Software development jobs in Cape Town

by oneafrikan on June 27, 2006

Open Box Software are actively recruiting for people in their Cape Town office, so if you’re looking for something, or you know of anyone that is looking for someone, then please either get in touch directly, contact me directly, or forward this post on… Don’t be shy – they’re a stable, great company that is growing so you’re going to get good exposure and learn a lot from some really experienced people.

I’ve copied directly from Word, so these specs are from the horses mouth:
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ANALYST/PROGRAMMER (TOKAI, CAPE TOWN)
We are looking to take on an analyst/programmer(s) with a degree of suitable technical competency, we would expect them to mentor staff members, perform analysis and guide development initiatives.

This person will work on (but not limited to) Microsoft .Net development initiatives such as developing browser (Web) based applications for offshore clients using Microsoft products such as ASP.Net (Both VB and C#), SQL Server 2000/2005 and HTML.

The people we are looking for will want to work with all levels of technology from database, to applications, the web and integration. It is important to us that our people are intelligent, team players with good communication skills and an effective problem solving approach. Our team must be able to tune into the needs of clients and their higher objectives to solve problems where not all the information is readily available.

With clients scattered across time zones, we work very flexible times and often put in heavy hours. That being said, we also spend a fair amount of time ensuring that we have fun as working at open box can become a way of life.

KEY TASKS
• Translate business requirements into solutions.
• Responsible for application development
• Must be able to visualize and architect solutions and communicate this to other team members. A structured approach to design and implementation is very important.
• Lead small teams of developers
• Train/develop/mentor skills of junior members of the team

CRITICAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Software development orientated 3/4 year degree or equivalent (e.g. B.Com Information Systems or B.Sc Comp Sci or Elec Eng)
• Impeccable command of the English Language (written and verbal)
• Good written and verbal skills
• Strong database skills.
• Skilled in C# or VB.Net.
• Skilled doing web development
• Skilled with ASP.Net (VB or C#), SQL Server 2000, HTML, CSS
• Exposure to supporting technologies such as CSS and XML
• Understanding of the SDLC methodology. We consider a structured development approach as very important.
• A person that has had to drive projects from start to finish.

FAVORABLE EXPOSURE
• Accounting and financial Knowledge/Background
• Microsoft Reporting Services
• Microsoft Share Point
• Someone who has deployed or overseen deployment of the applications they have worked on
• Workflow engine exposure
• Web design skills
• Exposure to XML and XSLT
• Experience with C++, Java or VB6
• Function and load testing exposure

PERSONAL TRAITS
• Friendly and easy going
• Willing and wanting to work flexible times
• Goal orientated
• Passion for problem solving
• Strong team orientation
• Professional communication
• Self motivation

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BUSINESS AND SOFTWARE ANALYSTS (TOKAI, CAPE TOWN)
We are looking for analysts with a strong logical ability who are comfortable working on with people and computers.

This person will work on software projects and pick up on many of the aspects of software delivery that are not specifically programming; such as (but not limited to) analysis, project monitoring, reporting to clients and management on progress, checking for completeness and accuracy, training and documentation.

The people we are looking for will want to work in a fast paced changing environment. They should be people who not only want to do what is asked, but people who constantly seek to improve the process that is followed to deliver a higher quality product more efficiently.

It is important to us that our people are intelligent, team players with good communication skills and an effective problem solving approach. Our team must be able to tune into the needs of clients and their higher objectives to solve problems where not all the information is readily available.

With clients scattered across time zones, we work very flexible times and often put in heavy hours. That being said, we also spend a fair amount of time ensuring that we have fun as working at open box can become a way of life.

KEY TASKS
• Review and sense check business requirements and design documents
• Be involved in system design and project planning sessions
• Monitor, review and report back on project progress
• Act as sounding board and conduct review sessions with developers
• Check that systems are complete and meet specifications as required
• Document and write training manuals for systems
• Manage and document the system change processes
• Deliver system training
• Lead small teams of developers
• Train/develop/mentor skills of junior members of the team

CRITICAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• 3/4 year degree, ideally software/engineering or commerce orientated. Must be able to demonstrate a strong number orientation through abilities in Mathematics, Accounting, statistics and/or Finance.
• Impeccable command of the English Language (written and verbal)
• Good written and verbal skills
• Strong computer skills (Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel)
• Confident with strong organization skills
• A person that has had to drive projects from start to finish.
• Own transport
• Enjoys working on computers
• Must be willing to travel to the USA or UK if required (not often).

FAVORABLE EXPOSURE
• Exposure to the software development process
• Commercial accounting exposure
• Strong computer skills (Microsoft SQL, Project, Sharepoint, Access etc)
• Software testing exposure.

PERSONAL TRAITS
• Friendly and easy going
• Willing and wanting to work flexible times
• Goal orientated
• Passion for problem solving
• Strong team orientation
• Professional communication
• Self motivation.
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2 comments

That’s a nice job done by you putting up relavent job vacancies on the Blog… that is cool buddy..

Lisa
lisa@thegreatestvitaminintheworld.com
http://www.thegreatestvitaminintheworld.com

by The Greatest Vitamin in the World on November 28, 2006 at 4:52 pm. Reply #

Hello

I am having 6 year of Business analyst experience & having BTech MBA degree.I funfil most of the “Business Analyst” requirement mentioned above.

I belongs to India. Wish to work in Cape town.
Does your policy allow me to apply for the job ?

If you are positive, please let me know CTC prevailaing for such job in Cape town

Regards

Jayesh Vadher

by Jayesh Vadher on February 14, 2007 at 1:30 pm. Reply #

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