Job Information Programmer/Analyst (MIS/IT 4) Company Information
Contact Name Office of the Services Commission
Contact Email
Job Information
Job Type Full-time
Department Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Category Computer/IT
Posted 19-06-2024
Job Status
Start Publishing 19-06-2024
Stop Publishing 02-07-2024
Applications are invited to fill the following vacant post in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security: Programmer/Analyst (MIS/IT 4), salary range $3,501,526 - $4,709,163 per annum.
Programmer/Analyst (MIS/IT 4)
Job Purpose
The incumbent is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining information systems in accordance with the requirements of the various Division/Units.
Key Responsibilities
  • To develop, implement and maintain information systems in accordance with the requirements of Divisions:
  • Assists in the analysis, design and development of application systems by:
    Taking part in needs assessment to determine user requirements;
  • Clarifying and interpreting user requirements prior to the start of system development exercise;
  • Converting system specifications to programming language code;
    Designing forms/report formats;
  • Reviewing programme specifications;
  • Modifying/revising existing programmes to facilitate changes in processing and/or user requirements;
  • Compiling programme manuals, operation manuals and user manuals;
    Developing information systems technical documentation.
  • Ensures the quality of applications developed by:
    • Assisting with formal and informal demonstrative presentation;
    • Developing appropriate test cases and scenarios;
    • Testing programmes and systems.
    • Executing corrective measures for errors and omissions.
  • Redoing tasks that do not conform to prescribed systems development standards;
  • Testing and troubleshooting programmes utilizing the appropriate hardware, database, and programming technology;
  • Focusing on simplicity, great performance and attractive design.
  • Contributes to project planning and implementation to facilitate smooth transition of automated application by:
    • Ensuring the effective delivery and performance of information systems according to the agreed sprint plan;
    • Performing the relevant controls and/or procedures necessary for the integrity of data conversion process;
    • Brainstorming ideas with MIS Team Leader and other IT Team members and offer insightful solutions;
    • Attending meetings, as needed.
  • Maintains existing information systems by:
    • Modifying/revising existing programmes to facilitate changes in processing and/or user requirements;
    • Implementing new system features;
    • Enhancing existing modules and/or database structures;
    • Performing special data cleaning exercise and data integrity checks;
    • Performing special back-ups.
  • To focus on activities surrounding the software development life cycle, namely requirements gathering and analysis, system designing, implementation, testing and maintenance by:
    • Designing, building, maintaining and documenting efficient, scalable and reliable code;
    • Reviewing existing systems, optimize code and making user interface more user-friendly and attractive;
    • Designing MSSQL and MySQL database tables, packages, procedures, and triggers;
    • Developing information systems technical documentation (such as system design document, configuration manual, in-line, videos, etc.) and maintaining version control of such document for future reference.
    • To encourage office automation in support of increased productivity of office personnel
    • Takes full advantage of the capabilities of the technologies within the Ministry.
    • Keeps abreast of developments in information technology, in particular, programming methodologies and software engineering.
  • Provides training for users and client support staff by:
    • Defining training requirements;
      Conducting/facilitating delivery of material.
  • Participates in seminars, meetings, workshops, etc. to discuss the benefits and/or emergence of information technologies which can improve output in Divisions/Ministry;
  • Conducts research on technology trends and submits reports and recommendations on significant findings for follow-up evaluation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies
  • Ability to work in an agile development environment;
  • Ability to work in teams;
  • Ability to work remotely and with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to manage time successfully, prioritize effectively and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Self-starter with a positive “can do” attitude;
  • Results-driven and pragmatic;
  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility for quality;
  • Attention to detail and desire to probe further into data;
  • The ability to learn new technologies quickly;
  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills;
  • Commercial and business awareness;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement when prioritizing tasks;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement with escalating task escalation.
Specific Knowledge:
  • ASP.NET, C#.NET;
  • Word Press and Drupal (optional);
  • CSS, AJAX, Crystal Report;
  • Linux or Apache;
  • Structured Query Language (SQL);
  • Relational Database (MSSQL 2016, MYSQL 5.7 and up, Azure SQL);
  • Hypertext/Extensible Markup Language (HTML/XML);
  • Structured methodology with emphasis on structured programming;
  • Object Oriented Methodologies;
  • SCRUM Agile methodology;
  • Team Foundation Server;
  • Azure DevOps.
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • B.Sc. in Computer Sciences or equivalent from an accredited tertiary institution;
  • Four (4) years’ professional experience in Software Development;
  • One (1) year of experience working with senior officials and conducting senior level consultations;
  • Proven track record of working effectively within multi‐disciplinary teams.
Special Condition Associated with Job
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
Please visit and submit applications accompanied by résumés no later than Monday, 1st July, 2024 to:
Senior Director, Human Resource Management and Development
Ministry of Labour and Social Security
14 National Heroes Circle
Kingston 4
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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