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Randburg: Linux / Unix Specialist (System Administration)

 Objective:

· To provide technical support and pre-sales support to company clients

 

Competencies:

· Problem solving skills

· Ability to work accurately and efficiently

· Ability to understand client needs

· Relationship building skills

· Must escalate problematic sites

· Ability to work / function under pressure

· High level of responsibility

· Ability to work unsupervised and independently

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Time management

· Willingness to travel and on call 24/7

 

Competencies:

· Problem solving skills

· Ability to work accurately and efficiently

· Ability to understand client needs

· Relationship building skills

· Must escalate problematic sites

· Ability to work / function under pressure

· High level of responsibility

· Ability to work unsupervised and independently

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Time management

· Willingness to travel and on call 24/7

 

Qualifications and experience:

· Matric

· At least 5 years or more in Linux or Unix software operating system skills and experience

· Competent in Unix, Linux and as appropriate MVS z/OS or other appropriate computer operating systems, and with one development language

· General knowledge about software, hardware and networks

· Comprehensive knowledge of how products and services can positively impact organisations operations

· Previous experience with similar document management systems would be advantageous

· Competency in Unix / Linux (various flavours) and Microsoft Windows

· MVS, z/OS

· C, Java Development

· .Net knowledge / understanding

· Perl, COBOL

· VB an advantage

· Web services

Experience in one or more of the following (or others, please specify) document composition technologies:

o HP Exstream

o Objectif Lune Planet Press Suite

o Pitney Bowes DOC1 Suite

o ISIS Papyrus

o GMC Software Inspire

o Aia Software ITP

o Formscape

o Oracle Skywire

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Selby: Head Internal Audit

  • Responsible for the group strategy, marketing and human resources, group company secretarial, enterprise risk management, internal audit and compliance functions ensuring efficient and effective legal advice for the company
  • Accountable for managing the internal audit programme in accordance with the internal audit mandate and is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the Company three year and annual internal audit plans and performing audit reviews while evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes

Competencies:

  • Strong information systems auditing knowledge and an ability to apply various internal control frameworks, risk concepts and auditing standards to perform audit assignments
  • Have a detailed knowledge of planning, supervising and performing general and application controls reviews audit reviews on all layers of computer systems (application, database, operating system, data, infrastructure etc) for data integrity and security, and an ability to ensure the effectiveness of IT and managerial controls and the accuracy of recorded data
  • Understand complex audit and financial matters, including IFRS
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyse and synthesise information from many sources
  • Computer literate and have experience in the preparation and analysis of audit data through computer aided audit tools (Preferably audit command language)

Qualifications and experience:

        • Matric
        • Bachelor’s degree (preferably with a post graduate qualification) in business administration, accounting, computer science, MIS, or similar field. Membership of CIA, CISA and CISSP preferred
        • At least six years relevant experience with a significant portion in an internal audit role in preferably an IT company environment.
        • Experience preparing and presenting material to the Audit committee, and supervising a co-source arrangement and team preferred

Personal skills/attributes:

  • Excellent presence, credibility and communication skills (written and verbal) to influence others at all levels of the organisation
  • Has an ability to establish effective business relationships, interact with management at all levels and assist management in the understanding, adaptation and implementation of internal control principles
  • Strong overall business acumen with the ability to align governance, risk and control needs and requirements with the realities of the work environment
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, time management, project management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (interacts with respect, patience and tolerance) with a commitment to service excellence
  • Demonstrates courage, integrity and honesty in accordance with highest ethical standards
  • Takes personal ownership of work and deliverables
  • Is consistently calm and focussed under pressure
  • Strong overall business acumen with the ability to align governance, risk and control needs and requirements with the realities of the work environment
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, time management, project management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (interacts with respect, patience and tolerance) with a commitment to service excellence
  • Demonstrates courage, integrity and honesty in accordance with highest ethical standards
  • Takes personal ownership of work and deliverables
  • Is consistently calm and focussed under pressure

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Lynnwood: Senior SQL DBA

Objective:

  • Responsible for the ongoing support and maintenance of the company database systems. This involves support of the Microsoft SQL 2000/2005/2008 databases
  • Provide operational implementation, management and support for all services provided to clients 24 X 7, ensuring SLA’s are met and client satisfaction is guaranteed

 

Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Customer service
  • Quality solutions
  • Embracing transformation and diversity
  • Proactive mindset
  • Negotiation
  • Building relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Planning skills
  • Delivery results
  • Problem solving
  • Emotional intelligence

Qualifications and experience:

