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Senior Java Developer

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Somerset West
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Company:Datafin Recruitment


A leading-edge technology company based in Cape Town requires a senior Java developer with a degree in engineering/computer science, five+ years of relevant experience as a back-end developer; JEE (J2EE) server-side technologies, EJBs and RESTful Services; Spring framework; JPA /Hibernate; Tomcat, Websphere and Weblogic; JAXB and XML Schema, Jason etc. Please note this is an EE position.

  • Support existing and develop new functionality and components.
  • Understand existing product and domain elements and work with business analysts to refine and implement new requirements.
  • Refactor and improve the code to keep the product maintainable and adaptable to new requirements.
  • Work effectively in a team environment and follow/develop product software development processes and standards
  • Evaluate and improve application performance, and high availability features.
  • Create unit and integrated system tests to show that the developed functionality works as intended.
  • Create technical documentation that explains how the various components of the system work and how to use them.
  • Do root cause analysis on bugs to find and fix the cause of a problem in an integrated system.
  • Build and deploy the system on an application server.
  • Create and execute qualification tests.
  • Incorporate the work done by other developers and do whatever is necessary to get the system to work again with the changes, including debugging other people’s code, making changes to test data, etc.
  • Communicate with clients regarding product defects.

Qualifications -
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in engineering or computer science.
Experience/skills -
  • At least five years of relevant experience as a back-end developer as part of a team in a software development environment.
  • A good understanding of the SDLC process, tools and techniques specifically as applied to software development methodology.
  • A strong knowledge of Java essential.
  • A good understanding of the SDLC process, tools and techniques specifically as applied to software development methodology.
  • Experience with team development tools: Use of source control applications (preferably subversion).
  • Use of a UML tool for documentation.
Additional experience of the following tech:
  • JEE (J2EE) server-side technologies, EJBs and RESTful Services.
  • Spring framework (preferable).
  • JPA /Hibernate.
  • Experience with an application server (Tomcat, Websphere and Weblogic - preferable).
  • Integration experience (Web services, JMS - nice to have).
  • JAXB and XML Schema, Jason.
  • Maven.
  • SQL and experience with a relational database (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB2).
  • SoapUI.
  • Able to deliver production quality software by e.g. paying attention to detail, do extensive unit testing and support quality testing phases.
  • Business process/workflow layers e.g. JBPM, BPEL.
  • Rules engines (e.g. drools).
  • Design patterns.
  • Experience with Object Oriented principles.
  • Jenkins/Hudson or other Continuous Integration tools.
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, team player.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
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.


When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Please email a word copy of your CV to and mention the reference numbers of the jobs. We have a list of jobs on Datafin IT Recruitment - Cape Town Jobs.

Posted on 13 Jun 14:55

Therese Otten

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