Systems Analyst (CPT Hybrid)

IT – Analyst, Data Management
Cape Town – Western Cape

A rapidly growing Retail Group seeks a strong technical Systems Analyst whose core role will be to understand and translate business requirements into quality system solutions and ensure optimal system performance and stability through support and continuous improvement. Applicants will require a 3-year IT tertiary qualification, have 5 years relevant IT experience with a solid understanding of database and a database language; ability to write and modify complex T-SQL. You must also have experience/understanding of Warehouse Management systems (Knowledge of Highjump/ Körber Warehouse Management Software system is advantageous) and have worked on projects or large continuous improvement initiatives.
Analyse current systems solutions and business requirements –
  • Interpret and provide input to translate complex business requirements into business requirement definitions and specifications.
  • Analyse and evaluate required system enhancements.
  • Analyse existing systems and interfaces for modification / improvement purposes.
Design new or enhanced systems to accommodate business needs –
  • Participate in the process design or re-design and translate business / user requirements / processes into a system design.
  • Design system enhancements.
  • Change systems specifications based on testing problems / changing requirements.
  • Design interfaces with other systems.
  • Provide input to deployment plans based on designs.
Test proposed solutions –
  • Develop System Test plans for System and Integration Testing.
  • Perform Systems Testing and Integration Testing, and feedback results.
Participate in the implementation of new solutions to ensure successful integration into current environment –
  • Manage the creation and hand-over of the System Administration procedures.
  • Participate in the post-implementation reviews for completed projects.
  • Ensure SME input during the implementation process.
Support current solutions –
  • Resolve user queries.
  • Ensure the stability of the existing systems environment.
  • Provide input to programming support teams.
  • Provide functional leadership and guidance.
Collaborate with and support ITS and the Business –
  • Integrate with relevant business and IT stakeholders.
  • Provide system input to design of user training material.
  • Provide operational support to the business area.
  • Provide knowledge transfer and support to team members.
Create and maintain documentation –
  • Develop and maintain all relevant SDLC documentation.
  • Document, publish and maintain system design (new system developments and enhancements) and all interfaces with other systems.
Qualifications –
  • Minimum 3-year IT qualification.
Experience/Skills –
  • Minimum 5 years relevant IT experience.
  • Understanding of database and a database language; ability to write and modify complex T-SQL.
  • Experience or understanding of Warehouse Management systems. (Knowledge of Highjump/ Körber Warehouse Management Software system is advantageous)
  • Experience working on projects or large continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Project Management methodology.
  • May be required to perform standby duties.
Advantageous –
  • Retail experience.
  • Is aware of and responsive to internal and external events and influences on the technical landscape.
  • Ability to research technology-related concepts, trends and best practices, and apply findings.
  • Appropriately derives and organises the essence of information to draw solid conclusions.
  • Presents problem analysis and a recommended solution rather than just identifying and describing the problem itself.
  • Anticipates potential obstacles and their impact on the accomplishment of goals and timelines and propose/ take corrective action where required.
  • Monitors and tracks progress to ensure delivery of all planned commitments, and keeps the appropriate people informed.
  • Prepares clear, well-structured presentations using a variety of tools and techniques.
  • Speaks fluently in team meetings when presenting information.
  • Genuinely cultivates personal bonds with colleagues in order to enhance performance throughout the organisation.
  • Adjusts to work effectively within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness in acquiring necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to adapt to change.