Software Developer and Programmer

marilisevdberg

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cashkows.com requires the services of a Software Developer and Programmer based in Hermanus

1. Software development.
• Consult with users & change management to identify current operating procedures and requirements to ascertain program/development objectives.
• Assist in the creation of the system design and functional specifications for all new development projects.
• Liaise with third party development consultants regarding all CK system related issues
• Develop/Program and script to deliver business requirements for:
o Customer interfaces (e.g. e-mailers & website front end and dynamic backend/portal),
o Operational functionality for internal & external use via the CK System for all business units and outsourced services, as well as business partner channels (CK system and portal).
• Test newly developed applications and functionalities in controlled, real situations before going live.
• Form part of the project planning team for development delivery and ensure that project plan timelines are achieved within expected timeframes.

2. Software and database maintenance
• Investigate and resolve application functionality related issues and provide support for any user of the CK system and portal
• Develop new functionalities within in the existing system according to user needs and process requirements.
• Develop / maintain existing database and with specific focus on data integrity and security.
• Identify opportunities that can improve efficiency of business processes
• Make recommendations on custom applications

3. Efficiencies and standards.
• Identify and implement re-usable solutions, code and functionality.
• Work within development project principles, following development processes within a controlled environment
• Deliver projects following company change management process (or software development life cycle) to ensure controlled implementations through rigid planning and defined delivery processes including
o Physical database design (or ERD),
o Prototypes (Front-end & Back-end),
o Wireframes, where applicable (e.g. Front-end),
o Project Plan for releases,
o Unit & Regression test results
4. Documentation
• Write documentation to describe custom configuration of applications and operating procedures to liaise with 3rd party application development consultants.
• Produce technical documentation for new and existing applications within development sphere including database Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD)

5. System Support
• Assist business units in addressing and resolving CK system issues.
• Provide assistance and advice to system users in the effective use of applications and information technology.
• Assist network administrator with application installation and testing.

6. Information technology research and development.
• Investigate and evaluate new development and solution architecture techniques, languages and principles.
• Provide technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new IT software projects and initiatives
 

^^vampire^^

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I love how the requirements are basically a copy and paste from a textbook on what a developer should be.

A good developer should be able to:

• Consult with users & change management to identify current operating procedures and requirements to ascertain program/development objectives.
• Assist in the creation of the system design and functional specifications for all new development projects.
• Liaise with third party development consultants regarding all CK system related issues
• Develop/Program and script to deliver business requirements for:
o Customer interfaces (e.g. e-mailers & website front end and dynamic backend/portal),
o Operational functionality for internal & external use via the CK System for all business units and outsourced services, as well as business partner channels (CK system and portal).
• Test newly developed applications and functionalities in controlled, real situations before going live.
• Form part of the project planning team for development delivery and ensure that project plan timelines are achieved within expected timeframes.
• Investigate and resolve application functionality related issues and provide support for any user of the CK system and portal
• Develop new functionalities within in the existing system according to user needs and process requirements.
• Develop / maintain existing database and with specific focus on data integrity and security.
• Identify opportunities that can improve efficiency of business processes
• Make recommendations on custom applications
• Identify and implement re-usable solutions, code and functionality.
• Work within development project principles, following development processes within a controlled environment
• Deliver projects following company change management process (or software development life cycle) to ensure controlled implementations through rigid planning and defined delivery processes including
o Physical database design (or ERD),
o Prototypes (Front-end & Back-end),
o Wireframes, where applicable (e.g. Front-end),
o Project Plan for releases,
o Unit & Regression test results
• Write documentation to describe custom configuration of applications and operating procedures to liaise with 3rd party application development consultants.
• Produce technical documentation for new and existing applications within development sphere including database Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD)
• Assist business units in addressing and resolving CK system issues.
• Provide assistance and advice to system users in the effective use of applications and information technology.
• Assist network administrator with application installation and testing.
• Investigate and evaluate new development and solution architecture techniques, languages and principles.
• Provide technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new IT software projects and initiatives

I preferred the good old newspaper ads where they said "we need a C# developer that's pretty good and doesn't **** everything up all the time. Salary R45k-R60k."
 
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Friday13th

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I read the requirements twice and saw no mention of programming languages, education requirements or work experience (never mind not specifying the salary). Is this a legit job post? And what's the difference between a software developer and computer programmer?
 

patrict

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Wanted: Employers who are serious about finding the right candidate at a fair salary
 

cguy

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I read the requirements twice and saw no mention of programming languages, education requirements or work experience (never mind not specifying the salary). Is this a legit job post? And what's the difference between a software developer and computer programmer?

A software developer writes the code on paper, and the computer programmer types it into an IDE...
 

Friday13th

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A software developer writes the code on paper, and the computer programmer types it into an IDE...

So what then is a software engineer?
@OP sorry for hijacking your thread. This is my last question.
 

biometrics

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I was curious about this as I live here so I asked.

Junior position (you know what that means).

Their site runs .asp. So likely classic ASP.
 

^^vampire^^

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It seems like most of the guys who used to post jobs here regularly have buggered off because they know they going to get ragged about their "top notch, innovative, super awesome fantastic" clients offering market related/competitive salaries and now we are stuck with the one post wonders who have yet to be ragged and then leave.

The mods should make a form that the recruiter needs to fill out that gets moderated and approved and if they put anything but a salary range in the salary box it gets deleted with a nice little e-mail telling them to stop wasting everyones time.

I'm sure there are lots of accountant/CEO/doctor job posts that say "come in and let's see how little you'll accept".
 

cguy

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So what then is a software engineer?
@OP sorry for hijacking your thread. This is my last question.

A "software engineer" is an AI construct designed by software developers and inserted into computers by a computer programmer. They work much like physical world engineers, except instead of driving trains they drive memory buses.

In the off chance you're not familiar enough with the area to get that my posts were facetious: all three titles are essentially the same. Some have perceived seniority over others (engineer > developer > programmer), but mostly no one cares since the variability of the meaning is so high.

It is very bizarre to post more than one title though, which is why there have been comments here. It probably means that the person who wrote or at least did the final packaging of the ad doesn't really know much about the industry at all.
 
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