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Java Developer

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An enterprise retail software development specialist seeks a highly skilled Java Developer to join its team. Your core role will include modifying, developing, testing and maintaining applications. You require Certifications in Oracle Entry-level Java Programmer / Oracle Java Professional Programmer, ideally an IT-related Degree/Diploma, at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role, exposure to Enterprise development and skills including: Java 5.0, Servlets, JavaScript, Web Frameworks (Struts/JSF, PrimeFaces), Spring, XML, Python / Jython, Shell Scripting, Agile – SCRUM, etc.



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.



Qualifications –

Oracle Entry-Level Java Programmer Certified.

Oracle Java Professional Programmer Certified.

Ideally an IT Diploma or related Degree.


Experience/Skills –

At least 3 – 5 years of professional Java development experience.

Exposure to Enterprise development.

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.


Advantageous –

Development experience in a Scrum based Agile environment.

Exposure to BDD/TDD.

Exposure to object-oriented design concepts.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.



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