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Position Title: Developer

Job Summary Statement/Purpose:
This role will be engaged in all phases of the software development lifecycle which include analysing user/business system requirements, responding to outages and creating application system models. Participate in design meetings and consult with clients to refine, test and debug programs to meet business needs and interact and sometimes direct third-party partners in the achievement of business and technology initiatives.

Current Status: Active

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: August 19, 2022

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Qualifying Criteria

1. Development and design
• Develop, test, and implement new software programs.
• Design and update software application. This includes, but is not limited to: database input, Data Communication Processes and User Interfaces.
• Unit testing, maintain and recommend software improvements to ensure strong functionality and optimization.
• Independently install, customize and integrate commercial software packages.
• Create root cause analysis report for system issues.
• Work with experienced team members to conduct root cause analysis of issues, review new and existing code and/or perform unit testing.
• Identify ideas to improve system performance and impact availability.
• Resolve technical design issues or any application issue.
• Input into the development of technical specifications and plans.
• Review and Analyze user requirements and convert requirements to design documents.
• Compile timely, comprehensive and accurate documentation and or reports as requested.

2. System integration
• Design the overall integration architecture in conjunction with experts on the target systems.
• Design and code integration components including plug-ins, messaging (and supporting business rules).
• Estimate effort required for each integration point enhancement.
• Perform unit testing for integration point enhanced and resolve defects.
• Create additional data model elements and extend the existing application data model with new properties as needed for integration components.

3. Applications configuration
• Manage application configuration and perform minor/major software upgrades.
• Configure screen layouts and create new screens in Guidewire Studio as and when required.
• Configure business rules and other business logic in Guidewire’s scripting language.
• Create forms and letter templates and their supporting XML descriptor files.
• Create and modify existing type lists.
• Configure operational parameters for roles, permissions, user attributes, regions, etc.
• Create and extend data model elements with new properties for the existing application.

4. Stakeholder engagements
• Regularly communicate with management and technical support colleagues.
• Provide solutions to business challenges and input into technical decisions.
• Provide comprehensive support to internal customers; achieve resolution to outstanding problems or issues.
• Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers.

5. Ad-hoc
• Preform ad hoc task when required by line manager.

• Matric & Tertiary qualification (degree/diploma) in Computer Science or Information Systems.
• Developers may work with multiple programming languages and operating systems and knowledge of coding languages will be advantageous (e.g. Java, C#, C, or C++, API, Web API).

Ideal and advantage:
• Frameworks: Spring, Spring Boot, MVC, Jutro(Guidewire).
• Tooling: IntelliJ IDE, VS Code, Github, JIRA, Confluence and Jenkins Application Servers (Tomcat, Apache HTTP, IIS).
• Coding languages that will be advantageous Guidewire (Gosu).
• .Net and Azure development also advantageous.
• ITIL foundation certificate.
• Cobit 5.

• 5+ years proven knowledge and experience in development and testing using Object Oriented Languages (Preferable Java 8+ or C#).
• Operating at the level of a professionally qualified, experienced specialists and mid-management.
• Working on Microsoft environments (Support and configuration).
• Implementing and deploying web services/applications (SOAP/REST).
• Responding to second/third line support.

• Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning.
• Knowledge of database legislation.

• Interpreting data.
• Managing relationships.
• Communicating clearly.
• Embracing change.
• Team working.
• Taking initiative.
• Driving results.
• Managing risks.

• Flexibility and adaptability.
• Willingness to keep up to date with the new technology development.
• Drive.
• Stress tolerance.
• Persuasiveness.

A South African citizen of any gender, preference will be given to an EE candidate.

  • The role will be in Illovo, Johannesburg