Fraud Technical Consultant
Fair Isaac Corporation.
Johannesburg, ZA
9d ago

Job Description

The position is for a Technical Consultant specialised in the Fraud space to work on the implementation of FICO software at financial institutions both in EMEA.

The Technical Consultant will work primarily with IBM technology on UNIX / Linux and DB2 / Oracle; and be responsible for ensuring the technical components of the project are correctly installed and configured.

The consultant may also be required to gather business requirements and forms part of a team that will manage the entire implementation process from project inception to the point the client goes live.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Optimization Technical Consultant are as follows :

  • Assist in Integration of the FICO suite of products with backend client systems
  • Installation and configuration of FICO software
  • Installation and configuration of IBM software, especially AIX, MQ, DB2, Websphere
  • Linux RedHat Linux
  • Application Server and Tivoli Directory Server
  • Installation and configuration of Business Objects reporting software
  • Installation and configuration of Oracle and DB2 databases
  • Gathering business requirements and producing functional and technical sepcifications
  • On and off-site support for FICO products for the duration of the project
  • Delivering consultancy on IBM technology and related platforms
  • Delivering consultancy on RDBMS technology
  • Delivering health-checks’ on existing installations
  • Configuring in-house test systems
  • Balancing multiple high-profile projects simultaneously. Easily switch from one agenda to another.
  • Understanding and communicating both business and technical objectives from multiple perspectives including client view, internal development view, operational and support view.
  • Seeking out clarification and examples when necessary.
  • Constantly seeking out and improving product and technical knowledge.
  • Constantly seeking out, contributing and implementing ideas for process improvements, more efficient use of resources, product enhancements, improved communications and quicker issue-resolution.
  • Participating in quality assurance test planning, technical publications development, system design sessions, implementation planning and other phases of software development lifecycle as needed.
  • Building relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders from senior executive to support desk. Leveraging these relationships effectively to validate assumptions, acquire useful information, negotiate among competing objectives, resolve issues, manage change, agree to direction and achieve consensus.
  • Ensuring completion of high-quality deliverables within time-constraints.
  • Facilitating discussions remotely (via teleconference) to obtain approval on the requirements from all stakeholders.
  • The candidate should have an excellent technical background and sound communications skills.
  • The position involves working on multiple projects at the same time therefore the candidate should demonstrate the ability to manage their own time, and manage client expectations as well as those of other project team members.
  • The candidate should also demonstrate excellent team working skills, being professional and personable at all times, and show that they are self motivated, can work independently of others and take responsibility themselves for any technical issues that occur during the project.
  • Essential :

  • Technically related degree, BSC Hons 2 : 2 or above or equivalent work experience
  • Extensive experience of working in IT on Unix platforms either supporting or implementing IBM or Oracle based client / server solutions.
  • Demonstrated exposure to Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Excellent systems administration skills on AIX and Linux
  • Excellent systems administration skills on WAS 8.x
  • Excellent systems administration skills on Apache Tomcat
  • Oracle (11g or above) or DB2 database administration skills
  • Excellent SQL skills.
  • Excellent shell scripting skills
  • Good understanding of J2EE principals and Java programing
  • Good experience in requirements gathering and business analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (portfolio requested) with background in technical and business communications
  • Self-directed
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, comfortable and successful establishing professional relationships especially remotely (electronic, phone, written )
  • Demonstrated ability to meet critical time-sensitive objectives, emphasis on planning skills
  • Excellent team participant
  • Advantageous :

    Knowledge of the following :

  • Perl
  • Tivoli Directory Services
  • Business Objects
  • Web Services
  • Good understanding of internet / web technologies such as HTML, SSL, TCP / IP, XML etc.
  • Exposure to High Availability configurations
  • Knowledge of the latest FICO suite of products (especially FFM6) would be beneficial but is not essential.

    Foreign language skills would also be viewed positively.

    Why Make a Move to FICO?

    At FICO, you can advance your career with a leading organization in one of the fastest-growing fields in technology today Big Data analytics.

    We have a 50+ year history of excellence in providing analytics and decision management solutions. Here are a few examples of our impact globally :

  • Credit Scoring 150+ billion FICO Scores have been sold to date, making it the most used credit score in the world.
  • Fraud Detection and Security 2.5+ billion credit cards globally are protected by FICO fraud systems.
  • Lending 3 / 4 of US mortgages are approved using the FICO Score.
  • FICO’s proven science leverages the latest technology to drive consumer behavior insights and optimize business processes.

    We help many of the world’s leading banks, insurers, retailers, telecommunications providers and other firms reach a new level of success.

    Our success is founded on really talented people just like you who enjoy innovative and high-performance environments with the opportunity to grow.

    Join the FICO Family and help change the way business makes decisions!

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