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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Santam Limited is the largest short-term insurer in South Africa, with a market share in excess of 22%, providing short-term insurance products through broker networks and direct sales channels. The company was established in 1918 and offers personal, commercial, and corporate insurance solutions. Santam is a subsidiary of Sanlam Limited and has been listed ...
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    What will you do?
    Santam’s Core Insurance Platform team is looking for a Developer, who will be based in Bellville.

    The incumbent will be responsible for development, testing, maintaining and supporting software that meets business requirements on the Santam core insurance platform. 

    PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES (Under guidance of Lead Developer)

    •  Adheres to defined software development lifecycles and best practice (including code standards, code reviews, source control, etc.)
    •  Configure and develop screens and applications that meet business requirements (UI’s, business logic, rules, process flow, etc.)
    •  Build integration web services (API’s)
    •  Create test data and provide unit and system integration tests to ensure developed software works according to business requirements, design and specification
    •  Considers non-functional requirements during software development (e.g. performance, load, response, etc.)
    •  Support and maintain developed applications and services

    Generic Functions

    •  Contributes and collaborates with team members across the SDLC from business analysis, application design, development and testing in Agile / self-managed team environment
    •  Santam systems are available 24/7 and rotational production support is required

    Quality Assurance

    •  Unit and functional testing of developed software to ensure it meets quality standards
    •  Participate in code reviews and technical issue resolution meetings

    What will make you successful in this role?

    •  Relevant Tertiary IT qualification and/or qualification through experience
    •  Minimum of 2-4 years’ IT development experience across the systems development lifecycle

     Solid experience in :

    •  Java or .NET
    •  XML, SQL, JavaScript
    •  Object oriented development
    •  Web application development
    •  Web services (SOAP and JSON)


    •  Knowledge of SOLID principles / Design Patterns and their use
    •  Working knowledge of the Atlassian Suite of products (e.g. Bamboo, JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket) and Splunk would be advantageous
    •  Knowledge of Agile methodologies e.g. Kanban, SCRUM
    •  Knowledge of the short-term insurance industry is advantageous

    Knowledge and Skills

    • MIS reports
    • Data trends and analysis
    • MIS Database
    • Service delivery
    • IT governance and compliance

    Personal Attributes

    • Organisational savvy - Contributing independently
    • Manages complexity - Contributing independently
    • Plans and aligns - Contributing independently
    • Optimises work processes - Contributing independently

    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

    • Being resilient - Contributing independently
    • Collaborates - Contributing independently
    • Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
    • Customer focus - Contributing independently
    • Drives results - Contributing independently

    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. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Santam Insurance on to apply

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

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