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Potatoes South Africa

Potatoes South Africa is a non-profit company incorporated under the South African Companies Act No 71 of 2008 whose main objective is to serve, protect and promote the interests of the South African potato industry.

In terms of its role in the potato industry, Potatoes South Africa operates as an organisation and its structure represents a network of participating role players and individuals who have the development and competitiveness of the industry at heart.

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+27 (0)12 349 1906
6 De Havilland Crescent, Persequor Techno Park, Persequor, Park Pretoria

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INFORMATION SPECIALIST: DEVELOPER

Potatoes SA (PSA), a non-profit company, was established to serve, protect, and promote the interests of the South African potato industry. PSA offers various strategic services to producers and other role players; and to fulfill its role, it focuses on the following key areas: research and development, industry information, transformation, market development and generic product promotion.

PSA wishes to appoint an Information Specialist: Developer at its Head Office in Pretoria to help with the development of our current projects. This position will mainly be responsible for coordinating & the developing of the PSA mobile application and databases.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify, you will need:

  • A relevant degree (BSc) or equivalent qualification in Computer Science; and
  • A proven record (at least 2 years) in the field of mobile application development, data management and database management.

SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS

The successful candidate must have the following skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Knowledge of the full application development life cycle of iOS and Android application development (concept, design, test, release, and support) within deadlines.
  • Firm grasp of the JavaScript language and its nuances.
  • Ability to write well-documented, reusable, clean JavaScript code.
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycle.
  • Have strong skills to manage and develop databases.
  • Deep programing language knowledge.
  • The desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent planning and project management skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and carry out assignment to completion.
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive the full application development life cycle of iOS and Android application development (concept, design, test, release, and support) within deadlines.
  • Collaborating with external development teams and other staff to set specifications for the PSA mobile app and databases.
  • Design and maintain the PSA databases (RESTful or GraphQL API and queries to other industry stakeholders’ databases).
  • Modifying software to fix errors, adapt it to new hardware, improve its performance, or upgrade interfaces.
  • Directing system testing and validation procedures.
  • Directing software programming and documentation development.
  • Consulting with departments or customers on project status and proposals.
  • Working with customers or departments on technical issues including software system design and maintenance.
  • Preparing reports on programming project specifications, activities, or status.
  • Conferring with project managers to obtain information on limitations or capabilities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance.
  • The successful candidate will report to the Manager: Information of Potatoes South Africa.
  • A market-related remuneration package will be offered to the preferred candidate.

Suitably qualified candidates are requested to submit their applications accompanied by a covering letter, detailed CV (including certificates, supporting documents, copy of drivers’ license) and the names and particulars of 3 traceable referees to Ms. Sue Gibson at sue@potatoes.co.za.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2021

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who do not receive any response from PSA two (2) weeks after the closing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful. PSA has the right not to appoint.

PSA is an equal opportunity employer but is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity.

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