[afnog] Fwd: Extension of Application dead line (afjob-seng200409-001)

Adiel A. AKPLOGAN adiel at akplogan.com
Mon Oct 4 01:09:07 EAT 2004

>Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 14:55:18 +0200
>To: afrinic-discuss at afrinic.org
>From: AfriNIC Administration <afrinic-admin at afrinic.org>
>Subject: Extension of Application dead line (afjob-seng200409-001)
>I will like to informe you that the dead line for submission
>for the position of software engineer at AfriNIC has been extended
>to October 10th 2004 at 18h!
>Note that candidacy should be sent to jobs at afrinic.net with the job
>reference number.
>       Job Opportunity at AfriNIC Ltd
>Ref No: afjob-seng200409-001
>Position: Senior Software Engineer
>AfriNIC is the emerging Internet Number registry for Africa and Indian
>Ocean region. AfriNIC will provide numerous coordination services to
>ISPs in Africa and support their Internet number resource management.
>One of the main activities of the AfriNIC will be to develop and operate
>user services for its members, including the AfriNIC WHOIS Database
>and Online support. AfriNIC activities are distributed around the
>continent as follow:
>o Mauritius: Headquarters and Administration Center.
>o South Africa: Technical operations.
>o Ghana: Training Coordination centre.
>o Egypt:  Mirror Center for AfriNIC Operation
>AfriNIC currently have a vacancy for a Senior Software Engineer to be based
>in South Africa. The position also handle participation in the full life
>cycle of software development supporting the functionality and mission of
>AfriNIC. This includes research, design, development, testing, and
>documentation. The functionality of AfriNIC includes registration software,
>billing/accounting solutions, web interfaces, and any future technical
>growth and implementations at AfriNIC
>Primary responsibilities and duties
>  * Develop effective relevant code using C/C++, PERL/CGI, and/or
>HTML or other languages as deemed or appropriate by the CTO Relevant
>code includes entirely new code, or changes to existing code to adapt
>a new requirement.
>  * Design graphic user interface (GUI) displays to accomplish
>goals of user requests, when necessary.
>  * Write and/or review project specifications outlined by design
>requirements, flowcharts, and diagrams.
>  * Develop and maintain registration software to update the whois
>database. Create utilities to modify records, produce statistical and
>timely reports, and scan the database for integrity.
>  * Develop and maintain software for dataflow integration between
>Billing/Accounting service and Membership Services
>Departments. Develop, maintain and support software for other
>departments as necessary.
>  * Make recommended changes to improve system performance
>including maximize database performance.  Alter programs to increase
>operating efficiency.
>  * Train staff when implementing new tools or modifying existing
>  * Test code completely prior to release. Debug/detect
>syntactical or logical errors reported by staff, or during testing.
>Make appropriate modifications to code, and re-test.
>  * Document all code. Write documentation to describe program
>development, logic coding, and corrections.  Develop manual pages
>and/or website outline available tools.
>  * Establish project timelines with management for project
>milestones and completion dates.
>  * Being able to represent AfriNIC during industry related
>meetings and provide periodic technical project updates during those
>  * Evaluate new software products, develop comparative analysis,
>and prepare purchase suggestions to management.  Additional Duties
>Perform other related duties as required and assigned by the CTO.
>Background / Skills Required:
>4 to 5 year University degree preferably in an information systems or
>computer science related discipline OR equivalent work experience.
>At least 4 years job-related experience, including structured
>programming techniques, structured analysis and design, and computer
>Good knowledge of C/C++, and PERL in UNIX and Open source environment.
>Familiarity of IPv4, IPv6 protocols, routing and networking issues.
>Ability to understand complex instructions, and work independently.
>PHP knowledge will be appreciated.
>Good interpersonal skills.
>Strong verbal and written skills.
>Physical Requirements
>Moderate physical activity with the ability to type and perform
>repetitive motions.  Some lifting and stooping are required to unpack
>deliveries and stock office supplies.
>Ability to travel to various locations to attend industry related
>Good interpersonal skills.
>Strong verbal and written skills.
>The annual salary is between $US 24,000 and US$ 30,000 yearly on a
>full-time basis depending of background. AfriNIC offers an international
>working environment, attractive remuneration and travel opportunities.
>French language skills would be an advantage.
>Job location
>The job will be performed primarily at the AfriNIC Technical Operation
>Center in Pretoria (South Africa). The Software Engineer may be asked
>to work temporarily (not more than 60 days) in any of the AfriNIC
>representation on the continent.
>Application Deadline: Friday, 30 September 2004
>Start Date: As soon as possible
>Interviews will be held with the CEO, the CTO and appointed
>HR consultant.
>If you are considering this position, please prepare a letter of
>motivation and accompany it with your CV, both in English.  Please
>send all applications for this position to jobs at afrinic.net. To
>facilitate a timely handling of your application, please quote the
>relevant Vacancy Reference Number in the subject line of your email or
>letter of application.
>For more information about AfriNIC refer to http://www.afrinic.net

Adiel A. AKPLOGAN                               Tel. +27 (0)12 841 2894
CEO - AfriNIC                                   Fax: +27 (0)12 841 3203
adiel at afrinic.net                               www.afrinic.net

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