It Solutions Specialist / Integration Specialist

It Solutions Specialist / Integration Specialist
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It Solutions Specialist / Integration Specialist

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Company based in Kempton Park has a vacancy available for an IT Solutions Specialist with at least 8 years of relevant work experience in the Information Systems Industry; at least 5 years of relevant work experience with IS Integration Solutions as well as at least 3 years of relevant work exposure to the Logistics Industry. Job Purpose The Integration Systems Analyst must have a good understanding of all of the companies IS Systems (ERP and equivalent systems) with particular attention to what role each system plays within the organisation, how information contained within the applications is integrated A good understanding of the user functionality and business processes applicable to each system will be required He/She is responsible for delivering (analysing, designing and specifying) new Information Systems solutions using existing and new standard systems, services and methodologies; integration solutions will plan a vital part of the required solutions and form the main focus of the role. He/she will be responsible for delivery of new solutions in a controlled and structured manner by understanding clients requirements, identifying gaps (if any) between clients requirements and the companies system functionalities, and defining solutions to bridge the gap. To this end he/she will be expected to fulfill the Systems Analyst role as part of a project team by providing technical input and guidance to the team and providing accurate input relating to deliverables, milestones and costs. He/She will also need to work on individual requirements (non-project driven). When part of a project team he/she will need to manage a broad part of projects that require new solutions including some business analysis, design, specification, some testing and implementation. In certain cases development of a new solution will be an asset but is not an absolute requirement. He/she will need to provide input into the profitability of solutions in support of the project office. He/she is also responsible for maintaining a positive relationship with the defined (internal and/or external) clients by identifying system needs, ensuring that the company is able to meet these needs, and ensuring that the implementation and delivery of services is effective, is received positively, meets the client's needs and can easily be scaled and adapted to future requirements. He/she will be a key resource when evaluating new technologies or IS platforms for introduction into the companys landscape. Key responsibilities of this role: Provide some technical leadership on integration services Lead efforts in the analysis, design, development and delivery of technical integration solutions Delivery of solution specifications that meet requirements, will be sustainable and adhere to company standards Work closely with project teams on client-specific initiatives that require integration solutions Provide some high-level support for production integration helpdesk requests Create and maintain solution documentation Administer and maintain the system integrations functions for modify, enhance or adapt existing systems and integrate new features or improvements Main activities of this role: Some liaison with external or internal clients Analysis of clients' existing systems and business models Map and document interfaces between legacy and new systems Apply software development lifecycle methodology Translate client requirements into project briefs for incorporation into the overall project plan Identify options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability Conduct requirements analysis and preparing specific proposals for modified or replacement systems Develop solutions and related products Produce project feasibility and costings reports Present proposals to clients Work closely with colleagues, developers, testers and a variety of end-users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction Ensure that budgets are adhered to and deadlines are met Supply input to testing plans and schedules for complete systems Perform detailed and complex unit testing for integration components of a solution and manage the resolution of any issues found Oversee implementation of a new system including data migration Plan and work flexibly to deadlines Support users on change control and system updates Provide training and user manuals to users for new processes/systems Design and hands-on configuration of solutions on a BizTalk (Microsoft Azure Integration Services - future) platform Qualifications: BSC (Computer Science), B.Eng (Electronic/Electrical) or similar degree or NQF 7 equivalent Experience 8 - 10 years of work experience in the Information Systems industry At least 5 years of work experience with IS Integration solutions At least 3-5 years exposure to the logistics industry (Clearing and forwarding, Warehousing, transport and/or supply chain management Direct experience with the Microsoft technology stack) Requirements analysis and consultation Solutions design including evaluation, documentation and specification of a solution with specific focus on Integration based solutions Documentation of the solution requirement specification Exposure to, if not direct experience with, IT Infrastructure design considerations, databases, servers, firewalls, etc. Development of solutions using Microsoft technologies will be advantageous Competencies Knowledge: Technology Microsoft Azure, including but not limited to Integration Services, Logic Apps, and BI covering design, specification and implementation Integration technologies: Web Services XML, JSON Electronic Data Interchange iDoc EDIFACT APIs System security standards Solutions design Data analysis and design Exposure to Business Analysis will be an added advantage Logistics - knowledge of one or more of the following: - International Logistics (Clearing and Forwarding) knowledge - Warehousing - Transport - Supply Chain ERP: CargoWise One (Logistics system provided by WiseTech Global) including eAdapter (EDI messaging add-on to CargoWise One) Skills: Broad knowledge of hardware and software Ability to learn quickly Ability to contribute to a team effort and work within a Project Management structure Problem solving/analysis Good interpersonal and client-handling skills with the ability to manage expectations and explain technical detail Methodical, investigative and inquisitive mind Presentation skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Initiative and self-confidence Process analysis

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