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Information Technology Analyst/Programmer

Date Posted
8th January 2018
Reference
VAC-27849
Sector
Information & Communication Technology
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Port of Spain
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The incumbent is required to provide general business analysis and programming support services to the Ministry/Department.

Job Description

Duties include: analysis of the required data to meet the information needs of stakeholders; assisting with the analysis and design of all software applications; providing programming support for the development of software applications; and supporting the maintenance of all software applications; and supervision of Technical and Support Staff as required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports the development and implementation of software applications of the Ministry of Health, in particular the analysis and development process and the monitoring of projects. 
  • Investigates operational requirements and problems, and identifies opportunities for improvements in the functions and processes of the Ministry/Department; and assists users in defining acceptance tests. 
  • Obtains requirements from key stakeholders of the Ministry/Department, and confirms alignment with defined business objectives; and documents and prioritises these requirements in accordance with defined standards and practices. 
  • Reviews requirements and specification; develops software tests, including test cases and test scripts; and assists with the execution of the complete testing of new or modified information systems, for all areas of the Ministry/Department. 
  • Assists with the design of information systems of the Ministry/Department, and documents all outputs using defined standards, methods and tools. 
  • Assists with the development, programming, testing, and correction of the software applications of the Ministry/Department using agreed standards and tools. 
  • Assists with the implementation of software releases, including stakeholder coordination and activity documentation, for all application software. 
  • Identifies and resolves issues with software applications, in accordance with agreed procedures and carries out agreed applications maintenance tasks. 
  • Analyses electronic data to support the reporting and operational information needs of the users in the Ministry/Department. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of software development and maintenance processes.
  • Knowledge of project management tools and techniques.
  • Some  knowledge  of  the  principles,
  • ??tools  and  techniques  required  for  the management and control of ICT within an organisation.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to think creatively and to develop and maintain software applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders.


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an area of ICT, including at least eighteen (18) months’ experience in the analysis, programming, development and maintenance of software applications. 
  • Training as evidenced by the possession of a recognized Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Computer Engineering or a related area. 


We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those persons, who meet the minimum qualifications and experience required for the position will be contacted.
 

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