Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Information Systems Jobs at NPCC in Abu Dhabi, UAE; Developer

Job Title:    Developer
Job Ref:    3200
Job Location:    Abu Dhabi, UAE
Employer:    NPCC
Job Category:    Information Systems
Employment Type:Long Term
Position Level:    Senior Staff

About NPCC:
The National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), a Public Joint Stock company, was established in April 1973. The fabrication facilities then were located on Sadiyat Island, 3 km east of Abu Dhabi city. The present facilities are now located at Mussafah, 35 km from Abu Dhabi city.

Growth of NPCC
In 1973, NPCC was initially established to provide a facility for the fabrication of steel structures required by the onshore and offshore Oil and Gas production industry. In 1978 NPCC expanded its operation by setting up a custom built pipe coating facility at the yard.

In 1979, NPCC ventured into offshore activities for the Oil & Gas industry, providing marine spreads for Pipelay, Installation and Hook-up works. Today, NPCC owns a dedicated marine fleet consisting 13 construction barges, capable of transportation of up to 12,000 tons, lifting single structures weighing up to 2,600 tons, laying submarine pipelines up to 60" in diameter and hook-up and maintenance works. In 1986, with the intention of serving onshore projects, NPCC ventured into manufacturing Storage Tanks & Spheres for storing various types of petroleum products such as; liquid sulphur, water, diesel oil, crude oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), etc

The dynamic growth of NPCC since its inception and its achievements over the years, have placed this National Company in a league with major international EPC contractors involved in the development of the Oil and Gas Industry.

In 1992, NPCC expanded its engineering capability for designing onshore & offshore facilities, loading terminals, storage tanks, pressure vessels and pipelines. Presently, NPCC has over 300 dedicated engineering staff to support the ongoing operations. The design team is fully equipped with latest state-of-the-art computers/softwares to meet engineering challenges.

Job Description:
3.9. Developer (DER) / Web Developer (WDR) Jobholders at this level are all involved in the construction, testing and implementation of small to medium in-house software programs that most effectively meet client department requirements. They also have a responsibility for mentoring junior colleagues.

Job Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related discipline.
• 5+ years of hands on full lifecycle experience developing business solutions in Visual Studio .NET, primarily VB
• 5+ years of experience in MS SQL Server database programming, stored procedures and functions
• Experience with SSRS is an advantage
• Experience with Visual FoxPro is an advantage
• Knowledge and understanding of SDLC, ITIL and various software development methodologies such as Agile & Scrum
• Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and work ethic
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent prioritization and time management.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Strong desire to learn new technologies and applications along with the ability to adapt to very challenging environments.
• Ability to balance multiple time-critical tasks at the same time.

Principal Accountabilities:
• Constructs product and carries- out testing to ensure design criteria are met and that integration with existing systems is established.
• Assists in the implementation of in-house developed software programs and participates in training client department staff in system usage.
• Assist in the development of user manuals for distribution to client department staff ensuring that all information is fully compliant with IS&T quality standards..
• Provide on-call support for application systems to client departments for the resolution of operating problems..
• Guides, advises and provides technical direction to junior colleagues to assist in their development and ensure that procedurally compliant practices are adopted.
• Assist and teach Trainer/QA Specialist, if necessary on training and implementation.

Deadline: 20/06/2014

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