Analyst Developer(Oracle Essbase)

Date: 14-May-2019

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

The Sanlam Personal Finance (SPF) cluster is responsible for Sanlam’s retail business in South Africa. SPF provides clients across different market segments (entry-level, middle-income, affluent, professional market and business owners) with a comprehensive range of appropriate and competitive financial solutions. These include traditional life insurance risk and savings products, investment, retirement, health and fiduciary services. Designed to facilitate long-term wealth creation, protection and niche financing, these solutions are engineered around client needs.

What will you do?

• Design, develop and maintain Essbase applications
• Design, develop and maintain user and group access provisioning
• Design, develop and maintain automation scripts
• Configure and optimise application performance
• Perform unit testing and code review
• Support the QA team in resolving errors
• Production implementation
• Analysis of and interpretation of business requirements, functional and/or technical specifications, data models, data interfaces etc. and recommending solutions
• Feasibility studies and impact analysis of business requirements
• Cost and man-day estimates for implementing business requirements
• Create and maintain application and environment related documentation
• Troubleshoot and diagnose production errors
• Provide technical assistance and production support to business users
• Provide technical assistance and support during hardware and software maintenance cycles, upgrade projects and migrations
• Provision of standby time / support including afterhours  support
• Management of own time and delivery of tasks according to deadlines

What will make you successful in this role?

Role Requirements:

Qualifications:
• Grade 12
• Information Technology Qualification (preferably)

 

Knowledge and Experience:

Knowledge and understanding of :

• Essbase analysis and development
• SQL query writing
• ESSCMD and MAXL scripting
• Essbase functions, calculation and reporting scripts
• Essbase aggregation strategies
• Data models
• Dimensional modelling / OLAP concepts
• ETL concepts
• Directory Services
• DB2 and SQL Server concepts
• Batch scripting, automation and shell processing
• Database connections
• Oracle Workspace
• Oracle Shared Services
• Microsoft Office
• Oracle Smart View for Office
• CUBUS reporting tool
• Business Objects 4.2

 

Technical Support:

• Basic Windows Server  concepts
• Server hardware concepts
• Hardware end-of-life cycles
• Software patch maintenance cycles
• File / System backup and restore procedures
• Oracle Support processes
• General change control processes
• Software minimum requirements matrixes
• Software installation procedures
Keen interest in technical detail and problem solving

 

Competencies:

• Communication
• Building Relationships
• Influencing
• Innovative thinking
• Problem solving
• Strong Interpersonal and people interaction skills
• Adaptability
• Continuous Learning
• Team Success
• Results Driven

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 - Stage 3

Customer focus - Stage 3

Drives results - Stage 3

Collaborates - Stage 3

Being resilient - Stage 3

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. 

Closing Date: 28 May 2019

Appointments will be made in line with the company’s transformation plan.

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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