Job: Webmethods Developer

Title Webmethods Developer
Salary R750K per annum
Location Sandton
Job Information
Brief Description of role   /

Overall job objective

To provide the effective strategic technical development of systems including new developments, maintenance, enhancement and support of   existing systems. In addition provide support and assistance to Business Analysts and Project Managers as subject matter experts of the systems being supported.


Number of direct reports None
Number of indirect reports None
Duties, Responsibilities   and Accountabilities (and time split)
  •   Effective collaboration on Functional Specifications
    •   Where required assist with the creation/drafting of relevant functional specifications to
      •   guide the Business Analysts around the potential functionality within the system as a Subject Matter Expert
      •   Ensure that each functional specification is quality assured by reviewing and signing off on the specifications from a technical stand point as well as from the business requirements.
    •   Where required draft functional specifications independently
    •   Ensure sufficient collaboration across systems for integration purposes


  •   Maximise business benefit through project delivery according to agreed business priority.
  •   Ensure that all projects are delivered meeting business requirements, can be measured through a sound business case and adhere to agreed divisional application and integration architecture principles.
  •   Key – Effective development/coding or configuration of changes
    •   Identify what is required as per technical specification
    •   Check source code repository for any potential clashes and where necessary consult with those affected
    •   Review necessity for code split/roll back/priority
    •   As per technical specification create the project and task
    •   Develop changes as per technical specification and business requirements as well as in accordance with the architecture rules and coding standards
    •   Compile object code
    •   Conduct unit testing according to the technical specification
    •   Where required complete the functional testing prior to the final unit testing taking place
    •   Ensure that all relevant documentation is compiled accurately and timeously. This includes:
      •   Implementation documentation
      •   Release Management – can include code handover or knowledge sharing within team
      •   Roll back steps required
      •   Change control documentation
      •   Where necessary update and or re-engineer coding during the initial development phase
      •   Ensure that the agreed due diligence is implemented
      •   Provide Post Go Live support for all relevant projects/changes. This includes but is not limited to :
        •   Availability of the day the change goes live
        •   Availability for post go live testing where required
        •   On Call Support in a post go live environment as per agreed timelines.
  •   Effective management of SME and defects
    •   Assist business or user with identified problem that requires correction
    •   Analyse and generate a solution. Process followed includes but is not limited to:
      •   Investigation of reported problem
      •   Where possible recreation of the problem
      •   Technical Analysis
      •   Solution generation
      •   Research and analysis
      •   Complete the necessary changes/additions to the existing code once the solution is identified the
      •   Dependent of the fix size document the changes as a task
      •   If the solution created is a large change then the change becomes a project
  •   Continuously seek to remain up to date with research and development within the IT industry
  •   Where necessary log identified problems to provide assistance to others or to seek assistance from others


Education, skills &   specialist

knowledge required

  •   B.Com / B.Sc. degree in IT, or equivalent qualification
  •   Web methods experience and certification
  •   CAF, BPM and Integration Server (min. CAF and BPM experience)
  •   Minimum 3- 5 years programming experience, with 6 months web methods experience – this experience is usually acquired through completing the web methods certification
  •    Strong communication skills (written and spoken)
  •    Ability to manage and prioritise tasks
  •   Excellent problem solving skills
  •   Strong time management skills
  •   Strong interpersonal skills
  •   Strong documentation skills
  •   Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  •   Maintain a high degree of collaboration
  •   Sound working knowledge of MS Office suite ( specifically Word and Excel)
  •   Demonstrate the appropriate level of technical competency required on the systems, and during change and process management.




  •   Basic understanding of the financial services industry, specifically banking
  •   Good administration skills
  •   Knowledge of SOA (Service Orientated Architect) and Integration concepts
  •   3 years experience within Financial Services/ Banking Environment
Other requirements   specific to the role/Individual’s core competencies
  •    Ability to work under constant pressure
  •    A proactive mindset focused on identifying and mitigating risks and resolving issues
  •    Ability to collaborate and facilitate attainment of the best possible solution for the situation
  •    Ability to conceptualise big picture while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  •    Must consider themselves a technical expert and have an affinity for IT

Personal Attributes

  •   Problem Solving
  •   Analysis
  •   Attention to detail
  •   Judgement
  •   Initiative/Proactive
  •   Excellence Orientation
  •   Investigative Orientation
  •   Teamwork
  •   Verbal and Written Communication
  •   Influencing
  •   Professional/Technical proficiency
  •   Planning, Organising & Monitoring (self & processes)
  •    Assertive
  •    Tenacious
  •    Innovative
  •    Service orientated


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