Garth Zoutendyk
    November 23, 2018
    Sandton, South Africa
    Job Type


    We are on the hunt for a full stack developer who is strong on Spring and Java. As this is a senior role, the individual will be expected to coach junior developers in the team and provide technical direction, where needed. The individual will need to be well versed in the tech stack as per the requirements and needs to know systems development from the front and back end.

    The business is a well-established product house and has a vibrant team. In addition to this as the business is pressurized the incumbent will need to persevere through adversity and recover quickly from setbacks.

    This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for a person who is self-driven, takes initiatives and has a structured way of thinking, someone who enjoys pressure and doesn’t crumble under challenges!


    • A minimum of 6 or more years Java systems development experience with exposure to core technical skills and technologies listed
    • Java EE knowledge and experience
    • Language – Java 6,7 & 8 /J2EE Pattern knowledge
    • Databases – Oracle, (Postgres, MySQL or DB2 also fine)
    • Frameworks – Spring Framework (Hibernate)
    • Test Tools – TDD JUnit, Mockito, Cucumber (Cobertura, Jococo, etc. is a plus)
    • Code repository – GIT, BITBUCKET (SVN also fine)
    • JavaScript code – JQuery (Angular 1 or 2 and/or Typescript is a plus)
    • Front-end framework – Bootstrap, Angular (css, jsp, jsf, html5, etc.)
    • Application Servers – Weblogic, JBoss Application Server
    • Build automation tool – Maven (or Gradle)
    • Web Services – REST and SOAP
    • Automated testing Framework – Bobcat (any framework/experience will do)
    • Knowledge of commonly used design patterns
    • Broad understanding of how to put together an EE-based business solution from scratch
    • Excellent understanding of Object Orientated principals and Java language fundamentals
    • Working knowledge of Software development within SDLC, Unit Testing, Data modelling and design of database structures

    Advantageous – theoretical knowledge of:

    • Containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
    • Distributed caching (Hazelcast, etc.)
    • DevOps/CI tools (Jenkins, SonarQube, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.)
    • Monitoring/reporting tools (Splunk, Dynatrace, Elastic search, etc.)

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Design and implement robust, scalable and optimally performing systems using java related technologies, according to provided specifications, standards and procedures, while ensuring compliance with the architectural standards and guidelines laid out by the business
    • This includes finding effective software solutions to technical issues and ensuring that the application performs the functions as required by business


    • Matric
    • BSc Computer Sciences/ Information Systems or equivalent IT tertiary qualification
    • Formal Java Qualification (Advantageous)

    Reference Number for this position is GZ42550 which is a permanent position based in Sandton offering a cost to company salary of R840k pa negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Garth on or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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