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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2020
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    University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.


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    Applications Development Manager

    • To design, develop, create or customize software or specialized software tools and utilities with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency for the achievement of the objectives of the University
    •  Document business requirements using formalism such Unified Modelling Language (UML) or other object-oriented modeling tools;
    •  Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met;
    •  Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation;
    •  Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance;
    •  Obtain and evaluate information on factors such as reporting formats required, costs, and security needs to ensure optimum design;
    •  Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements;
    •  Write computer programs of higher complexity or with specific performance, connectivity or business logic requirements;
    •  Elaborate Enterprise Software and Hardware Architecture orientation and monitor compliance to design principles and guidelines;
    •  Supervise the work of programmers, technologists and technicians and other engineering and scientific personnel.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    The applicant must be a staff of the University of Ghana at the grade of at least, Principal ICT Assistant and:

    •  have a good first degree plus a Masters’ Degree in computer science, software/computer systems engineering, or equivalent;
    •  Minimum of five years working experience in a related programming environment;
    •  Certification in a programming tool/language is an advantage; and,
    •  have at least 10 years relevant post-second degree qualification experience.

    Required knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

    •  Strong understanding of relational and conventional database technology, tools and techniques, standard operating systems, database products and needs, and performance tuning techniques;
    •  Requires a good knowledge of Unix and Database Management Systems (DBMS);
    •  Excellent knowledge of structured query language (SQL);
    •  A good knowledge of Oracle Weblogic server and Application Development Framework (ADF);
    •  Expertise in application development using oracle’s PL/SQL, Java Application Development, C++ and .Net Framework;
    •  Hands-on experience in programming;
    •  Ability to maintain a professional behaviour in all situations;
    •  Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    •  Ability to Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints;
    •  Excellent project management skills;
    •  Able to communicate well with stakeholders at all levels;
    •  Excellent planning, organising and presentation skills;
    •  Able to lead and work as part of a team, solution orientated, proactive and motivated with good time management skills;
    •  Multi-tasking to work on multiple projects at once required;
    •  Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records and meet or exceed institutional goals;
    •  Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions;
    •  Excellent written and oral communication skills; and,
    •  Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware issues.

    ATTRIBUTES

    •  Analytical Thinking – Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
    •  Attention to Detail – Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
    •  Dependability – Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
    •  Integrity – The position requires a high level of integrity, as the position holder will be exposed to confidential and sensitive information.
    •  Innovation – Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

    Method of Application

    An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the

    Registrar,
    University of Ghana,
    P. O. Box LG 25,
    Legon, Accra

    (Hard copy); or

    [email protected] (Soft copy). The application pack should contain the following:

     Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional employees (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at: www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd;
     An up to date Curriculum Vitae;
     Copies of relevant educational and professional certificates; and,
     Two reference letters, at least one of which should be from a Head of Unit in the University of Ghana, with whom the applicant has worked.

    The reference letters should, among others, include the following information on the candidate:

    •  Professional competence and work output
    •  Leadership abilities and sense of responsibility.
    •  General Contribution to the work of the University (or relevant organization)
    •  Interpersonal skills
    •  Any other relevant information

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