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  • Posted: May 12, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • redPanda is an expert in end-to-end custom software development and software support aimed at streamlining business processes and operations. With nearly a decade of experience in developing retail and financial software, redPanda’s custom software solutions are trusted across all business processes from Point of Sale, and Warehousing to Logistics and...
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    Dev Ops Engineer

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Task Delivery

    • Successful project requirement delivery
    • Ensure tasks are completed on time as estimated (within acceptable/agreed timeframes)
    • Ensure high UAT success rate
    • Ensure tasks are logged into Task management tool

    Reduce Manual Processes

    • Create scripts to automate processes
    • Ensure systems provide insights and telemetry

    Design and implement: QA, UAT and Prod Environments

    • QA, UAT and Prod environments up and running and available to key stakeholders
    • Provision QA and UAT environments within agreed timeframes

    Customer Relations

    • Understanding project requirements and KPI
    • Manage internal and external stakeholder expectations
    • Co-ordination and communication within the team and customers

    Documentation

    • Document and define SOPs
    • Reporting on incidents and escalations

    Incident Management and Root Cause Analysis

    • Establish root cause
    • Define and Implement preventative measures

    CORE SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

    Mandatory Skills / Abilities required to do the Job

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Experience with Azure DevOps, AWS (Terraform, Cloud formation, Ansible)
    • Experience with Application Containerization i.e., Docker, Kubernetes
    • Process Automation/Continuous integration
    • Infrastructure as a service IAAS
    • Platform as a service PAAS
    • Experience with source control tools and technologies
    • Experience with building and managing secure environments
    • Experience with networking infrastructure
    • Knowledge of scripting languages
    • Experience with Windows and Linux operation systems

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Matric
    • IT qualification would be advantageous
    • DevOps certification would be advantageous
    • 2 years’ experience in a DevOps environment
    • Experience within a retail environment would be advantageous
    • Exposure to large, distributed enterprise systems, deployment, and management

    RECRUITMENT PROCESS

    • Competency based interview to assess above requirements
    • Applicable assessment
    • Background checks

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    Java Developer

    Key Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Work as part of a project team to develop and test enterprise-ready business applications in a variety of configurations (e.g. web-based, desktop-based, service-based, or scheduled processes).
    • Help produce brand new solutions, solutions based upon third-party applications, or solutions that interact with existing systems.
    • Is aware of, prepared to learn and follow industry best-practice when developing applications.
    • Use programming languages and tools (generally) around the Java platform.
    • Work with Business Analysts to specify business requirements and help translate these requirements into technical specifications (including Class, Sequence, and other UML diagrams).
    • Help Database Developers write efficient and effective database access code.
    • Work with QA Analysts to implement testing plans and write the necessary code to automate testing in line with our Test-Driven Development methodology.
    • Work with customers and project managers to deliver quality, effective software, in line with our Agile Development process.
    • Help diagnose the root causes of systems issues using their problem-solving skills.
    • Help research and evaluate potential technical solutions to business problems

    CORE SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Good judgement and experience of prioritizing and working on tight deadlines.
    • Ability to learn fast and share knowledge, experience and best practices with teammates
    • Willingness to take responsibility and ownership of work.
    • Empathize with customers and communicate at the appropriate level
    • Appreciation of their position within the wider roles & responsibilities of the DPS community
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Practical approach to problem solving
    • Able to document information and share knowledge with colleagues
    • Follows a structured approach to their work
    • Personal drive to succeed

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essential
    • Proven Java experience of at least 3 – 5 years professional development experience
    • Candidates with more or deeper development experience are welcome to apply
    • Remuneration package will be tailored according to relevant technical experience
    • Development experience in a Scrum based Agile environment will be an advantage
    • Exposure to BDD/TDD will be a definite advantage
    • Exposure to object-oriented design concepts will be an advantage

    TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED

    The following represents a list of the technologies the incumbent will be required to operate in. Being proficient in a good deal of these technologies will qualify you to apply for this position as knowledge of the complete stack will be an advantage but is not essential.

