Career Minded

Career Minded is not just another recruitment agency.  We focus on forming long lasting relationships with both our clients and applicants thereby offering both parties the best service at all times. We have learned that in this industry quality is of greater value than quantity. We have aligned ourselves with some of the top recruiters within the IT and finance industry and in this way we are able to serve our clients across two very important fields within the business. We specialize in the areas of IT and finance and predominantly serve clients in the Gauteng area.  We only recruit within our specialised fields, assuring both client and candidate of expert attention, knowledge and advise within their niche areas.

 

Clients

With so many recruiting agencies around, how do you choose the one that will truly add value?  We pride ourselves on building lasting client relationships and the sheer volume of our satisfied clients speaks for themselves.  Our aim is to make YOUR life easier, that’s what we get paid for.  We focus on providing you with the right skill set when you need it, all the while keeping you updated throughout the recruitment process.  We will rather send you less, but qualified applicants so that you will have less CVs to review and reach a decision in timely fashion. By focusing our attention on a limited number of qualified clients we are able to serve YOU to the best of our ability while keeping YOUR specific requirements in mind. Our years of experience in the industry have provided us with a lot of valuable contacts and unrivalled industry knowledge. Give us a try you’ve got nothing to loose…unless we find you the perfect person for the job!  We will find you what you are looking for and if we can’t there will be a very good reason for it.

 

Applicants

Would you not love a job where you are looking forward to Mondays?  In order to fulfill this aim we work with some of the top clients in the industry and are on the preferred supplier lists of many clients where other agencies can only strive to be. At Career Minded our aim is to match people to jobs so that both the job seeker and the employer are satisfied at the highest level. The aim of a recruitment agency is to assist you in finding the right job that will ultimately assist in building your career.  This can be a time consuming task.  We provide you with this full service at no cost.  Our job is to find you your dream job while you focus on your current role. When people are looking for a job they typically have a short term vision and are only focused on finding their next job opportunity.  Career Minded looks beyond this and will consider your long term career objectives and map out a path as to how you will get to reach your goal.

Career Minded prides itself on building lasting relationships with our applicants and assisting you throughout your career.  We realize that without us representing the top talent (YOU) within the country we won’t be able to serve our clients to the best of our abilities.  We are happy to give career advice at any point during your career and to start building a strong relationship in that way.

 

