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IT Technical Specialist

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A leading retail concern seeks the expertise of a IT Technical Specialist with 3 year or relevant IT qualification, experience in an Oracle Applications Environment; proven expertise in PL/SQL and knowledge of JAVA programming.



Responsible for supporting the Merchandising functional team, technical design of solutions, development, review of development team’s coding and solutions, maintenance and the support of systems/ applications within the team.

Interpretation of functional requirements and communication with outsourced development team to ensure correct understanding. UNIX experience, AIX being advantageous.

General scripting experience (e.g. UNIX, DOS, ANT).

Integrate with systems analysts in order to develop systems specifications from process specifications.

Evaluate and recommend alternative system solutions.

Design and code complex programmes from specifications.

Investigate and resolve complex systems issues across applications.

Ensure systems documentation is kept up to date.

Implement approved changes as per change control and security processes.

Maintain and support existing applications.

Plan, organise and control own work effort, including regular progress feedback to own and other relevant areas.

Develop unit test plans and perform/oversee unit, systems and integration testing.



3 year or relevant IT qualification.

5 years relevant experience (preferable experienced broadly across multiple areas of IT).

2 – 3 years relevant experience in leading teams and ensuring alignment to team standards.

5 years + programming experience.

Experience in an Oracle Applications Environment; proven expertise in PL/SQL.

Relevant retail and business knowledge.

Knowledge of JAVA programming.

Knowledge of WebLogic advantageous.

Broad understanding of IT services and infrastructural elements.


Good working knowledge of:

ERP systems administration.

Unix systems administration.

Experience in compiling test cases and alignment to test processes and activities.

Specific analysis and development skills.

Project management methodology.

Relevant business process context knowledge.

General understanding of internet technologies.

Experience in relational database design.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent analytical, numerical and methodical problem-solving skills.

Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in reporting any issues as quickly, concisely and as objectively as possible.

Excellent technical writing skills.

Ability to work on a detailed level consistently and accurately.

Capacity Planning, trend analysis and long-term forecasting to ensure future demands are catered for.

Lead, coach, mentor and share experience to improve competence and performance of the development team.


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