Analyst Developer

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Date: 09-Jun-2021

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Group Technology is responsible for the provision of a digitally enabled technology service as a group COE, drive business and transformation and provide group-wide digital and data architecture. We operate the various technology platforms and shared services, ensure Cyber and Information Security resilience, and act as technology governance and risk orchestrator for technology across Sanlam.

What will you do?

Working mainly within the Web application environment. Design, code, test, debug and corrects programs.  Provide support, maintenance and enhancements of applications.  Produces complex program specifications and implements system enhancements.  Works within a strict framework of programming standards and may give input into programming standards. 

Outputs / Core Tasks

• Analysis of change requests received
• Provide recommendations and cost / man-day estimates for implementing changes
• Design prototypes for change requests
• Design/Build Web Interfaces if applicable
• Maintain existing programmes according to change requests
• Produce appropriate software programs that satisfy the specifications 
• Test own programs / artefacts
• Test Interfaces to other systems
• Provide test information to Testers
• Implement changes into the Production environment
• Updates of data model documentation
• Technical support / assistance to others on own programs / systems
• Provide standby / support (if and when applicable)


• Grade 12
• An Appropriate IT Qualification (Diploma/Degree) will be a strong recommendation


• Minimum of 3 years’ experience within application development
• Experience in designing solutions
• Experience in working with the following:
    - .Net C#
    - ASP.Net MVC / Web Forms
    - Classic ASP (VBScript)
    - HTML (including HTML5)
    - CSS (including CSS3)
    - JavaScript / JavaScript frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, Knockout, jQuery) 
    - MS SQL server (2012+) and SQL Reporting Services
    - Web Services (WCF / REST)
    - XML / JSON
    - Test-Driven Development
    - ORM (Entity Framework & NHibernate)


• Working knowledge of Visual Studio 2012+
• Systems analysis and design concepts
• Source Control concepts (e.g. git, SourceTree, trunk-based development)
• Responsive Design
• SOLID Design Principles
• Database architecture and design

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 four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and 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. 

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.