  • Matric (relevant degree or diploma preferred)
  • Administration certification on Microsoft SQL 2008 database systems
  • 5+ years experience in managing a Microsoft SQL 2000/2005/2008 database environment
  • Net visual basic and C# development skills
  • SSIS/BIDS/ Reporting services experience
  • Script automation (batch and vbs)
  • Administrative experience on MySQL
  • Server administration experience advantageous

JOB INCUMBENTS KEY ACTIVITIES

  • 24/7 support of production database services to ensure the highest standards of availability, resilience , integrity, security and performance required by our business systems
  • 70% SQL administration with 30% system support work
  • Design, development and administration of MS SQL databases
  • Performance monitoring, reporting and tuning of MS SQL databases
  • Management and maintenance of back-ups and recovery procedures
  • Installation and maintenance of database server, replication and client environments
  • Reviewing and tuning SQL code
  • Designing database maintenance packages and procedures
  • Security and access control
  • Provision of support and assistance to development team in the design, development , testing, tuning and implementation of database applications
  • Creation and maintenance of SQL queries and routines
  • Provisioning of (database) development and testing environments
  • Writing ad-hoc queries based on schema knowledge
  • Implementing appropriate solutions in order to achieve 100% uptime
  • Providing fellow Microsoft database administrators and support representatives with technical support and guidance
  • Conduct regular internal/external audits of systems
  • Ensure systems are secure and all relevant patches and upgrades are carried out
  • Manage calls in terms of escalated call times
  • Communicate internal and external call status
  • Conduct research on technology, new technology, optimization and alternative technology
  • Adhere to Company and EMID change management processes
    • Ensuring the adherence to Company and EMID processes and procedures
    • Escalation of any problems with data or delays in projects to relevant management where necessary
    • Responding to requests from the business for support
    • Assist the business in compiling proposals for new systems and services
    • Understanding the information needs, the business objectives and the market sectors that CompanyAfrica and EMID operates in
    • Ensuring suitable communication / updates are being provided to internal and external clients on the status of ongoing project work
    • Creation and fulfillment of project task allocated to the database administrator

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Randburg: Linux / Unix Specialist (Technical Consultant)

Objective:

· To provide technical support and pre-sales support to company clients

 Competencies:

· Problem solving skills

· Ability to work accurately and efficiently

· Ability to understand client needs

· Relationship building skills

· Must escalate problematic sites

· Ability to work / function under pressure

· High level of responsibility

· Ability to work unsupervised and independently

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Time management

· Willingness to travel and on call 24/7

 

Qualifications and experience:

· Matric

· At least 5 years or more in Linux or Unix software operating system skills and experience

· Competent in Unix, Linux and as appropriate MVS z/OS or other appropriate computer operating systems, and with one development language

· General knowledge about software, hardware and networks

· Comprehensive knowledge of how products and services can positively impact organisations operations

· Previous experience with similar document management systems would be advantageous

· Competency in Unix / Linux (various flavours) and Microsoft Windows

· MVS, z/OS

· C, Java Development

· .Net knowledge / understanding

· Perl, COBOL

· VB an advantage

· Web services

Experience in one or more of the following (or others, please specify) document composition technologies:

o HP Exstream

o Objectif Lune Planet Press Suite

o Pitney Bowes DOC1 Suite

o ISIS Papyrus

o GMC Software Inspire

o Aia Software ITP

o Formscape

o Oracle Skywire

To apply for this position, plse click here:

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Selby: Tandem Specialist

QUALIFICATION (MINIMUM:

Matric

A degree or equivalent tertiary diploma or experience/track record that is deemed to negate this requirement

At least 10 years experience in a similar position

ACTIVITY
Controlling and Co-ordinating the planning and implementation of new hardware
Controlling the planning and testing of system changes before implementing in production.
Accountable for capacity planning exercises on the NonStop Platform.
Assisting with the negotiations with suppliers
Accountable for maintaining good relationships with users.
Responsible for taking ownership and timely resolution of problems
Ensure that the policies and procedures are adhered to.
Maintain good relationships with suppliers
Responsible Investigating new Products
Provide technology information & support on the NonStop platform.
Planning of NonStop configuration to ensure fault tolerance.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCY REQUIRED
Dynamic and Self Motivated
Excellent interpersonal skills
Multi-tasking
Ability to function well under pressure
Work after normal office hours.
An ability to relate well to people at all levels of the organization and senior external parties
Ability to trouble shoot problems and deal with them ASAP.
Well developed ability to take initiative
Effective verbal skills, oral – fluent in English and written
Ability to work late when necessary.To apply for this position, click here:

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Johannesburg: CRM Database Support Specialist

Job Purpose

Technical project and production support (application and database) for company’s Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations

 

Dimensions

The SQL database support functions include, design, implementation and management of SQL Server 2008 databases which includes Analysis Services

