Discuss issues and exchanges information with other teams to identify areas of mutual interest and benefit
• Review agreed implementation to ensure correct interpretation of the requirements, architecture and strategies
• Ensure there is adequate testing of configuration or bespoke development
• Ensure that interfaces defined by different teams are consistent
• Review designs to avoid duplication and proliferation of interfaces
Quality Assurance
• Perform systems testing and integration testing, and feedback results
• Support implementation of new solutions to ensure successful integration into current environment
• Provide knowledge transfer and support to team members
• Manage the creation and hand-over of the system administration procedures
• Participate in the post-implementation reviews for completed projects
• Provide system input to design of user training material

What will make you successful in this role?

Relevant Tertiary IT qualification or qualification through experience (Recognition of Prior Learning)
• Minimum 5 years IT development experience of various system integration formats and teams
• Advanced experience in the following:
o Archimate and UML Modelling
o UX design and prototypes
o Object Oriented design and relational database knowledge
o Messaging middleware, web services, SOAP, REST, JSON, SOA, ESB, SMTP, FTP, secure FTP
o Application development, support and release management and systems development upper life cycle quality assurance
• Agile Methodology & working embedded within an Agile team / teams
• Working on multiple projects or large continuous improvement initiatives simultaneously and independently
• Application of IT governance principles

Qualification and Experience
Degree or Diploma with 4 to 6 years related experience.
Knowledge and Skills
Programme Development and specifications
Project Management
Programming Standards
Business requirements
Personal Attributes
Communicates effectively - Contributing dependently
Plans and aligns - Contributing dependently
Action orientated - Contributing dependently
Optimises work processes - Contributing dependently
Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies
Cultivates innovation - Contributing dependently
Customer focus - Contributing dependently
Drives results - Contributing dependently
Collaborates - Contributing dependently
Being resilient - Contributing dependently
Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

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