Senior Specialist Developer 22 views

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Market Related
  • Experience Level Senior
  • Total Years Experience 5-10


A Senior Specialist Developer to develop and maintain system software applications based on business system requirements and queries in order to improve and enhance system functionality for the business.

Key Job Outputs:

  • Design, code, debug and correct programs to ensure business requirements are met – new and maintenance
  • Analyse the effect of new functions on the existing system
  • Compile test cases according to System Development Lifecycle methodology and conduct thorough inhouse testing per operational procedure
  • Implement practical solutions that use the specialist and departmental systems and processes
  • Provide specialist input and recommendations to improve the efficiency, compliance and quality objectives related to the area of specialisation
  • Identify problems and develop and propose solutions to present to appropriate leader or stakeholders
  • Ensure day to day operational support required from area of specialisation is provided to enhance performance
  • Support the identification, development and implementation of cost-effective processes to increase efficiency and reduce cost drivers related to area of specialisation
  • Continuously review cost / benefit and Return on Investment within area of specialisation
  • Maintain a high level of impact on other departments to support improved delivery
  • Continually increase understanding of client and stakeholder needs, satisfaction and service delivery
  • Ensure that adequate knowledge regarding specialisation is shared as required and maintained within the research library
  • Provide advice and / or training as required
  • Maintain, develop and implement specialist knowledge within the day-to-day operations of the organisation
  • Be a member of related professional bodies
  • Ensure CPD (continual professional development) or similar accreditation requirements are met annually to ensure maintained specialist accreditation
  • Engage with and provide support to the established network of internal and external expert resources and partners
  • Provide Specialist expertise and ensure best practice related to specialisation is implemented in projects, when required
  • Conform to project management disciplines when participating in projects
  • Represent department or project on appropriate committees related to area of specialisation
  • Design and produce art and copy layouts for material to be presented by visual communications media
  • Prioritise, track, handle, and maintain records of the elements, costs, and time schedules of multiple projects
  • Consult with client or supervisor to evaluate individual project needs
  • Analyse business specifications, determine feasibility and develop application software in order to change/improve business information systems on an ongoing basis
  • Participate in the change process from a technical side to ensure completion of system enhancements and maintenance
  • Compile technical documentation relating to new systems or changes to existing systems, usability and maintenance
  • Perform testing to ensure the quality of the system and meeting business requirements
  • Perform investigations on system problems e.g. debugging and provide feedback within a reasonable time
  • Determine costing of projects and provide feedback to management for them to be aware of capacity and time needed to complete relevant tasks
  • Provide training to new developers to understand the system and process in order for them to function effectively
  • Liaise with technical departments in order to implement and maintain system functionality
  • Compile ad-hoc reports to internal management as required

Core Competencies:

  • Credibility: Lead with integrity and trust others as you would like to be trusted; Living the values and being transparent
  • Entrepreneurship: Take chances to continuously improve our Customer’s experiences ;Driving operational efficiencies
  • Influence: Engage with Customers and colleagues to advance the organisation’s welfare; Making work happen
  • Collaboration: Build work-related network and share knowledge with colleagues; Building networks
  • Ownership: Make critical decisions based on what’s right for the organisation and Customers ; Owning operational decisions and knowing oneself
  • Knowledge and application of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)methodology
  • Knowledge and application of relevant legislation
  • Task Management
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Data modelling and evaluation
  • Computer Technology Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Business Writing Skills
  • System design and development skills
  • Attention to Accuracy and Detail
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Numerical Ability


  • 3-year degree/diploma in Information Technology
  • Certificate in Oracle


  • 8 years’ experience in programming, understanding of database design and system analysis


Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

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Address: 1 Maxwell Drive | Sunninghill | Johannesburg | South Africa


Contact Number: 011 802 0185

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