Job Description

Application Developer
Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge? Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?
If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents, in over 47 countries and more than 28 000 employees. You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies – who are all relying on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work – whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things.
You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognised for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success. You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realise your ambitions.Great talent. Great teams. Great work. Great opportunities.
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The CS Application Architect in Dimension Data is an information technology professional who takes accountability for the design, development and implementation of applications for systems at client sites. The CS Application Architect is the subject matter expert focused on designing application interfaces and software services to maximize reuse based on the business processes and governance rules for sharing.
They work closely with clients to develop applications and are the single point of responsibility for the application solutions required, including their functionality and are required to work on and close out multiple application projects simultaneously. They help determine how technology can be applied to meet client and business requirements by building the relevant proposals.
What you'll be doing
They have expert knowledge on multi-technology application and infrastructure design best practice which enables them to act as trusted advisors to clients on optimal designs. They take holistic views of such technology environments including hardware platforms, applications, databases, operating systems and storage. They use client requirements to advise on the design, deployment and operation of infrastructures.
They usually assume the role of the technical leaders for new application design projects. They have good knowledge of project management principles and they ensure that projects with clients are executed accordingly. They perform proof of concept as and when required.
Concept development
CS Application Architects collaborate with business and clients (including end users) to conceptualise a new application project. They are able to recommend the technical resources and strategies, and then use their expertise to design the requirements for the project. They work closely with various internal stakeholders to define the scope or boundary of the concepts which includes a cost benefit analysis, risk management plan and a feasibility study.
Design and development
The CS Application Architect ensures the delivery of the design requirements to his/her support team and ensures the completion of the design in line with client and business needs. After the design is completed, the CS Application Architect translates the business and client needs to various teams and assigns programming and development tasks and ensures performance against these tasks. This individual also takes accountability for the development of applications and takes on more complicated programming activities.
Using his/her technical expertise, the CS Application Architect assists the team and resolves any technical issues during the design and development phase of the project. They ensure the testing of applications for efficiency and resolve escalated problems with the design prior to deployment.
The CS Application Architect ensures that throughout the development phase the process is documented leading to the development of procedures for application use and security. He/she ensures that these procedures and tools are readily available and regularly maintained.
Implementation
The CS Application Architect is responsible for directing the implementation of the application by ensuring the evaluation, testing and modification of the application until its functionality meets business and client goals. He/she may be required to consult with the relevant Technical teams and end-users to ensure the application functions appropriately. This employee provides strategic guidelines to the applications maintenance teams by understanding all the applications from the following perspective:
Interoperability capability
Performance and scalability
Reliability and availability
Application lifecycle stage
Technological risks
Number of instances
Evaluation
When the application has been tested and is ready for deployment, the CS Application Architect ensures the provision of the relevant documentation, training and support to the relevant teams to ensure the highest level of performance and security.
Best practice
The CS Application Architect researches and investigates emerging infrastructure technologies and the best practices associated with them. They are adept at analysing client business needs and they are able translate this knowledge into an understanding of how markets and clients will respond to new trends in technologies.
Behavioural skills
They display strong client service orientation and strive for client engagement. They are creative and are able to work with abstract concepts. CS Application Architects demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and are able to interact with a variety of individuals at different levels. The CS Application Architect act as expert in the Dimension Data organisation and they mentor less experienced CS Application Architects and Developers. They work and engage with other team members and act as advisor and decision maker in solution design situations. They also continuously contribute to the improvement of internal effectiveness by contributing to improving current methodologies, processes and tools.
Required Work Experience:
At least 5 years' experience in similar role within a large scale (preferably multi- national) technology services environment
What would make you a good fit for this role?
Join our growing global team and accelerate your career with Dimension Data. Apply today.
Diversity in Dimension Data
Dimension Data is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.
Is innovation part of your DNA? Do you want to enable a connected future for people, organizations, and society?
Join our growing global NTT family and you’ll be part of the world’s largest ICT company (by revenue). We’ve combined the capabilities of 28 remarkable companies to become one, leading technology services provider. Together, we help our people, clients, and communities do great things with technology to create a more secure and connected future.
We employ 40,000 people across 57 countries. By bringing together the world’s best technology companies and emerging innovators, we work together to deliver sustainable outcomes to businesses and the world. Innovation is part of our DNA. We believe it’s key to what makes us different. So, we strive to move forward, challenge the status quo, and drive excellence through the technologies we integrate and the services we deliver around the world. The result is connected cities, connected factories, connected healthcare, connected agriculture, connected conservation, connected mobility, and connected sport. Together we enable the connected future.
You’ll be joining a global employer that is committed to attracting, growing and keeping the best talent. A place where you will be at the heart of our success!

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