SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST

About APA Insurance Limited:

APA Insurance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Investments Limited (Apollo Group), one of the leading financial groups in East Africa.

Since our founding in 1977, our mission has been to provide present and future peace of mind to the East African market and, in turn, enhance the quality of life for both our clients and their loved ones.

About the Senior Systems Analyst position:

As a Senior System Analyst, you will be responsible for the core systems (e.g., Actisure, GIS, LMS) and work with the IT integration squads to develop the IT enabling initiatives

What Opportunities Exist at APA

  • Opportunity work in an innovative, dynamic environment with a focus on delivery
  • Opportunity to pioneer and drive the digital transformation in financial services in the region
  • A chance to work with highly motivated and skilled colleagues
  • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities with academic and professional sponsorship, mentoring opportunities to accelerate your career
  • A balanced career with a focus on wellness and sustainable lifestyle

Key Responsibilities

The specific responsibilities of the Senior Systems Analyst include:

  • Effectively and efficiently interfacing information technology systems both within and external to the organization
  • Providing project management and cross-departmental coordination for the installation and integration of software and hardware implementations to support IT enabling initiatives in accomplishing and completing programming efforts that improve and enhance computer operations and data processing
  • Investigating the feasibility of alternate program design approaches to determine the best-balanced solution involving enterprise software applications and databases, e.g., one that will best satisfy immediate user needs, facilitate subsequent modification, and effectively make use of available resources throughout the organization
  • Formulating and maintaining documentation related to systems and business application software implementation initiatives
  • Communicating and presenting all relevant information throughout the lifecycle of the digital transformation
  • Evaluating and ensuring systems are designed in compliance with applicable regulatory and statutory requirements involving systems’ integrity, data retention and compatibility
  • Championing the consolidation and realignment of data processing and software application functions increasing efficiency and/or enhancing productivity

 

Qualifications

As the ideal candidate for this role you have:

  • 3+ years of systems management/software development
  • Demonstrable proficiency in designing, managing, coordinating and/or supporting multiple systems installation, integration and/or modification projects
  • Experience in clearly defining business needs based upon input from various sources within the organization and formulating approaches to meet those needs utilizing existing and new technologies
  • Extensive experience in planning and executing the installation and integration of enterprise systems and applications
  • Experience planning, developing, implementing and supporting software interfaces for data exchange between and amongst multiple systems
  • Experience in documenting application, database and systems’ parameters for enterprise applications and databases
  • Effectively managed IT systems projects, special assignments and overall workload in meeting established deadlines and project milestones
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to identify and translate business needs into technology-based solutions
  • Experience working in a team environment both as a member and a leader
  • A detailed understanding of systems software and database configuration and support best-practice policies & procedures
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Management Information Systems or related discipline
APA Insurance Ltd
http://www.apainsurance.org/
Nairobi, KE