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Senior Java Backend Developer (Centurion)

IT – Software Development
Pretoria/Centurion – Gauteng

ENVIRONMENT:
YOUR ability to write elegant & robust code as a Senior Java Backend Developer is sought by a cutting-edge HealthTech Specialist based in Centurion. You will be expected to develop/contribute to the written design documents, test plans and test results, identify critical issues with ease while inspiring co-workers to attain project goals and pursue excellence. The successful candidate will have 6 years’ work experience with relational databases (RDBMS), preferably PostgreSQL 10 and later and Java 8 or higher proficiency. You must also have 4 years’ work experience with Java EE 7/8 or later & designing and implementing solutions within the J2EE framework. You must also possess a general understanding in the areas of Application and Object-Oriented Programming, Database & System Design.
 
DUTIES:
Technical Effort Management –
  • Adhere to coding standards.
  • Consistently deliver high-quality code.
  • Develop/Contribute to the written design documents, test plans and test results.
  • Manage and implementation of changes required for project implementation.
  • Ensure that the relevant documentation is maintained according to company standards.
 
Problem Solving –
  • Identify critical issues with ease.
  • Exhibit confidence and knowledge of emerging industry practices when solving business problems.
  • Push creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing industry practices.
  • Understand how various issues affect each other and the outcome of projects.
  • Improve upon existing approaches by seeking opportunities to creatively transform current industry practices into fresh alternative solutions.
 
Communication –
  • Ensure regular feedback to Team Leader and/or Project Managers on Development activities.
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
 
Leadership –
  • Assume additional responsibility without being asked.
  • Inspire co-workers to attain project goals and pursue excellence.
  • Opportunity exists to become the Team Leader and/or Technical Lead.
 
Teamwork –
  • Demonstrate the ability to cooperate with a variety of people and achieve results.
  • Acknowledge and appreciate each team member’s contributions.
  • Respect input from other team members.
  • Keep track of lessons learned and share those lessons with team members.
 
Development –
  • Proactively seek opportunities to broaden and deepen knowledge base and proficiencies.
  • Share acquired skills with team members through formal and informal channels.
  • Mentor those with less experience through informal channels.
  • Seek and participate in Development opportunities above and beyond training required by the company.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possess general understanding in the areas of Application and Object-Oriented Programming, Database and System Design.
  • Understand relevant development and support methodologies, processes and standards.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience –
    • Working with relational databases (RDBMS), preferably PostgreSQL 10 and later.
    • Java 8 or higher proficiency will be required.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience –
    • Java EE 7/8 or later experience.
    • Designing and implementing solutions within the J2EE framework.
 
Advantageous –
  • Oracle Java Certification. 
  • Experience working with WildFly Application server Version 10 and later.