PROVIDE critical support engineering skills to the Online and Mobile App IT support teams of a reputable Retail Group seeking your technical expertise as an Analyst Programmer II to fill a 12-Month Contract role. These teams work towards monitoring, diagnosing and remediating issues across application and infrastructure. You will also be expected to design & code programmes of greater complexity, develop technical specifications from systems specs while ensuring effective operations and providing valuable input into systems related Risk Management Strategies & Risk Mitigation. The successful candidate will possess a 3-year IT Diploma with 2-5 year’s Programming/Analyst Programming including Operational/System Support and E-commerce/M-commerce industry experience including Android & iOS. You must also have strong Java/J2EE, MySQL, AWS CloudFront, Postman, JSON & RESTful.


  • Analysis, technical design and development aligned to team processes and requirements.
  • Develop technical specifications from systems specifications.
  • Design and code programmes of greater complexity and size from technical specifications.
  • Maintain and support existing systems.
  • Interpret user requirements and translate into systems design.
  • Investigate and solve systems issues.
  • Ensure systems documentation is kept up to date.
  • Ensure effective operations.
  • Implement approved changes as per change control and security process.
  • Plan, organise and control own work effort, including regular progress feedback to areas.
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of processes, technology and architecture.
  • Utilize problem solving skills and techniques to drive the resolution of issues.
  • Ensure systems conform to IT governance and Information Security requirements.
  • Provide input into systems related Risk Management Strategies and Risk Mitigation.


Qualifications –

  • 3-year IT Diploma.

Experience/Skills –

  • 2-5 Years Programming/Analyst Programming experience.
  • Operational/System Support background.
  • Specific analysis and development skills.
  • Java / J2EE.
  • MySQL relational database.
  • AWS CloudFront.
  • Postman (JSON language, Retail Services are RESTful).
  • E-commerce or M-commerce industry experience (Android and iOS experience).
  • Prepares clear, well-structured presentations using a variety of tools and techniques.
  • Rotational stand-by.

Advantageous –

  • Cloud based experience.


  • Ability to research technology-related concepts, trends and best practices, and apply findings.
  • Looks beyond symptoms to uncover root causes of problems to be solved.
  • Synthesises data from different sources to identify trends.
  • Clearly defines objectives and translates them into workable activities.
  • Anticipates potential obstacles and their impact on the accomplishment of goals and timelines and propose/ take corrective action where required.
  • Discusses issues and exchanges information with partners to identify areas of mutual interest and benefit.
  • Convinces others by identifying benefits for all; looks for ways to increase the value of the partnership for all parties.
  • Actively seeks out positive spin-offs of change and investigates ways in which change can be used.
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness in acquiring necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to adapt to change.

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Desired Skills:

  • Analyst
  • Programmer
  • II

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