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Job Information
Job title
Associate Software Developer
Location / Operation
BluNova - Gauteng South Africa
Blue Label Distribution
Job reports to
Head of capabilities
Job Purpose

The incumbent is responsible for the software development and maintenance for high transaction rate applications. The Software developer is able to independently develop code, test and debug new software and to make significant enhancements to existing software using Java or other programming languages; to develop secure scalable and fault tolerant solutions across a distributed architecture.


Key Responsibility Areas

  •  A technical job, which is concerned with software. Focus is on detail.
  • This is an entry-level position usually requiring knowledge or experience in one of the following areas: logic and flow diagrams; testing and debugging; or an applications programming language.
  • Learn to conceive, design, and test logical structures for problem solving
  • Analysis of relevant standards.
  • Understand project / product requirements from a technical perspective
  • Follow the software development plan
  • Learn to code detailed designs from design specifications, according to best practices and software coding standard accepting the necessary mentoring and coaching from other team members, as applicable.
  • Learn how to and produce test code (unit tests) to drive all functionality, including error paths
  • Assist in writing, testing, and maintaining programs
  • 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.
  • Assist in updating, repairing, modifying, and expanding existing programs
  • Operations and rollout support
  • Maintain all development documentation under configuration and source control as per company standards (incl. Source, documentation, assembly drawings, etc.)

Non-Core Functions:

  • General Administration as and when required


Requirements of the Job
  • 1 + Years relevant experience
Minimum qualifications
  • Accredited National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree (with computer science related subject as a major)
Competencies / Behaviour


  • Software exposure:Java ; C; C++; C#; .Net
  • Relational Databases and SQL
  • XML, HTML, and JavaScript
Behavioural attributes

The incumbent displays the following competencies:


  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Ability to work within a Team
    • Communicate with other team members; share knowledge; share resources; seek assistance
    • Acknowledges and appreciates each team member's contributions.
  • Self-management
    • Endeavour to satisfy or exceed performance expectations at all times
    • Meet deadlines or other requirements, as specified by management, which are under your control
    • Improve skills and competencies by identifying own training needs and proposing courses
    • Be self-motivated, by taking an interest in the job, and obtaining satisfaction from the achievement of a job well done.
    • Proactively endeavour to resolve de-motivating factors or circumstances thereby contributing to job satisfaction
    • Take ownership of responsibilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem Solving ability
  • Software Systems Design
  • Technical Documentation
  • Familiarise with company policies and procedures relating to software development.
  • Develop and understanding of the complete testing life cycle, including developing test cases and test plans.


Closing date for applications
Saturday, 25 May 2019

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