Database Programmer at SASA – IT-Online


The successful candidate will use the following technologies GIT, JIRA, Oracle Apex, Oracle ADF, ADF Mobile, Jasper and BI Publisher. These tools support Oracle Weblogic and Database environments. There will be an opportunity to explore, train and implement these technologies in this cutting-edge research organization. The software provides interfaces for scientists to interpret and communicate analysis results with growers, researchers and other applications. A solid understanding of OOP, design patterns and modern software design principles is required.

The main responsibilities of this position are:

  • Technical analysis of business needs
  • Documentation and configuration of the software
  • Design, write, maintain and test code
  • Database design
  • Continuous Improvement of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Keeping abreast technically of trends and advancements in the area of ​​specialization, incorporating these improvements as appropriate
  • Construction of complex PL/SQL queries to meet the needs of ad hoc users
  • Assist and advise users for optimal use of the SASRI database

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or IS Tech degree is essential
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Java, Oracle APEX, Oracle ADF, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Apex, JSON, XML, Web Services, Agile methodologies

Desired skills:

  • Java Programming
  • Oracle
  • Analytical thinking
  • Software development

About the employer:

The South African Sugarcane Research Institute uses an Oracle technology stack to store and serve research data. This is exposed through Oracle Apex, Oracle ADF, Python, and web services. We invite applicants to apply for the vacant position in the Biometrics Section within the Diagnostic and Analytical Resources Unit (DARU) based at Mount Edgecombe.

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