Principal Accountabilities

  • Perform database Extract Transform and Load (ETL) functions using Microsoft SQL Integration Services
  • Perform database performance tuning and query optimisation
  • Perform ad hoc data mining activities and other campaign analytics
  • Communicate with internal users or external clients in order to gather reporting requirements
  • Work closely with the CRM application development and system integration teams
  • Maintain and create web-based reporting using Excel dashboards and Microsoft reporting services
  • Use Visual Source Safe allowing versioning of source code
  • Perform new CRM installations and/or new software releases using Windows Active Directory and SQL database clustering

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Work closely with the CRM application development and system integration teams
  • General Microsoft Dynamics CRM project implementations and production support
  • Design, develop and maintain the credit data marts
  • Data mining and data analytics for various marketing campaigns
  • Software patch management
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and optimise the performance of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM application and database
  • Perform database Extract Transform and Load (ETL) functions using Microsoft SQL Integration Services
  • Maintain, gather business requirements and development new credit and CRM performance indicator reports
  • Maintain and create web-based reporting using Excel dashboards and Microsoft reporting services
  • Perform new CRM installations and/or new software releases using Windows Active Directory and SQL database clustering
  • Upgrading of Microsoft Dynamics CRM application

Context

a) Operating Environment:

The incumbent works independently but is required to work within policies and procedures and guidance provided for by the Applications Manager.

b) Framework & Boundaries:

IT Policies and procedures

Project Governance methodologies

Change Management Processes

Knowledge and Experience:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Suitable tertiary or computer science degree (Minimum 3 years) or the relevant certification in IT related field

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 8 years database development experience in Microsoft SQL Server 200/2005/2008
  • Industry experience includes Campaign Management and Credit and Risk reporting in the financial services industry
  • Systems integration experience with Oracle Flexcube (FCC), IBM MQ Series and Tieto (Card Management System) web services
  • General Database Administration (DBA) with skills in Transact SQL development
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Applications:
    • Configuration Tools
    • Performance Tools
    • Integration Services (SSIS)
    • Analysis Services (SSASA)
    • Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Experience using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Studio.Net
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Source Safe

KNOWLEDGE

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Active Directory and related systems
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2008:
  • Transact SQL
  • Stored Procedures and functions
  • Triggers
  • Database Performance tuning
  • Query optimisation
  • Knowledge and experience with Very Large Databases (VLDB’s), or large data warehouses
  • Knowledge of object-oriented software design concepts and the full system development life cycle (SDLC) would be a plus

Additional requirements:

    • Self motivated with good people and communication skills
    • High attention to detail
    • Innovative and results driven
    • Strong team orientation

Job Challenge(S):

  • Maintaining a constructive and beneficial working relationship with Heads of Divisions and Line Management.
  • General maturity of IT Governance, ITIL and Compliance Frameworks within ABC
  • Undocumented governance and compliance requirements in African countries
  • Culture change to effect IT governance and compliance within ABC
  • Effective and efficient communication to various risk and compliance committees demands much time and effort.
  • Lack of robust GRC systems throughout the Group

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Johannesburg; Informatica Operations Developer

http://www.compuways.co.za/can_viewspec.asp?job=3494

The ETL Operations Developer will be responsible for the development, maintenance and support of the data integration requirements demanded by the operational commitments of Group Data Solutions (GDS).

Key responsibilities include and are not limited to:

  • Working in close partnership with the business analysis and data governance teams in Central Services IT and, working closely with other members within the Technical Delivery Team

  • Compiling technical specifications from functional specifications provided by the business analysts

  • The development of operational and project related requirements using Informatica and other related technology. This development is closely coupled with thorough unit and regression testing to complement testing conducted by the business analyst

This includes producing working code to meet the extraction, transformation and loading of data from various source systems into the Operational Data Store and relevant target systems as defined in the solution design. Includes error, exception handling, data cleansing, impact analysis

  • Troubleshooting, escalating, testing and resolving problems encountered in the Production environment

  • Modelling the business and operational processes pertaining to the operations team and creating detailed documentation of the models

  • Provides input to the Data Architecture Policies and Standards set out by Group Data Solutions

  • Quality control all ETL implementation and documentation

  • Release scheduling and change control

  • Ensure all data delivery operational SLA’s are adhered to.

    Appropriate IT qualification – Technical diploma or degree

    A qualification in banking or financial markets & instruments will be an advantage.

