Senior Developer x3

Task Grade: G16

Area of Specialization: Analytics and BI – Data Quality

Department: ADMS

Business Unit: Group IT

Location: South Africa (Gauteng)

Reference Number: 329-1654954XS

Closing Date: 2014/06/06

Minimum Requirements

B Degree Information Systems
Post Graduate Qualification Preferred

Related minimum experience as a Senior Developer- 6 years

Skills and Competencies

Stress management
Sound interpersonal relations
Innovating – cultivating improvement ideas
Resilient and able to operate effectively in a matrix environment
Flexible and able to work within an undefined and continuously changing environment
Team work – working in a team towards a common goal as well as the ability to lead and empower a team

Tactical thinking and decision making skills
Ability to work and interact effectively with people at senior levels
Stakeholder management
Strong negotiation and conflict management skills
Results-oriented and self-motivated
Mentoring and developing resources
Influence and persuasion

Knowledge of ISO 9001
Knowledge of Databases, Operating systems and software applications
Expert understanding of IT procedures and guidelines
Extensive knowledge of BI applications and BI infrastructure
Knowledge of SAP toolsets, i.e. SAP Data Services, Information Seward
The candidate must have knowledge of compiling the technical specification from the functional specification
The candidate needs to familiar with transports, linking objects into transports and the promotion process in SAP BW.
The candidate must have knowledge of Eskom source systems
Must be able to develop using SAP BW BI tools
Desired experience with business objects universe design
Desired Experience with Business Objects Web Intelligence
Certified software developer

Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Good problem solving and analytical skills
Business acumen
Project management skills
System configuration skills

Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose bugs
Understanding of business concepts and Group IT strategies

Key Responsibilities
Design, development and unit testing of solutions
System analysis
Advise, mentor and provide work direction to junior developers
Continuous improvement of development process
Well versed in Data Quality methodologies (Profiling, analysing and business rule creation)

If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The appointment of the candidate is at the Manager’s sole discretion, taking into account factors which Eskom consider relevant including but not limited to Eskom's Employment & Occupational Equity Policies, Strategies & Guidelines. Also note that Eskom supports a smoke-free environment.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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