As a Systems Analyst you will provide the technical skills to create and validate effective solution designs.
You’ll work closely with Business Analysts who are providing requirements and you’ll complement the capability of Application Analysts of the same team, who are in charge of logical and functional designs, towards technical solution designs, working closely with our External Service Partners.
The Systems Analyst plays a key role ensuring that functional and technical objectives are understood, business requirements are translated into effective solution designs and ITS implications are identified and quantified. They are the 1st contact for the technical experts of our internal and external application delivery partners.
• Understand the function and processes in order to support the delivery of the Work Programme.
• Act as a technical bridge between Business Analysts and our External Service Partner (ESP) to create and review solution designs in a structured and agreed manner.
• Act as a quality gate of the Impact analysis to ensure the translation of business requirements is fully understood and the solution identified meets the needs of the business
• Interrogate existing system implementations to gain an understanding of how they work (so as to be able to describe incremental-change solutions) to support the Business analysis phase
• Undertake Impact analysis (including a detailed investigation at code-level) where appropriate
• Provide 2nd line technical support to Business and ITS on application queries
• Ensure that systems are consistent with each other and with existing/proposed architecture.
• Ensure accurate reporting to management regarding progress on assigned tasks, including risks and deviations from plans.
• Participate in knowledge proliferation within the team, the ESP and across the systems analysis discipline.
• Several years experience as System Analyst, Lead Developer or Solution Architect.
• Good understanding of the application development lifecycle (esp. Scrum) and the tools engaged, e.g. for DevOps.
• Strong experience with the Oracle Database, Oracle FMW and other components of the application stack utilized.
• In depth knowledge of assigned applications and models, e.g. CBO, CDM, LDM, PDM.
• In depth knowledge of theEnterprise Architecture, application landscape, database landscape and system components
• In depth knowledge of application and modelling development tools such as Sparx, Toad, Confluence, Jira, BPM etc.
• Good knowledge of the organisation, business model, products and key processes
• Architecture certifications like iSAQB CPSA, CCXP or TOGAF are a plus.
• Right to work in the EU and the UK.
• The successful applicant will be required to travel (mainly between the Unit’s locations) for short periods of time, as and when the need arises.
• Fluency to a high degree in English is required, but additional language skills (in particular Spanish) will also be valuable.
Desired Personal Attributes
• Resiliency; the Business’ transformative period will be especially challenging for the IT department and individuals will need the ability to absorb setbacks and disappointments, without becoming upset or demotivated.
• A finisher; a person who is able to initiate and manage a course of action through to its completion, from end to end.
• Strong communication and influencing skills, being able to translate complex aspects into relevant and easily comprehensible communications.
• High standards of professional integrity, which are retained in the face of opposition.
• Comfortable and effective working autonomously, without constant supervision and to be able to make your decisions and justify and defend your chosen courses of action.
• Professional bearing and an eloquent communicator; coming across as an credible expert in your field and inspiring confidence at all levels in the validity of your advice.
• Pragmatic and realistic, rather than just citing “theoretical ideals”; provide meaningful, acceptably-secure compromises, or novel, secure alternatives to insecure solutions.