Share this Job
Apply now »


Business Unit:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Management Information Systems
Date:  12-Jan-2022

Discovery – Discovery Central Services (DCS)


MIS Associate Specialist / Senior Developer


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.


About (TI MIBI Team)

The TI MIBI teams focus is to analytically develop value adding reports and dashboards for the Technology Department from a variety of consolidated data sources, and provide support and advice to existing and new clients on how to show accurate reporting, trending and forecasting. They ensure that the manual work of compiling information for management presentation or operational benefit is automated and readily made available, as well as improve on existing automated reports / dashboards. The time saved through these initiatives can then be returned to the operational areas across the department while improving the visibility of metrics towards continued service improvement.


Key Purpose

The Associate Specialist / Senior Developer will report to the MIBI Specialist / Manager.

He\She will scope the development requirements in meeting with the respective requesting team.

He\She will assist by scoping development requirements in meeting with the respective requesting team. From this, investigation into data sources will need to be conducted and views will need to be created.

 He/She will oversee the development of the new project once data access, views and the data integrity has been established, as well as all current exisiting projects to insure that everything is meet accordingly to the request specifications.

This includes insuring that all QA, followups, maintanance, UAT, signoffs, new adhoc requests and timlines are montitored within the MIBI team.


Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Insure and track all initiatives are logged within the ticket logging tool
  • Provide feedback to requesting areas on development progress.
  • With Line manager present all new initiatives logged in forum to determine priority and steps to take going forward.
  • Join in meetings with initiator to unpack the spec and scope development required
  • Unpack the spec and scope development required.
  • Gain access to data, determine collection methods and ensure summarised views are compiled to begin development of output.
  • insure that the development of report outputs is in accordance to reporting standards and tool sets with the MIBI manager.
  • Insure that all UAT and signoffs for all new and existing reports\dashboard development and any ongoing corrections and alterations if required.
  • Compile reference for users by writing operating instructions.
  • Continued maintenance of the historical records, documenting system, coding, and data changes and revisions.
  • Maintains historical records by documenting system, coding, and data changes and revisions.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Run with the ongoing maintenance of data management, reference tables and sources of information.
  • Continue to maintain a good relationship with all users, teams and companies of report data and development\support\service teams.
  • Offering analytical and data-driven support to the Technology Department
  • Identify opportunities/solve problems within current existing reports


Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Good analytical skills and has a passion for data mining, management of data and governance
  • Good Technical Understanding of database architecture
  • Is proficient at SQL and report development
  • Good understanding of DBA structures
  • Process Improvement driven
  • Good customer service with the ability to interpret and scope requirements while providing ongoing feedback.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong documentation Skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, outgoing and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work according to project deadlines, under pressure and cope with a highly stressful environment.
  • Mature, optimistic, energetic and positive
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail essential
  • Self-motivated, self-thinker and pro-active
  • Value driven


Education and Experience

  • 5 + years’ experience in a report development environment
  • 5 + years SQL experience
  • 2 + years SQL database administration advantageous
  • 5 + years Reporting Services experience
  • 5 + years Advanced Excel and VB experience
  • 2 + years Advanced Power BI or Tableau experience       
  • 2 + years Advanced SSRS
  • 2 + years cloud reporting advantageous




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.

Apply now »