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Stellenbosch University Jobs – Applications Specialist

Website Stellenbosch University

Job Description:

The Applications Specialist: Research Information Systems plays a key role in supporting the implementation and smooth operation of research-related systems and tools. This includes installing, maintaining and monitoring institutional and selected research group-specific applications, troubleshooting any issues related to the performance of applications, evaluating and implementing security measures and controls, and producing and maintaining systems-related documentation. The Applications Specialist is expected to be skilled in multiple research-related applications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing research-related applications;
  • Developing and maintaining systems-related documentation;
  • Coordinating proofs of concept for research-related applications and writing advisory reports for possible implementation;
  • Providing second-level application support for institutional, research-related applications in accordance with IT’s client engagement model;
  • Advising technical and non-technical research stakeholders on application-related technical matters, verbally and in writing;
  • Recommending ways to enhance the configuration of research-related applications to empower SU researchers and enhancing information security.
  • Collaborating with SU IT specialists, vendor IT specialists, and SU research groups to research, advise on, and coordinate the implementation of Research ICT solutions;
  • Producing and maintaining project-related documentation;
  • Collaborating with the SU IT ISS team and SU citizen developers on research app development projects;
  • Leading the project teams.
  • Advising on using institutional infrastructure for secure research data management (RDM);
  • Collaborating with SU Research Data Management specialists to write Research ICT guidance and advising on data management plans;
  • Delivering RDM presentations to research stakeholders.

Job Requirements:

  • B-degree in Information Systems or a related field, OR an advanced diploma in Information Systems or a related field, PLUS at least five years’ demonstrable information systems or related experience in a higher education environment;
  • Knowledge of database management;
  • Knowledge of project management;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, as well as documentation skills;
  • The ability to analyse complex processes and solve problems in a logical way;
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to manage time and prioritise tasks effectively to deliver outcomes and meet deadlines;
  • The ability to self-motivate and work independently with minimal supervision.

Job Details:

Company: Stellenbosch University

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Stellenbosch

Application Deadline: N/A

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