After such a great launch event in Cape Town it seems that the initiative has gotten legs and is in the starting blocks - well done to all involved.

Alot of the SA techies have moved overseas (myself included) and would always love the opportunity to return, this initiative is more than likely going to be a catalyst for that to happen and the one thing that this portal could offer is a jobboard for locals as well as expats who have transferable experience to be found and employed both in SA as well overseas.

What I propose is to have a dedicated job portal within this forum for all business to advertise jobs (free of course) which will help showcase this talent pool locally and overseas.

Managed by the people for the people is what I say :-)

I really think this would help everyone understand what roles are on the rise and what IT sectors need to be worked on and invested in.

Lets make it happen

Shane

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Bring on the jobs board
Excellent idea, on thing you need to keep in consideration is that it should not only cater for technical staff but for other as well, such as Project Managers etc. There are a lot of PM’s in Gauteng looking at moving to the Cape. Bring it on.
Hi All

I'm looking for a Ruby on Rails Developer. Don't suppose you know anybody? Job's based in Cape Town CBD. Salary highly negotiable.

Anyone itnerested please do contact me.
As an employer in the UK we don't use agencies for our technical placements for the reasons that others have listed below. We do occasionally post jobs on http://jobs.joelonsoftware.com and have had a good selection of high quality candidates come through that route. I guess it is because Joel appeals to techies around the world and it is not a traditional job board.

Not a lot of South African jobs are advertised on http://jobs.joelonsoftware.com but that's no reason to not start a trend.
Interestingly Richard we have a site called www.bizcommunity.com and I find when we advertise there we get some really good responses. The candidates are of a fairly high calibre.

Granted in terms of techie recruitment - I'm blessed enough to have been born a hardened geek and a solid 15 years of 'living online' has led to a social network of fellow geeks that normally allows me to recruit in the blink of an eye.
Hi Richard,

Good to hear you are interested in non-agency recruiting.
I was involved in launching www.sugarjobs.co.uk here in the UK and it has done pretty well in the IT sector.
I would suggest getting in touch with Carolynne Gilbert who owns the site and she can help you you further in your recruiting process.

Good luck

Shane

Richard Stobart said:
As an employer in the UK we don't use agencies for our technical placements for the reasons that others have listed below. We do occasionally post jobs on http://jobs.joelonsoftware.com and have had a good selection of high quality candidates come through that route. I guess it is because Joel appeals to techies around the world and it is not a traditional job board.

Not a lot of South African jobs are advertised on http://jobs.joelonsoftware.com but that's no reason to not start a trend.
Great Idea! I'm also gonna jump on the wagon... I'm looking for a reliable freelance PHP Developer to work on a online accommodation site. email me: anthony.theunissen@gmail.com
HI All

A client of mine is looking for a Senior PHP Developer / Technical Manager.

Requirements
• 3 + years solid experience in web programming using PHP and MySQL
• experience with modular coding
• a strong understanding of OO and PHP5
• experience with database design / architecture
• capable of contributing to team, but self sufficient and proactive enough to manage own projects
• capable of designing projects from brief and can take them to completion
• worked with MySQL 5 databases
• worked with JavaScript
• strong HTML skills
• understands XSS and SQL injection attacks

Advantageous
• familiar with subversion and a bug tracking system
• worked with moo tools or the likes
• experience working on Linux WAMP and LAMP stacks and understand the possible pitfalls and nuances of each
• able to set up own LAMP environment
• understand the benefits of MyISAM vs InnoDB and acid compliance
• has previously worked with Simple Test, Unit Test or J Meter for code unit testing
• understand web application best practices and browser compatibility

Personal Skills/Attributes
• Candidate must be able to interact and work with a dynamic and ambitious team
• Good communicator and team player
• Positive attitude
• Candidate has a strong ethos of writing high quality applications
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Can work with little supervision, pro-active and takes on responsibility for code and applications developed
• Ability to work in a high pressure environment and meet agreed deadlines
• Must have a good understanding or user interfaces.

Details
Remuneration: Negotiable
Benefits: Flexi-Time and Medical Aid
Province: Western Cape
City: Cape Town
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Senior
Type: Permanent


Anyone interested drop me an email laura@voicerecruitment.com or message me.
SugarJobs is not an agency, check out the site

Shane Swinton said:
Hi Richard,

Good to hear you are interested in non-agency recruiting.
I was involved in launching www.sugarjobs.co.uk here in the UK and it has done pretty well in the IT sector.
I would suggest getting in touch with Carolynne Gilbert who owns the site and she can help you you further in your recruiting process.

Good luck

Shane

Richard Stobart said:
As an employer in the UK we don't use agencies for our technical placements for the reasons that others have listed below. We do occasionally post jobs on http://jobs.joelonsoftware.com and have had a good selection of high quality candidates come through that route. I guess it is because Joel appeals to techies around the world and it is not a traditional job board.

Not a lot of South African jobs are advertised on http://jobs.joelonsoftware.com but that's no reason to not start a trend.
Just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, us folk in the Gardne Route are forming a IT consortium to pool our resources and pitch for larger contracts on a collective basis.
Instead of recruiters getting hold of impossible to find good technical skills, maybe you want to consider outsourcing the requirements to pool of highly skilled individuals instead?
We project manage big projects as a unit, so that way we make sure no one drops the ball.

Check out our setup here: http://gardenrouteconsortium.co.za

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