• Full Time
  • Cape Town, South Africa


    • Responsibilities/Tasks:
      • Support existing and develop new functionality and components.
      • Understand existing product and domain elements and work with business analysts to refine and implement new requirements.
      • Refactor and improve the code to keep the product maintainable and adaptable to new requirements.
      • Evaluate and improve application performance, and high availability features.
      • Create unit and integrated system tests to show that the developed functionality works as intended.
      • Create technical documentation that explains how the various components of the system work and how to use them.
      • Do root cause analysis on bugs to find and fix the cause of a problem in an integrated system.
      • Build and deploy the system on an application server.
      • Create and execute functional test scenarios (dev testing).
      • Work effectively in a team environment, actively collaborating to improve software development processes and standards.



      • Relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology or Computer/Engineering Sciences.
      • A strong knowledge of Java is essential.
      • 2-3 years relevant experience as a senior back-end developer in a multi-tiered Java application development.
      • Experience in scripting languages is preferred (e.g. JavaScript, Angular, Python/Jython).
      • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate on a common (UML) design model.
      • A thorough understanding of SDLC processes, tools and techniques.


      Specific Skills and knowledge requirements:

      • Experience with team development tools: Use of source control applications (preferably GIT); Use of a UML tool for documentation.
      • Experience of the following technologies:
        • JEE (J2EE) server-side technologies, SOAP and Services
        • Spring framework (preferable)
        • JPA /Hibernate
        • Experience with an application server (IBM WebSphere – preferable)
        • Integration experience (Web/RESTful services, JMS)
        • JAXB and XML Schema
        • Maven
        • SQL and experience with a relational database (i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB2)
        • SoapUI/Postman
      • Ability to deliver production quality software by e.g. paying attention to detail, do extensive unit testing and support quality testing phases.
      • Knowledge and experience of the following would be a plus:
        • Business process/workflow layers e.g. JBPM, BPEL (Activiti)
        • Rules engines (i.e. Drools)
        • Design patterns (Object Oriented, SOLID, GRASP)
        • Continuous integration tools (i.e. Jenkins, Bamboo, Docker)


      Personal Profile:

      • Self-starter, self-motivated, team player
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
      • Strong attention to detail
      • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
      • Finisher

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