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Date: 08-Apr-2021

Location: Tygervalley, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

What will you do?

The Core Insurance Platform team in Santam BITS (Business Information Technology Services) is looking for a Developer, who will be based in Bellville.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The incumbent will be responsible for development, testing, maintaining and supporting software that meets business requirements on the Policy Administration System. 

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Adheres to defined software development lifecycles and best practice (including code standards, code reviews, source control, etc.)
• Configure and develop screens and applications that meet business requirements (UI’s, business logic, rules, process flow, etc.)
• Build integration / web services
• Create XML payloads for integration between systems
• Create test data and unit tests to ensure developed software works according to business requirement, design and specification
• Considers non-functional requirements during software development (eg. performance, load, response, etc.)
• Prepare and produce releases of software components
• Support and maintain developed applications and services

Generic Functions
• Contributes and collaborates with team members across the SDLC from business analysis, design, development and testing in Agile / self-managed team environment
• Identification of potential risks / issues and give input into risk plan
• Provide support to other members of the Development Team and members of the Project Management team as required

Quality Assurance
• Unit and functional testing of developed software to ensure it meets quality standards
• Participate in code reviews and technical issue resolution meetings
• Relevant Tertiary IT qualification and/or qualification through experience
• Minimum of 3 years’ IT development experience across the systems development lifecycle
• Solid experience in :
o Java 8, J2EE
o XML
o Object oriented development
o Web application development
o Web services
• Experience or at least familiarity with SQL

What will make you successful in this role?

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Relevant Tertiary IT qualification and/or qualification through experience
• Minimum of 3 years’ IT development experience across the systems development lifecycle
• Solid experience in :
o Java 8, J2EE
o XML
o Object oriented development
o Web application development
o Web services
• Experience or at least familiarity with SQL

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Knowledge of SOLID principles / Design Patterns and their use
• Working knowledge of the Atlassian Suite of products (e.g. Bamboo, JIRA, Confluence) would be advantageous
• Knowledge of Agile methods, e.g. Kanban, SCRUM
• Knowledge of Groovy advantageous
• Knowledge of the short term insurance industry is advantageous
• Working effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support and maintaining communication
• Identifying, resolving or escalating risks, issues, dependencies, etc.
• Must be able to work in a highly pressurised and dynamic environment
• Investigation and analysis of information
• Able to accept accountability for actions and decisions

Qualification and Experience

Degree or Diploma with 3 to 5 years related experience

Knowledge and Skills

IT Data Analysis
Project Oversight
Reporting and Administration
Quality, Compliance and Accreditation
Business Requirements Definition
Technologies

Personal Attributes

Organisational savvy - Contributing through others
Manages complexity - Contributing through others
Plans and aligns - Contributing through others
Optimises work processes - Contributing through others

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others
Customer focus - Contributing through others
Drives results - Contributing through others
Collaborates - Contributing through others
Being resilient - Contributing through others

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

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