Datafin

Snr Software Engineer (SQL, Oracle) (JHB)

IT – Software Development
Johannesburg – Gauteng

ENVIRONMENT:
SERVE as the technical expert for solution delivery as your coding expertise as a Senior Software Engineer is sought by a dynamic Tech & Software Solutions Provider. Your role will also entail developing technical designs and documentation, taking charge of technical delivery – scoping, design, configuration, system testing, deployment, ongoing improvement and ensuring exceptional quality of services & solutions. You must have 5+ years’ experience in Financial Services, solid SQL & Oracle skills, software product configuration and support experience, system analysis and design and requirements definition, solution design, running workshops, configuring solutions, client communication and system documentation. You must preferably have a BSc/BEng/BCom/BA Degree in an IT related course with a 60% average and A or B pass for Matric Maths HG. Travel may be expected between Cape Town and Joburg offices. CVs must be submitted with Degree transcripts and Matric results – Non-Negotiable.
 
DUTIES:
  • Implement and configure software to design and client’s specific requirements.
  • Use the ‘low-code’ and 3rd party applications with SQL databases to build integrated and automated back-end processes with web-based UIs.
  • Execute projects in a dynamic, collaborative, and iterative fashion – providing ongoing tangible benefit.
  • Provide superior customer service to internal and external clients.
  • Develop new concepts, approaches and applying best-practice patterns.
  • Utilise your financial services business knowledge to deliver innovative solutions with clients.
  • Solution design, build, test, support and improve.
  • Configure and test solutions with colleagues.
  • Involved with unit and end-to-end testing of solutions.
  • Involved in deploying solutions to server environments – Dev, QA, Production.
  • Provide exceptional production support and ongoing improvement.
  • Develop technical designs and documentation.
  • Participate in update, design, requirements and feedback sessions.
  • Technical Expert for solution delivery.
  • In depth knowledge of all aspects of a client’s solution environment.
  • Key coordinator of technical solution delivery for the team.
  • Responsible for sound solution design and project execution according to company standards.
  • Ensure excellent quality in service and solutions.
  • Technical Delivery – scoping, design, configuration, system testing, deployment, ongoing improvement.
  • Assist, coach and train staff.
  • Develop and improve standards and best practices.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications –
  • B.Sc, B.Eng or B.Com Degree with IT related subjects as majors. From one of the following universities: UCT, Stellenbosch, Wits, Pretoria, North West (Potchefstroom campus), Free State, KZN, Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg. With above average results. Guideline is 60% average at university.
  • Matric results – A or B for Math HG.
 
Experience/Skills –
  • 5+ Years Financial Services experience.
  • Solid database experience – SQL, Oracle.
  • Software product configuration and support experience.
  • System analysis and design skills are necessary.
  • Experience working in a project delivery environment.
  • Requirements definition, solution design, running workshops, configuring solutions, client communication and system documentation.
  • Production support of client implementations.
  • Comfortable liaising with clients and senior management.
 
Advantageous –
  • Experience leading technical project deliveries and managing delivery teams.
  • Server installation and deployment in corporate environments.
  • Experience in managing people and developing their skills – administration, mentoring & coaching.
  • Financial Services – Banking, Investment or Asset Management experience.
  • Experience with Middleware, ETL or EAI tools.
  • Integration, process automation. data warehouse and system/data migration.
  • Project Management experience – lead, communication, reporting, work breakdown, estimates, tasking, tracking, budgets.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Comfortable using technology and be able to explain it to others.
  • Able to solve problems creatively and efficiently.
  • Quality focussed.
  • Can manage time well and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to manage job pressure well.
  • Detail focussed as we work with sensitive data and critical business systems.
  • Pedantically accurate.
  • Able to communicate very well with different people.
  • Professionalism.
  • Excellent communication skills – interpersonal, written and public speaking.
  • Courteous & respectful.
  • Integrity.
  • Willingness to engage with people – learn from colleagues and clients.
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, determination.
  • General interest in applying technology to improve business and especially the Financial Services environment.
  • Hands-on, organised and very hardworking.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and motivation. 
  • Desire to learn and gain knowledge.