Intermediate Java Developers - 12490

Intermediate Java Developer
Job No: 12490
Location: Cape Town
Salary: Permanent Role - R 40 000 - R 45 000 Per month TCTC Dependent upon experience
                 24 Month Contract - R 280 - R 345 Per hour

Overall purpose of the job:

Modifies, develops, tests and maintains applications. Helps evaluate application systems, processes and requirements, makes changes to those systems and maintains them where necessary.

Key responsibilities:
  • Work as part of a project team to develop and test enterprise-ready business applications in a variety of configurations (e.g. web-based, desktop-based, service-based or scheduled processes).
  • Help produce brand new solutions, solutions based upon third-party applications, or solutions that interact with existing systems.
  • Is aware of, prepared to learn and follow industry best-practice when developing applications.
  • Use programming languages and tools (generally) around the Java platform.
  • Work with Business Analysts to specify business requirements and help translate these requirements into technical specifications (including Class, Sequence and other UML diagrams).
  • Help Database Developers write efficient and effective database access code.
  • Work with QA Analysts to implement testing plans and write the necessary code to automate testing in line with our Test-Driven Development methodology.
  • Work with customers and project managers to deliver quality, effective software, in line with our Agile Development process.
  • Help diagnose the root causes of systems issues using their problem-solving skills.
  • Help research and evaluate potential technical solutions to business problems
Personal Attributes / Character traits required for this job
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good judgement and experience of prioritising and working to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to learn fast and share knowledge, experience and best practices with team mates
  • Willingness to take responsibility and ownership of their work.
  • Empathise with customers and communicate at the appropriate level
  • Appreciation of their position within the wider roles & responsibilities of the DPS community
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Practical approach to problem solving
  • Able to document information and share knowledge with colleagues
  • Follows a structured approach to their work
  • Personal drive to succeed
Education and General Working Experience:
  • Ideally an IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essential
  • Proven Java experience of at least 3 5 years of professional Java development experience.
  • Candidates with more or deeper development experience are welcome to apply.
  • Remuneration package will be tailored according to relevant technical experience.
  • Development experience in a Scrum based Agile environment will be an advantage
  • Exposure to BDD/TDD will be a definite advantage
  • Exposure to Enterprise development is a requirement.
  • Exposure to object-oriented design concepts will be an advantage
Technical skills required:
The following represents a list of the technologies the incumbent will be required to operate in. Being proficient in a good deal of these technologies will qualify you to apply for this position as knowledge of the complete stack will be an advantage but is not essential.

Skill Set
  • Basic JSE API (to v7)
  • GUI Development (Swing / SWT)
  • Java 5.0 Language Fundamentals (preferably Java 7)
  • JDBC
  • J2EE
  • Servlets
  • Logging frameworks (SLF4J, Log4J)
  • EJB (MDBs)
  • JSP & HTML (incl v5.0)
  • JSP Custom Tags
  • JavaScript / AJAX
  • AOP
  • Caching mechanisms (ehCache)
  • Web Frameworks (Struts/JSF,PrimeFaces)
  • Spring (Core, Web, Remoting, Security etc.)
  • ORM Concepts and Frameworks (Specifically myBatis)
  • Core Concepts
  • XSL (XSL:FO)
  • Core RDBMS Concepts
  • Oracle
  • DB/2
  • SQL
App Design
  • OOA/D
  • Design Patterns (GoF)
  • Enterprise Patterns
  • Application Architecture
  • Technical Architecture
  • Windows - Desktop & server
  • Linux
App Servers
  • Tomcat
  • Websphere (including Admin)
  • Integration Frameworks (Apache Camel)
General Dev.
  • Unit Testing Concepts (JUnit, Mockito etc.)
  • Maven
  • Retail Business Domain Knowledge
  • Python / Jython
  • Shell Scripting
  • Agile - SCRUM
  • TDD/BDD/Specification-by-Example
  • Distributor Source Management Processes
  • Oracle Entry-Level Java Programmer
  • Oracle Java Professional Programmer
  • Clean criminal record required
  • Applications will only be considered from RSA Citizens or applicants with permanent resident permits.