Progressive Edge Consulting Recruitment

By | April 18, 2021

Current Progressive Edge Consulting Recruitment For 2021

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Progressive Edge Consulting has published new recruitment opportunities for 2021….See Full details below

Overview of Progressive Edge Consulting

Progressive Edge Consulting 

Is a Boutique firm specializing in Tech & Data related recruitment and headhunting services across the Cape Town Area.

We actively seek out the most innovative and progressive companies & projects within the Cape Town area an connect them with leading IT and technical talent from around the country. 

Available Progressive Edge Consulting Application 2021 Positions & Details

The following positions are available at Progressive Edge Consulting. Explore for your position of choice and then apply according to the information provided.

Progressive Edge Consulting Recruitment For Automation Engineer (Senior)

Vacancy Details

Working arrangement: Hybrid, work from home & office. Will need to be based in Cape town or willing to relocate

An established software company with clients all over the world seeks an enthusiastic, skilled, experienced automation engineer to join the R&D team in Cape Town.

The team focuses on the product engineering and quality assurance of the companies product, an enterprise suite of software, used by major natural resource companies and government agencies around the world.

We are looking for smart, curious people who can get things done. You would join an established and welcoming team that is expanding its product suite (using RESTful web APIs and Angular SPAs) which requires a commensurate increase in automated testing capability.

The company offers a challenging, engaging and edifying environment, applying both new and proven technologies to solve practical problems that make a difference in the world.

Required Skills

  • c# : 3 to 4 years
  • javascript : 2 to 3 years
  • regression testing : 2 to 3 years
  • sql : 3 to 4 years
  • automation testing : 4 to 5 years
  • unit testing : 2 to 3 years
  • test cases : 2 to 3 years
  • test plans : 2 to 3 years
  • Automation scripting : 4 to 5 years

Candidate Requirements


  • ·       4 to 7 years of combined experience working on large scale Enterprise IT projects as a Test Automation Engineer, Software Engineer or equivalent role
  • ·       Proven understanding of testing concepts through the software development lifecycle (unit, performance, regression) and capability to write effective test cases and test plans
  • ·       Proven ability to implement automated functional testing, integration testing and load / performance testing
  • ·       Exposure to case management and version control systems
  • ·       Good knowledge of test automation frameworks such as Atata with Selenium web
  • ·       drivers, as well as C# or an equivalent scripting environment
  • ·       Understanding of RESTful web APIs and web application architecture
  • ·       Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • ·       Working knowledge of HTML & CSS
  • ·       Working knowledge of JavaScript
  • ·       Automated test development within the web environment

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Progressive Edge Consulting Recruitment For Lead Android Developer

In   the   role   of   Android Mobile  Developer your deep   specialised   knowledge of systems   development   and   testing   combined   with   mobile   customer   applications   will   be   a   key   success   factor. Your   collaborative   technical   guidance   and   mentorship   will   ensure   a   high   quality   of   code   and   performance   is   maintained.   You   will   foster   a   high   performing   mobile   team   and   work   closely   with   Product   Managers, Business   Analysts   and   Solution   Architects   and   other   cross   functional   teams   and   stakeholders   in   co-creating sustainable mobile experiences.

Role Description  

Configuration   and   creation   of   technical   components   and   services   required   to   deliver online   customer   facing   features.    

·       Possess a passion for pushing mobile technologies to the limits.

·       Design, build and maintain the next generation of our mobile applications.

·       Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.

·       Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.

·       Analyze and understand business and customer requirements in the context of the current business   environment and future opportunities.  

·       Set up and maintenance of the technical infrastructure.    

·       Develop and  document  design  and  maintain  the  source  base.  

·       Create conceptual,  logical  and  physical  solutions,  using  appropriate  coding  techniques  and   methodologies.  

·       Identify and  implement suitable coding  solution(s)  and  alternatives  that  address  the  business   needs/requirements  of  key  stakeholders  from the business,  solution  delivery  and  operations  areas  to  meet  and  exceed  customer  expectations.    