     

    Technical knowledge and experience:

    • Informatica development (minimum of three years)
    • Informatica system administration
    • Development in other ETL tools e.g. DataStage
    • Data integration, ETL/Mapping, ETL migrations
    • Writing and analysing complex SQL queries
    • Troubleshooting performance bottlenecks in code
    • UNIX scripting
    • XML & MQ Messaging
    • Ability to contribute to the specification process to ensure a quality end product
    • Strong technical documentation skill
    • Strong data analysis
    • Data modelling
    • Working knowledge of ODS and Data Warehousing concepts

     

    Advantage:

    • Working knowledge of Risk, Financial and Capital calculation engines
    • Exposure to a banking environment
    • Exposure to working within the framework of accepted Systems Development Life Cycle methodologies
    • Software configuration management experience (such as installation, Version Control, Change Control, etc.)
    • Experience in application architecture
    • Experience in database design
    • Ability to provide input into technical architecture decisions
    • Ability to identify shortcoming and improve on current processes and standards

     

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Centurion: Development Team Leader (Java)

http://www.compuways.co.za/can_viewspec.asp?job=3478

1x Development Team Lead with experience on large software development projects (Java) using iterative/agile/v-model methodologies. Experience with the Rational Tools will be a bonus as well. It’s a 9 month contract position in Centurion working on a Government software project. Needs to understand the complexities related to a multiple development team environment and how builds and releases are managed in such an environment. Prefer an intermediate resource. Start date asap

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Woodmead : SQL DBA – R30 000 p.m.

One vacancy exists for the position of Microsoft SQL Server DBA (Database

Administrator) Our client requires the services of an aspiring MS SQL Server DBA
to attend to existing SQL server work as well as assist in building the MS SQL
aspect of the business. The successful candidate could potentially be
responsible for the MS SQL DBA department, should sufficient growth be
experienced in that facet of the business.

THE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB ARE:

The most frequent duties for this job are set out below, but the job may include
other or occasional duties and responsibilities:

• Install and configure Microsoft SQL Server (2000 – 2008).

• All facets of SQL database administration including (but not limited to):

o Setup and maintain backup jobs. o Setup and maintain maintenance plans. o
Setup and maintain high-availability technologies e.g. log shipping. o
Performance tuning of SQL server, databases and queries.

o Write required SQL queries. o Assist developers with relevant SQL server
knowledge (database design, SQL tuning and using databases optimally).

o SQL server and database health monitoring.

• Respond to and resolve SQL related support calls at customer sites.

• Respond to and resolve SQL related support calls via remote connection
(desktop and server).

• Assist customers telephonically.

• Remote administration of SQL servers.

• Generate monthly SQL server performance and maintenance reports.

• Identify possible risks or problems action\resolve

• Assist with escalated issues from Junior\Intermediate engineers.

• Assist with projects\deployments and consulting work.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• At least a Matriculation certificate. .

• Relevant International Microsoft SQL Server DBA qualification.

• MCSE advantageous.

• SharePoint knowledge VERY advantageous.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

• Minimum 3-years SQL DBA experience.

• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft SQL server deployment, support and
maintenance.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft server operating systems with reference to SQL
server. .

• Excellent knowledge of SQL performance monitoring and tuning techniques.

• Excellent knowledge of log shipping and database mirroring.

• Excellent knowledge of SQL security best practices.

• Working knowledge of database recovery and repair.

• Understanding or experience working with a SQL cluster advantageous.

• SQL development knowledge advantageous.

• Experience with remote support applications and techniques (e.g. VPN, RDP and
VNC).

• Excellent knowledge of server hardware systems such as RAID and the tuning
thereof to maximise SQL server performance.

• Advanced Excel skills (pivot tables etc.) advantageous.

• Good understanding of TCP\IP networking is required.

ATTRIBUTES:

• An analytical thinker that works methodically and always pays attention to
detail. l.

• An individual capable of following set standards and processes.

• A workaholic with a desire to grow quickly in their career.

• A “people” person capable of interacting with different levels of business
person.

• An organised individual that can work unsupervised and effectively manage time
and multiple tasks.

• An individual that always thinks before they act.

• Excellent command of the English language (verbal and written)

• An individual who enjoys studying and improving their knowledge.

• An individual capable of fulfilling multiple roles – technical, pre-sales and
sales (SQL related).

• Ability to follow checklists and procedures accurately and adhere to company
standards.

• A self starter that is able to work alone or in a team.

• Ability to work under pressure and remain focussed.

• A well presented individual with excellent communication and inter-personal
skills.

• A motivated individual with a passion for technology.

• Ability to identify, assess and solve SQL problems innovatively.

• Must have own transport and the ability to work after hours (on short notice)
when required.

• An individual that enjoys completing detailed technical documentation.

• Excellent telephone and e-mail etiquette (for remote support).

REMUNERATION :

• Negotiable dependant on candidate. Approximate CTC of R30k.

• Medical aid (50% paid by company, 50% by employee).

• Petrol paid (company mileage only).

To Apply:

Recruiter : Tumelo

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