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IT Application Analyst - Shekou International School

Company Name & Description: 
Shekou International School (SIS) was the first international school established in Shenzhen and is celebrating 30 years of educating children from around the world this year. With nearly 1,000 students representing almost 40 different countries including the US, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, France and Germany, SIS has a lot to celebrate. SIS is ranked in the top 15% of all IB Diploma Programmes worldwide and is recognized as a leader in the region. Apple has named SIS an Apple Distinguished School for its internationally recognized program of learning innovation. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership. Additionally, the 21st Century Learning Institute has honored SIS as the “School of the Year” from among entries from 15 different countries. SIS’s use of technology and learning platforms were commended. SIS is an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate and is the only school in Shenzhen fully accredited from preschool to grade 12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). SIS has nearly 145 world-class faculty and staff members hailing from 15 different countries. SIS hires only the finest experienced teachers available. Most SIS overseas hires are from North America and our staff includes experienced teachers from New Zealand, Australia and Europe. More than two-thirds of the faculty have a master's degree or higher. Teaching faculty are highly qualified in their area of assignment, including all specialists. SIS was one of the first international schools in Guangdong province to be accredited by the National Council of Curriculum and Textbooks, a Chinese accreditation endorsed by the Chinese government. The school is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS), the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), a founding member of The Association of China and Mongolia International School (ACAMIS) organization, and the Southern Delta Region Conference (SDRC).

Scope of Responsibility:
The IT Application Analyst is responsible for the site-based maintenance and development of applications used by the school. The IT Application Analyst will be a member of the IT support team for the school and will act as primary support for critical user-facing applications. As the primary owner and local expert for school applications, the IT Application Analyst will liaise with key stakeholders, take initiative to solve user problems and create solutions at a root cause level.
Major Duties:
• Take ownership and provide expert response and advice for school applications at workflow, functional, and system levels, primarily and especially for the student information system
• Support regularly occurring major school activities: report card generation, timetable generation, after school activity arrangements, admissions, etc.
• Self-manage delegated application projects, including end-to-end software development life cycle: requirements analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance
• Create and maintain system and workflow documentation and process help desk tickets
• Manage relationships with application vendors and engage vendor support
• Provide ad hoc data analysis and projects as needed by stakeholders and directed by supervisors
• Work collaboratively as part of the IT Team to ensure the efficient and effective deployment and use of technology across the school
Website: http://www.sis.org.cn
Send resume to: jjiang@ sis.org. cn

Candidate Requirements: 

Required Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Attributes:
• Minimum 2 years relevant experience
• University degree
• Working knowledge of SQL & Excel required. MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Office 365, PowerShell, Bash, PMP, Scrum, and ITIL a plus
• Excellent English communication in both verbal and written forms
• Team player with good interpersonal skills
• Initiative, reliability, leadership and professional work ethic
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, maintaining attention to detail and solving problems
• Ability to independently identify and complete required tasks and improve one’s technical and non-technical capabilities
• Independently learn new software systems quickly
• Demonstrate systems thinking

Education Level Required: 
College/university/polytechnic
Years work experience: 
2 years
Available For: 
Local Chinese
Salary Range: 
10001 - 20000
Position filled: 
No

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