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Manager Ict Application Design & Development


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Manager Ict Application Design & Development


$ 2500 to $ 4000 per month




October 7 2021

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The CSIR has a vacancy for a Manager: ICT Application Design & Development in the ICT Services Centre. The incumbent will manage the Applications Design & Development function using defined policies and frameworks in an integrated application portfolio management approach. This position is based in Pretoria.

Key responsibilities:

Plan and resource annual development activities and associated financial implications to facilitate and ensure continuous budget and cost optimisation;
Maintain, support, and upgrade existing systems and applications;
Guide the development team on issues related to the design, development, and deployment of mission-critical information and software systems;
Execute and oversee the testing process with a focus on minimizing defects and rework;
Lead the creation, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of application environments;
Build a reliable network of vendor partners and utilize them to optimise Application

Development services;

Enhance and maintain key stakeholder relationships along with application end-users to ensure that the voice of the customer is represented within ICT Services;
Research emerging application portfolio management methodologies, technologies and trends to inform discipline related improvement initiatives;
Coach, mentor and guide ICT staff on Application Portfolio Life Cycle Management;
Review and enhance ICT standards and procedures as well as best practices in alignment with other ICT departments to enhance added value service delivery.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field with at least six years’ relevant IT management experience;
Solid experience of service management, associated methodologies and frameworks and the application thereof;
Certification in any one of the following is essential:
- Application Development;
- Project Management certification (PMP or Prince II);
- Database Management.
Knowledge of continuous improvement processes, process control and enhancement;
Financial management, budgeting, MIS and reporting skills;
People management and leadership skills.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.

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