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Graduate IT Trainee – Programmer Needed at Sahara Group, Apply Now

Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

Job Title: Graduate IT Trainee – Programmer

Job Type: Full-Time

Field: IT / Software / Energy  / Oil & Gas

Location: Nigeria

Deadline: Application Ongoing

Purpose Statement 

  • An important element of our HR Strategy is to support Sahara Group‘s Strategy on sustainability by developing leadership and management capacity throughout the organization.
  • To perform frequent, repeatable operational reporting, testing and technical maintenance activities in order to support the Business continues without interruption and negative impact on service delivery.
  • The GITT Programmer employs creative imagination, modeling and information engineering to develop a system that satisfies both management and end-users in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.. The IT analyst also debugs the system and ensures that it is error-free.
  • Trainees will be appointed to a role and will be expected to deliver all the job expectations for that position. They will receive ‘on the job’ training and their performance monitoring will include the setting of performance objectives against which their performance will be monitored.

Working Relationships: 

  • Board of Directors
  • Line Manager
  • All staff
  • Managing Directors
  • Group Human Resources


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Proficient in Java, C#, Javascript with a good knowledge of its ecosystems
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Experience with popular web application frameworks, such as Play, Spring and spark
  • Knack for writing clean, readable code
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Basic understanding of the class loading mechanism in Java
  • Basic understanding of JVM, its limitations, weaknesses, and workarounds
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Familiarity with build tools such as Ant, Maven, and Gradle
  • Familiarity with continuous integration
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns
  • Good knowledge of Java, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies• Skill for writing reusable Java libraries
  • Knowledge of concurrency patterns in Java
  • Possess a firm grasp of algorithms and data structures
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, JDBC, and RESTful  API development and web security

Minimum Qualification / Experience

  • University degree in a reputable University (Minimum Second Class Upper). Not limited to only Computer Science or related Science and  Engineering degrees.
  • 0-2 years post-NYSC Experience building and integrating applications
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Maximum age of 25 years by December 2017

Personality Traits:

  • Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced,& dynamic environment.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and a team player with a proactive approach to work.
  • Candidate must be ambitious with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Candidate should have poise & finesse.
  • Candidate must be assertive.
  • Candidate must be a strong communicator with ability to connect with people at all levels.Strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, excellent interpersonal skills,Knowledge of current technologies
  • Candidate must be hardworking and one who thinks “out of the box”

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Application Deadline: Ongoing

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