Software Developer

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Experian

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Full Time
8mo ago

Company Description

Experian’s a leading Analytics Enterprise

 

We’re passionate about unlocking the power of data in order to transform lives and create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. For more than 125 years, we’ve helped businesses grow, consumers and small businesses gain access to financial services, and economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done

 

Our 17k amazing employees in 40+ countries believe the possibilities for you, and the world, are growing. We’re investing in the future, through new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow

 

To do this we employ the greatest and brightest minds that share our purpose and want to make a difference. We’re avid problem solvers. We embrace our diversity yet share similar values and growth mindsets

 

What’s your next professional and personal goal? Let Experian help bring this to life

Job Description

To build and maintain efficient solutions for Experian systems. The position is focussed on cutting edge technologies working at a fast pace, continuously looking at improving and implementing relevant technologies with a big drive towards automation, Big Data and efficient process management. Current technologies used Azure Synapse, Apache Airflow, Spark, Python, EDB, Cassandra etc. The successful candidate will be expected to drive their solution end to end and to deliver high quality products. Innovation is intrinsic in the department.

The role requires one to participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle and coach developers. Create high-quality products that meet client needs and align with company strategy. This is a back-end development role which focuses more on data ingestion and distribution.

Qualifications

  • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant field
  • +5 years’ experience in one or more programming languages, with +2 years solid Python experience
  • Minimum 5 years databases and SQL experience
  • Proven track record in solutions design 
  • Azure experience beneficial 
  • Experience with Setting up and deploying of applications to run in docker (optional including Kubernetes experience) on various hosts
  • Experience in monitoring, optimizing, and maintaining of the above setup
  • 5 years Financial services industry experience (Advantageous)
  • 5 years Credit Bureau related experience (Advantageous)
     

Additional Information

Principle Responsibilities: 

Development: To develop processes and components that provides the necessary data management and reporting outcomes to support various business units in their data requirements and operations, by providing the right information, in the right format at the right time to the right persons.

Customer Service: To ensure that Core Data Services maintains a competitive edge with regards to service levels and to know and satisfy customer needs by implementing the required Policies, Procedures, and industry best practices. Also, to create innovative products that provides meaningful business solutions.

Management support: To assist key stakeholders by performing the necessary tasks and providing the necessary insights and communications on an ad-hoc and recurring basis in to ensure optimal company performance and revenue, improved sales conversations and industry benchmarking and performance.

Project Management & Administration: To provide the correct outputs, on time, with the necessary documentation. 

Research & Development / Innovation: Continuously looking forward, improving current environments and ensure we do not stagnate with either operational or technical workflows. Be a positive force for driving the correct change, maintaining direction in line with group strategies.  


Mentoring: Positive influence on team members. Must lead by example, ensuring policies and procedure are cemented and technical skills of team is kept up to date and relevant. Approachable and knowledgeable about various industries and solutions 
Company Values: The extent you exhibit the core values of Experian, in your everyday work tasks.

Required Technical Skills

Object Oriented programming

SQL (92 standard minimum)

DBMS (Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, EDB)

Experience with:

  • ETL and/or ELT
  • Big data technologies
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Python
  • Apache Airflow
  • Azure
  • Windows and Linux

Required Functional Skills:

Initiative and Responsibility

Acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility and accountability for outcomes.

Execution

Adheres to company rules and procedures; executes plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results.

Systematic Approach

Uses a methodical and systematic approach; forward thinking, defines clear priorities and allocate resources effectively.

Steadiness

Creates a stable and re-assuring work atmosphere; supports and encourages team in difficult times; is firm and reliable.

Analysis and Judgment

Quickly understands and analyses complex issues and problems; comes up with sound and rational judgments

Professional Expertise

Demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in own area; participates in continuous professional development.

Innovation

Produces fresh and imaginative ideas and solutions; breaks away from tradition; promotes change and novelty.

 

Effective Communication

Communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively.

 

Constructive Teamwork

Co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information, supports others in the pursuit of team goals.

 

Self-Development

Is aware of own strengths and limitations and pursues learning and career development opportunities

 

 

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