Company Name: SASA

Job Title: Software Developer

Mount Edgecombe KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
Market Related Salary
Permanent skilled level position at South African Sugar Association in the Information Technology (Software) industry.
Benefits: An opportunity to join a small specialist department who
concentrate on customer needs and technical excellence in software

Closing Date: 08/03/2015

About us:

Based in Mount Edgecombe (KZN), Autolab’s development team build
products for the exchange and management of laboratory and weighbridge
information. The internationally recognized LIMS package we use allows
for development in C# to deliver first rate software products to
customers across many locations. As a small specialist department, we
pride ourselves in being able to couple technical excellence in software
engineering with a strong understanding of our customer’s needs.

The role:

You will be involved in the coding, implementation and testing of
routines and programs under the direction of the Senior Systems
Developer and Autolab Manager. You’ll provide advanced network,
application, database and operating system support to end-users.

What’s in it for you?:

For software professionals who are serious about their careers, we have the following important benefits:
Learn from other talented developers;
Exposure to desktop applications, Portals, databases;
We build careers around your talent – this isn’t just a job;
Friendly caring atmosphere, on-site canteen, Virgin Active in close proximity;
We build products, we are not an internal IT department;
Formal software engineering best practices.

About you:

You will be a highly motivated individual, able to work effectively
within a team, in a dynamic and challenging business environment, with:
A Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
Experience in object orientated programming (preferable C#)
Experience in any of the current SQL database management systems, preferably Oracle
Knowledge of the software development life cycle
An endorsement free code 08 driver’s license.

Rewarding you:

Not only will you benefit from working in close collaboration with
the rest of our highly skilled team; but if you enjoy the challenge of
working in an environment where hard work is recognised and rewarded and
where the focus is developing the whole you, then follow the
application procedure detailed below.

Application procedure:

Only applications submitted through our online job portal will be
considered. Please visit the SASA website, careers page and point to
‘Click here to apply for any of the positions listed on the left” to
enter the portal. Please feel welcome to provide comprehensive
information when making your submission as this will assist our
short-listing process. Please ensure that you provide us with an
indication of your current total guaranteed remuneration package and any
variable benefits.
We will contact applicants who appear to best fit our requirements with a
request that they provide a more detailed CV and furnish us with copies
of their academic record. If you do not have a copy of your academic
transcript, please could we suggest that you contact your university to
obtain this.
SASA follows a comprehensive recruitment process that includes the
formal assessment of cognitive abilities and preferred behavioural

Aspects of SASA’s Recruitment Policy applicable to this Vacancy:

SASA recognises the need for employers in South Africa to contribute
to transformation through active support for the provisions of the
Employment Equity Act and Black Economic Empowerment legislation, and
recognises the high level of unemployment in our country. Accordingly,
our first priority is the provision of employment opportunities to South
African nationals. Applications for employment by foreign nationals are
considered only in the event that a comprehensive recruitment process
has failed to result in the appointment of a suitable South African

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


Keep abreast of developments in the application software, database management and operating system software fields
Provide specialised assistance to users with operational problems
relating to systems, programs and date telephonically and by modem
Set and achieve realistic work deadlines
Work well in a diverse team environment
Travel to sugar mills when necessary
Writes operational and test routines to integrate serial devices into computer systems
Tests and de-bugs the routines to make sure correct operations
design program logic and re-usable objects to meet specifications using
an approved methodology where applicable with adherence to approved
Codes programs using specified languages according to prescribed standards
Work independently on assigned tasks


object orientated programming (preferable C#)
any of the current SQL database management systems, preferable Oracle


software development life cycle
serial communications protocols and linking serial devices into computer systems
PC architecture, hardware devices and peripherals, such as modems, scanners etc
comprehensive knowledge of commercial software packages and operating systems (Windows 2008, Windows 7, etc)
The South African Sugar Association (SASA) provides a diverse range of
highly specialised services to the South African sugar industry and our
activities are funded in the main by the sugarcane growers and sugar
milling companies. Our mission is to provide specialist services that
enhance the profitability, global competitiveness and sustainability of
the South African sugar industry.

How To Apply:

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