Senior Systems Analyst and Designer (Remote) at Datafin Recruitment – Western Cape Cape Town


IF you love complex analytics while getting your hands dirty with code, your expertise as a senior systems analyst and designer is sought after by a forward-thinking software specialist. Your main role will be to translate user requirements into functional design specifications using object orientation, UML and industry defined design patterns. This will include the design and analysis of a large software suite, which includes legacy and integration with new systems. You will need a degree/diploma in Computer Science/Engineering, 6+ years in a similar role with a strong command of Delphi, Java/J2EE/JEE/Jakarta, C/C++, WebLogic, Windows, Unix, Oracle, SQL , PL/SQL , UML and a solid knowledge of best practices and frameworks in terms of developing software solutions, within the IT landscape.


  • Developing user needs: Analyze business needs and help the business define business requirements and specifications.
  • Conceptualize solutions: Take high-level business plans, ideas, problems or requirements and translate them into concrete functional specifications/use cases.
  • Create design specs: Produce design specifications that will describe how the solution integrates with both business processes and products and existing IT infrastructure. The design specification will include sequence diagrams, class models, design models, software architecture, and software architecture design.
  • Supervise the technical implementation:
    • Maintain overall responsibility for the system design aspects of the technical implementation.
    • Participate in project management, change control and delivery.
    • Ensure the overall contribution to the quality assurance of the software.
  • Design reviews:
    • Submitting designs to the design review forum.
    • Contribute through active participation.
  • Documentation and modeling of the system: Ensure documentation processes are followed and designs are accurately reflected in the UML master model.
  • Communication: Ensure ongoing communication with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Knowledge transfer: Provide guidance, solution support and mentor junior analysts.


Skills –

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in computer science or engineering.

Experience/Skills –

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience as a systems analyst.
  • Project life cycle and software development methodologies
  • Solid working experience in various software technologies (Delphi, Java/J2EE/JEE/Jakarta, C/C++, WebLogic, Windows, Unix, Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, etc.).
  • Exposure to version control software (eg, Rational ClearCase, etc.).
  • Knowledge of telecommunications operations.
  • Strong understanding of client/server and integration technologies.
  • Working knowledge of UML and UML-related case tools (e.g. Rational Rose, Enterprise Architect, etc.).


  • Analytical, confident, enthusiastic.
  • Oriented detail.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as be a team player.
  • Willingness to improve and grow with the position.

Although we would really like to respond to every application, if you are not contacted for this position within 10 business days, please consider your application unsuccessful.


When applying for a job, make sure you meet the minimum job requirements. AloneSouth African citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not at the stated location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all job applications and correspondence. Please email a word copy of your CV to [Email Address Removed] and mention the reference numbers of the works. We have a job listing on [URL Removed] Datafin IT Recruitment – Jobs in Cape Town.

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