Java Developer - R50k, Cape Town based option


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Jun 2, 2016
Our client is expanding their Retail Division, and in the process of assembling multiple teams for an International client. Successful applicants will get exposure to a wide range of technologies, including mobile and service enabled architectures. The incumbent will also be exposed to enterprise level lean agile development methodologies based on SAFE, Scrum and KANBAN. This exciting opportunity will include orientation training at the client’s premises abroad.

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 legacy 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

Education / experience: -

• Ideally an IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essential
• Proven Java experience of at least 5 years of professional 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 will be a definite advantage
• 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

Java Basic JSE API (to v7)
GUI Development (Swing / SWT)
Java 5.0 Language Fundamentals
Logging frameworks (SLF4J, Log4J)
JSP & HTML (incl v5.0)
JSP Custom Tags
JavaScript / AJAX
Caching mechanisms (ehCache)
Frameworks Web Frameworks (Struts/JSF,PrimeFaces)
Spring (Core, Boot, Web, Remoting, Security etc.)
ORM Concepts and Frameworks (Specifically myBatis)
WebServices (SOAP, REST)
XML Core Concepts
Databases Core RDBMS Concepts
MS SQL Server
Tools (TOAD/Squirrel)
Schema Design
DBA / Tuning / Performance
Core NoSQL Concepts
Mongo DB
Mobile Dev iOS Development
Android Development
Cordova Framework
App Design OOA/D
Design Patterns (GoF)
Enterprise Patterns
Application Architecture
Technical Architecture
Tools SSH/Telnet
Editors (Vi etc.)
O/S Windows - Desktop & server
App Servers Tomcat
Websphere (including Admin)
Messaging / JMS
Integration IBM MQ
Integration Frameworks (Apache Camel)
General Dev. Eclipse IDE
Source Control Tools (CVCS & DVCS e.g. Mercurial)
Unit Testing Concepts (JUnit, Mockito etc.)
Continuous Integration (C/C / Jenkins)
Ant / Maven
Application Profiling, Tuning & Debugging
Retail Business Domain Knowledge
Scripting Python / Jython
Shell Scripting
Process Agile - SCRUM
Distributor Source Management Processes
Certifications Oracle Entry-Level Java Programmer
Oracle Java Professional Programmer
Oracle Java Application Developer Expert
Oracle Java Performance Tuning & Optimization Expert
Oracle Experienced Java Programmer / Developer

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