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Senior Java Software Engineer (Remote)

IT – Software Development
Cape Town – Western Cape ~ Johannesburg – Gauteng ~ Durban – KwaZulu Natal ~ Remote

IF you’re looking for a role where you can make a meaningful impact, then a cutting-edge Cloud & Security Solutions provider wants you as its next Senior Java Software Engineer. Focusing on a client’s account in the FinTech sector, you will develop and implement high-quality software solutions aimed at addressing significant issues impacting business and individuals across the continent. Applicants will need 5+ years Java programming work experience with a proven track record of designing and implementing enterprise-level Java applications from concept to production. Your tech toolset should also include Spring Boot, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, CI/CD, Docker, Kubernetes, Git, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc. This position presents a unique opportunity to contribute to a challenging project that aims to advance Africa’s financial industry.
  • Design, develop, and maintain robust and scalable Java-based applications and systems.
  • Write clean, efficient, and well-documented code following best practices and coding standards.
  • Collaborate with Technical Product Managers, Software Architects, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and translate them into user-facing solutions.
  • Participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle, including planning, estimation, development, testing, and deployment.
  • Conduct code reviews, provide constructive feedback, and mentor junior team members to foster continuous improvement.
  • Troubleshoot and debug complex issues and implement effective solutions in a timely manner.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices to enhance technical expertise and drive innovation.
  • 5+ Years of experience in Software Development, with a strong focus on Java programming.
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing enterprise-level Java applications from concept to production.
  • Deep understanding of Object-Oriented design principles, data structures, algorithms, and design patterns.
  • Experience building web API using the Spring Boot framework.
  • Experience with web development technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related frameworks (e.g., Angular, React).
  • Strong database skills with SQL and relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle).
  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., Git) and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with service-oriented architectures (including microservices) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
Preferred to haves –
  • Knowledge of cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies and DevOps practices.
  • Certifications in Java programming or related technologies.
  • Comfortable working and learning from a fully remote, culturally diverse team based predominantly in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.
  • Being an open, honest and respectful communicator.
  • You enjoy asking questions, identifying areas of improvement and proposing solutions, no matter your job title or whether you have been with us for a day, a month or years!
  • You are comfortable taking initiative and operating independently.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment, where change is constant.
  • You find it exciting to work with various clients, from different industries, each with a different problem for you and your team to solve.
  • Intentionally sharing tech and industry trends that excite you with your peers.
  • Seeking continuous feedback and actively taking steps to continuously grow personally and professionally.

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