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Senior Manager: Application Development ICT2301

Type: Permanent | Salary: The total remuneration package will be based on qualifications and experience. | Posted: 356 days ago | Closing date: 22 June

The position of Senior Manager: Application Development is vacant. The Senior Manager: Application Development will report directly to the Chief Information Officer and forms part of the ICT Division. The position is based at Head Office.

 The total remuneration package based on qualifications and experience.

 

 The Senior Manager: Application Development will be required to provide support to the Chief Information Officer, and will be responsible for maintaining, supporting and upgrading systems and applications.  The incumbent will also be responsible for design, development and deployment of mission-critical information and software systems,  through the following KPA’s

 

Key Performance Areas (KPAs)

  • Manage the development and deployment of new applications, systems software, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout GEMS.
  • Research and make recommendations on software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Coordinate feasibility studies for software and system products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings.
  • Ensure that any new software integration into GEMS’ and SPN’s systems, meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of new software programs and applications.
  • Manage and provide direction for the application development team in support of business operations.
  • Identify and resolve program errors.
  • Provide technical leadership to project managers and programmers working on development project teams.
  • Design, develop, and install enhancements and upgrades to systems and application software.
  • Liaise with network administrators and software engineers to assist with quality assurance, program logic, and data processing.

Qualification requirements are:

  • A Degree or Diploma in Informatics/ Data Metrics/ Information Sciences/ Software Engineering/or other relevant qualification
  • Minimum 5 - 7 years’ work experience in the Healthcare Funding/ Medical Scheme industry;
  • Minimum 5 years as Manager/Supervisor in an ICT role;
  • Must have a strong orientation in Application Development and Deployment in the medical field of work;
  • Considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, business processes, management, budgeting and business office operations will be advantageous;
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems will be advantageous;
  • Good understanding of computer systems characteristics, features, and integration capabilities;
  • Experience with system design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management;
  • Proven experience in IT planning, organization and development;
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles
  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems;
  • Must have had experience in the development and presentation of management reports

Behavioural Competencies

  •    Excellent computer literacy and MS Office skills;
  •    Sound qualitative and quantitative analysis skills;
  •    Excellent communication and writing skills;
  •    Sound planning/ project management skills;
  •    Attention to detail;
  •    Must be a self-starter.

 Desirable

            Have an understanding of medical schemes industry (highly Advantageous) 

https://www.careerjunction.co.za/companies/35144/government-employees-medical-scheme

The closing date for applications is 21 June 2023. Should you not hear from us by 31 August2023, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

*** GEMS employs people with the highest level of integrity – submission to the appropriate pre-employment assessment is obligatory to be considered for the position.

*** Kindly note that the information provided on application of the position may be shared with a third party for vetting purposes and will be stored by GEMS for a period of 5 years.

*** Kindly note that information is required for Employment Equity Purposes and information gathered is strictly used according to the intended purpose of collection, unless there is a legal need or permission is granted from the applicant themselves to make use of it for other purpose

*** Should you wish to have your information removed from the GEMS database, kindly send a request in writing to jobs@gems.gov.za.

*** GEMS adopts a hybrid work model

***GEMS is guided by the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to groups who are underrepresented in accordance with GEMS employment equity plan.





The position of ICT Integration Specialist is vacant. The ICT Integration Specialist will report directly to the   Senior Manager: Application Development and forms part of the ICT division. The position is based at GEMS Head Office, Pretoria.

The total remuneration package will be will be based on qualifications and experience. 

The ICT Integration Specialist will be required to participate in the planning, coordination, and solution development and implementation activities related to the integration of applications and technologies within the organizations application integration environment. Proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, proficiency in programming languages and data structures, and knowledge of integration best practices are critical to successful performance in this role and providing support to the SM: Applications Development through the following KPA’s:

Key Performance Areas (KPAs):

  • Develop and maintain services used in application integrations.
  • Design integration solutions and document the design in accordance with best practices.
  • Work with development teams to architect, design, build, and implement application integrations.
  • Develop and maintain data integration components such as SQL queries, stored procedures, data extraction and cleansing, and integration with system front end components.
  • Write PL-SQL code to retrieve appropriate data as derived from requirements.
  • Build reports and/or data extracts to support business analysis.
  • Support development on resolving system defects, acting as liaison in developing solutions.
  • Coordinate directly with business analyst to best understand and analyze application integration business specifications.
  • Provide technical assistance to troubleshoot and resolve integration errors.
  • Assist application software developers and engineers in development of Application Program Interface (APIs) to interact with the application integration environment
  • Design, develop, and deploy solutions within the organization’s architectural principles, policies, and guidelines
  • Continually develop skills in the integration technologies in place in the AI environment, as well as staying informed on new developments in integration technology.
  • Implement audit, logging, and monitoring solutions to provide proactive operational support in the AI environment.

