Senior Java Developer

Job Description
The company is ideally placed to cater for retailers who want to position themselves competitively, by adding a layer of customisation to their client’s software which caters to both common operational systems and processes as well as client-specific needs.

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 5 - 7 years 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
  • May assist and train lower level development staff
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
  • J2EE
  • Servlets
  • 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
  • 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

Should you wish to apply for the position, please apply directly via this job board, please ensure that you quote reference number 201526 subject heading or email body.

Please note that due to the high volume of CV's received; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Should you not receive communication from our offices within two weeks of submission please note that your application will not be considered for this position.

We will keep your CV on file and re-establish contact with you should opportunities in line with your expertise become available again.
Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Cape Town Western Cape

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