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Senior Java Developer

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in South Africa. Durban
SalaryMarket Related
Job TypePermanent
EducationBSc(Computer Science or Information Systems)/ BCom(Information Systems)/A National Diploma in IT/and or equivalent qualification; or Professional Qualifications Level 5;
Experience6 year's experience

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to design, building code and implementing the solution as specified within the project plan and accordance with the defined business needs.


Technical analysis & design

• Analyse and design new and/or existing system changes and evaluate business impact of change, enhancements and new designs;

• Analyse system change requests to provide work estimates;

• Ability to review supplied specifications, conceptualise the technical solutions to meet the requirements and map the relevant technical designs and documents for the required changes e.g. physical data flows, file layouts, routines and utilities, program specifications or prototypes;

• Translate the logical designs into physical designs and detailed programs designs, taking into account the agreed standards, the target environments infrastructure and architecture, performance requirements and external integrations;

• Liaise with the system development team or support consultants on the development of enhancements to overcome known problems or further fulfil the requirements;

Support and development

• Creates logical and innovative solutions to complex requirements. Understanding of working as part of a project team;

• Create and amend programs in accordance with the design, agreed development standards and tools to achieve a well-engineered solution;

• Maintain detailed documentation and project files with respect to progress, problems, needed changes, etc., and provide regular reports on such to the Team\ Project leader and/or Systems;

• Review technical deliverables and manage quality in order to ensure that what has been built meets user expectation;

• Ensure ongoing technical and application support that will comply with the established level of service and support for existing systems to the line organisation users;

• Provide daily technical, functional and operation support for the existing software applications;


• Construct, interpret and execute system and program test plans to verify correct operation of completed systems;

• Plan, design and conduct test of program; correcting errors and re-test to achieve an error free result.

Skills and Competency

• Is a self-starter who requires minimal supervision, and takes high ownership of work assigned

• Must be able to provide guidance and support to junior/intermediate developers to ensure that project deliverables are met in the required quality standards, time and budget estimations;

• Takes a logical, analytical approach to problem solving and pays close attention to detail;

• Ability to work under pressure;

• Ability to follow and abide by all information, security, and ISO policies and practices;

• Ability to work from test scripts as well as the ability to complete independent, non-script based testing;

• Good communications skills (verbal and written)

• Experience using the Agile development framework and any different development methodologies by the organisation;

• Understanding of secure coding best-practices;

• Shows evidence of analytical ability and appreciates the importance of commercial constraints;

• Takes ownership of assigned tasks, maintains good rapport within the team, provides strong contribution and feedback to/ from the team lead;

• Contributes towards improving development/ support process – Strong focus on evaluating and analysing flaws/ discrepancies in system, and ability to estimate, plan and implement efficient, high-quality solutions;

• Work well with others as part of a team;

• Have a roadmap in certifications for Microsoft.


• A minimum of 6 years development experience;

• Must have 4-5 years’ experience using CORE java

• Must have 2-5 years’ experience developing Java/J5EE applications

• Has acquired proven experience in the following frameworks/technologies

• Java integration patterns

• EAI – Enterprise application integration

• SOA – Services Orientated architecture

• Web Services (SOAP)

• ESB - Enterprise server bus

• JMS – Java messaging system

• Eclipse

• Oracle DBMS

• Has acquired a broad understanding of IS concepts and practical, in particular those used within own organisation concerning the systems development life cycle;

• Advanced design and analysis skills (includes database design);

Tertiary Education Requirements:

• BSc(Computer Science or Information Systems)/ BCom(Information Systems)/A National Diploma in IT/and or equivalent qualification;

• Professional Qualifications Level 5;

Interested candidates can forward their comprehensive written applications to the following e-mail: it dot jobs (at) hireresolve dot co dot za or fax to: 086 600 7977, you can also contact Natanya on 011 807 8064. Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 working days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Hire Resolve offers a R1000 for any candidate that is referred and placed through Hire Resolve.

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