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Compuways / GetCertified helps young South Africans enter the job market

Young South Africans struggle to find employment. In a drive to improve their lot, SARS now offers a special tax incentive to encourage employers to hire younger staff. If an employee is between the ages of 18 and 29 and earns R6000 or less, their employer can reduce the PAYE on their income as per the calculations set out by SARS.

“While this is a start,” says Arnold Graaff, CEO of Compuways / GetCertified IT Training in Johannesburg, “more needs to be done to help the younger generation find employment after leaving school.”

Graaff cites the case of Xolani, a recent graduate of GetCertified’s Java Job Prep Bootcamp. “Here was a young gentleman who met our basic criteria – a matric certificate with a comfortable pass in mathematics. Further, he took our aptitude test and the results were very positive. But he had no way to cover his training costs. We decided to give him the opportunity to realise his potential and granted him a study loan.” GetCertified offers qualifying candidates loans to complete their studies, repayable once they have found employment.

Students sit the internationally recognised Oracle Certified Associate Java exam and Oracle Certified Professional Java exam. Once they graduate, GetCertified’s sister company and top IT recruitment firm Compuways places them with a suitable employer.

Xolani did well in all the modules he studied and went on to pass his Oracle exams. He also completed the course’s practical web application development project with distinction. The candidate soon received two interviews, resulting in a job offer as a junior programmer with Astidian Systems, a developer of cloud-based business software.

Andries Pretorius, CEO of Astidian, met Xolani during the course. “We recognised his potential and were keen to see how he developed.” In fact, on hiring him, the company decided to repay Xolani’s study debt in return for an agreed period of service. Also, they immediately sent him on another GetCertified course to learn database programming. Astidian has used Compuways / GetCertified for almost 8 years for all its recruitment, training and certification requirements.

Pretorius says that while the demand is great, there is a distinct lack of skilled Java programmers in South Africa and the number of frameworks and technologies used by development companies varies widely. This makes it difficult for employers to find developers with the qualifications and expertise they require for their specific needs. So, companies are on the lookout for candidates who can apply logical thinking to deconstruct problems and build up solutions. It’s natural for employers to train junior programmers over the long term to nurture their skills. Says Pretorius: “GetCertified’s excellent courses follow the latest syllabi, turning out well-rounded junior programmers who have been exposed to the newest technologies and methods of programming. The result is that we can get new hires productive very quickly.”

Xolani says young people should take more interest in short courses. Many university leavers with computer science degrees find themselves overqualified and under-experienced. “Decide what you want to do, go for the short course and get the skills you need to start earning. The rest will come with experience.”

Through the efforts of companies like GetCertified and Astidian Systems, young South Africans have the opportunity to find employment and establish themselves in the workforce. Both companies encourage employers to support the youth of South Africa.

GetCertified also offers Boot Camps for database administration, Business Intelligence, PHP and Microsoft .NET development.

For more information, visit GetCertified’s web site at http://www.getcertified.co.za/bootcamps/java or http://www.getcertified.co.za/bootcamps for all available Boot Camps. Prospective students are invited to attend open days by appointment from Monday to Saturday.

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Filed under: Accounting, Employers, Financial, JobSeekers, Software Development Life Cycle, Training, Uncategorized

Centurion: MVC Web developer

Job Requirements:
• Applicable university degree (B.Sc. or B.Eng.)
• Post graduate degree will have preference
• Very good study marks will have preference
• South African Citizen
• Very good interpersonal and communication skills
• A thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge of ASP.Net MVC, as well as C# Asp.Net Web forms architecture
• 3+ years experience in the design, development and implementation of software with experience in the following:◦ ASP.Net MVC
◦ Entity Framework
◦ Bootstrap
◦ C# ASP.Net Web Forms
◦ SQL Server 2008/2012
◦ Stored procedures and database design
◦ JavaScript
◦ HTML
◦ JQuery
◦ IIS

• Knowledge of Web applications running on the Internet including:◦ Performance improvement
◦ Browser compatibility
◦ Security principles
◦ Upgrading and support requirements

Job Specification
You will become part of an exciting team of Web developers whose focus is to develop and maintain web based software running on the Internet for national and international clients.
• Depending on your experience you can also:◦ Become a mentor for junior/intermediate developers
◦ Become a team leader for your own small team of developers
◦ Form part of the group of seniors who assist with decisions regarding technology, architecture, high level project planning, resource allocation, implementations, etc.

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Roodepoort: C / UNIX / SQL Analyst Developer

Job related knowledge and skills:

•ITIL awareness
•Strong problem solving and analytical skills
•Sound structured programming and technical skills
•Good communication and interpersonal skills
•Good documentation skills
•Must be dependable
•Ability to use own initiative
•Strong determination and drive
•Team player
•Meticulous
•Logical thinker
•Ability to learn quickly and to share knowledge
•Ability to liaise with users at all levels

Competencies required:

•Analysing
•Creating and Innovating
•Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
•Planning and Organising
• Presenting and Communicating

Job Purpose:

•Responsible for writing, testing and documenting of programs in ANSI C and Embedded SQL.

•Responsible for writing Technical Specifications for other developers and reviewing their code.

