Intermediate Developer | Sandton
Join one of South Africa’s leading financial service providers as an Intermediate Developer, the successful candidate would develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialised utility programs. Analyse user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customise software for client use with the aim of optimising operational efficiency. May analyse and design within an application area, working individually or coordinating development as part of a team.
Application Software Development:
- Develop existing and new applications by analysing and identifying areas for modification and improvement. Develop new applications to meet customer requirements.
Improvement / Innovation:
- Identify shortcomings and suggest improvements to existing processes, systems and procedures, then delivers a plan for a small element of a change management program with guidance from a project/program manager.
Applications Software Maintenance:
- Monitor, identify, and correct straightforward software defects to maintain fully functioning applications software.
Testing IT Performance:
- Perform routine website/applications software tests and respond to user emails to monitor, diagnose, and correct performance issues.
- Implement required security measures such as firewalls or message encryption, monitoring performance to notify security experts of any problems.
Personal Capability Building:
- Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an understanding of relevant technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.
Organisational Capability Building:
- Provide instruction and informal advice to less experienced colleagues within the team to develop their skills.
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the organisation's policies and procedures and of relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct to ensure own work adheres to those standards. Obtain authorisation from a supervisor or manager for any exceptions from mandatory procedure.
Application Software Roadmap:
- Maintain road map to facilitate application software development and ensure the development work is prioritised in line with business requirements.
- Carry out a range of customer service activities, including handling customer cases and enquiries that are more complex or outside the norm.
- Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.
- Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures.
- Direct software programming and development of documentation.
- Consult with customers or other departments on project status, proposals, or technical issues, such as software system design or maintenance.
- Analyse information to determine, recommend, and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system.
- Consult with engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, develop specifications and performance requirements, or resolve customer problems.
- Prepare reports or correspondence concerning project specifications, activities, or status.
- Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
- Coordinate installation of software system.
- Monitor functioning of equipment to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.
- Oversee and assign work to programmers, designers, technologists, technicians, or other engineering or scientific personnel.
- Advise customer about or perform maintenance of software system.
- Train users to use new or modified equipment.
- Anticipates and adopts innovations in business-building digital and technology applications. For example, investigates technologies to learn some cutting-edge best practices. Uses digital/social media to benefit the team and add value to the work being done; understands how to avoid misuse of these tools.
- Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. For example, quickly determines the most critical data and focuses analysis there; recognizes even subtle symptoms that indicate problems; probes deeply for root causes; uses systematic problem-solving methods well.
- Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful. For example, approaches professional work in unique or innovative ways. Offers original ideas. Appreciates others' creative ideas and solutions and provides helpful input to enhance them.
- Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. For example, accepts responsibility for own work, both successes and failures. Handles fair share and does not make excuses for problems. Usually meets commitments to others.
Plans and Aligns:
- Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. For example, outlines clear plans that put actions in a logical sequence; conveys some time frames. Aligns own work with relevant workgroups. Takes some steps to reduce bottlenecks and speed up the work.
- Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. For example, knows when to act independently and when to escalate issues. Integrates various inputs, decision criteria, and trade-offs to make effective decisions. Typically makes good independent decisions.
- Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. For example, takes timely action on important or difficult issues. Identifies and pursues new opportunities that benefit the organization.
- Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people. For example, takes time to build rapport in meetings; speaks about common interests and priorities; shows tact and sensitivity in difficult interpersonal situations. Maintains productive relationships with a wide variety of people and from a range of backgrounds.
- Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization. For example, draws upon own network to gain insight, build support, and achieve outcomes. Leverages networks to identify industry experts, explore some best practices, and exchange ideas and knowledge.
- Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations. For example, is calm and professional in difficult situations; continues to work toward objectives. Overcomes obstacles without becoming discouraged; draws lessons from failures. Recovers from setbacks and adversity.
- Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. For example, swiftly and easily adapts approach to a wide array of different or changing situations. Is inquisitive about evolving situations; identifies how to adapt early.
- Uses compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others. For example, gives many insightful suggestions and offers thoughtful positions, once informed about the issues. Thinks carefully and solicits insight into how to build a compelling argument that resonates with others' interests.
- Work independently and provide technical guidance when required on how to develop software using programming languages.
- Support business processes independently by understanding and the effective use standard office equipment and standard software packages, and provide technical guidance as needed.
- Work independently and provide technical guidance when required on how to ensure that IT applications meet required specifications by designing, executing and reporting on tests of systems and services.
- Work with guidance to analyse data from multiple sources to draw appropriate conclusions and make suitable recommendations.
- Work independently and provide technical guidance when required on how to develop appropriate plans or perform necessary actions based on recommendations and requirements.
IT Data Management:
- Work with guidance to manage information throughout its lifecycle by designing and executing appropriate architectures, policies and practices.
- Work with guidance to monitor, diagnose and fix technological problems.
Planning and Organising:
- Work with guidance to plan, organise, prioritise and oversee activities to efficiently meet business objectives.
- Work with guidance to achieve full compliance with applicable rules and regulations in management and/or operations.
- Use clear and effective verbal communications skills independently and provide technical guidance when required on how to express ideas, request actions and formulate plans or policies.
- Use an understanding of numerical concepts to perform mathematical operations such as report analysis with guidance.
Program installation, versioning and configuration:
- Apply concepts of knowledge / skill and works with guidance.
- Use clear and effective writing skills with guidance to express ideas, request actions and formulate plans or policies.
- Work with guidance to communicate with other people by speaking in a clear, concise and compelling manner.
- Grade 12/ SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential).
- A recognised software development certification/degree/diploma (Essential).
- 3 or more years' experience using relevant programming languages or technologies (Essential).
- Azure experience (Advantageous).