    Skill Set     

    • Java    Basic JSE API (to v7)    
    • GUI Development (Swing / SWT)    
    • JAVA 8.0    
    • JDBC
    • J2EE
    • Servlets    
    • JAXP / JAXB    
    • Logging frameworks (SLF4J, Log4J)    
    • EJB (MDBs)    
    • JSP & HTML (incl v5.0)    
    • JSP Custom Tags    
    • JavaScript / AJAX    
    • AOP    
    • Caching mechanisms (ehCache)    

    Frameworks    Web Frameworks (Struts/JSF,PrimeFaces)    

    • Spring (Core, Web, Remoting, Security etc.)    
    • ORM Concepts and Frameworks (Specifically myBatis)    

    XML 

    • Core Concepts    
    • DTD/XSD    
    • XSL (XSL:FO)    

    Databases    

    • Core RDBMS Concepts    
    • Oracle    
    • DB/2    
    • SQL    

    App Design  

    • OOA/D    
    • Design Patterns (GoF)    
    • Enterprise Patterns    
    • Application Architecture    
    • Technical Architecture   

    O/S    Windows – Desktop & server    

    • Linux  

    App Servers  

    • Tomcat    
    • Websphere (including Admin)    
    • Integration Frameworks (Apache Camel)  

    General Dev.  

    • Unit Testing Concepts (JUnit, Mockito etc.)    
    • Maven    
    • Retail Business Domain Knowledge  

    Scripting  

    • Python / Jython    
    • Shell Scripting  

    Process  

    • Agile – SCRUM    
    • TDD/BDD/Specification-by-Example    
    • Distributor Source Management Processes    

    Certifications    

    • Oracle Entry-Level Java Programmer    
    • Oracle Java Professional Programmer

    RECRUITMENT PROCESS 

    • Competency based interview to assess above requirements
    • Applicable assessment
    • Background checks

    If you are interested in applying, please email your updated CV to [email protected] Please add the name of the vacancy to the subject line of your email

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    Senior C# Developer

    Key Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Developing application software for any redPanda product and / or customized client solutions.
    • Development extends to Front-end, Back-End and Databases. Includes Presentation Layer, Business Logic, Data, Services.
    • Maintenance, debugging and problem-solving of existing software products and / or custom client solutions.
    • Review product requirements to give development estimates and product feedback.
    • Unit testing / integration testing features developed.
    • Technical documentation that shares knowledge effectively.
    • Setting up new infrastructure environment for products and / or customized client solutions.
    • Maintenance and updates to the existing infrastructure environment for the products and / or customized client solutions.

    Day to day duties and responsibilities include the following:

    • Developing software and solutions as per specifications or requirements provided.
    • Unit testing / Integration testing.
    • Working collaboratively as part of an Agile development team
    • Implementing business requirements as created and prioritized by the Product Owner.
    • Deliver according to the Definition of Done requirement.
    • Collaborating with other developers, testers and business analysts as required, including pair programming.
    • Participate in technical planning and implementation meetings.
    • Participate in Sprint Planning Development Cycles every 2 weeks.
    • Participate in the Daily Stand-up meetings.
    • Participate in code reviews.
    • Participate in, and present demos where required.
    • Participate in sessions with QA and business analyst to meet the delivery deadlines.

    CORE SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

    Mandatory Skills / Abilities required for the Job:

    Generalist, with a passion for, and proven track record in the following core competency areas:

    • Frontend, Backend, Web API’s, Messaging and Databases

    Technologies include but not limited to:

    • Exposure to data tier abstraction technologies e.g. Web API’s, GraphQL, Micro services etc.
    • Presentation Layer (UI) – HTML, CSS, JavaScript (React, Web Components, Angular), PWA, web-sockets
    • Json data structures
    • Databases – Relational, Object, Key/Value Database experience necessary (MSSQL, MongoDB, Redis)
    • Operating System (O/S) – Windows, Linux.
    • Containers and orchestration (Docker, docker-compose, K8S)
    • Exposure to any of the popular Testing Tools preferable.
    • Cloud services and providers example AWS and Azure

    Personal Attributes for this role:

