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HR Technology Engineer at Discovery Ltd.



About Discovery
Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.
Key Purpose
The Discovery People Technology team is accountable for all product deliverables in the HR technology products and to provide input to the overall HR roadmap.
As part of this team, you will work with the functional owners who are usually positioned in the Centres of Excellence and People Operations to ensure that all people systems and technologies are leveraged to deliver effective and cost efficient processes. You will be accountable for the full life cycle of technology products: requirements gathering, vendor selection, solution design and configuration, deployment, sustain, adoption and solution retirement – the Total Costs of Ownership. With regards to the execution, as a part of the technology team, you will work closely with the People Systems and IT Services teams who will be responsible for many of the deliverables specifically integration in overall Discovery HRIS.

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Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to
  • Discovery and ideation: scan the latest technology trends in the respective product area and share these with the functional owners.
  • Priority setting: understand sub-functional strategy, processes and ways of working and align with functional owners on priorities and plans.
  • Business Case: provide input to functional owners on business cases specifically on the product deliverables.
  • Solution Design: translate functional and business requirements into a technology ideally leveraging the out of the box processes and functionalities of our preferred technology vendors (buy, configure, built). Basic principles: standardisation and simplicity putting the user at the centre of the process and technology design.
  • Solution Configure: provide the IT Services configuration teams with input on configuration and support with relevant testing activities.
  • Deployment and delivery: based on the deployment priorities and plans set by the functional owner, work with the regional People Systems and Tech teams on deploying the technology solutions.
  • Sustain: work with the IT Services team on solution RUN and maintenance as per IT Services technology operating model. Accountable for potential escalations acting as the single point of contact back to functional owners, IT services and technology providers.
  • Architecture: work with the People Systems solution and overall ERP architects to ensure solutions are flawlessly integrated into People Systems and technology landscape and roadmaps and overall ERP architecture and roadmaps/plans.
  • Release strategy: ensure releases are reviewed, prioritised and tested in collaboration with functional owners, IT Services (configurations) and strategic vendors and support change management and communication activities where necessary.
  • Value management (adoption and continuous improvement): work with functional owners and regional People Systems teams to ensure maximum value delivery through solution adoption and continuous improvement activities. Leverage OPEX methodology and metrics where possible.
Personal Attributes and Skills
  • Planning & Organising
  • Verbal & written communication
  • MS Office
  • Execution oriented
  • Proactive and resourceful
  • Analytics
Education and Experience
  • Matric
  • BCom Informatics or related degree
  • 2 years experience with SuccessFactors
  • Understanding of HR principles and concepts
  • 2 years HRIS support
  • Project Management experience
  • SQL

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The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

Closing Date :24th March,2022
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