Senior Oracle Developer - Durban

  • MJM Recruitment
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Jul 09, 2018
Permanent Information Technology

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to design, building code and implementing the solution as specified within the project plan and accordance with the defined business needs.

Role Requirements

Technical analysis & design

  • Analyze and design new\existing system changes and evaluate business impact of change, enhancements and new designs;
  • Analyze system change requests to provide work estimates;
  • Ability to review supplied specifications, conceptualize the technical solutions to meet the requirements and map the relevant technical designs and documents for the required changes e.g. physical data flows, file layouts, routines and utilities, program specifications or prototypes;
  • Translate the logical designs into physical designs and detailed programs designs, taking into account the agreed standards, the target environments infrastructure and architecture, performance requirements and external integrations;
  • Liaise with the system development team or support consultants on the development of enhancements to overcome known problems or further fulfill the requirements;


Support and development

  • Creates logical and innovative solutions to complex requirements. Understanding of working as part of a project team;
  • Create and amend programs in accordance with the design, agreed development standards and tools to achieve a well-engineered solution;
  • Maintain detailed documentation and project files with respect to progress, problems, needed changes, etc., and provide regular reports on such to the Team\ Project leader and/or Systems;
  • Review technical deliverables and manage quality in order to ensure that what has been built meets user expectation;
  • Ensure ongoing technical and application support that will comply with the established level of service and support for existing systems to the line organization users;
  • Provide daily technical, functional and operation support for the existing software applications;



  • Construct, interpret and execute system and program test plans to verify correct operation of completed systems;
  • Plan, design and conduct test of program; correcting errors and re-test to achieve an error free result.


Skills and Competency

  • Is a self-starter who requires minimal supervision, and takes high ownership of work assigned
  • Must be able to provide guidance and support to junior/intermediate developers to ensure that project deliverables are met in the required quality standards, time and budget estimations;
  • Takes a logical, analytical approach to problem solving and pays close attention to detail;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to follow and abide by all information, security, and ISO policies and practices;
  • Ability to work from test scripts as well as the ability to complete independent, non-script based testing;
  • Good communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience using the agile development framework and any different development methodologies by the organization;
  • Understanding of secure coding best-practices;
  • Shows evidence of analytical ability and appreciates the importance of commercial constraints;
  • Takes ownership of assigned tasks, maintains good rapport within the team, and provides strong contribution and feedback to / from the team lead;
  • Contributes towards improving development/ support process – Strong focus on evaluating and analyzing flaws/ discrepancies in system, and ability to estimate, plan and implement efficient, high-quality solutions;
  • Work well with others as part of a team;



Education & Qualification

  • BSc(Computer Science or Information Systems)/ BCom(Information Systems)/A National Diploma in IT/and or equivalent qualification;
  • Professional Qualifications Level 5;
  • Oracle certification is advantageous


Relevant Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years development experience;
  • Must have 4-5 years’ experience using PL/SQL
  • Must have 4-5 years’ experience using Oracle Developer Forms and Reports
  • Must have 4-5 years’ experience using Oracle DBMS
  • Knowledge of Oracle ADF and Java technologies is advantageous
  • Knowledge of Jasper reporting is advantageous
  • Has acquired proven experience in the following frameworks/technologies

o             SOA – Services Orientated architecture

o             Web Services (SOAP)

o             ESB - Enterprise server bus

  • Has acquired a broad understanding of IS concepts and practical, in particular those used within own organization concerning the systems development life cycle;
  • Advanced design and analysis skills (includes database design);
  • Has acquired proven experience in working on integration software development projects

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