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Front End Developer (3-Year Contract) (CPT/PTA)

IT – Software Development
Cape Town – Western Cape ~ Pretoria/Centurion – Gauteng

DEVELOP and deploy modern JavaScript/Node.js-based web applications which interface with existing APIs and Web Services as your coding talents as a Front End Developer is sought by a dynamic provider of Research Data Infrastructure. You will need to work with a wide range of scientific data and be able to adapt and deploy several front-end applications catering to different data types, both quantitative and qualitative. In addition, the incumbent will be expected develop and configure supporting back-end components, such as APIs, databases and document stores, as needed. Candidates will require a Degree/National Diploma or equivalent in Information Science/Technology/Computer Science (NQF 6), at least 3-4 years’ work experience in Software Development and Engineering practices (System Design, Quality Control and Revision/Version Control). Your tech tools should include JavaScript, React, SQL, JSON, Python/R, Elasticsearch & Linux. Please note this is a 3-year Contract.
  • Development and maintenance of modern JavaScript (React) web-based atlases, dashboards, and websites.
  • Containerisation of applications and services using Docker, as well as implementing continuous delivery pipelines (development, staging, production) for routine and stable releases of all respective services.
  • Co-design and implementation of systems architecture to support client-executed software where applicable. For example, facilitating persisting configuration/other client-created data in a database and APIs to support sensible models for client-server data exchanges. These tasks will be done through effective communication with fellow Developers and product stakeholders.
  • Mentor and upskill junior and mid-level staff.
Qualifications –
  • National Diploma / Degree or equivalent in Information Science, Technology, Computer Science, or related field (NQF 6).
Experience/Skills –
  • Relevant experience in Software and Systems Development. A minimum of 3-4 years of documented experience in Software Development and Engineering practices (System Design, Quality Control and Revision/Version Control) is required.
  • With modern JavaScript application development and frameworks (e.g. React).
  • Experience working with relational databases using SQL.
  • Experience working with JSON data and JSON APIs.
  • Experience in the use of Version Control software.
  • Working with and visualising geospatial data.
  • Python and/or R Programming experience.
  • Exposure to Data Science and Statistical Analysis
  • Experience working with Elasticsearch and/or related technologies.
  • Familiarity with the Linux command line and performing administrative tasks on Linux servers.
Advantageous –
  • Any experience in Mobile App Development.