12 Jul 2013

Permanent Unix Developer – Salary Market Related

GL/U.D – Posted by BonnieSJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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Job Description

Unix Developer with at least 5+ years experience with Unix/Linux development is required for a large company in JHB East.




  • Support the Technical Lead in programming and development of new IT systems solutions.
  • Maintain a cost-conscious focus throughout in order to support the business strategy when making decisions or finding solutions.
  • Support the Technical Lead by remaining abreast of all related global competitor movements and trends in order to keep the most innovative.
  • Conduct research and build technical knowledge on any new developments in both the IT field.



  • Work closely with the Technical Lead in order to gain better understanding, knowledge from this role and act as a 2nd in charge to the Technical Lead.
  • Maintain ownership of technical systems.
  • Maintain own technical knowledge and skills by remaining abreast of technology and latest developments related to programming by using cutting edge technology to support the business.
  • Must take ownership of any complex coding within the IT system solutions by actively driving and completing this.
  • Design, scope and complete detailed technical specifications to support the various projects and enhancements.
  • Adhere to the set project timeframes and milestones for all development requirements.
  • Provide continuous (weekly & monthly) feedback on the status of all developments.
  • Get directly involved in trouble shooting, in accordance to the severity of the problem, to provide support and resolution timeously and effectively.
  • Support the Technical Lead in monitoring current architectural infrastructure to ensure this supports high volumes and high performance.
  • Maintain accurate cross-functional systems knowledge to ensure the various platforms/systems integrate seamlessly.
  • Complete release notes and manage the release process with 3rd party providers in accordance to change management process.
  • Facilitate the change management for business processes that change as a result of project deliverables.
  • Adheres to all related change management procedures and policies, ensuring a well planned roll-out and in accordance to audit requirements.
  • Be on stand-by for after-hours support to the business to efficiently and timeously resolve any issues reported by the business.
  • Conduct and accurately report on all annual/quarterly Disaster Recovery tests and implement and manage any corrective steps arising from this.
  • Understand network design for accurate trouble shooting and give input into any enhancements or developments related to the network.
  • Maintain and uphold ethical standards and the Culture in order to protect the business and its customers and guests.
  • Be responsible for designing and writing middleware services and IBM Informix RDBMS stored procedures within the Tuxedo framework.
  • Responsible for writing XML documents and XSLT style sheets for creating and formatting messages using various XML editors.


Customer focus:

  • Support and effectively interact with internal stakeholders (e.g. Project Lead) in order to support the overall project/enhancement implementation and requirements.
  • Provide assistance to key IT resources in order to empower them for self-sufficient trouble shooting and problem resolution.



  • BSc/BCom in Computer Science/Information Technology (desirable).
  • 5+ years experience with Unix/Linux development environment (make, vi,etc)
  • Experience with version control tools like CVS and GIT
  • Has worked in an commercial software development environment
  • Experience in travel and hospitality industry, with strong emphasis on the segment would be an advantage.
  • Experience with payment processing solutions (credit cards, cash payment solutions, etc) would be an advantage.
  • Experience in Unix programming is required
  • SQL, make, C/C++ in Unix/Linux environments, Perl
  • Operating systems: Linux, Windows
  • Functional knowledge of English with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • DBA knowledge.
  • Understanding of project planning and full product life cycle.
  • IBM MQ series, BEA/Oracle Tuxedo, Informix
  • In-depth knowledge of writing scripts for automated reporting and alike.
  • Unix/Linux Server tuning and optimization
  • Working knowledge of VPN & WAN infrastructure



Job Categories: Information Technology. Job Types: Permanent. Job Tags: bea/oracle tuxedo, c/c++, informix, perl, sql, unix/linux, vpn & wan infrastructure, and • ibm mq series.

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