Datafin

Systems Analyst II: Oracle Financials System (CPT Hybrid)

IT – Analyst, Data Management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
A reputable Retail Group seeks a highly skilled Systems Analyst II whose role will entail analysing systems & interfaces for modification or improvement, developing system test plans and participating in post-implementation reviews of projects. You will be expected to understand & translate business requirements into quality system solutions for the Oracle E-Business Suite application, ensuring optimal system performance and stability through support and continuous improvement. The successful incumbent must possess a 3-year IT Degree/Diploma, have 3-5 Years relevant work experience including knowledge of relevant methodologies (ability to translate business requirements into systems requirements) and preferably SQL proficiency.
 
DUTIES:
Analyse current systems solutions and business requirements –
  • Interpret and provide input to translate 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 less complex system design.
  • Design less complex 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.
 
Support current solutions –
  • Resolve user queries.
  • Ensure the stability of the existing systems environment.
  • Provide functional guidance.
 
Collaborate with and support ITS and the Business –
  • Integrate with relevant business and IT teams.
  • 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.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3-Year IT Degree/ Diploma.
  • 3-5 Years relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of relevant methodologies (ability to translate business requirements into systems requirements).
  • SQL experience preferred.
  • Will be required to perform standby duties.
 
Advantageous –
  • Retail and Finance experience.
  • Experience in Financial Systems (Oracle E-Business Suite).
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Is aware of and responsive to internal and external events and influences on the technical landscape.
  • Looks beyond symptoms to uncover root causes of problems to be solved.
  • Proactively approaches others to obtain missing information.
  • Demonstrates a results-oriented mindset in planning and implementing activities/projects.
  • 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.
  • Listens attentively and checks understanding of the message being received.
  • Speaks fluently in team meetings when presenting information.
  • Discusses issues and exchanges information with partners to identify areas of mutual interest and benefit.
  • 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.