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Senior Developer

  • Contract
  • Anywhere

Cape Town

Role Purpose:

Senior Developer will be developing and maintaining software systems primarily on Microsoft, Windows, and Cloud platforms.

Education/ Experience:

  • BSc Information Systems or Computer Science equivalence
  • 5 years of experience in developing and maintaining software and applications.
  • Expertise in utilizing Azure Stack technologies including Power BI, Logic Apps, Power Apps, and Power Automate to drive operational efficiency and enhance business processes.
  • A proven track record of working independently with minimal supervision, contributing effectively to agile teams, and establishing best practices to streamline development workflows.
  • A strong background in software design principles, SQL Server databases, and C# development.
  • A commitment to delivering high-quality solutions and providing exceptional technical support to optimize organizational performance.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain critical software systems and automate interfaces between systems to reduce manual effort and enhance system reliability.
  • Use Azure Stack technologies to develop robust software applications, adhering to architectural frameworks and ensuring scalability and maintainability.
  • Analyze and design solutions, collaborating with cross-functional teams to address business needs and requirements effectively.
  • Generate comprehensive specifications and assess operational feasibility to align deliverables with organizational objectives.
  • Evaluate and implement innovative technologies to improve business processes and product offerings.
  • Provide second-line technical support to users of our client applications. Resolve complex issues promptly and ensure minimal disruption to operations.
  • Play a key role in Application Upgrade Projects. Contribute to the successful implementation of new features and enhancements while minimizing downtime and risk.
  • Adhere to the change control process, maintaining system integrity and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide periodic standby support for Production and UAT environments.
  • Deliver regular progress reports to the Team Manager/Product Owner.

Skills:

  • Proficient in Windows Environment, with a deep understanding of system architecture and administration.
  • Extensive experience with SQL Server databases, including database design, optimization, and administration.
  • Solid knowledge of software design principles and patterns, with a focus on creating scalable and maintainable solutions.
  • Strong ability to set and maintain high work standards, ensuring the delivery of high- quality products on time and within budget.
  • Exceptional prioritization and organization skills, with a proven track record of effectively managing multiple projects and tasks concurrently.
  • Expertise in MS Azure Stack, including Power BI, Logic Apps, Power Apps, Power Automate, etc., enabling the development of innovative and efficient solutions.
  • Proficiency in C#, with experience in developing complex applications and integrating with various systems and services.

Beneficial Competencies:

  • Experience in the Financial Services industry, with a solid understanding of industry regulations and best practices.
  • Knowledge of Investment Platforms in the Investment Administration and Asset Management industries.

Attributes:

  • Possess an analytical mind with excellent problem-solving capabilities, able to identify and address complex technical challenges efficiently.
  • Exhibit a passion for people, technology, and innovation, continuously seeking opportunities to learn and improve.
  • Demonstrate adaptability to changing environments, thriving in dynamic and fast- paced work environments.
  • Maintain a high level of integrity and professionalism, fostering trust and credibility with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Competencies Required:

  • Solution, analysis, and design orientated.
  • Sense of personal accountability.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team across all IT disciplines.
  • Good interpersonal and client-handling skills with the ability to manage expectations and explain technical detail.
  • Ability to interact with business teams, interpret the business requirement, enable translation to technical detail and assist the Information Technology teams in their understanding of the requirement in order to deliver the required solution.
  • Expert knowledge of systems development processes. (methodologies, SDLC, development and testing techniques)
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of the IT industry, especially in relation to application development.
  • Good knowledge of the Investment Administration environment would be an advantage.
  • Ability to research/problem solve technical problems through appropriate use of available resources.
  • Participate in the process design or re-design and translate business/user requirements/ processes into a system design.
  • Provide knowledge transfer and support to team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical design of applications based on requirements documentation, aligned with architectural guidelines.
  • Logical system design (Independent of Technology) and create Use Case Realization Documentation and a Logical Data Model
  • Create System Integration Specifications
  • Design and document web services.
  • Analyse existing landscape for services that can be reused.
  • Analyse Non-Functional Requirements and include in technical documentation.
  • Provide input to Functional specifications as required.
  • Provide input into Quality Management Plan
  • Assist with quality reviews.
  • Provide progress reporting to the Project Manager
  • Coordination of technical development required within key projects.
  • Provide progress reporting to the Project Manager
  • Testing and implementation of the application changes
  • Analysis / validation of all change requests requiring a technology solution with focus on ensuring the proposed solution aligns to the strategic architecture view.
  • Design new or enhanced systems to accommodate business needs.
  • Participate in the process design or re-design and translate business/user requirements/ processes into a system design.
  • Analysis of existing systems and interfaces for modification / improvement purposes – design new interfaces
  • Provide knowledge transfer and support to team members.
  • Develop and maintain all relevant SDLC documentation.
  • Understanding the business issues and data challenges of the organisation and industry
  • Reviewing and editing requirements, specifications, business and systems processes and recommendations related to proposed solution.
  • Facilitate functional / technical design sessions with the development and technical teams.
  • Taking responsibility during the development life cycle to resolve any business and functional related issues.

 

 

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