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  • Posted: Aug 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Analyst Developer(Java) Re run

    What will you do?

    Working mainly within Legacy / Procedural and ERP Application Environment designs, codes, tests, debugs and corrects programs in development in OO environments.  May also provide support and maintenance of computer systems.  Produces complex program specifications and implements system enhancements.  Works within a strict framework of programming standards and may give input into programming standards and applies Main Frame, Desktop and Embedded Technologies. Delivering results with IT development language and types such as Java and C++.

    What will make you successful in this role?

    Partnering and consulting with the business and technology teams to develop basic to complex code for client software solutions. Providing expert advice for the design, creation and delivery of routine to complex program specifications for code development and support on multiple, complex projects and issues with an in-depth understanding of the application and/or area as it relates to assigned projects and provides advice on how functional areas interact.

    Output/Core Tasks

    •    Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors 
    •    Analysis of change requests received for own systems and interfaces with other systems
    •    Analysis and documentation of changes required to systems (functional and/or technical specifications)
    •    Interpretation of specifications received (includes data models), if applicable
    •    Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
    •    Maintenance of existing programs according to change requests
    •    Development of new programs according to change requests
    •    Testing of own programs to ensure correctness and testing of interfaces to other systems
    •    Debugging of programs 
    •    Implementation of changes into the production environment, as part of the change management process
    •    Documentation of changes in programs implemented
    •    Updates of data model documentation and functional specifications
    •    Publishing of documentation as required to a central point
    •    Problem solving and user assistance for own systems supported (functional, not technical)
    •    Provision of hands-on training for own system and changes being implemented
    •    Provision of standby time / support over week-ends and at year-end
    •    Provision of batch support and standby on a daily basis
    •    Immediate correction of errors / bugs in production (No “force complete” as corrections must be during the batch window.)
    •    Support and assistance with DRP(Disaster Recovery Process)
    •    Management of own time and delivery of tasks according to deadlines
    •    Network with key contacts outside own area of expertise


    •    Grade 12 
    •    A tertiary IT qualification will be advantageous


    Knowledge and understanding of :
    •    J2EE (Java Enterprise Edition)
    •    Development of SOAP Web services (SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol)
    •    Using Eclipse Enterprise IDE, or IBM’s Rational Application Developer (RAD) 
    •    Using Jdbc for DB2 database integration. 
    •    Web services that integrates to mainframe via IMS transaction (IMS connect)
    •    Consuming DB2 Stored procedures from Java web service
    •    Websphere Application server knowledge(advantageous)
    •    SQL (Structured Query Language)  
    •    Relational database DB2 database
    •    Cobol programming language will be advantageous 

    The following will be advantageous:
    •    Testing process
    •    Financial services knowledge
    •    Cobol (mainframe) programming

    •    Minimum 5 years IT experience using J2EE, SOAP, Web Services, DB2(or other DB), Application Server technology, Stored procedures and JDBC for DB2 integration in large enterprise applications
    •    Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
    •    Working with financial system

    Knowledge and Skills

    IT Data Analysis

    Project Oversight

    Reporting and Administration

    Quality, Compliance and Accreditation

    Business Requirements Definition


    Personal Attributes

    Organisational savvy - Contributing through others

    Manages complexity - Contributing through others

    Plans and aligns - Contributing through others

    Optimises work processes - Contributing through others

    Collaborates - Contributing through others

    Tech savvy - Contributing through others

    Situational adaptability - Contributing through others

    Build a successful career with us

    We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    Core Competencies

    Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others

    Customer focus - Contributing through others

    Drives results - Contributing through others

    Collaborates - Contributing through others

    Being resilient - Contributing through others

    Turnaround time

    The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

    Our commitment to transformation

    The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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