Career Opportunities At Sahara Group

Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

PROGRAMMER

Job Grade: Supervisor
Reports to: Head, Business Innovation

PURPOSE STATEMENT

To perform frequent, repeatable operational reporting, testing and technical maintenance activities in order to support the Business continuously without interruption and negative impact on service delivery.
The Programmer will employ creative imagination, modeling and information engineering to develop a system that satisfies both management and end-users in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.. He/she also debugs the system and ensures that it is error-free.

KEY DELIVERABLES

Establish a detailed program specification through discussion with clients
Clarify what actions the program is intended to perform
Simplify specification into its basic elements and translating this logic into a programming language
Devise possible solutions to anticipated problems
Working as part of a team, which may be established purely for a particular project to write a specific section of the program
Combine all elements of the program design and testing it
Provide ideas to better optimize existing/developed applications
Test sample data-sets to check that output from the program works as intended
Conduct testing and installing the program into production & deploy of application into client’s environment (excluding hosted apps)
React to problems and correct the program as necessary
Evaluate and increase the program’s effectiveness
Adapt the program to new requirements, as necessary
Conduct user-acceptance testing to ensure the program can be used easily, quickly and accurately (well documented test reports)
Write detailed documentation for the operation of the program by users and computer operators
Consult manuals, periodicals and technical reports to learn new ways to develop programs and maintain existing skills and knowledge
Update, repair, modify existing software and generic applications(bug fixing)
identify creative solution to enhance Sahara’s businesses and assist in other duties as needed and directed

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Proficient in Python, PHP and JavaScript with a good knowledge of its ecosystems
A working knowledge of Java, C++ and C#
Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
Familiar with various design and architectural patterns
Good knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
Ability to learn new tools and technologies
Skill for writing reusable code libraries
Possess a firm grasp of algorithms and data structures
Familiarity with concepts of MVC, JDBC, and RESTful API development and web security
Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
Familiarity with build tools such as Ant, Maven, and Gradle
Familiarity with continuous integration.

ROLE PROFILE
Minimum Qualification/ Experience:
A degree from a reputable University (Minimum Second Class Upper).
An Electrical Electronics/Computer Engineering bias will be an added advantage
2-4 years application development experience
Experience building and integrating applications
Experience with test-driven development

Personality Traits:
Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced,& dynamic environment.
Candidate must be a strong communicator with ability to connect with people at all levels.
Strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, excellent interpersonal skills,
Knowledge of current technologies
Candidate must be hardworking and one who thinks “out of the box”
Candidate must be a self-starter and a team player with a proactive approach to work.
Candidate must be ambitious with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
Candidate must be assertive.
Working Relationships

Board of Directors
Managing Directors
Group Human Resources
Line Manager
All staff

BUSINESS INNOVATION MANAGER

Job Grade: Supervisor
Line Manager: Business Innovation Manager

PURPOSE STATEMENT
The Business Technology Analyst performs activities including evaluation of technology solutions, process design and re-engineering as well as synthesis of innovative business solutions.

KEY DELIVERABLES
Synthesis of out-of-the world tech ideas to solve current and future business problems
Documentation of business cases to evaluate new ideas and concepts
Documentation of data flow diagrams, flowcharts, etc for the communication of ideas to application developers
Evaluation of solutions presented by app developers to ensure they meet requirements
Creation of business solutions from analysis of simple to complex datasets
Championing activities that can funnel innovative ideas to the department
Communicate effectively and persuasively in a business context
Supports team goals
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Business Innovation Manager

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
Strong quantitative and analytic skills
Excellent business writing and verbal communication skills
Excellent numeracy skills
Excellent project management skills
Intermediate to advance modelling skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio for effective presentation of ideas

Minimum Qualification/ Experience:
A University degree (Preferably in Computing, Engineering or Management Sciences)
2 – 5 years of cognate working experience (Post NYSC)

Personality Traits:
Candidates must be highly imaginative and open-minded
Candidate must be able to multitask and manage multiple projects at the same time
Candidate must be result-oriented
Articulate, effective written and verbal communication
Candidates must be tech-savvy
Candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills

Working Relationships
Board of Directors
Business Innovation Manager
Application Developers
Business Heads
External stakeholders

IT DESKTOP SUPPORT ANALYST

Job Grade: Officer
Line Manager: IT Manager

PURPOSE STATEMENT
The Role of the Desktop Support Analyst is to maintain and operate computer systems and/or network. The duties of an IT support analyst are wide-ranging and vary widely from one organization to another. The IT Support team is charged with installing, supporting and maintaining desktop computing systems; planning for and responding to service outages and other problems that may arise.
To perform the job well, the role holder must demonstrate a blend of technical skills in desktop operating systems
Technologies, system administration and use of Microsoft Office tools.
Other duties may include: End user education and IT Project implementation.

KEY DELIVERABLES
Provide first level technology support and escalate issues to Tier 2 and 3 support when necessary
Monitor and evaluate data network infrastructure: Switches, routers, data network devices, network links, GSM boosters, PBX, IP telephones and implement changes as required to improve performance.
Monitor and evaluate voice network infrastructure: IP PBX, IP Phones, VoIP gateways, E1 lines and implement changes as required to improve performance.
Interface with 3rd party service providers.
Provide periodic reporting of IT Support operations.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
Good Knowledge of windows 2008 Server operating system and Network Infrastructure (Active Directory, Group Policy, DHCP, DNS, File Services, etc.)
Hardware and software troubleshooting skills
Good understanding of windows based applications and their interaction with the underlying operating system environment (Registry, System Services, Component application subsystem etc.)
Dexterity in setting up and managing switches and routers
Good report writing skills
Good IT process understanding
Very good problem solving skills – frequently under various sorts of constraints and stress

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION/ EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor’s degree in the field of Computer Science/Engineering
0 – 3 years qualitative experience in technology deployment or support
Certifications will be an added advantage.
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skill, ability to work virtually, fluency in English as a contract language.

Personality Traits:
Highly analytical, hard-working,
Creative & Logical,
Organized, Professional conduct,
Resourceful,
Good interpersonal skills
Working Relationships

2nd and 3rd Tier IT Support team
3rd party service providers
Sahara Group staff
Other Stakeholders

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their CV to: recruiter@sahara-group.com

DEADLINE: 25 January, 2019

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