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ORacle Developer - Sandton

Salary Negotiable
  • Recruiter: Golden Rule
  • Location: Sandton, Gauteng
  • Salary: Salary Negotiable
  • Sector: IT & Telecoms Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Added: 23 July 2012
  • Applications: 0
  • AA/EE opportunity?: No
  • Benefits: Not Included
To develop & implement appropriate and efficient Discovery Life Group Risk systems according to provided specifications, standards and procedures, using various tools and languages but within the architectural standards and guidelines as established within Discovery to obtain optimal systems performance.
• Deliver technical design solutions according to agreed standards that address the business requirements within the agreed timeframe.
• Liaise with the Business analyst to clarify the functional specification.
• Document the technical design specification as per the deliverables stipulated by the SDLC
• Meet with the Systems architect and obtain approval
• Meet with Development Manager to generate project schedule
• Provide technical assistance to peers/subordinates as needed.
• Construct system code in line with the technical specification and delivered within the agreed timeframe as per the project plan.
• Ensure accurate system code as per the technical design specification.
• Optimised & quality code to ensure no system degradation.
• Produce a SQL optimisation report in line with standards stipulated by the database administrator.
• Source code to be checked in and out of document system on a daily basis.
• Assist the Business Analyst in developing the test pack to include all possible permutations as per the source code.
• Ensure that unit testing is conducted successfully accordingly to the functional specification document, user requirements and test pack.
• Identify all defects during testing (Functional, System, Integration, Stress testing & UAT) and configure application build.
• Identify all system defects during testing
• Produce error log sheet of all defects identified during testing
• Meet with Development Manager to discuss test results and to gauge the root cause of the defects
• Resolve errors identified during testing within the agreed timeframe as per project schedule
• No additional system defects have been introduced during error restoration.
• Check source code into document system.
• Ensure that all source code has been quality assured (Reviewed) accordingly to QA policy
• Create the executable and ensure this is included in the implementation schedule.
• Assist with the implementation as per the roles defined in the implementation schedule
• Participate in post implementation review
• Adherence to the current SDLC policy, agreed standards & policies.
• Familiarisation & adherence to Discovery standards & procedures e.g. change request procedure.
• Follow the SDLC workflow & process to the letter and produce effective and detailed documentation accordingly.
• Thorough and efficient system documentation
• Investigation & correction of data problems as per data fix policy.
• Manage time as agreed with regular status reports
• Keep track of all time spent per individual task and log according to time keeping policy
• Recognise unique demands of IT of non-conventional working hours (Standby, callout & over time)
• Escalate to the next level on the escalation table if a problem/issue cannot be resolved
• Meeting deadlines as agreed
• Regular status reports, as agreed
• Attend all technical, user and team meetings as required
• Personal growth
• Know Discovery products, business & business processes
• Ability to communicate clearly and to guard all business relationships in a professional way
• Keep abreast of current technological trends and the application thereof
• In-depth knowledge of the respective applications, their functionalities and data models

•Design skills
•Object orientation techniques
•Able to work under pressure
•Programming logic must be on the highest level possible
•A team player that can work alone when required
•Able to multitask
•Largely work without supervision
•May temporally be responsible for staff supervision
•Able to work in conditions of change, flexible and open to learn new languages and architecture
•Recognise unique demands of IT of non-conventional working hours
•Attitude of “owning” a problem or task

• Tertiary education, preferably B Comm (IS) or BSc (Computer Science)
• Applicable Oracle courses
• Oracle Certified
•Data modelling skills
•Test methodologies

• Must have a minimum of 4-5 years Systems Development experience
• Must have a minimum of 4-5 years Product (Oracle) specific experience
• Must have PL SQL experience
• XML experience would be advantageous
• Experience within a Financial Industry would be beneficial
• Must have COMPASS experience

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