REF # 1909202

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Salary: Market Related
Cape Town & Johannesburg

JavaScript Developer (Node.js) (CTN or JHB)

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My client, a globally based, well established mobile communications concern wants to appoint a Java Script Developer with Node.js to work in an agile development environment , Demonstrate commitment, test existing and new functionality before it is committed to the source repository – prerequisites are relevant degree, min 2yrs relevant exp (Node.js, TypeScript/JavaScript/HTML , CSS, Git and SVN)



The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Development of Telecommunication Services in a Unix/Linux based environment, from specification through design, coding, debugging to deployment
  • Effectively using tools and ingenuity to identify and fix defects before they become a problem
  • Working in an agile development environment following Scrum methodologies.
  • Rapidly addressing issues and fixing defects discovered during testing or in production
  • Taking responsibility for software lifecycle management including version control and deployment package creation
  • Demonstrating commitment to process, production and maintenance of accurate design and code documentation
  • Developing and running unit tests to test existing and new functionality before it is committed to the source repository.
  • Rendering third line support and rendering guidance material for third party software in a production environment



The following minimum requirements are a prerequisite for applying for this vacancy:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a computer science or engineering/related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working as a Software Engineer, Developer or Programmer
  • Experience doing object oriented, back-end development using Node.js
  • Experience doing front-end development using TypeScript/JavaScript/HTML and CSS
  • Experience with Source/Version control management (Git, SVN,)
  • Experience writing unit tests for software you develop

Technology Stack:

  • You will be primarily working with the following technologies and will be expected to learn any technology that you may not already be familiar with:
  • Back End: Javascript, Kotlin, Javascript, Typescript, Node.js, Docker
  • Front End: Javascript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, vue.js
  • Scripting Languages: Python, Bash
  • Databases: MySQL/MariaDB, MongoDB
  • Build Tools:NPM
  • Version Control: Git, Gitlab
  • Protocols: REST, JSON-RPC, XML-RPC, SOAP
  • Operating System: Linux
  • Other Tools: Gitlab-CI, AsciiDoc, Ansible

Skills and Capabilities

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and capabilities:

  • Analytical, technical and problem-solving skills
  • CSS, HTML experience an advantage
  • Working knowledge of a Linux development environment, preferably RHEL will be advantageous
  • Experience in designing and developing software applications from scratch
  • Ability to document, diagram and verbally describe the application architecture and design
  • Unit testing of the developed software components
  • Motivated, self-starter, who can work as part of a productive, fast-paced team

Preferable but not essential

  • Experience designing and/or implementing high-performance, highly-available and horizontally scalable software.
  • Experience doing front end development with HTML, CSS, jQuery and Javascript.
  • Experience with software profiling and optimization.
  • Experience with database schema design, optimization and tuning.
  • Experience with online transaction processing and or online analytical processing
  • Experience with API and Interface design
  • Experience with any of the following software and technologies: Typescript, SQL, Linux, Swagger / OpenAPI, HTTP, REST, Docker, Spring Framework, Gradle, Maven, Ansible, MySQL / MariaDB and Node.js.


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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