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Job Information
Job title
Software Developer - Ticketpro
Location / Operation
Ticketpro - Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa
Job reports to
Head of Technology
Job Purpose

The incumbent is responsible for the software development and maintenance of front- and back-end applications. The Software Developer should be able to independently design, develop, code, test and debug new software and to make significant enhancements to existing software using PHP, Java, MySQL or other programming languages; to design and develop secure scalable and fault tolerant solutions across a distributed architecture.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • This is an junior position requiring knowledge and experience in the following areas:
    • Proficient in modern programming languages (e.g. C, PHP, Java)
    • Experience of object oriented programming / modular programming
    • Excellent understanding of server-side programming.
    • Must write efficient scalable code with documentation.
    • Web Application development
    • Can read code written by others.
    • Has experience debugging code.
    • Testing and debugging
    • Report scripting
  • Conceive, design, and test logical structures for problem solving.
  • Analysis of relevant standards.
  • Understand and/or Write project requirements
  • Produce and review baseline documentation that collectively defines the solution.
  • Provide input and Follow the software development plan
  • Develop, test, and maintain software programs
  • Develop applications according to the specifications
  • Code detailed designs from design specifications, according to best practices and software coding standard.
  • Perform the testing and debugging.
  • Ongoing support throughout lifecycle of the product (or until the support responsibility has been re-allocated), to all departments and customers as and when required.
  • Build, test and implement the software solution, including any amount of coding that may be necessary.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with company standards and procedures.
  • Maintain all development documentation under configuration and source control as per company standards (incl. Source, documentation, etc.)
  • Ensure completion of deliverables by prescribed milestones, with proactive feedback.

Core Functions:

  • Develop, operate and maintain current event ticketing platform
  • Design, develop and extend modules for the event ticketing engine in a re- usable and scalable manner, ensuring consistency with software architectures employed
  • Ensure integration of the ticketing engine with stadium access control units for match-day access and reporting
  • Extend the solution to integrate with the Blue Label core distribution switch to ensure that tickets can be accessed via the widest possible footprint
  • Integrate the mobile services platform to provide access via mobile channels to an integrated mobile eco- system with ticketing and loyalty and rewards included
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the mobile ticketing application
  • Identify and implement effective solutions to continuously improve the software development methodology employed
  • Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements, while reporting to the Scrum Master and agile team in daily scrum meetings
  • Understand system architecture and identify deficiencies which can be improved
  • Assist with the design and development of automated test harnesses and test cases, and
  • assist with the development of automated deployment techniques
  • Enforce coding standards, including mandated, correct use of source control repositories
  • Assist in the facilitation of team and client meetings and deliver informative, well-organized presentations
  • Effectively make use of different database design techniques
  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal admin processes along with possible solutions
Requirements of the Job
  • Experience with PHP
  • Experience with MySQL
  • Experience with JavaScript
  • Experience with Bootstrap
  • Experience with jQuery
  • Experience with RESTful web services with JSON (advantage)
  • Experience with high-volume public websites
Minimum qualifications
  • Matric
  • Relevant 3-year degree (with computer science related subject as a major) (Highly Beneficial)
  • Exposure to Agile (advantage)
Competencies / Behaviour
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Linux and Apache (Some knowledge of the Linux command line)
  • Web, WAP , HTML, HTML5,XML
  • Java and Mobile development considered a bonus
  • Embedded / C development considered a bonus
  • Excellent English communication skills
Behavioural attributes
  • Software exposure: C; C++; PHP; Java;
  • Relational Databases and SQL, background with LAMP skills
  • Can work on XHTML/CSS based code based on templates.
  • Technical Documentation
  • Good levels of communication. Both written and verbal
  • Be familiar with company policies and procedures relating to software development.
  • Understanding of the complete testing life cycle, including developing test cases and test plans.
  • Deliver quality work within promised timeframes.
  • Generate enthusiasm among team members and facilitate effective team interaction
  • Interest in all things technology
Closing date for applications
Saturday, 25 May 2019

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