Stellenbosch, South Africa

Systems Analyst

Entersekt has always pushed the boundaries and challenged the way the world solves problems. We thrive on hiring the best talent and specialists within industry who can analyse problems in a unique way, discover new approaches to various challenges, and then chart a course to tackle them. As an innovative product company, we constantly need to experiment with new capabilities that might not yet be widely adopted.

The ideal candidate

We are looking for a systems analyst that solves problems in a creative way. The ideal candidate must be able to translate a business opportunity into technical speak; to analyse third-party systems, APIs, and open standards, and assess their strengths and weaknesses. You will need to be creative in figuring out how best to leverage these to benefit our products and solutions. You must be able to design for re-use and understand how we can best utilise our current capabilities to achieve our goals. Entersekt is focused on mobile customer enablement, so you need to balance security and architecture patterns, while considering good user experience and future use cases, when crafting a solution.

The role

Would you like to design solutions that will play on the global stage, and help shape industry APIs? Do you have experience integrating systems and interfacing with different platforms? Do you enjoy understanding the nitty-gritty details behind interfaces and specifications, and to make them work for you? Do you enjoy working with third parties to define new specifications, and can you articulate good design and process?

If this sounds familiar or interesting, we have an exciting role for you in the Innovation and Technology team, reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer.

Responsibilities

Analysis

  • Assess and set up third-party systems, APIs and open standards, and define their potential use inside Entersekt
  • Propose how other systems would integrate into Entersekt’s product or Entersekt would integrate into them, and design logical components that control these interactions
  • Review industry material, distill key areas of exploration, and craft a plan of action to do so
  • Technically analyze industry events such as patents, announcements, and legislation, and craft our response to them
  • Review newly proposed patents for appropriateness and accuracy

Design

  • Define new APIs and interfaces for Entersekt to use internally, or for integration between external systems; define how we would interface to third parties
  • Propose system design and flows for new solutions and specific first implementations of them
  • Review industry specifications (e.g. W3C, FIDO, EMVCo), and propose draft specification amendments; participate in industry forums
  • Engage with product and engineering teams to collaborate on solutions aligned to our product goals

Projects

  • Produce solution designs and specifications detailing product configuration, integration points, custom interfaces, and technical risks and complexities
  • Assess designs and proposals and provide recommendations and suggestions for improvements

Skills & Experience

Successful candidates for the Systems Analyst role will generally possess the following qualifications:

  • Ideally Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant IT degree
  • 2 or more years’ experience in a software development environment; designing and integrating systems and/or components
  • Preferably experience with one or more of the following: financial services, mobile platforms, consumer facing solutions and/or Payment/EFT systems (switches); preferably from software vendor perspective
  • Consulting or solution design and/or requirements management exposure will be an advantage
  • Ability to review and analyse industry specifications, and to define and document our integration strategy
  • Experience in designing and consuming APIs and RFCs and defining system integration points
  • Ability to engage at a business level, while maintaining a good technical overview of the solution required
  • Ability to see the big picture while still considering the finer details of the solution in review
  • Effective technical communication skills (verbal and written); the ability to articulate the key differentiators of a solution and engage in deep technical discussions around the various pros and cons of a design
  • Ideally must have experience in working in/with a product mindset of re-use (not bespoke solutions)
  • South African citizen

Personality attributes

  • Technically minded
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Hardworking; wants to make a difference on a world stage
  • Out-of-the-box thinker; not just willing to take the normal path
  • Energized by change and new possibilities

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Entersekt is an international software development company based just outside of Cape Town, South Africa.

We are leaders in authentication, app security, and payments enablement technology, offering a highly scalable solution set with a track record of success across multiple continents.