Vacancy: Senior Java Developer

The Basics


Industry
: IT – Software

Reports into:  IT Project Manager

Location:  JHB Area, remote

Role type:  Contract – 12 months

About the Role

The senior Java developer will design, develop, and implement Java applications to support business requirements. Follows approved life cycle methodologies, creates design documents, writes code, and performs unit and functional testing of software. Contributes to the overall architecture and standards of the group, acts as an SME, and plays a software governance role.

What you will do:

  • Work closely with business analysts to analyse and understand the business requirements and business case, in order to produce simple, cost-effective and innovative solution designs
  • Implement the designed solutions in the required development language (typically Java) in accordance with the Group standards, processes, tools, and frameworks
  • Testing the quality of produced software thoroughly through participation in code reviews, the use of static code analysis tools, creation and execution of unit tests, functional regression tests, load tests, and stress tests and evaluating the results of performance metrics collected on the software.
  • Participate in feasibility studies, proof of concepts, JAD sessions, estimation and costing sessions, evaluate and review programming methods, tools, and standards, etc.
  • Maintain the system in production and provide support in the form of query resolution and defect fixes
  • Prepare the necessary technical documentation including payload definitions, class diagrams, activity diagrams, ERDs, operational and support documentation, etc
  • Driving the skills development of team members, coaching of team members for performance and coaching on career development, recruitment, staff training, performance management, etc

Skills & competencies required

Behavioural Skills:

  • Stress Management
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Creativeness
  • Learning orientation
  • Negotiation skills
  • Innovation
  • Bias for action
  • Teamwork and co-operation

 

Technical Skills:

  • In-depth working knowledge of Java language features
  • High standards for delivery
  • Solution Architecture
  • Structured and analytical problem solver
  • Process Mapping
  • Software testing pack design, functional testing
  • Clean code thinking
  • Coaching and mentor to junior teammates
  • Understanding of JIRA and Agile principles

 

Other:

  • Overtime may be required from time to time
  • Standby is required on a rotational cycle

 

Knowledge & experience required

  • 6 * years’ experience developing Java applications
  • Extensive experience working with Java
  • Solid understanding of Object Orientated programming fundamentals
  • Needs to have a high-level understanding of the common frameworks in the Java technology stack
  • Extensive knowledge of design patterns and the ability to recognize and apply them
  • Spring
  • Hibernate
  • Junit
  • SOA
  • Microservices
  • Docker
  • Data Modelling
  • UML
  • SQL
  • SoapUI (SOAP) / REST client (JSON)
  • Architectural Styles
  • Kafka
  • Zookeeper
  • Zuul
  • Eureka
  • Obsidian
  • Elasticsearch
  • Kibana
  • FluentD

Qualifications required

  • Matric
  • Informatics Degree or Diploma advantageous

Interested?

Apply Now

 

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