Banif Bank – Junior Software Developer Vacancy

We are recruiting

The Bank is seeking to recruit a Junior Software Developer to join the Information Technology Unit.  If you are interested to join the Bank’s team and satisfy the requirements outlined hereunder, then we are interested in you.

Who we are

We are a leading financial institution and a key player in the Maltese market.  Employing a team of more than 180, the Bank offers a full range of lending and savings solutions to both personal and business customers.


The key responsibilities are:

  • Develop software solutions using the latest IT technologies to meet business requirements through team and individual effort.
  • Participate in the gathering and analysis of new system requirements.
  • Participate in the design, architecture, implementation and initial testing of the software solutions.
  • Provide full documentation in terms of both technical and user documentation as part of the final software solution.
  • Adapt to new technologies as required from time-to-time to meet project objectives and goals keeping abreast with new software development technologies and principles.
  • Liaise with other teams within IT for the implementation of software solutions, in particular with the IT Core Systems team for any database related issues.
  • Take a leading role in the support function for internally developed systems.
  • General IT Helpdesk for all systems including hardware & software as needed.
  • Support and monitoring of the bank’s EOD process.

Competences and experiences

The potential candidate should also have a positive attitude, be well-organised, with a disposition to learn and a meticulous and team oriented approach to work.

You must also:

  • Have an MCAST Higher National Diploma, related to software development.
  • Possess strong software development skills using Microsoft .NET environment, supported by Microsoft certifications such as; MCSD: Web Apps and MCSA SQL Server.
  • Ideally have a minimum of one year experience working with database design, database development and web development.
  • Be  flexible and willing to learn banking processes and systems.
  • Be self-motivated with an ability to work on own initiative with a results driven approach to work
  • Be attentive to detail
  • Demonstrate team playing skills
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have the ability to multitask

If you want to be part of our team, we invite you to send us a detailed CV highlighting your achievements. Applications should reach the Bank by 29th July 2016 only by email on  

DataSolv Ltd – Network Support Technician Vacancy

DataSolv Ltd has a vacancy for a network support technician. The prospective candidate should ideally have already successfully completed an advanced course in networking (such as CCNA) , is  Microsoft Certified or has similar qualifications.

Additional training will be provided.

Those interested are to send a CV on .


MCAST IICT student delivers website


Mr Aaron Formosa owns a printing press and designs his own cards. Demand for his services, especially in the wedding sector increased drastically. Being aware of online services Mr Formosa approached the IICT at MCAST and asked if it was possible that one of our students could develop a online shopping cart for his business. Matthew Farrugia mentored by Mr Silvio Nocilla developed the shopping cart for Mr Aaron Formosa. The online shopping cart development took nearly 2 months to be completed. A manual is being created to help Mr Formosa updating his online shopping cart with new products when necessary.



MITA participates in the MCAST EXPO 2016


Attracting students towards an ICT career 

Article by Jason Zammit, MITA Human Resources Executive

The Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) has participated as an Apprenticeship Sponsor at the MCAST EXPO 2016 in collaboration with the College’s Apprenticeship and Work Based Learning Department.  

MITA’s participation as part of the three-day event was aimed at guiding students, who are currently studying ICT at MCAST’s Foundation, Technical and University Colleges, of the learning experiences and career opportunities the Agency has to offer.

Prospective students who are aspiring to join MCAST and embarking towards an ICT career, were guided about the Agency’s operations and mission, in delivering and implementing various assigned programmes as set out in the Digital Malta National ICT Strategy 2014 – 2020. 

Students were also briefed about the Agency’s support towards ICT programmes in Government to enhance public service delivery and simultaneously providing the infrastructure required to execute ICT services to Government. Students were also explained the reason of MITA’s presence at the event since as an Agency its mission is to also disseminate further use of ICT in society and the economy by promoting and delivering programmes to enhance ICT education and the use of ICT as a learning tool.

In order for the Agency to deliver and maintain the Digital Malta National ICT Strategy 2014 – 2020, the take-up of more students within the ICT Career is pivotal in ensuring that the Agency is reinforced and equipped with the best trained and competent human resources. Students visiting the Agency’s exhibition stand were asked about their career ambitions and enquiring interests of specialisations offered by MCAST such as Software Development, Networking and Computer Systems, End user support and Multi-Media courses.


The Agency’s human resources team also guided visiting students about the various mechanisms it offers, such as the Apprenticeship scheme catering for students studying a particular specialisation under the Advanced Diploma in ICT at Level 4, job shadowing programmes for students embarking at ICT foundation level, student placement programmes, internships and research support for students studying ICT at degree level. These learning mechanisms help students to gain the necessary experience, which blend effectively within the specialisations offered by MCAST’s well renowned home grown curriculum that is relevant, updated and linked to the Agency’s technological and other ICT industry requirements. 

Testimonials by the Agency’s team members who had studied with MCAST and had embarked on an Apprenticeship shared their experiences working in Software, Networking and Service Management areas. Experiences were also shared about the learning and continuous development opportunities the Agency offers, ensuring that employees are kept abreast and updated with the latest technological ICT Industry Certifications and the enhancement of personal development and career progression opportunities. 

Emphasis was also made on the importance of students embarking on vocational work exposure blended with academic studies, which besides helping them to achieve technological expertise; it can also teach them elements of job skills and work ethics. Such work-based experience gained through apprenticeships and internships are much valued by prospective employers who expect an amount of work-based learning experience. This is considered as a valuable asset as part of the recruitment and selection process, providing a competitive advantage to students applying for a full-time job. 

Students were also guided and advised on academic career choices and how they can relate their ICT career ambitions towards specialisations offered by MCAST and roles within the Agency.

The MCAST EXPO 2016 was a valuable opportunity for students to understand the academic portfolio offered to both current and prospective students and link these to their academic and career ambitions. 

Students are free to visit the MITA website on​ and subscribe to receive updates to work-based learning and career opportunities offered by the Agency.