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Senior Manager: Application Development needed at Government Employees Medical Scheme RSA

Job title : Senior Manager: Application Development

Job Location : Gauteng, Pretoria

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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The position of Senior Manager: Application Development is vacant. The Senior Manager: Application Development will report directly to the Chief Information Officer and form part of the Information and Communication Technology Division. The position is based at Head Office, Pretoria.

The total remuneration package will be will be based on qualifications and experience.

The Senior Manager: Application Development will be required to provide support to the Chief Information Officer, and will be responsible for maintaining, supporting and upgrading systems and applications. The incumbent will also be responsible for design, development and deployment of mission-critical information and software systems, through the following KPA’s

Key Performance Areas (KPAs):

  • Manage the development and deployment of new applications, systems software, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout GEMS.
  • Research and make recommendations on software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Coordinate feasibility studies for software and system products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings.
  • Ensure that any new software integration into GEMS’ and SPN’s systems, meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of new software programs and applications.
  • Manage and provide direction for the application development team in support of business operations.
  • Identify and resolve program errors.
  • Provide technical leadership to project managers and programmers working on development project teams.
  • Design, develop, and install enhancements and upgrades to systems and application software. Liaise with network administrators and software engineers to assist with quality assurance, program logic, and data processing.

Qualification requirements are:

  • A Degree or Diploma in Informatics/ Data Metrics/ Information Sciences/ Software Engineering/or other relevant qualification
  • Minimum 5 – 7 years’ work experience in the Healthcare Funding/ Medical Scheme industry; Minimum 5 years as Manager/Supervisor in an ICT role;
  • Must have a strong orientation in Application Development and Deployment in the medical field of work;
  • Considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, business processes, management, budgeting and business office operations will be advantageous;
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems will be advantageous;
  • Good understanding of computer systems characteristics, features, and integration capabilities; Experience with system design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management;
  • Proven experience in IT planning, organization and development; Excellent understanding of project management principles Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems;
  • Must have had experience in the development and presentation of management reports
  • Excellent computer literacy and MS Office skills;
  • Sound qualitative and quantitative analysis skills; Excellent communication and writing skills; Sound planning/ project management skills; Attention to detail;
  • Must be a self-starter.


  • Have an understanding of medical schemes industry (highly Advantageous)

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