Java Developer

R20,000 - R45,000 monthly
  • redPanda Software
  • redPanda Software, Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 08 Jun, 2018
Full time Software Development

Job Description

Java Developer 

Looking for a great career opportunity?

redPanda Software 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.

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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 3 - 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 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:

Skill

Java

Basic JSE API (to v7)

GUI Development (Swing / SWT)

Java 5.0 Language Fundamentals (preferably Java 7)

JDBC

Servlets

JAXP / JAXB

Logging frameworks (SLF4J, Log4J)

EJB (MDBs)

JSP & HTML (incl v5.0)

JSP Custom Tags

JavaScript / AJAX

AOP

Caching mechanisms (ehCache)

 

Frameworks

Web Frameworks (Struts/JSF,PrimeFaces)

Spring (Core, Web, Remoting, Security etc.)

ORM Concepts and Frameworks (Specifically myBatis)

XML

Core Concepts 

DTD/XSD

XSL (XSL:FO)

 

Databases

Core RDBMS Concepts

Oracle

DB/2

SQL

 

App Design

OOA/D

Design Patterns (GoF)

Enterprise Patterns

Application Architecture

Technical Architecture

 

O/S

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

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Clean criminal record required
  • Applications will only be considered from RSA Citizens or applicants with permanent resident permits.