Systems Analyst at Discovery Limited

  • Information Technology Jobs in South Africa
  • Full time
  • 4 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 30,000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
  • Number of vacancies 3 openings
  • Job experience 5 years
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

Discovery Limited suitably invites qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Systems Analyst to join our dynamic team.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

What you’ll do


  • Translate business requirements into technical designs adhering to Vitality’s processes, standards and guidelines, taking cognisance of performance, security and scalability requirements. Deliver within agreed timeframes. Complexity = complex interactions between a number of interacting systems.
  • Liaise with relevant parties where clarification of business requirements or resolution to technical issues is needed
  • Research and find effective solutions to technical issues that arise
  • Estimate development timelines based on business requirements


  • Be called upon to join Solutioning sessions with various stakeholders as well as other teams
  • Provide insights to steer the selection of the right Solution for the business or technical problem at hand


  • Construct robust, maintainable, scalable, optimally performing system code in line with technical specifications, following prescribed process, standards and procedures. Deliver within agreed timeframes
  • Conduct unit testing and fix any defects found
  • Work with the Automation testing team in order to build out our automation capability


  • Verify build stability and quality with development team before releasing to test team, aiming to release with zero defects
  • Consult and assist in reviewing risk / impact of defects found in testing, and assist with fixing where necessary

Support / Troubleshooting / Technical:

  • Assist system users with technical support issues and handle according to defined procedures
  • Ability to effectively analyse root cause of system errors (front end and data errors, performance and stability issues)
  • Setting up of new infrastructure, provisioning servers, changing load balancer setups, etc. as directed by the Architecture Team.

Mentoring / Team development:



  • Actively coach and mentor Developers in the space in order for them to also rise to the challenge of writing and maintaining a quality codebase
  • Perform code reviews to ensure logical correctness, maintainability, scalability, performance, compliance with architectural standards and frameworks
  • Assist in identifying training needs of team members
  • Present on topics of interest in the Developer meetings
  • Contribute to the Training material and Confluence knowledge bases in place

Personal development:

  • Keep abreast of current technological trends and how these might be applied in the Discovery environment
  • Constant improvement of knowledge of the various applications, their functionalities and data models
  • Willingness to research new technologies needed as well as present PoCs to the Architecture Forums and Developer Forums


  • Ability to communicate clearly, constructively and effectively. Easily able to follow and participate in technical, business process, and other discussions
  • Able to build business relationships with other members of the team and the business areas we support and integrate with

 Required Knowledge and Experience

We pride ourselves with having the best people, which are our most important assets. Our company has been recognized for having the highest ethics and strives for excellence through distinctly higher standards than the norm.

We therefore urge only candidates with these unique requirements and experience to apply for this stimulating position.


  • BSc Computer Sciences/ BSc Information Systems or equivalent IT tertiary qualification
  • Formal Java qualification(s) (Advantageous)


  • At least 5 – 8 years’ experience in Java development with exposure to core competencies listed in the SDLC (Essential)
  • Some mentoring of junior team members
  • Some knowledge of designing and architecting large interacting systems
  • Knowledge of data modelling and design of database structures



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