Junior Programmer

Junior Programmer P000665 (Readvertisement)

Listing reference: nwu_002297

Listing status: Online

Apply by: 31 January 2024

Position summary

Industry: Education & Training

Job category: Others: Education and Training

Location: Potchefstroom

Contract: Fixed Term Contract

Remuneration: The annual total remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of appointment as advertised and in line with the NWU policy guidelines.

Introduction

NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (POTCHEFSTROOM CAMPUS) FACULTY OF HUMANITIES DIVISION: CENTRE FOR TEXT TECHNOLOGY POSITION NUMBER: P000665 VACANCY: JUNIOR PROGRAMMER PEROMNES GRADE: P11 EMPLOYMENT TYPE: 3-YEAR FIXED TERM APPOINTMENT

Job description

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Centre for Text Technologies (CTexT) at the NWU Potchefstroom campus seeks to appoint one new member of staff (Junior Programmer) to fulfil software development requirements. As well as to assist senior developers with ongoing projects relating to software development relevant to human language technology at the Centre for Text Technology.

 JOB DESCRIPTION

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design, development, and implementation of computer software:

  • Design of databases, services, and user interface of applications; part of the packaging and release team of systems, design of the graphics and styling structure, documentation of help guides, training procedures, testing procedures and readme files of systems; optimization of systems; ensure best possible solutions for unforeseen issues relating to the system/software; technical assistance.

Maintenance of existing software:

  • Integration of data into existing systems; active forum member for requests and bug-fixing; technical assistance; evaluation of system/software and bug-fixing; updating of relevant documentation.

Resource and product development:

  • General development of systems, applications, core technologies and text resources, including research
Minimum requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • A tertiary qualification in Language Technology or Computational Linguistics or Computer Engineering or Computer Systems Development or another relevant field (NQF 6).
  • A minimum of 2 years’ programming experience in at least one of the following languages: PERL, Python, R, C, C , C#, Java.

ADDED ADVANTAGE:

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in text processing, the creation of corpora and lexical database development.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in web development.

FUNCTIONAL / TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS)

  • Computer literacy in MS Office, internet, and email.
  • Experience in the use of different operating systems, among which Windows and Linux.
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Ability to master new software
  • Scientific writing style
  • Time-management skills and good organising abilities

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to work within a team
  • Creative problem-solving abilities
  • Must be able to prioritise, manage and complete a variety of tasks in line with CTexT’s goals

The annual total remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of appointment as advertised and in line with the NWU policy guidelines.

ENQUIRIES REGARDING JOB CONTENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO:                            Mr. Frederik Koen on 018 285 3033

ENQUIRIES REGARDING RECRUITMENT PROCESS MAY BE DIRECTED TO:         Mr Byron Louw on 018 285 2304

CLOSING DATE:                                                                                                               31 January 2024

PLANNED COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES:                                                                    As soon as possible

Kindly take note: applications must be submitted online through the official nwu vacancy website.

Incomplete applications and those submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

The University subscribes to and applies the principles of Employment Equity (EE) Act and is committed to transformation. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the EE Act and NWU Employment Equity Plan.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

If you are not contacted within two months from the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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All the best with your applications

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