Snr Specialist: IT Systems Developer

Date: 20 Apr 2024

Location: Johannesburg GAU ZA, GT, ZA

Company: Liberty Group Limited

At Liberty, we employ more than 6 000 people across 7 businesses in 18 African countries. Every day, our employees grow their knowledge by working with diverse groups of people who specialise in a wide range of skills across insurance, asset management, investment and health products. We continually seek to engage, develop, recognise and reward the people who make our business great.


The purpose of the role is to understand the business requirement, build configurable solutions on Compass, evaluate the solution and write functional specifications for the interfacing systems that integrate with Compass.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build a configurable solution on Compass based on business requirements
  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions with project management/Agile Release Trains (ART's)
  • Facilitates/participates in design review sessions
  • Training of users and troubleshooting any issues that arise
  • Investigate system problems and support the Application Managed Services (AMS) team in remediating production issues.
  • Creating functional and technical specifications/user stories
  • Provide technical support to business users
  • Review test plans and the test book for each project release before User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Conduct systems testing to ensure that the design was aligned and designed according to the technology business requirement specifications
  • Provide support for system testing
  • Play an active role in mentoring/supporting junior Compass Configurers
  • Apply patch config to keep the software version up to date
  • Collaborate with developers/architects and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyse trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the Compass Retail product setup/offering.

Minimum Experience

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years Compass configuration experience

  • Experience in the finance/insurance industry preferable

  • Working knowledge of AGILE

  • Oracle SQL (basic knowledge)

  • Formal business/systems analysis knowledge 

Additional Minimum Experience

3 - 5 years experience in a similar environment, of which 1 -2 years at a junior specialist level

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas [NQF Level 07] in Information Technology and Computer Sciences

Liberty Group Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and the group's Transformation Strategy, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards the achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the organisation.


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. 

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