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Job Reference: G4S/TP/2883749/96961
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: IT/Software Development
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive market related package
Location: Centurion
G4S Region: Africa
Country:South Africa

G4S Business Unit:South Africa - Secure Solutions
Closing Date: September 11, 2017
Package Description: Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

The Systems Specialist will be responsible for delivering service and system related support to end users, dealers and clients in a timely and professional way. Maintain existing systems in a proactive manner to avoid data loss or corruption.

Role Responsibility:

Conduct Software Testing

Test all new software releases from developers before distribution

  • Assist Helpdesk in escalated queries & provide support
  • Test and report on all XTime 900 related escalated queries
  • Escalate queries to development level if needed - Log and monitor all development escalated queries
  • Distribute new software releases throughout Skycom
  • Notify the Helpdesk and all Area Managers of new releases
  • Update and attach version specification document to the new software versions released

Accurate and timeous development of software in line with specifications

Monitor all logged Software development

  • Report on status on all logged development to head of development and heads of departments / areas
  • Update development log in conjunction with head of development on a weekly basis Attend development specification meetings
  • Compile development specifications
  • Log Development according to specification
  • Monitor Development according to specification
  • Communicate development status to relevant parties  

Develop and deliver user manuals

Compile all development manuals

  • Keep all systems manuals associated with company up to date and current
  • Communicate all manual updates to Skycom staff
  • Keep training department current and up to date with all new developments

Effective management of business development function

New business development

  • Identifying new business opportunities within sphere of operations, as well as in terms of growth of business with existing customers.
  • Competitors evaluations
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the competitor environment faced by the region.

The Ideal Candidate:


  • South African security legislation
  • G4S Operational Policy and procedures
  • G4S HR Policy and procedures
  • Health and Safety legislation 


  • Leading people
  • Managing professionally
  • Managing Conflict
  • Communication (Written and Verbal)
  • Negotiation
  • Computer literacy
  • Basic financial skills
  • Risk identification


  • Driving change
  • Customer Thinking
  • Delivering objectives
  • Awareness of the market environment
  • Delivering strategy

Minimum qualifications and experience:

  • Broad knowledge of Time and Attendance (Advanced).
  • Broad knowledge of Access Control (Advanced).
  • Strong knowledge base on communication protocols i.e. TCP/IP, SQL Database Scripting (Advanced), SQL Database Querying (Advanced), Interbase / Firebird, Database Scripting (Advanced), Advanced Computer literacy and proficiency, Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7, Server 2000 / 2003 / 2008 / New Releases, MS SQL 2000 / 2005 / 2008, ORACLE, MS Office Suite (Full), IB Phoenix Firebird / Interbase.

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. 


G4S operates in over 25 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent. At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. 


G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • We act with Integrity and Respect - Our business activities and relationships are built on trust, honesty and openness. We do what we promise and always strive to do the right thing. We listen. We treat our colleagues, customers and those in our care with the utmost respect.
  • We are passionate about Safety, Security and Service Excellence - We are passionate about working safely and take great care to protect our colleagues and customers from harm. We are experts in security and use that knowledge to protect our customer’s assets. We keep our promises and are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service.
  • We achieve this through Innovation and Teamwork - We invest in technology and best practice to continuously improve the products and services we offer. We challenge ourselves to find new ways of helping our customers achieve their goals. We work together as a team, valuing everyone’s contribution, to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers and our business.

For more information on G4S, please visit: 

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.