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Job Title
Systems Analyst - ICTS
Employment Type
Full Time
547299 to 643880 years
R547299 to R643880
Job Published
05 April 2022
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Job Description

Systems Analyst - ICTS

Cape Town

Salary, including benefits, is between R547 299 to R643 880.


The Systems Division (SD), a division of the Information & Communication Technology Services (ICTS) department, seeks a Systems Analyst to join the electronic Research Administration (eRA) team involved with the enhancement, support, and implementation of the Converis research administration system. SD is looking for a flexible and motivated systems analyst with relevant skills and experience to support identified aspects of research administration, focusing mainly on the eRA. Responsibilities will include analysing and documenting system requirements for the various aspects of the administration of ethics, research portal, profiles, outputs, and processes. The position requires a hands-on approach to systems implementation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Designing and documenting new or revised functionality
  • Eliciting and documenting user requirements
  • Hands-on configuration of the software
  • Performing fit/gap and other comparative analyses
  • Migrating legacy system data to the new system
  • Ensuring quality in company’s systems through systems and integration testing
  • Participating in implementation, support, upgrades, and rollout

Appointment to this position requires:

  • A relevant post-secondary qualification at NQF level 7 with some exposure to business systems, or NQF level 6 with at least three years’ relevant experience in a system development and support environment
  • Prior experience of working on system implementation projects
  • Hands-on configuration experience of package or ERP systems
  • A sound understanding of reporting and analytics
  • Prior experience on a portal or web-based system implementation
  • Hands-on SQL and/or XML experience
  • Demonstrated ability to provide structured documentation
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Effective prioritization of tasks

The following will be advantageous:

  • Having worked in a university or equivalent environment
  • An understanding of university research administration
  • Exposure to data warehousing and BI-type reporting tools
  • A sound knowledge of data migration methods and tools
  • Configuration skills and experience in Converis, Pentaho, or Web Development
  • Familiarity with command line in Linux