·       Attention to  detail.  Adhere  to  standard  coding  practices and maintain  development  principles  and   quality  compliance criteria  to  deliver  according  to  commitments.  

·       Integrate design  for  maintainability,  scalability  and  efficiency.  

·       Coordinate with  Architects  and  business  stakeholders to   determine  functionalities.  

·       Complete deliverables throughout the system development life cycle  for  compliance  according  to  an agreed  plan.  

·       Work  within  the  frameworks  of  Agile  (SCRUM)  methodologies.  

Successful  delivery  of development  projects  and  changes  as  required.  

·       Work  as  part  of  a  team without close  supervision.  Facilitate  networks  and  work  closely  with  external   agencies  and  other  third-party  suppliers  to  provide  input  to  design  to  ensure  technical  viability.   

·       Complete  deliverables  throughout  the  system development lifecycle  for  compliance  according  to   agreed  plan.  

·       Work  within  the  framework  Agile  methodologies  and/or  other  agreed  cross-functional  team  ways  of   working  ,  

·       Ensure  a  thoughtful  and  clear  understanding  of  program and project  goals  and  needs  through   thorough  engagement  with  different  stakeholders.  

·       Perform adequate        project  risk  assessments  by  considering  all  technical  and  other  interdependencies   Identify  and  prioritise  of  project  risks.  

·       Setup  best  practices  and  processes  for  new  team inclusive of  defining  and  performing  code  reviews.

·       Detect  critical  deficiencies  and  recommend  improvements.  

Provide  technical  input  and guidance  into  online  channel  evolution  by  keeping  up  to  date with  relevant   technology.  

·       Provide  active  technical  advice  to  the  team,  IT  and  other  business  stakeholders.  

·       Play  a  leading  role  in  maintaining  best  of  breed development  standards  for   technologies  and   solutions.  

·       Research,  understand  and  stay  up  to  date  with  current  trends in   Information  Technology  and   specifically  lead  the  technical competency  within  your  area  of  expertise.  

·       Actively  share  insights  and  information  with  relevant  stakeholders  and  team.  

Guidance,  Mentoring  and  coaching  the  development  team  

·       Provide  technical  leadership  in  DSL to   team,  identify  knowledge  and  skills  gaps  and  actively  devise   learning  strategies  to  develop  the  team as   required  including  areas  such  as  new  DSL,  business   awareness,  problem  solving.  

·       Inspire  the  team  to  take  accountability  for  their  technical  delivery  and  participation  in  the  full  IT  team   and  foster  an  open  environment  that  seeks  to  receive  and  provide  regular  feedback  at  individual,  team   and  management  levels.  

Required Skills

  • android development : 4 to 5 years
  • mobile development : 3 to 4 years
  • general development : 8 to 9 years
  • android sdk : 3 to 4 years

Candidate Requirements

Qualifications  and  experience  

·       Experience in  general software  development, testing  and  standards development.  This includes  the  practical  ability  in   developing  applications  using  multiple  programming  languages, frameworks and  technologies  such   as: Java, Kotlin and  Hybrid  Mobile  Development  (React  Native).    

·       3-5  years  experience  in  a  senior  developer  role  with  specific  exposure  to  mentoring  and  coaching  a   team of   developers

·       Deep understanding of fragmentation within the Android Ecosystem and the need to pay special attention to application compatibility.

·       Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle

·       Strong knowledge of Android SDK, different versions of Android, and how to deal with different screen sizes

·       Experience with offline storage, threading and performance tuning.

·       Strong knowledge of Android design principles, patterns and best practices.

·       Knack for benchmarking and optimization. 

