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Senior Developer


Jembi has a vacancy for an experienced and well-qualified Senior Developer to support its local and international digital health projects in the public health technology sector. The successful applicant will work with a vibrant business and technical team to deliver an effective health information system and integrated health architectures on several exciting digital and health information systems projects in South Africa and other African countries and engage with a global set of stakeholders and international communities of practice.

The role of the Senior Developer is both leadership and technical expertise based – and will work with a team of developers on one or many Jembi projects. They should have a minimum of 5 years of experience working with various technologies in production enterprise environments and relevant education for this role.

Required skills & experience
  • Experience in the public health sector

  • Previous work with Electronic Health Record systems

  • NoSQL database development

  • Is able to run a small project/sub-project (>4 month project) with minimal assistance, to an acceptable level of quality and within the timeframes that he/she is given

  • Is also able to give their Lead timeframes with regards to their own tasks

  • Is able to break down tasks/user stories into smaller tasks by themselves, and then able to translate these tasks to basic architectural/framework development patterns

  • Has the ability to look after at least two Software Developers whilst keeping their tasks on track too

  • Has a strong understanding of the technologies he/she is working with, and the ability to convey that knowledge to others

  • Is able to apply QA principles to their own work i.e. shows an awareness of the quality requirements of their own work. A Senior Developer should not be an employee who consistently produces buggy code (in terms of logic, syntax, resource bugs)

  • An employee who is able to pass any client interview, the senior prefix must indicate that the person knows what he/she is doing, where client interviews (the majority of which are pretty basic) are easy at a technical level

  • Is able to assume client-facing responsibility, and convey professionalism to the client in respect to their appearance, communication, etiquette, attitude, punctuality and attention to detail

  • Gives management and the client the confidence that he/she can handle any technical situation that he/she comes across

Beneficial skills & experience
  • Experience in the public health sector

  • Have a good understanding of health interoperability standards and patterns

  • Interest in DevOps

  • Experience with Ansible

  • Experience with Terraform

  • Experience with Golang

  • Experience with Typescript

  • Experience with React

Please note
  • Jembi may appoint this position at a different management level commensurate with the skill and experience of the successful applicant/s and, depending on qualifications.

  • The role description, above, is not intended to be all-inclusive and may change to meet the ongoing needs of the organisation.

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Please note

All new Jembi positions are linked to specific project funding and include a three-month probationary period.

There is no guarantee the advertised position will be recruited as it will depend on funding being place and the candidates applying meeting the criteria required to fill this position. Preference will be given to SA citizens and permanent residents. Applicants with work visas must possess visas which will permit them to work for Jembi Health Systems.

In evaluating prospective applicants and making the final selection, consideration will be given to Jembi Health Systems Employment Equity objective.

Jembi Health Systems is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regards to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

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