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LOGIS Natural Adabas Programmer

Job Location: Pretoria

Regional Description: South Africa

Job Number: 00488739


- Job description

Purpose of the Job:
  • To design and maintain simple to moderate to complex programs and to provide relevant support to operational support and support service teams as required.

Main Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • To efficiently code, debug and unit test simple to moderate to complex programs. This includes new development and / or modifications to existing programs on a Supply Chain system;
  • Compile designs for simple to moderate to complex programs;
  • To investigate user requests in order to determine and correct root cause of incidents;
  • Assist business / system analyst with definition and analysis of enhancements and new developments;
  • Work with users to define program and system requirements as required;
  • Prepare complete system documentation in the design, programming, testing and release phases of the system development life cycle; and
  • Provide documentation support to project team, including maintenance of technical documentation, user manuals, and training materials.
General and administrative tasks
  • Submit weekly status report to team leader in agreed format;
  • Perform tasks according to project standards and procedures and within pre-defined timelines;
  • Work effectively as part of a team and seek to support the team’s goals;
  • Deliver the required deliverables as per applicable task assigned;
  • Oral and written communication to supervisor/team leader;
  • Work according to the-minute rule when solving problems, i.e. a problem is not solved within 15 minutes the supervisor should be involved to provide guidelines;
  • Problems should be identified and escalated to the supervisor with sufficient lead-time to avert crises, this includes communication when the target date is not met or when the risk of not meeting the target date exists;
  • Identify changes in scope or work effort that could result in budgetary overrun or the missing of delivery dates;
  • Broaden own technical, functional (Supply Chain Management and Asset Management) and industry (Government) skill base;
  • Engage in formal or informal knowledge transfer;
  • Perform related work as per Client's IT and Operations Standards; and
  • Adhere to project standards and procedures.
Other Features of the Job (e.g., location, traveling, shift hours, etc.):
  • Professionalism
  • Open plan office
  • Overtime when required
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Good programming and analytical skills, with working knowledge of Mainframe languages (e.g. Natural and/or Natural Construct with Adabas or DB2 as database).
  • Documentation delivery and interpretation skills;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Time Management and Project Reporting;
  • Quality Management principles;
  • A good understanding of the System Development Life Cycle;
  • Innovative, dedicated and committed to achieving results; and
  • Self-motivated and able to adapt quickly.


Education, Qualifications, Experience Necessary:
  • Matric and relevant industry related tertiary qualification;
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in Natural, Construct and Adabas  and/or Microsoft .NET framework
  • Must be a South African Citizen;
  • Ex Government officials are NOT allowed to apply
  • NIA security clearance will be conducted on successful candidate and is compulsory
  • Prior LOGIS functional and technical knowledge will be beneficial
  • Experience in Supply Chain Management an advantage.

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