·       Familiarity with native build tools, like Android Studio, Gradle

·       Firm grasp of the JavaScript and TypeScript language and its nuances, including ES6+ syntax

·       Familiarity with Continuous Integration and Continuous deployment

·       Exposure  to  and  an  understanding  of  Corporate, Customer  interfacing  environment  in  a  similar   role  (non  sector  specific)  – essential

·       Any  additional  experience  in  technical  solutions  support  with  exposure  to  both  waterfall  and  agile   projects  in  DevOps  with  the  Agile/Scrum  Tool  set,  preferably  Atlassian   –  highly  beneficial

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Progressive Edge Consulting Recruitment For Full Stack Java JavaScript Developer
  • Work with the development teams and product managers to design software solutions
  • Design client-side and server-side architecture
  • Build the front end of the applications
  • Develop and manage well-functioning databases and applications
  • Write effective API’s (REST / GraphQL)
  • Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software

Required Skills

  • react.js : 1 to 2 years
  • spring boot : 1 to 2 years
  • react native : 1 year or less
  • Java / Kotlin : 2 to 3 years
  • Spring or Springboot : 2 to 3 years

Candidate Requirements

  • NodeJS, Express
  • Experience with Relational Database and NoSQL databases
  • Android Development, IOS Development, Hybrid Mobile Development (React Native)
  • Linux, Docker, Kubernetes
  • CI/CD (eg Jenkins, TeamCity, Azure Pipelines etc)

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Progressive Edge Consulting Recruitment For Senior Data Analyst (Retail)
  • Best practice research and adoption: in-store retail operations data mining and analysis.
  • Build an understanding of the company’s data landscape, particularly as it pertains to the in-store retails operations context.
  • Participate in defining business problems with appropriate questions and by proposing a specific analysis approach (full data pipeline).
  • Apply sound data methods, integration and programming. Apply deeper data exploration and correlation analysis including building and deploying data models.
  • Participate in identifying and adopting appropriate technology.
  • As a subject matter expert, demonstrate a deep understanding of in-store retail operations and associated operational processes, products and pricing strategies.
  • Become an expert in identifying clear and accurate data points that enable proactive data analytics that support operational analysis and planning inputs.
  • Understand the business requirements including channel, segment and local sales performance – example: building a base of successful sales campaigns that can be replicated in similar formats and contexts in future.
  • Use the data and operational analysis inputs to build short- and longer-term planning roadmaps to prepare business stakeholders and stores for any changes or new ways of working.
  • Work with the local teams to obtain input, and support the local teams with urgent data insights to support successful operational execution / to achieve targets.
  • Work with business counterparts on operational readiness activities to ensure that necessary training and procedure updates have occurred.
  • Monitor all planning and execution activities – provide performance reports and input to reports and presentations that communicate the analysis undertaken, planning activities derived from the analysis, costing models applied and outcome of execution.
  • Work cross-functionally and actively participate in open and honest team discussions.
  • Maintain alignment across the team during analysis, planning and execution.
  • Monitor and assess competitors’ activity in data mining particularly as it relates to data analysis.
  • Monitor and assess global best practices in data mining particularly as it relates to data analysis.
  • Spend time in stores to appreciate the nature of process flows and a first hand account of what’s working and could potentially be improved.
  • Investigate, identify and categorise all data sources with particular attention to data that relates to or could relate to customer data and/or potentially apply to in-store retail operations context within the larger data pipeline.
  • Evaluate the customer data landscape in terms of opportunities to unlock value by taking a data mining approach.
  • Put in place a process to maintain the evolving data landscape.
  • Identify the primary in-store retail operations drivers and the appropriate analysis approach to categorise, define, dissect and interpret them. Applications could include areas that hold a specific relationship with the in-store retail operations context: Workforce Management data, Supply chain analytics, Customer trends, behaviours and preferences, Marketing mix analytics, Price optimisation, Product recommendation, Fraud detection and prevention.
  • Work with the analysts applied statistics to explore the data and create and initial understanding of the problem and the data available to answer it.
  • Adhere to internal documentation, processes, protocols and standards.
  • Drive continuous improvement within team and workshop solutions to existing processes and challenges.
  • Apply sound data administration and analysis to ensure the quality and thoroughness of data.
  • Write business requirements/modifications to transform and data into common formats.
  • Write business requirements/modifications to create common report and graphical formats.
  • Prepare, publish and provide commentary for standing reports and dashboards on time against daily, weekly, monthly and annual deadlines.
  • Evaluate/investigate the quality/integrity/trend of data based on historical trends and industry norms.
  • Where appropriate manipulate data independently and present findings to the business
  • Work with the business to identify and prepare data for data mining or creating statistical models
  • Assist the business with putting in place reporting and analysis to monitor model performance
  • Communicate/Conceptualize and interpret the data status and issues to internal teams.
  • Ensure stability of the existing systems environment by implementing solutions and data models that do not compromise operational stability – use data to determine or identify potential conflicts.
  • Participate in post implementation reviews using data to inform the discussion
  • Work closely with solution architects, systems analysts and project managers in the design of solutions, data orientated opportunities etc.
  • Together with the data mining team engage the most appropriate stakeholders in the business and IT to obtain input and agreement on alternatives that are presented.
  • Provide insights and recommendations.