Job Objectives:

•Programming and System Analysis
•User liaison and business requirement analysis
•Requirements and specification documentation
•General application support and maintenance
•Provide support to other members of the team and user base
•Writing and testing programs as per requirements
•Application software development and maintenance in ANSI C and Embedded SQL
•Testing operation of coded work

Experience and Education:

•Grade 12 (Essential)
•Relevant technical or business qualification – diploma/degree (Desirable)
•Minimum 4 years ANSI C programming experience (Essential)
•Minimum 2 years SQL experience (Essential)
•Minimum 4 years system analysis and design experience
•Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle
•Unix / Linux experience (Highly Desirable)
•C Programming Certification (Desirable)

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Bedfordview: Graphic designer/ Web Developer

I require a graphic designer, Web Designer , capable of the following

HTML, ASP, ASP.net, Java Script, CSS, HTML 5 is preferential and so is CSS3

Candidate will be responsible for Graphic design for

Desktop publishing, magazine adverts, logos, letter heads, email signatures, events, templates, product brochures. Graphic design both Vector and Raster. Web design, browser compatibility checking, mobile device checking. Intranet design. Email campaigns. Google analytics and adwords. Skinning asp.net web applications, look and feel etc. Corporate identity and branding. Involved with media publications, Radio etc. Involved with front end design for CRM. Mobile app development, learning, JQuery mobile, HTML5, CSS3.

Salary between R16-20k.

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Gallo Manor: Senior Oracle Developer

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

– Oracle (and Aries) Snr. Developer

o Develop new front end modules/scripts/procedures for Order Management System (OMS) – Aries/

o Analysing and solving complex application issues, incidents or queries.

o Developing, testing and delivering fixes for application issues or incidents in a timely manner.

o Working with IT BAs (and business partners when required) to understand business requests then propose possible solutions and system related information.

o Task definition and documentation for proposed solutions/changes/fixes.

o Provide feedback in projects on how new implementations or changes will impact the local/regional/global

o Architectural input to meet business requirements, mapping business knowledge to technology capability

o Work closely with the IT BAs, fellow Developers and other IT teams to hand over system knowledge

This will include documenting solutions/implementations/etc for the IT knowledge base.

o Making sure all production interfaces are stable and able to be monitored effectively by the IT Ops team.

o Standby duties/tasks and support after hours (rotated throughout the Development Team)

o Occasional extended working hours required for critical incidents or project deliverables and urgent

o Adherence, plus correct & timely administration, of Incidents and Change Request processes

o Expectation management with stakeholders, consistently done in a timely and proactive manner

o Adhering to company Internal Controls and/or IT Governance standards. Including bi-annual testing thereof.

o Peer reviewing of source code developed as well as unit-testing done by/with fellow developers before

o Agreeing implementation dates/deadlines with BAs, other Developers, Business and IT Management.

o Monitoring of implemented solutions during post-implementation period.

o Ensuring adherence to companies SDLC/CDP together with the Project Management team.

JOB FACTORS

– University degree advantageous , Preferably in

Information Technology

5+ years of IT Development experience

– Knowledge of Aries OMS and how it interfaces to the

Oracle DB advantageous.

– Special skill: Excellent Oracle PL/SQL abilities,

Concorde XAL experience also advantageous.

– Experience and intimate knowledge of standard Project/

SDLC/CDP methodology.

– Experience with AIX and LINUX operating systems.

Business Expertise

– Understanding of business processes and

dependencies in the system , Information gathering,

mostly with the BAs.

– Demonstrated success of supporting, and interacting

with Sr. Management.

– Extensive understanding of the Oracle Data Model and

structure, as well as how it interacts with Aries OMS

and Business Processes.

Intimate understanding of IT processes and governance.

– Experience in IT within the Fast Moving Consumer

Goods sector advantageous.

Problem Solving

Strong problem solving capabilities required.

– Ability to work as a team and individually on incidents,

changes and new projects.

Logical and creative thinking.

Impact

– Develop/Prepare options for IT solutions , provide pros/

cons arguments behind each option

– Developed solutions will impact SA market and possibly

regional/global interfaces.

Interpersonal Skills

Interaction with executives, fellow managers and IT +

business colleagues encouraged.

– Customer focused and result oriented.

– Regularly Interfaces with other developer colleagues,

BAs, Project Managers and users from the Business.

– Able to work well with colleagues and handle conflict

effectively.

– Self motivated & results driven in the face of sizeable

challenges.

– Must be unafraid to share new ideas and bring fresh

thinking to own/all IT teams.

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Boksburg: PHP Developer

My client in Boksburg is looking for a PHP Developer, MUST HAVE ASTERISK AND AJAX EXPERIENCE. Company is a VoIP and Broadband Infrastructure-as-a-Service Provider to WISPs, ISPs, IT, and PBX companies.

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Sandton: Cobol Developer

My client in Sandton is looking for Cobol Developers. Contract and permanent positions available. Salary will be mid to senior level. Banking Industry background a must.

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Passing SCJP after 3 months on Java Job Prep

Well done Daniel on passing your SCJP international Java exam with 71% ! After starting with zero experience on our Java Job Prep in July, Daniel has set a new record. The other record was set by Pierre who passed his OCA exam after 6 weeks!

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Student passes OCA Java Exam on first try !

Student passes OCA Java Exam on first try !

Congratulations, Pierre, on passing your Oracle Java Associate Exam with 91% on your first try ! From Arnold and the rest of the July 2013 Java Job Prep group .

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Midrand: Lotus Notes Developer

We are URGENTLY looking for the following skill
Skilled developer with experience in Lotus Notes development as well as integration of Lotus Notes with Windows/ Syspro/ SQL. He must have a proven track record of his development skills and be able to tell us about projects that he has worked on. Must be able to hit the ground running. 2 Month fixed contract

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