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IT System Integrator

Port of Duqm

Oman-Duqm, Oman

Ref: RP020-04

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Prime Objective of the Mission:

As member of the IT team of Port of Duqm the objective of the mission will be to work with the integration Project Manager and do the necessary analysis to integrate core applications of the applicative landscape of the company. Notably the ERP, the Terminal Operating System, a Business Intelligence Solution, a Bank system, an attendance system and a governmental Custom system. More than doing the analysis the system integrator will be expected to understand the data structures of the different applications and what mappings would be required to ensure optimal dataflow within the applicative landscape. On some cases development or implementation of middleware might be necessary.

Key Tasks:

The system integrator is tasked with planning, coordinating, and managing the assimilation of new software applications and programs into an organization's existing computer network. The analyst typically supports each department by determining its systemic needs, recommending changes, implementing new software solutions and instructing users about the interface.

The system integrator must analyse the new software packages and make system upgrade recommendations based on the organization's strategic goals. The primary objective is to ensure all systems are generating the greatest productivity at the lowest cost. He or she will be required to supervise the implementation process for outside software while also designing, coding and maintaining applications developed in house (in the future). This entails collaborating with other tech-savvy team members in testing new applications to ensure functional requirements are met. He or she must offer assistance to employees on how to properly use all systems, including writing training materials. Other duties range from maintaining internal websites and databases and communicating customization requests to vendors.

The System Integrator must be able to effectively communicate complex concepts with vendors, customers, co-workers and management, both verbally and in writing. He or she must balance a self-motivated, independent work ethic with the desire to train and assist others. Organization, prioritization, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure are all crucial. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are a must. Proficiency in math and science is helpful. Technical expertise in TCP/IP; firewall management; database administration and programming languages like SQL, Java and C++ are not mandatory but a strong asset.

Requirements

• A Bachelor in computer science with five years plus of experience within a mature IT department with at least three years of experience as an analyst working on system integrations
• Good technical and analytical skills as an integration engineer
• Experience in integration like Web Services (SOAP, REST), XML, JSON,SQL, …
• Experience in using an integration middleware
• Experience in integrating on premise IFS ERP with cloud solutions is an advantage
• You work well in a team, have excellent interpersonal and persuasion skills, and can express yourself clearly (both orally and in writing)
• Perfect Command of English both in writing and speaking.

About the Company

Situated on the southeastern seaboard of the Sultanate of Oman, overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean beyond, Port of Duqm is fast becoming an important reality of the Middle East region’s rapidly transforming maritime landscape. With its deep draft, lengthy quay walls, and expansive basin, Port of Duqm has the trappings of a world-class, multipurpose commercial gateway. And as the principal anchor of a huge Special Economic Zone envisioned at Duqm, it also has the potential to develop into one of the Middle East’s largest ports over the long term.

At the heart of Port of Duqm’s appeal is its strategic geopolitical location, far removed from Strait of Hormuz and the Arabian Gulf. It is this advantageous location that the Omani government seeks to leverage as it sets out to position Duqm as a safe, stable and business-friendly destination for industrial and economic investment. Indeed, the Sultanate of Oman – and the Port of Duqm in particular – stand to reap the benefits of the country’s international reputation as an oasis of tranquility and standard-bearer of regional peace and reconciliation.

Underscoring Port of Duqm’s strategic importance is its planned development into an integrated, multimodal logistics hub, encompassing the maritime, road, air and rail modes of transportation. An airport is under construction at Duqm, while a proposed rail-based freight and passenger transportation network, will eventually link this industrial port city with the national rail system. Utilities and services are also modern, effectively providing investors with an unrivalled setting to do business. Free-trade agreements (FTAs) with Gulf Arab states, the United States, as well as a host of other nations, add to Oman’s investment appeal.

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