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ESTIMA Project Programmer (1 position remaining)

Would you like a work place with the following features:

*  interesting and demanding tasks using latest technologies

*  open source and agile programming methods

*  a company mission leading directly to poverty eradication

*  a company with strong ties to leading international research organisations and international projects

*  software industry standard (Eastern Cape) salary

*  quality living space near your work

Rhodes University, eKhaya ICT and the University of Fort Hare have jointly initiated the ESTIMA project.  One of the core deliverables of the project is a software development house (software factory) situated in Grahamstown and dedicated to software development in the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD / ICT4D), using open source and agile programming methods. The premises of the software factory will be located either on or near the Rhodes University campus, to allow close collaboration with researchers.

The software factory is part of a much larger effort to bring digital services to rural areas in a sustainable manner which is being piloted in the Siyakhula Living Lab. The Siyakhula Living Lab is part of the European Network of Living Labs, it has been running for 3 years and it hosts a number of participants from industry, research, government and the non-profit sector.

Do you match our needs?

We have room left for an excellent programmer with a proven programming track record. You should be familiar with agile programming methods and thus be able to work in a disciplined manner in a team towards goals that you help to set yourself. You should be socially minded and have an emotional link to the enterprise and its goals. You must be able to work on location in Grahamstown.

Technologies we are going to be using: Java (JMX, JAIN, J2ME, etc.), Spring, OSGi, Hibernate, Apache-*, Maven, Eclipse, GWT, etc.

You should have:

* A BSc. Hons. in Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics, or better.

* At least two years of full-time programming experience in a relevant technology.

* Reasonable knowledge of English.


Legal employer: Rhodes University

Contract duration: 18 months (extensible)

Apply before: 30/04/2010

Please send a CV + cover letter to:

Programmer (Student)

eKhaya ICT is looking for a student/beginner programmer to assist with programming duties. The applicant must have completed 1 or 2 years of tertiary education with a major in computer science or mathematics. The applicant must be highly motivated and  share in our mission. A certain degree of patience, perseverance and lateral thinking are also required to successfully overcome the programming challenges which will be the responsibility of the person. The programming tasks will require the applicant to learn Java based frameworks (like GWT, Spring, etc). Further tasks may involve PHP, JavaScript and other Web front-end technologies will also be par for the course.

Please submit a CV in tabular format (i.e. not free text) via email or in person.


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