Accenture South Africa: Natural Programmer

Posted on :

5 May, 2010

Category :

Computer Jobs in South Africa, IT Jobs in South Africa

Accenture’s Services workforce is a dedicated team of people who work on outsourcing engagements. These are long-term partnerships with clients for whom we manage and provide increasingly specialized business operations, such as finance and accounting, IT, applications development and maintenance, helpdesk services, and HR. We not only maintain key business functions for clients, we constantly seek to improve them to help our clients move ahead of the competition

Accenture South Africa recruits: Natural Programmer
Date: Apr 11, 2010
Location: Pretoria, ZA

Natural Programmer-00083493

Job Description:

Technology Delivery professionals are responsible for application enhancements and maintenance of client business applications including functional and technical design/build, testing, development and implementation. They also focus on technical infrastructure planning, design, execution and operational support of architecture necessary to support business applications. They work with hardware, operating systems, network development and technical operations and help desk support, and are responsible for the management of service delivery and the transfer of processes and people for new contracts.

Purpose of the Job:

* To design and write simple to moderate programs and to provide relevant support to operational support and support service teams as required.

Main Responsibilities//Tasks:

* To efficiently code, debug and unit test simple to moderate programs. This includes new development and / or modifications to existing programs on a Supply Chain system
* Compile designs for simple to moderate programs
* To investigate user requests in order to determine and correct root cause of incidents
* Assist business / system analyst with definition and analysis of enhancements and new developments
* Work with users to define program and system requirements as required
* Prepare complete system documentation in the design, programming, testing and release phases of the system development life cycle
* Provide documentation support to project team, including maintenance of technical documentation, user manuals, and training materials

General and administrative tasks

* Submit weekly status report to team leader in agreed format
* Perform tasks according to project standards and procedures and within pre-defined timelines
* Work effectively as part of a team and seek to support the team’s goals
* Deliver the required deliverables as per applicable task assigned
* Oral and written communication to supervisor/team leader
* Work according to the-minute rule when solving problems, i.e. a problem is not solved within 15 minutes the supervisor should be involved to provide Guidelines
* Problems should be identified and escalated to the supervisor with sufficient lead-time to avert crises, this includes communication when the target date is not met or when the risk of not meeting the target date exists
* Identify changes in scope or work effort that could result in budgetary overrun or the missing of delivery dates
* Broaden own technical, (.NET and Entire-X), functional (Supply Chain Management and Asset Management) and industry (Government) skill base
* Engage in formal or informal knowledge transfer
* Perform related work as per Client’s IT and Operations Standards
* Adhere to project standards and procedures

Other Features of the Job (e.g., location, travelling, shift hours, etc.):

* Must be a South African Citizen
* Professionalism
* Overtime when required
* Open plan office
* Please note that NIA security clearance will be required for candidates that have been shortlisted
* Please note that preference will be given to AA applicants

Knowledge and Skills:

Good programming and analytical skills, with working knowledge of:

* Mainframe languages (e.g. Natural, Natural Construct with Adabas or DB2 as database)
* Documentation delivery and interpretation skills
* Good oral and written communication skills
* Time Management and Project Reporting
* Quality Management principles
* A good understanding of Application Maintenance procedures and the System Development Life Cycle
* Innovative, dedicated and committed to achieving results
* Self-motivated and able to adapt quickly


* Matric with a 3 year diploma or degree and IT, Computer Science or Commerce

* A minimum of 2 years relevant experience

* Experience in Supply Chain Management an advantage

* we are looking for natural programmers and programmers willing to learn natural.

Job: Design, Development & Implementation

Primary Location: South Africa-Pretoria

Organization; Outsourcing for Accenture Clients (Services)

Schedule: Full-time
Job Segments: .NET, Accounting, Computer, Database, Developer, Finance, Help Desk, Information Technology, Mainframe, Operations, Programmer, Supply, Supply Chain, Technology

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