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Application Support

Job Location: Pretoria

Regional Description: South Africa

Job Number: 00688142


- Job description




We are looking for young information technology professionals with at least 3 years solid development experience, who wants to work in a structured support environment to provide application support on one of the notable supply chain systems in South Africa.


Main Responsibilities/Tasks:

Problem Management

  • Conduct Problem solving on user calls logged;
  • Provide feedback to the application management team and make recommendations for changes/enhancements to the package based on problem solving investigations;
  • Monitor the month end processes on Information System according to the team schedule, ensuring that all stores have executed successfully and take relevant action when problems occur;
  • Working according to the prescribed process and agreed schedule, monitor the system error log on a daily basis; and
  • Adhere to the Information System project standards and procedures at all times.

Data Management

  • Provide detailed information to auditors as required;
  • Monitor all code, data and processes surrounding the interfaces to ensure data integrity;
  • Execute data fixes as and when required; and
  • Investigate and assist with the development of monitoring tools in order to provide an early warning system that will maintain the integrity of information going to and from Information System.

Interface Support

  • Implement interfaces following the prescribed project procedures;
  • Maintain and monitor interfaces according to prescribed project procedures;
  • Work with other members of the operational support and application maintenance teams to ensure operational validity and quality of interfaces;
  • Identify methods of continuous improvement etc; and
  • Provide knowledge transfer to 2nd Tier personnel on a continuous basis.

Change Control

  • Assist with the further development/enhancement, maintenance and implementation of change control processes to be used during substantial changes to the Information System and/or processes;
  • Schedule and prioritise work requests with the client and other functional areas within the team;
  • Update request logs according to progress and status;
  • Receive change implementation requests from the application management team and verify that all necessary information is available;
  • Report and escalate problems with change implementation;

Other Features of the Job (e.g., location, traveling, shift hours, etc.):

  •  Professionalism
  • Open plan office
  • Overtime when required


General Administrative

  • Work effectively as part of a team and seek to support the team’s goals;
  • Provide weekly and monthly status and performance information to team Supervisor;
  • Identify issues and bring them to the team Supervisor’s attention with sufficient lead time to avert crises; and
  • Adhere to the Information System project standards and procedures at all times.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Analytical skills;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Quality Management principles;
  • A good understanding of the System Development Life Cycle;
  • Innovative, dedicated and committed to achieving results;
  • Self-motivated and able to adapt quickly;
  • Time Management and Project Reporting; and
  • Use programming experience to conduct investigations.
  • Recommended detail skills in the technical environment (i.e. products used by Application Maintenance) namely:
  • XML
  • SQL
  • VB.NET or C#.NET
  • Word/Excel Macros
  • Natural (optional)
  • Adabas (optional)


Education, Qualifications, Experience Necessary:


  • Matric and relevant diploma / degree; and
  • Minimum 3 years but not more than 4 years relavant working experience.

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