Senior Specialist: Software Engineer
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
8d ago

Vodacom is a Leading African Mobile communication company providing wider range of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 60 million customers.

From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho.

The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200 million people. Through Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) we also offer business managed services to enterprises in over 40 countries across the continent.

Vodafone is the majority shareholder of Vodacom and has a 65% share.

We’re at our best when we lead and over the past 20 years, as the Company that pioneered mobile in South Africa, Vodacom has achieved a remarkable list of firsts.

We’re immensely proud to be a leader in our field and are 100% committed to continue trailblazing.

  • We employ individuals who are as passionate about customers as we are. We are truly Customer Obsessed which means that we are passionate about exceeding customer expectations;
  • work relentlessly to really understand the customer; look at decisions through the customer’s eyes and take personal accountability for the customer experience.

    We have the below vacancy available in our Organisation :

    The G Band Senior Specialist : Software Engineer role is based within Technology .

    The role purposeof the Senior Specialist : Software Engineer is to be directly responsible for ensuring scalable platforms within the Customer value management (CVM) environment in the telecommunications company and will be actively involved in crafting and delivering software architectures that are fit for purpose into the future.

    The role will be responsible for creating prototypes, designing and building modules and solutions in an iterative agile cycles, develop, maintain, and optimize the business outcome.

    Your responsibilities will include :

    Estimating user and technical stories, designing and developing code, writing and executing unit and integration tests, and supporting testing of deliverables against user and technical story acceptance tests.

    Performing peer reviews, collaborating with architects and other developers to produce just enough design, and ensuring that enough technical documentation and training is provided for reference and operational support

    Providing software-related operations support, including managing level two and level three incident and problem management

    Key accountabilities and decision will include :

    Estimate user and technical stories to help inform and prioritize backlog

    Design modules according to user stories, and technical stories

    Develop solutions according to module designs and deploy using delivery pipeline

    Develop and execute unit and integration tests; support testing against user and technical story acceptance tests

    Suggest improvements to user stories

    Manage technical debt as part of daily activities

    Conduct peer reviews and maintain coding standards

    Manage incidents as level two and level three support

    Core competencies, knowledge and experience :

    Highly cross-functional and able to swap and perform adjacent roles at short notice

    Flexibility to deal with changing projects and priorities in a short space of time

    Strong problem solvi ng skills and ability to learn new methods and processes

    Strong relationship building, persuasion, and collaboration skills that drives internal-and cross-team constructive feedback and support

    Strong communications skills, with the ability to distil difficult technical concepts into simple and actionable modules

    Strong time-management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple balls, and comfortable working under pressure

    Willingness to track, assess, and incorporate practice and technology developments into day-to-day working

    Good understanding of the business capability / user journey, wider organizational goals, and desired product business outcomes

    Understanding of both the current Telecommunications and digital services market and emerging business and technology trends

    Agile and lean programming and development of software systems in Web-scale environments

    Backlog item estimation

    Unit, integration, smoke and static code analysis testing

    Architectural element testing e.g. APIs

    Automated testing and tools e.g. Selenium

    Code reviewing

    Software incident and problem management

    Continuous integration and continuous delivery methodologies and tools

    DevOps culture, processes, and tools

    Cloud-native architectures, including public cloud PaaS / IaaS, micro services architectures, APIs

    The idealcandidate for this role will have :

  • Matric / Grade 12 essential
  • 3-year degree / Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Information Systems, BusinessAdministration, or other related field

    5+ years of work experience in programming and / orsystems analysis applying agile frameworks

    Experience working with agile methodologies, suchas Scrum, Kanban, XP, LSD, and FDD

    Experience working with multiple programming andmark-up languages, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Ruby, SQL, XML, JSON,YAML, and Python, and paradigms such as object-

    oriented-, even-driven-,procedural-, functional-, and declarative programming

    Strong knowledge of software architectureprinciples

    Experience working in cloud-native environments

    Professional experience and knowledge of theTelecommunications industry preferred

    Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) preferred

    The base location for this roleis Commercial Park, Midrand .

    The Company’s approved EmploymentEquity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome peoplewith various disabilities to apply.

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