    • Delivery focused – Be deadline driven and adhere to Sprint deadlines.
    • Team Player – must be able to work as part of a team.
    • Self-Starter – Be able to work independently and contribute effectively to the team.
    • Initiative
    • Flexible/adaptable/approachable and willing to work in rapid changing, high delivery environment
    • Integrity
    • Keen attention to detail.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essential.
    • Minimum requirement is Matric with at least 5+ years solid C#, JavaScript and other Web technologies on the job work related development experience. Remuneration package will be tailored according to relevant technical experience.
    • Exposure to Mercurial, Bamboo, Git, Bitbucket, Azure DevOps (continuous integration, continues delivery) an advantage.
    • Good Object orientation and separation of concerns principals is a must.
    • Experience working in an Agile development environment preferred but not essential.
    • Solid understanding of design patterns and their application

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    Technical Lead

    Key Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct Mentorship and training through regular/monthly knowledge sharing with teams as well as 360 peer and team reviews
    • Conducting accurate estimations in line with industry standards.
    • Achieving Estimations by Working with estimation tolerance
    • Tracking and logging accurately in line with delivery
    • Flag and raise delivery blockers
    • Identify technical/resources challenges
    • Continuous Growth Learning in terms of language, code review skills and keeping up to date with industry norms and the latest technologies
    • Contribute and maintain technical library and produce quality and accurate documentation

    CORE SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

    • Creates favorable first impression – body, language, eye contact, posture, etc.
    • Puts people at ease. Shows Emotional Intelligence. Warm, sensitive, compassionate. Not arrogant. Friendly, sense of humor, genuine
    • Tunes in accurately to opinions, feelings, and needs of people. Empathetic. Patient. Let others speak. Listens actively
    • Monitors client satisfaction (internal or external). Establishes partner relationship with clients. Visible & accessible to clients
    • Leads peers to do what is best for company
    • Takes forceful stand on issues without being excessively abrasive
    • Communicates well one on one, in small groups and public speaking. Fluent, quick on feet, command of language. Keeps people informed
    • Writes clear, precise, well-organized documents using appropriate vocabulary, grammar & word usage
    • Aware of political factors and hidden agendas, and acts effectively with that awareness
    • Achieves favorable outcomes in win/win negotiations
    • Persuasive in change efforts, selling a vision. Convincing

    Mandatory technical skills required to do the Job:

    • Main Language (C#, Java,)
    • Containerization
    • Experience with design and documentation
    • Experience with ORM/Database Design
    • Experience with SQL
    • Web Technology (Java Script, Type script)
    • Experience with Json/ XML
    • Experience in WEB API
    • CI/CD
    • Experience with UML
    • Testing Framework (Unit and Integration Testing)

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • +5 years’ experience in a Leadership Position
    • +5 years’ experience as a Developer
    • Matric
    • IT Diploma/Degree is advantageous
    • Industry Related certification
    • Retail industry experience is advantageous
    • Stable work history
    • Proven track record of successful implementation

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    Development Project Manager

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Quality Control
    • Performance Management
    • Resource Planning, Project Management and Organizational Skills
    • Manage resourcing and capacity planning
    • Ensure 70% team efficiency
    • Deliver consistent release management, on time, on scope and withing the required quality standards
    • Provide various progress reports (Internal and External)
    • Identify training needs in line with company goals and ensure team training takes place
    • Responsible for continuous process improvement
    • Manage client relationships and client satisfaction
    • Manage client expectations and scope adjustments
    • Manage Time Track reporting daily
    • Manage backlog refinement with the client/Product Owner
    • Release /flight planning and cycle planning with clients and ensuring 6- 12monthsdelivery in advance
    • Manage, design, estimation and quality activities by ensuring design documentation quality, tracking actuals vs estimates and maintaining a 95% success rate (QA failure)

    CORE SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

    Technical skills required to do the job:

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Experience with task tracking tools (JIRA)
    • Scrum Principles (tracking, capacity, efficiency planning, ceremonies) – SAFe
    • Customer relationship management
    • Coding languages and principles
    • Conflict management
    • Quality Control
    • Performance Management
    • Resource Planning, Project Management and Organizational Skills
    • Communication – Oral and Written

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • Matric
    • A minimum of 3 years experience leading a team
    • IT related qualification
    • Scrum certification is advantageous
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience within a Software Development environment
    • Retail experience is advantageous
    • A proven track record of successful project delivery
    • Experience with Agile, Scrum

