Senior Advisor (Specialist)

Task Grade: G16

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

Department: ADMS

Business Unit: Group IT

Location: South Africa (Gauteng)

Reference Number: 329-1657039AS

Closing Date: 2014/05/30

Minimum Requirements

B Degree in Information Systems or equivalent B Degree

5 years relevant system experience

Skills and Competencies

Flexible and able twork within an undefined and continuously changing environment
Sound Interpersonal relations

Team work - working in a team towards a common goal as well as the ability tlead and empower a team
Tactical thinking and decision making skills
Stakeholder Management
Results Orientated
Mentoring and developing resources

In-depth understanding of the IT environment
SAP Basis Certification recommended
SAP - K3+ Basis
SAP - Daily Maintenance and Support via Solution Manager
SAP - BI/BPC/BOE installation/Upgrade/Maintenance and Support experience
SAP - Abap, Java and dual stack experience
OS - AIX and MS Windows Enterprise Server experience
DB - Oracle Installation, upgrade, maintenance experience

Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability tadvise on complex systems management plans and issues
Good problem solving and analytical skills
Project Management

Ability tconfigure applications
Demonstrate knowledge on Solution Manager

Key Responsibilities
Provides a consultative service tcustomers using specialist knowledge of system operations, and then correctly configures and customises the environment timplement solutions
Perform system process re-engineering using expertise and understanding of functionality tenable the business timprove
Responsible for the testing of solutions
Provides User support for logged problems and information requests
Perform technical troubleshooting and analysis

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 intaccount factors which Eskom consider relevant including but not limited tEskom's Employment & Occupational Equity Policies, Strategies & Guidelines. Alsnote that Eskom supports a smoke-free environment.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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