Specialist Software Engineer – ETL

Job Description

Role purpose:

The Software Engineer is responsible for creating prototypes, designing and building modules and solutions in an iterative agile cycle, develop, maintaining, and optimizing the business outcome. This role is responsible for estimating user and technical stories, designing and developing code, writing and executing unit and integration tests, and supporting testing of deliverables against the user and technical story acceptance tests. The incumbent is responsible for 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. This role is responsible for providing software-related operations support, including managing level two and level three incident and problem management.

Your responsibilities will include:

Estimate user and technical stories to help inform and prioritize the backlog
Design modules according to user stories, UX designs, and technical stories
Develop solutions according to module designs and deploy them using the delivery pipeline
Develop and execute unit and integration tests; support testing against user and technical story acceptance tests
Suggest improvements to user stories and UX
Manage technical debt as part of daily activities
Conduct peer reviews and maintain coding standards
Manage incidents as level two and level three support
Manage problems as level two and level three support

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

Must have technical/professional qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science,
Information Systems, Business
Administration, or another related field
At least 3 -5 years relevant experience of which a minimum of three years is in programming and/or systems analysis applying agile frameworks
Experiences working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, LSD, and FDD
Experience working with any ETL development tool
Experience working with multiple programming and markup languages, such as ETL, HTML, CSS, Ruby, SQL, XML, JSON, and Python, and paradigms such as objectoriented-, even-driven-, procedural-, functional-, and declarative programming C2 General
Strong knowledge of software architecture principles
Experience working in cloud-native environments
Professional experience and knowledge of the Telecommunications industry preferred
Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) preferred
Competency in UX principles and practices preferred

Core competencies, knowledge, and experience:

Agile and lean programming and development of software systems in Webscale environments
Backlog item estimation
Unit, integration, smoke, and static code analysis testing
Architectural element testing e.g. APIs
Creating ETL processes by ensuring the accuracy and completeness of data that is extracted, transformed, and loaded into systems
Testing of ETL processes and Debugging:
Automated testing and tools e.g. Selenium
Code reviewing
Software incident and problem management
Expertise in multiple programming and markup languages
Continuous integration and continuous delivery methodologies and tools
DevOps culture, processes, and tools

Cloud-native architectures, including publiccloud PaaS / IaaS, micro-services architectures, API
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-solving 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 distill 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

Closing date for Applications: 8 June 2023.

The base location for this role is Midrand, Vodacom Campus

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

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