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    Quality Assurance (QA) Tester

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Serve as 1st line support for the team. Test defects raised by internal and external clients to validate defects.
    • Create defects with appropriate replication steps in the internal change control system.
    • Review functional and design stories to ensure full understanding of individual deliverables at the start of each sprint.
    • Develop, document, and maintain functional test cases and other test artifacts like the test data, data validation etc.
    • Plan and execute regular regression cycles for software releases. Record results in testing software and ensure that defects are logged and communicated.
    • Ensure that release notes are up to date for each story / task completed in a sprint.
    • Participate in story time with the business analyst and technical lead / architect in refining the product backlog and high-level estimations.
    • Working collaboratively as part of an Agile development team:
    • Deliver according to the Definition of Done requirement.
    • Collaborating with the Development Project Manager, Product Owner, Architects, Developers and Business Analysts as required.
    • Support the development process by assisting with the QA estimation to deliver a story in a sprint.
    • Participate in planning meetings.
    • Participate in Sprint Planning Development Cycles every 2 weeks.
    • Participate in the Daily Stand-up meetings.

    CORE SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

    • Self-starter, able to manage individual responsibilities and contribute successfully to team deliveries on complex, long-term projects.
    • Strong analytical ability and abstract thinking to be able to gather high-level business requirements effectively and QA the user stories and technical specifications.
    • Strong interpersonal skills. Listening attentively to requirements, in depth questioning, interpretation and ability to see the holistic view of the business and assess impact accordingly.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to document and present the results of analysis clearly and concisely.
    • Should have technical background or aptitude.
    • Able to Multi-task and manage multifaceted analysis projects (dual track)

    PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

    • Analytical thinker
    • Critical thinking skills
    • Delivery focused
    • Team Player – must be able to work collaboratively with the Client, redPanda Executives, BAs, DPMs, Service Delivery Managers and Development Managers.
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Flexible/adaptable/approachable and willing to work in rapid changing, high delivery environment.
    • Integrity & Professionalism
    • Stays focused under pressure

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essential.
    • Minimum requirement is Matric with at least 3+ years of on-the-job work experience.
    • Ideally but not essential, experience in using Agile (SAFe) methodologies will be an advantage.
    • Exposure to Enterprise development will be a definite advantage.
    • Experience with Jira and ticket management systems (e.g., QC or ALM).

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    Senior UI / UX Developer

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Conduct research and deconstruct users’ digital interactions and habits.
    • Identify UI and UX strategies based on our target goals.
    • Create and maintain digital assets, such as interface design files, wireframes, and interactive mockups using Figma and/or Invision
    • Design, build, and maintain highly reusable JavaScript, HTML and CSS code.
    • Provide Technical Advice
    • Responsible for the UI/UX architecture, design and development
    • Combine design, user-centered research and development practices to create intuitive solutions
    • Collaborate with client to understand project vision, visualize ideas and unlock business value
    • Integration of software with existing systems
    • Assist with training and mentoring team members
    • Identify opportunities for system enhancements

    CORE SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

    Mandatory Skills / Abilities required to do the Job:

    • HTML and CSS experience
    • Figma / Invision experience
    • Photoshop experience
    • Graphic design skills
    • Web and Mobile app experience
    • Frontend development experience

    Personal Attributes / Character traits required for this job

    • Analytical thinker with critical thinking skills
    • Delivery focused.
    • Team Management/ Leadership
    • Team Player – must be able to work collaboratively with clients and Development Management
    • Executives, BAs, DPMs, Service Delivery Managers and Development Managers
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Stays focused under pressure

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • 5 years+ of mobile app user interface and user experience design, wireframing
    • 3 years + of Figma and or Invision prototyping experience.
    • Solid understanding of visual communication (Layout, Colour, Typography, Icons, design theory)
    • Graphic design experience (Photoshop etc.)
    • Retail software experience (brick and mortar + eCommerce)
    • Good HTML and CSS knowledge (Less, Sass etc.)
    • Frontend development experience highly beneficial
    • Portfolio examples beneficial
    • Version control systems such as Git, Azure Devops beneficial

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