Profession ICT system integration consultant

ICT system integration consultants advise on bringing together different systems to interoperate within an organisation for enabling data sharing and reducing redundancy.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Social / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Systems development life-cycle

    The sequence of steps, such as planning, creating, testing and deploying and the models for the development and life-cycle management of a system.

Skills

  • Manage changes in ICT system

    Plan, realise and monitor system changes and upgrades. Maintain earlier system versions. Revert, if necessary, to a safe older system version.

  • Optimise choice of ICT solution

    Select the appropriate solutions in the field of ICT while taking into account potential risks, benefits and overall impact.

  • Attend to ICT systems quality

    Ensure correct operations which comply fully with specific needs and outcomes in terms of the development, integration, security and overall management of ICT systems.

  • Provide ICT consulting advice

    Advise on appropriate solutions in the field of ICT by selecting alternatives and optimising decisions while taking into account potential risks, benefits and overall impact to professional customers.

  • Integrate ICT data

    Combine data from sources to provide unified view of the set of these data.

  • Consult with business clients

    Communicate with clients of a business or business project in order to introduce new ideas, obtain feedback, and find solutions to problems.

  • Define integration strategy

    Specify strategies for system integration, incorporating the time schedule, the processes required to combine components into subsystems and systems, the means on how components will interface as well as the risks associated with the integration.

  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

  • Monitor system performance

    Measure system reliability and performance before, during and after component integration and during system operation and maintenance. Select and use performance monitoring tools and techniques, such as special software.

  • Integrate system components

    Select and use integration techniques and tools to plan and implement integration of hardware and software modules and components in a system. Apply specific testing techniques to ensure integrity during system integration.

  • Use scripting programming

    Utilise specialised ICT tools to create computer code that is interpreted by the corresponding run-time environments in order to extend applications and automate common computer operations. Use programming languages which support this method such as Unix Shell scripts, JavaScript, Python and Ruby.

  • Apply information security policies

    Implement policies, methods and regulations for data and information security in order to respect confidentiality, integrity and availability principles.

  • Ensure proper document management

    Guarantee that the tracking and recording standards and rules for document management are followed, such as ensuring that changes are identified, that documents remain readable and that obsoleted documents are not used.

  • Verify formal ICT specifications

    Check capabilities, correctness and efficiency of intended algorithm or system to match certain formal specifications.

  • Keep up with the latest information systems solutions

    Gather the latest information on existing information systems solutions which integrate software and hardware, as well as network components.

  • Monitor technology trends

    Survey and investigate recent trends and developments in technology. Observe and anticipate their evolution, according to current or future market and business conditions.

Optional knowledge and skills

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