Persona Staff Recent Available Job Opportunity – Apply Now!

Posted on :

26 Mar, 2024

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IT Jobs in South Africa

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Job Title: Support Specialist (Open Journals Systems)
Location: Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Salary: Market Related
Job Type: Permanent
Sectors: IT
Reference: CPT004279/H



Vacancy Details

Our client, a leader in open-access scholarly publishing, has a vacancy in a multifaceted role that bridges the gap between front-end development and customer support.



  • UI Design and Development: Collaborate with stakeholders to design and implement data-driven, intuitive, and responsive user interfaces using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Plugin Development: Recognise the need for new plugins, design, and implement them while ensuring existing plugins are up-to-date and compatible.
  • Technical Support: Act as the first point of contact for technical queries, offering immediate assistance to journal editors, authors, and reviewers.
  • System Maintenance: Monitor the health metrics of the OJS platform, ensuring it is secure, up-to-date, and performing optimally.
  • User Training and Documentation: Produce and update technical documentation and conduct training sessions to educate users and internal teams about new features and functionalities.
  • Data Analytics: Monitor and analyse user behaviour and key performance indicators to inform design improvements and customer satisfaction efforts.
  • Security and Compliance: Implement security measures to safeguard sensitive information and ensure compliance with relevant data protection laws and open-access standards.


  • A diploma or associate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field with relevant work experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in a similar field.
  • Proficiency in Open Journals Systems and web-based applications troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SQL.
  • Experience in API integrations and version control systems like Git.
  • Capability to produce clear technical and user documentation.
  • Strong organisational, conflict-resolution, and data analytics skills.
  • Professional use of English; proficiency in additional languages is an advantage.


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Application Deadline: May 31 2024

To apply, please send your CV with your salary expectations to [email protected]

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive feedback within 48 hours, please accept your application as unsuccessful.

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