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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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over 2 years ago

Software Developer

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do. In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents. With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world. The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, enhance and maintain software systems using Software Engineering practices and principles
  • Work with a team across the globe to design and implement enterprise and web applications
  • Write efficient, reliable and maintainable code, whether implementing architectural improvements, user-facing features or fixing bugs
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems and errors encountered across various systems/platforms
  • Analyze and optimize application code for efficiency, reliability and performance
  • Understand system architecture design and assisting architects and developers
  • Work with multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Be able to work alone (mostly) but collaborate with teams across the globe
  • Travel to Zambia and other global operations
  • Operate as a resource to less experienced Software Engineer/Developers, providing an open learning environment for cross-team knowledge sharing
  • Stay current with the latest development best practices and technologies


  • 5-7 years’ solid development experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science or related field, OR related experience
  • Experience
  • Visual Studio
  • C#, ASP. Net
  • Java/JavaScript advantageous
  • SOAP experience advantageous
  • MS SQL
  • Share point experience advantageous - workflows etc.
  • PowerShell script advantageous
  • Experience with cloud services will be advantageous
  • Experience in producing, consuming and managing SOAP,REST and other HTTP APIs
  • Experience in various systems integrations projects
  • Proven experience with designing and implementing databases
  • Experience using version control in a collaborative environment, specifically subversion and GIT
  • Experience in agile development methodologies
  • Good understanding of system architecture and services development in a 24/7 environment
  • Behavioural Traits
  • Initiate and achieve results
  • Dedicated team member
  • Self-driven personality with strong customer service
  • Managing people and teams
  • Analyse and solve problems

How to Apply

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
Drilling and Exploration
Mining processing and refining
Mining engineering
Founded in 1996, this company's operating platform currently consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries: Kansanshi mine in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein in Mauritania, Las Cruces in Spain, Pyhäsalmi in Finland, Ravensthorpe in Australia and Çayeli in Turkey. First Quantum Minerals is uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets, an attractive project pipeline and good investment opportunities.