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
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 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.

Java

Basic JSE API (to v7)

GUI Development (Swing / SWT)

Java 5.0 Language Fundamentals

JDBC

Servlets

JAXP / JAXB

Logging frameworks (SLF4J, Log4J)

JMX

EJB (MDBs)

JSP & HTML (incl v5.0)

JSP Custom Tags

JavaScript / AJAX

AOP

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

XPATH

DTD/XSD

XSL (XSL:FO)

Databases

Core RDBMS Concepts

Oracle

DB/2

MS SQL Server

Tools (TOAD/Squirrel)

SQL

Schema Design

DBA / Tuning / Performance

Core NoSQL Concepts

Mongo DB

Mobile Dev

iOS Development

Android Development

Cordova Framework

Angular.jar

App Design

OOA/D

Design Patterns (GoF)

Enterprise Patterns

Application Architecture

Technical Architecture

Tools

SSH/Telnet

FTP

SCP

Editors (Vi etc.)

O/S

Windows - Desktop & server

Linux

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

Estimating

Retail Business Domain Knowledge

Scripting

Python / Jython

Shell Scripting

Process

Agile - SCRUM

TDD/BDD/Specification-by-Example

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

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: R45,000.00 to R50,000.00 /month

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