The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector. It provides diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food processing technology services as well as various surveys and training interventions. Through its wider network of research institutes and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa.

The ARC-Central Office (ARC-CO) seeks to appoint a highly skilled, experienced and dynamic person to the following position at Hatfield, Pretoria:


Key Performance Areas:
 Analyse user requirements and research, design, write and new software programs,
 System testing and make enhancements on the currentApplications,
 Integration between the systems,
 Write technical specifications and test plan,
 Develop new systems,
 Undertake system maintenance and bug fixes,
 Develop mobile applications.

 National Diploma/ Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science.
• 2 years’ experience in developing and maintaining web-based systems,
 Strong skills in writing queries in one of the main Relational Database Management Systems (e.g MS SQL and Oracle)
 Net programming experience (C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET)
 Knowledge of Oracle will be advantageous
 Strong PHP programming skills
 Mobile Application De

Enquires: Ms Phaswana, Tel: (012) 427-9751


A competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities and the stature of the position. The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference will be given to South African citizens.

Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (Including certificates, supporting documents, copy of driver’s license and nationality. NB: Non-RSA Citizens/work permit holders must attach certified copies) as well as the names and particulars of three (3) traceable referees must be e-mail to HRCV@arc.agric.za

SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who do not receive any response four (4) weeks after the closing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful. The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity. The company has the right not to appoint.

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