Terms of Reference (TOR) Systems Analyst Specialist
UCAS Technology Incubator supports entrepreneurs who have creative and ambitious ideas through providing them with administrative, technical and financial support up to grow and continue until these ideas turn to become successful business projects.
Under the supervision of the University College of Applied Sciences Technology Incubator (UCASTI) will design, develop new web portal for (staff – units – incubators projects).
UCAS is considering the selection of a highly qualified Systems Analysis Specialist responsible for the UCASTI portal system analysis.
As a systems analyst, you will use computers and related systems to design new IT solutions, modify, enhance or adapt existing systems and integrate new features or improvements, all with the aim of improving business efficiency and productivity.
You must have a high level of technical expertise and clear insights into current business practices. Depending on the employer, users may be internal, e.g. departments within the same organization, or external.
● Examine existing IT systems and business models;
● Analyses systems requirements;
● Undertake product development;
● Implement, configure and test feasible solutions.
Your role is to liaise between and report to internal and external units and stakeholders, including colleagues and developers, throughout the development process.
You will conduct a cost analysis and agree the timeframe to implement the proposed solution. You specify and shape the system requirements and operations, the user interface and output and present the proposal to each unit. You will work closely with the unit team, including managers and software developers, during both the report and implementation phase.
As a systems analyst, you'll work on an organization’s particular IT system but also with a unit's legacy environment so you need to be able to adapt to different applications and systems.
Work activities also depend on the size and nature of the employing organization and the focus of units' business demands, but typically involve:
● liaising extensively with external or internal users and units;
● analyzing units' existing systems and business models;
● mapping and documenting interfaces between legacy and new systems;
● understanding software development lifecycle;
● translating each unit requirements into highly specified project briefs;
● identifying options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability;
● conducting requirements analysis and preparing specific proposals for modified or replacement systems;
● developing solutions and related products;
● producing project feasibility and costings reports;
● presenting proposals to clients;
● working closely with colleagues, developers, testers and a variety of end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction;
● ensuring that budgets are adhered to and deadlines are met;
● drawing up, supervising and documenting testing schedules for complete systems;
● overseeing implementation of a new system including data migration;
● planning and working flexibly to deadlines;
● supporting users on change control and system updates;
● providing training and user manuals to users of a new system;
● keeping up to date with technical and industry developments.
● A description of the proposed system for each unit and its characteristics. Such description may came in the form of processes documentation or use-cases, and ER diagram.
● A description of the business need for the proposed system for each unit.
● A cost/benefit analysis, including gross estimates of schedules and costs.
● A proposed tentative schedule for the delivery of key stage deliverables.
You will need to have:
● broad knowledge of hardware, software and programming;
● the ability to learn quickly;
● the ability to contribute to a team effort;
● a logical approach to problem solving;
● good interpersonal and client-handling skills with the ability to manage expectations and explain technical detail;
● business awareness;
● a methodical, investigative and inquisitive mind;
● presentation skills;
● excellent oral and written communication skills;
● planning and negotiating skills;
● initiative and self-confidence;
● an interest in the way organizational processes work.
As a systems analyst, you will be expected to have a working knowledge of programming as well as analytical skills. Common programs include:
● C# and Java;
● Unified Modelling Language (UML);
● Web-based technologies.
Work experience Gaining relevant pre-entry experience, IT-related vacation work, an internship or an industrial placement, could lead directly to graduate employment.
Start making applications to larger firms in the autumn term of your final year, as competition for vacancies is keen, particularly with high-profile employers.
Application Guideline: Applicants meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit detailed CV and financial proposal by 08\October\2016 to: email@example.com
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