R55,000 - R70,000 monthly
Career Minded Lynnwood, Pretoria, South Africa
22 Jun, 2018
Full time
My client must be one of the most exciting companies to work for in Pretoria (Menlyn). They are in the financial services industry and currently recruiting for a Senior Test Analyst with about 7+ years' experience within an environment using SCRUM as methodology. Main responsibilities for this role will include, but not limited to Substantial test automation experience (Visual Studio, NUnit, Selenium, Telerik UI, Xamarin UI, BDD, MS Test Manager) Advanced programming/scripting skills (C#) Solid SQL experience Experience in designing and implementing automation frameworks Experience setting up continuous integration Experience in an Agile/Scrum environment Broad understanding of testing tools and techniques Mentoring and coaching experience Trade skills required and other requirements A good understanding of software testing processes and principles Strong automated testing skills Analytical and logical thinking The ability to envision different business scenarios Excellent communication Planning and time management skills Relevant IT degree or diploma ISTQB certification will be beneficial
R24,000 - R30,000 monthly
Career Minded Centurion, South Africa
22 Jun, 2018
Full time
My client in Centurion is currently looking for a SQL DBA/Developer. The main purpose of this role is to maintain a stable environment and multitask between daily administration tasks (30%) and code development/code maintenance (70%). Internal Interaction: Business software developers; Internet solutions developers; Project managers; Services staff - exchange of information, advice and support. DBA - assistance and support to the team in whatever area his/her skills will be required. External Interaction: Customers - exchange of information, advice and support. Qualifications The candidate must have a: Qualification in Database Administration/Development OR Any other relevant courses / certification in MCSA or MCSE Essentials skills Min 2 - 4 years' experience in: MSSQL Server 2012/2014 MSSQL AlwaysON (High Availability) T-SQL (Stored Procedures, Triggers, Functions, Views, etc) SSRS SSIS Performance Tuning The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate must have a pro-active rather then re-active approach to DB administration, with great attention to detail. Overview of responsibilities: The candidate will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance and performance of critical SQL Server systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of all applications. This is a hands-on position requiring solid technical skills and well as interpersonal and communication skills. Responsibilities also include Day-to-day DBA tasks such as backups, restores, SQL Agent jobs/processes, security, data analysis and data extraction (30%) Troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlock issues, connectivity and security problems. Performance tuning and optimization using Performance monitor, Profiler and SQL Traces. Detect and Resolve SQL Server related CPU, memory, I/O, Disk and resource contention. Monitor and maintain a SQL AlwaysOn Cluster. Index and Statistic management. Good knowledge of DMVs and system tables. SQL Development: Stored procs, Functions, Triggers, Tables, Views, Constraints, etc. Implement and maintain database design standards. Documentation of processes and procedures. Operational support to developers and customers. Review SQL Server error log and Windows Event log for any errors / security issues. Storage and capacity planning. ETL with SSIS. Report creation with SSRS.
R25,000 - R50,000 monthly
Career Minded Bryanston, Sandton, South Africa
11 Jun, 2018
Full time
My client is a company that operates in the consulting space. Their offices are in Bryanston. They are looking for a Software Support Agent to provide hands on customer support by reviewing customer support tickets and identifying problem areas, using SQL. You will drive customer satisfaction by providing leadership, guidance and management to customers on their issues. The position is based in Johannesburg. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE MS SQL Server programming ability - Required Quality Assurance (QA) Background Business Intelligence experience Working knowledge of stored procedures Knowledge of SSIS packages Experience with data integration techniques Strong team player Excellent interpersonal communication skills
R40,000 - R58,000 monthly
Career Minded Lynnwood, Pretoria, South Africa
08 Jun, 2018
Full time
My client must be one of the most exciting companies to work for in Pretoria.  They use the most advanced technology and stay ahead of the pack!  They are currently recruiting for a Data Scientist with good SQL skills, as well as Machine Learning in preferably in R and Python.   Job Description: An exceptional individual at intermediate level is required to build and maintain a claims risk fraud engine using SQL and machine learning techniques. The individual will consult daily with business owners to identify fraudulent behaviour and to translate that into technical solutions. The individual is expected to take full technical ownership and to grow the solution over the next five years, including the appointment and mentoring of junior staff.   Type of qualifications (Minimum requirement): Computer science; Informatics; Computer Engineering; Mathematics; Statistics; Actuarial.   Proficiency: SQL, Machine Learning in preferably “R” and Python.   Work experience: Minimum 3 years   Personal attributes: Excellent communicator with consulting skills, experienced individual with technical expertise in programming and modelling.   Salary: R500 – R700k negotiable depending on skills, qualifications and experience   Send CVs to kobus@careerminded.co.za
R30,000 - R40,000 monthly
Career Minded Bryanston, Sandton, South Africa
01 Jun, 2018
Full time
Software Tester (QA) My client is based in Bryanston and they are currently recruiting for a Software Tester that will be responsible for the functional and technical testing and quality control of the company’s software.  The company operates in an agile environment and someone that comes from a similar background would be best suited.  They currently do manual as well as automated testing and will be moving more to automated in the future.  Technical Skills QA Certification (ISEB/ISTQB) would be advantageous, but not limited. Experience with software development best practices, would be advantageous Extensive experience with QA techniques and methodology: Experience with Selenium is a plus Experience with manual/functional test execution (XML, JSON, C#) Knowledge of agile methodology and associated Software would be a plus Experience with SQL and scripting languages Experience with SCRUM methodology KANBAN, JIRA knowledge is a plus Main Accountabilities and Activities Conduct functional testing of software, related products and projects, prior to release. Prioritization, planning and implementation of a test strategy Creation and maintenance of test ware (i.e. test cases, test scripts, test reports, test plans, regression and non-regression etc.) Participate in the Statement of Requirements (SOR) reviews to provide input on testing criteria Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes and procedures for testing is established as per standards defined by the organization Education QA Certification (ISEB/ISTQB) would be advantageous. Degree or Diploma would be advantageous