Required Skills

  • data analysis : 3 to 4 years
  • python : 1 to 2 years
  • r : 1 year or less
  • data analytics skills : 4 to 5 years
  • Retail specific analysis : 2 to 3 years

Candidate Requirements

  • Degree or diploma in commerce, information or computer science discipline or equivalent – (preferred) but not essential if you have the right track record of delivery: specifically in the area of in-store retail operations orientated, full pipeline data analytics.
  • Ideally a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in data and analytics in the FMCG Retail environment with great practical experiences and exposures in all facets of retail ideally in a fast paced and evolving environment. Must be operationally equipped and understand the immediate practical data inputs that make up a sound data framework in this retail context – (essential)
  • Solid Advanced Microsoft Suite with Excel (advanced) – (essential)
  • Report writing skills in Tableau software or similar – (essential)
  • Strong understanding of data mining models, structures, theories, principles and practices
  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing – (essential)
  • AWS / cloud – (preferred)
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to the collection, storage and exploitation of customer data – (essential)
  • Knowledge of data structures relevant to both operational and business intelligence systems – (essential)
  • Skill in using the open-source statistical package R, Python or similar – (essential)
  • Skills in using SQL in the data mining process, particularly for data preparation – (essential)
  • Presentation skills using Microsoft Office 365 powerpoint – (essential)
  • Google (Gmail, sheets, docs, slides etc.) – (preferred)
  • Self-motivated and driven with strong integrity – take accountability for actions and mistakes.
  • Can do attitude and Inspirational teamwork – a positive team member / planning lead who serves the team and shows an appreciation for a happy team environment, ability to coach and mentor others.
  • A passion for retail (FMCG) – sound channel and customer knowledge & understanding to develop effective in-store retail operations analysis.
  • Amazing flair for in-store retail analytics – generating options/alternatives, creating plans and making relevant connections to performance and commercial impacts.
  • Applying expertise and technology – delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  • Retail orientated Financial acumen – Cost modelling, process, system and reporting activities as required.
  • Strong relationships – including interpersonal skills and EQ at all levels, with all stakeholders. Build relationships both internally and externally. Open, honest and direct, is comfortable in giving and receiving constructive feedback. Think and act independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Good balance between strategic and tactical mindset – able to research and integrate new options with immediate and longer term business benefit but also jump into operational mode where urgent and immediate activities take priority in the day-to-day practical context.
  • Operational efficiency – able to spread themselves across multiple tasks simultaneously by working smartly, efficiently and effectively. Diligently staying on top of the details and understanding how they fit into the big picture. Process driven and methodical.
  • Time management – ability to prioritise a high volume of projects simultaneously in a fast-paced unpredictable environment. Identify the urgent & important tasks and priorities to ensure delivery to client and other stakeholders.
  • Strong project/planning management – planning, and organization skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Strong integrator – proven ability lead and drive cross functional work teams and projects.
  • Practical solution-orientated – thinks outside of the box. Sound judgment, quick decision-making and the ability to generate both short- and long-term solutions that serve the flow of work and deadlines.
  • Exceptional communication – approachable, adopts a range of influencing and negotiation styles to facilitate and deal with challenges internally and externally

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