Job Details

  • Reference number: IT/258/0923
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: September 21st

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Information Technology

Senior Analyst (Job Level 8)

Ref. IT/258/0923 

The Information Technology Division of Stellenbosch University is in need of a senior analyst. The incumbent must be user-centric, have strong analytical, problem-solving and design thinking abilities with a diverse knowledge across IT and Higher Education to assist the University in modernising and sustaining their current ICT landscape. The incumbent will work closely with the Solution and Domain Architects and institutional stakeholders to understand their needs and objectives to add value to the institution by defining and implementing suitable solutions.    

The senior analyst will report to the lead solutions architect who will lead the solution architects and analyst team responsible for the architecture processes (e.g., Architecture Development Method) and governance (e.g., Architecture Design Authority) to ensure the outcome is aligned to the objectives of the University and the stakeholders. 

Job Description


  • Collecting, analysing and writing specifications (functional and non-functional) and business cases (when required);
  • Performing quality assurance reviews on requirements or other outputs;
  • Working in groups and teams;
  • Facilitating analysis and requirements workshops;
  • Engaging in proactive problem-solving;
  • Interacting with administrative, academic and technical role-players;
  • Assisting with training, project management, change management and specification reviews;
  • Working on projects that can involve multiple systems and processes with interfaces to external and internal projects, as well as on small to medium risk projects;
  • Owning and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Constantly searching for ways to improve monitoring, discover issues and deliver better value to the customer.

Inherent Criteria


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems (or a relevant field or equivalent) with at least six years' experience, OR a diploma in Business Analysis with at least eight years' practical experience as a business analyst, OR Matric (N4) with at least ten years' practical experience as a business analyst;

Proven skills in and knowledge of:

  • Modelling and analytical tools and methodologies; 
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of multiple business areas and systems;  
  • Proven knowledge of information systems and technology in order to be able to interpret technology for business users and business needs for technologists;

Personal attributes:

  • Creative, innovative; 
  • Analytical;
  • Self-starter;
  • Inquisitive;
  • Good networker;
  • Seeker of knowledge; 
  • Demonstrated insight into the uses of the internet;
  • Intensive user of the internet.


Three or more years' experience of working in a higher education institution with exposure to the workings of a university.

Enquiries regarding this post: Chantel Coetzee on 021 808 3206, or at 

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits, as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753, or at

Commencement Date:  1 November 2023

Closing Date:         6 October 2023

Application Requirement

Stellenbosch University is committed to employment equity (EE). In accordance with the institutional EE Plan of the University and that of the specific environment, only South African citizens from the designated groups will be considered for appointment. 

Stellenbosch University reserves the right not to make an appointment.


Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and email addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post. 

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires people in occupations that entail potential exposure to certain hazards (such as, but not limited to: noise, hazardous chemical substances and hazardous biological agents) to be subjected to medical screening, to determine their fitness to work in the said occupations.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four to six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

About Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. ​The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.