Senior Java Developer | IT Recruitment

Role Description:

Java development and operations (analysis, development and testing) on, inter alia, a platform for vehicle information management with extensive integration points.


Minimum years of experience:

  • +8 years’ experience in as a Software Engineer
  • +1 years’ experience with Public Cloud platforms


Level of experience required:

  • Senior (0925)


Minimum qualification required:

  • Relevant IT Degree / Work Experience / Diploma


Role tasks:

  • Development and maintenance on platform / application.
  • Meet with end users and gather requirements.
  • Participate in stand-up’s
  • Propose and review system design and evaluate alternatives.
  • Review and present to Product Owners.
  • Develop systems solutions in line with quality and delivery requirements
  • Preparation of system/technical documentation (as per ISO standards)
  • User training
  • System testing/parallel runs
  • System implementation
  • System audits/quality assurance


Specific Technical / Functional skills:

Required skills:

  • Expert in Java / JEE
  • RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of design patterns
  • Databases/SQL (PostgreSQL advantageous)
  • NoSQL (Elasticsearch advantageous)
  • Unit testing tools (Junit/Mockito/etc)
  • ORM tools (Hibernate advantageous)
  • Spring Framework & Spring Boot
  • Experience with Java application servers (Glassfish)
  • Docker / Kubernetes (AWS / OpenShift advantageous)
  • Code versioning (Git)
  • Jenkins

 Added advantage:

  • Apache Kafka
  • Kibana
  • Grafana
  • Terraform
  • Ansible
  • Heartbeat
  • Working knowledge of Cloud Architecture
  • Agile development methodologies
  • Confluence / Jira
  • DevOps


Soft skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong ability to understand and interpret Business needs and requirements with the ability to move concepts through to proposal and finally successful implementation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and written) with both technical and non-technical colleagues / users.
  • Should be willing to deal with (talk to) our customers. In most cases they will be foreign customers and language barriers might exist.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, inter dependant as well as independently and submit deliverables on time and in excellent quality. SELF STARTER.
  • Above board work ethics – this is of utmost importance.
  • Flexibility to take up different tasks in the project.
  • Ability and willingness to coach and give training to fellow colleagues and users when required.
  • Willing and able to travel extensively, for up to 2 weeks at a time (international).
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