Systems Analyst

Development Johannesburg, South Africa


Productive Edge is hiring a Systems Analyst to ensure successful delivery of global projects of various types and technology. In this role your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to project oversight, system and data design, and software delivery to enable solution development and enhancements. As a Systems Analyst at Productive Edge, you will be a member of a high-performing development team delivering cutting edge web and mobile software solutions to enterprise clients


  • Interface and effectively communicate with business and technical resources, both on-site at the client and remotely
  • Partner with client and internal stakeholders to gather functional and technical requirements on current and future systems and processes
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the customer's business and system processes and be able to break down projects into manageable development tasks (WBS)
  • Utilize experience with Agile software development paradigms to help drive projects and product decisions
  • Participate in collaboration sessions with customers to formulate and document creative and practical solutions to technical challenges
  • Data and system modeling (UML, BPMN)
  • Work with the application development team to implement data strategies, build data flows, and develop conceptual data models according to project standards
  • Specify system process by modeling structure and behavior of services
  • Work hands on with application development staff to build solutions and assist in software delivery

To excel in these daily activities, a Systems Analyst at Productive Edge would make valuable contributions drawing from the following experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Computer Science, MIS/CIS, or STEM-related major preferred
  • 3-5+ years experience delivering sophisticated, high-quality software solutions in a timely manner using Agile techniques. Specific experience with the delivery of native mobile solutions is extremely valuable
  • Strong Technical experience and understanding of full stack systems design concepts (Java, OOP, MSA, SQL. Mobile preferred)
  • Be a master of diagramming/modeling tools (Enterprise Architect, OmniGraffle, Visio), artifacts (data flow, sequence, state machine, entity-relationship, process flows, use cases) and languages (UML, BPMN)
  • Ability to document system-level requirements to implement services, database updates, integration points and mobile apps
  • Previous experience with SVN, Git, Bitbucket, and/or Gerritt preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead project communication with technical and business team members globally
  • A strong analytical and logical mind and relishes the opportunity to deliver solutions that solve complex problems

About Productive Edge

Productive Edge is a Chicago-based leader in digital transformation. As digital business consultants, we focus on digital strategy, customer experience, operations improvement, and product & services enablement. How do we do this? Through launching solutions for Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Intelligent Automation (IA), Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud-Native Solutions. Sounds fun, right? It gets better...and that’s where you come in!

Productive Edge offers the dynamic opportunity to use your talents in a progressive, highly-collaborative environment that values innovation and creativity. We are a culture that stays on the cusp of today’s developing and emerging technologies. Our passion, ingenuity, and dedication set us apart from other consultants (as does our modern work atmosphere with fun outings, foosball, stocked fridge, and other activities). Because we work with and develop solutions for some of the world’s most exciting brands, we are actively searching for individuals who are ready to change the way the world operates.

And if that’s not enough, Productive Edge has been featured as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, included in Crain’s Fast 50, and is a regular on Inc. 5000.