Qualification requirements are:

  • National diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information technology, information systems or relevant degree
  • Application Integration Certification is must.
  • Experience in Application Integration role is a must.
  • Full systems development life cycle experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant work experience in Application Architect.
  • Certification in Application Integration is a must.
  • Systems Development Lifecycle Management is essential. Project Management is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of HealthCare Solution is an advantage.
  • Competency with XML constructs and schemas.
  • Technically fluent in programming languages, including .Net environment/ platform
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping and methodology development, and data mapping
  •  Confidence and experience with API protocols and schemas such as SOAP and REST

All external candidates, please apply via Career Junction using the following link :

https://www.careerjunction.co.za/companies/35144/government-employees-medical-scheme


The closing date for applications is 2 September 2022. Should you not hear from us by 30 November 2022 please consider your application unsuccessful. 

 

*** GEMS employs people with the highest level of integrity – submission to the appropriate pre-employment assessment is obligatory to be considered for the position.

*** Information is required for Employment Equity purposes.

*** Kindly note that the information provided on application of the position may be shared with a third party for vetting purposes and will be stored by GEMS for a period of 5 years.

*** Should you wish to have your information removed from the GEMS database, kindly send a request in writing to jobs@gems.gov.za.

***Gems is guided by the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to groups who are underrepresented in accordance with Gems employment equity plan.

 

The position of ICT Integration Specialist is vacant. The ICT Integration Specialist will report directly to the   Senior Manager: Application Development and forms part of the ICT division. The position is based at GEMS Head Office, Pretoria.

The total remuneration package will be will be based on qualifications and experience. 

The ICT Integration Specialist will be required to participate in the planning, coordination, and solution development and implementation activities related to the integration of applications and technologies within the organizations application integration environment. Proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, proficiency in programming languages and data structures, and knowledge of integration best practices are critical to successful performance in this role and providing support to the SM: Applications Development through the following KPA’s:

Key Performance Areas (KPAs):

  • Develop and maintain services used in application integrations.
  • Design integration solutions and document the design in accordance with best practices.
  • Work with development teams to architect, design, build, and implement application integrations.
  • Develop and maintain data integration components such as SQL queries, stored procedures, data extraction and cleansing, and integration with system front end components.
  • Write PL-SQL code to retrieve appropriate data as derived from requirements.
  • Build reports and/or data extracts to support business analysis.
  • Support development on resolving system defects, acting as liaison in developing solutions.
  • Coordinate directly with business analyst to best understand and analyze application integration business specifications.
  • Provide technical assistance to troubleshoot and resolve integration errors.
  • Assist application software developers and engineers in development of Application Program Interface (APIs) to interact with the application integration environment
  • Design, develop, and deploy solutions within the organization’s architectural principles, policies, and guidelines
  • Continually develop skills in the integration technologies in place in the AI environment, as well as staying informed on new developments in integration technology.
  • Implement audit, logging, and monitoring solutions to provide proactive operational support in the AI environment.

Qualification requirements are:

  • National diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information technology, information systems or relevant degree
  • Application Integration Certification is must.
  • Experience in Application Integration role is a must.
  • Full systems development life cycle experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant work experience in Application Architect.
  • Certification in Application Integration is a must.
  • Systems Development Lifecycle Management is essential. Project Management is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of HealthCare Solution is an advantage.
  • Competency with XML constructs and schemas.
  • Technically fluent in programming languages, including .Net environment/ platform
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping and methodology development, and data mapping
  •  Confidence and experience with API protocols and schemas such as SOAP and REST

All external candidates, please apply via Career Junction using the following link :

https://www.careerjunction.co.za/companies/35144/government-employees-medical-scheme


The closing date for applications is 2 September 2022. Should you not hear from us by 30 November 2022 please consider your application unsuccessful. 

 

*** GEMS employs people with the highest level of integrity – submission to the appropriate pre-employment assessment is obligatory to be considered for the position.

*** Information is required for Employment Equity purposes.

*** Kindly note that the information provided on application of the position may be shared with a third party for vetting purposes and will be stored by GEMS for a period of 5 years.

*** Should you wish to have your information removed from the GEMS database, kindly send a request in writing to jobs@gems.gov.za.

***Gems is guided by the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to groups who are underrepresented in accordance with Gems employment equity plan.

 

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