Senior Specialist Advisor: Functional Specialist x 2 Vacancies

Posted on :

3 Mar, 2014

Category :

Energy Jobs in South Africa

Position : Senior Specialist Advisor Functional Specialist X2

Task Grade : G16

Area of Speacialization : Provide specialist application testing and consulting services in line with service offerings and Group IT Operating Model

Department : Service Delivery

Business Unit : Group IT

Location : South Africa (Gauteng)

Reference Number : 329-1552161PZ


Minimum Requirements

• B Degree in Information Systems

• 5 years’
• Eskom Business and relevant system experience


Skills and Competencies

• Behavioural
o Integrity
o Honesty
o Trustworthiness
o Professionalism
o Communication and interpersonal relations

• Leadership
o Team work – working in a team towards a common goal as well as the ability to lead and empower a team
o Tactical thinking and decision making skills
o Stakeholder Management
o Results Orientated
o Mentoring and developing resources

• Knowledge/Experience
o Understanding of the IT environment
o Strong QA and Testing industry knowledge
o Expert knowledge of System Development Life Cycle
o Knowledge of ISO 9001
o ISEB/ISTQB certification
o Knowledge of applications and infrastructure
o Knowledge of Fault Logging System
o Business expertise

• Skill
o Strong verbal and written communication skills
o Good problem solving and analytical skills
o Project Management
o System Configuration
o Business Process Re-engineering
o Attention to detail

• Assessment
o Ability to apply test management techniques and methodologies
o Understanding of business concepts and group IT Strategies


Key Responsibilities

• Responsible for managing testing activities
• Define and implementing the role of testing within the organization.
• Defining the scope of testing within the context of each release/project.
• Managing testing assets required for meeting the testing mandate.
• Provides a consultative service to customers using specialist knowledge of system functionality.
• Perform system process re-engineering using expertise and understanding of  functionality to enable business improvement
• Provides User support for logged problems and information requests
• Provide system solution training and mentoring
• Soliciting and capturing Requirements to enable traceability
• Produce testing artefacts
• Defect Management
• Overall Reporting to all stake holders

“If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.”

The appointment of the candidate is at the Manager’s sole discretion, taking into account factors which Eskom consider relevant including but not limited to Eskom’s Employment & Occupational Equity Policies, Strategies & Guidelines.  Also note that Eskom supports a smoke-free environment.


Click here to apply online

Closing Date : 2014/03/11


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