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Cape Town

Senior Software Developer (.Net Java Kafka) L1

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A provider of cutting-edge mobile solutions in the gaming space seeks the expertise of a Senior Software Developer to join its team. Your core role will be to provide technical leadership while analysing designing and producing quality software and documentation. Non-Negotiable requirements include 3+ years senior dev experience with a focus on the Microsoft back-end stack, strong .Net, Java & Kafka, Front-end stack experience, software analysis, understand the SDLC, Technical coaching skills and able to understand complex code.



Develop and maintain software –

Acquire and maintain in-depth knowledge of your product and understand it’s internal and external dependencies.

Analyse requirements and create an appropriate software design, in conjunction with other Developers, according to best practice and organisational initiatives and objectives.

Assist and guide team members with their requirement analysis and design.

Collaborate with senior colleagues in creating and maintaining the team’s SDLC.

Communicate status and escalate on risks and issues appropriately and timeously.

Comprehensively create and maintain documentation of the software and system design and implementation, according to documentation standards.

Create appropriate task estimates and review them with the team. Support the team in task estimation reviews.

Develop, maintain, adhere to and oversee application of development and documentation standards, and team processes

Develop and release software as per the team standards and processes to meet the defined specifications or requirements within the agreed time.

Ensure that the development or maintenance performed does not compromise the quality or functionality of the software.

Provide technical leadership in understanding the project complexity, scope and risk for your product.


Growth of people –

Agree to the technical coaching strategy with team leadership and play an active role in the coaching.

Take advantage of opportunities to provide technical help with the view to upskill other team members.


Knowledge Sharing –

Proactively share knowledge about the operational environment.

Proactively share knowledge within the team and with key stakeholders.

Readily share knowledge when tasked or approached.


Safeguarding Architecture –

Ensure the team’s products use appropriate technologies and stay abreast of new technologies which could be leveraged to improve the product offering.

Good understanding of the product lifecycle, including on production environments and operational overheads.

Seek to understand the business drivers for the team’s products and ensures that the architectural vision and design solution align with these business drivers.

Work with other senior developers and architects to create and maintain the architectural vision for the team’s products.


Software Quality –

Actively drive the improvement of the team’s quality standards and processes.

Actively review and fix all defects found as per the defined quality standards.

Facilitate team code reviews with the view to improve the quality of the team’s software and upskilling of other team members.

Help others improve the quality of their work.

Make sure your software does what it supposed to do as per the defined specification.

Take full ownership of quality by working with the QA team to ensure the test plans are of a high quality and cover the full scope of development.

Test all changes you made and ensure that existing functionality works as expected.

Test your software as per the team’s software quality charter.


Support and maintenance –

Provide effective and timely feedback on support issues.

Provide support for product related issues in production with appropriate urgency.

Provide support to dependant teams.



Non-Negotiables –

3+ Years senior development experience focused in Microsoft back-end stack.

Strong experience in .Net, Java and Kafka.


Additional –

Relevant qualification.

Experience in Front-end stack.

Software analysis and design skills.

Understand the SDLC.

Technical coaching skills.

Strong Technical leadership.

Understand and stay abreast of software development methodologies and best practices.

Understanding of code design patterns.

Ability to understand complex code.

Track record of effective troubleshooting.



Able to adapt to an ever-evolving environment.

Appropriate problem-solving skills.

Effective time management and able to prioritise.

Able to work under pressure.

Excellent written and verbal communication.

Able to collaborate successfully.


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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