.Net Developer position – STD Bank

.Net Developer
Complete Description:
8-12 years experience

Job purpose
• Standard Bank is seeking highly motivated candidate for the position of Technical Specialist for in-house developed applications within Operations IT division
• Operations IT provides development of settlement and inventory management systems, all of which are developed in-house with state-of-the-art technology, and are global applications with users in major Standard Bank business centres

• The successful candidate will be responsible for providing lights-on support and enhancement of settlement applications and inventory management system
• This role will be well suited to a candidate who would like to excel in a user facing role while remain hands on with development skills in up-to-date technologies

• Main interfaces are Operations users and Change-The-Bank development team
• Key skills are C#, Silverlight/ASP.Net, SQL Server and investment banking industry (trade settlement and physical commodities settlement)

Key responsibilities
• Provide lights-on support for in-house built settlement and inventory management system
• Provide development for enhancements to existing systems
• Pro-actively responding to the demands, challenges of Business and Operations IT, prioritising those solutions/demands and managing expectations of users/customers

• Ensure robustness of systems and procedures within Operations IT in-house applications
• Adhere to development standards and best practices
• Share knowledge and participate as a team member within Operations IT team

Internal and external relationships
• Work closely with Operations and client services function
• Liaise with development team for project development and code delivery
Qualifications
• Must have strong analytical skills.

• Must be educated to degree level, preferably a numerical degree

Knowledge
• Must have worked in financial trading organisations.

Beneficial:
• Product knowledge of banking / trading products in relation to commodities products

• Knowledge of trade lifecycle from inception to settlement
Experience
• The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years experience in IT, preferably in financial institutions
• Experience of project lifecycle

• Experience of supporting applications and user facing functions
Personal competencies
• Proactive and a self-starter, act professional manner with integrity
• Attention to detail
• Strong analytical skills, able to assess situations quickly, determine the core issues and problem dependencies and establish solutions/workarounds

• Ability to think laterally/outside the box
• Ability to produce pragmatic and low-risk solutions
• Must be delivery focused, pragmatic, team player.
• Willing to ‘go extra length’ to ensure delivery
• Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and levels within the organisation

• Must be client focused to meet expectations and provide results
Technical competencies
• C#
• ASP.Net
• Silverlight
• Linq
• SQL Server or other relational database (e.g. Oracle, Sybase)
• SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Integration Services

• Stored procedures, functions, debugging
• Subversion and msbuild
• Good general knowledge of Microsoft technologies, including Access and Excel

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