Specialist: Software and Web Development

BASIC DESCRIPTION

  • Responsible for supporting data science projects and solutions by leveraging software and website development experience to solve a variety of use cases at and for the client.
  • Should be highly skilled in systems analysis and design, web and software engineering, and UX and UI design with the ability to build and scale tools and applications efficiently in a cloud environment.

FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Fundamental knowledge of relational and non-relational databases
  • Knowledge base in software and web development
  • Software and website development frameworks, concepts and terms
  • Knowledge of software engineering (Tableau, Elastic, Alteryx, React, Firebase, Flink, Python, Shell scripting, JavaScript, React, Firebase, Web scraping, Boilerplate frameworks.)
  • Dev ops CI/CD and cloud deployment best practices
  • Cloud Containerization Knowledge, Standards, and Application Deployment Options
  • Cloud computing and platform management (GCP, Azure, AWS, etc.)

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

  • Communication (written and verbal)
  • Stakeholder management
  • Problem solving

LEADERSHIP ATTITUDES/ SKILLS

  • Take initiative
  • Worker
  • Positive attitude
  • Innovative thinker
  • Works well in a team
  • Works well under pressure
  • Appreciates a dynamic/changing environment
  • Very good at multitasking
  • Management of time

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify needed organizational improvements, design systems to implement those changes, then train and motivate others to use those systems.
  • Perform work related to the design of user interface and UX # elements that enable users to use our products and services effectively and with minimal effort.
  • Execute the design, development and/or maintenance of all web components necessary for the proper functioning of the tools and services.
  • Engage with stakeholders to support the design and delivery of data science projects and solutions.
  • Use software development techniques to solve business problems.
  • Responsible for working with a team of software and website developers to develop and maintain our cloud-based toolsets and production applications.
  • Design, build and maintain software and web-based tools and applications hosted on-premises and in cloud environments.
  • Support software and web-based tools and applications for exploratory data analysis and solution development.
  • Lead and develop a team of junior software and web developers
  • Contribute to our agile way of working and our culture of innovation.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of software and web development tools and related technologies.
  • Translate business requirements into system requirements.
  • Consistent documentation of all tools, systems and processes implemented.
  • Support tools, applications, and infrastructure lifecycles through standard service management principles and processes.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • Data and cloud certifications will be advantageous (GCP, Azure, AWS) as well as certifications for other software development languages ​​in our stack (React, Java, JavaScript, Python)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-year degree/diploma (NQF Level 6) preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Software and/or Web Development or related field.
  • A relevant graduate degree will be an added advantage.

EXPERIENCE

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience, including at least 2 years in a software and/or web development environment.
  • Experience in ICT/Telecommunications would be a plus. Experience in systems and process analysis and design.

SPECIAL NEEDS

  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform.
  • Should keep abreast of new software development frameworks, tools and methodologies and be able to put them into practice.

Desired skills:

  • Software and web development

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James S. Joseph