Discovery Insure Systems is a young dynamic team. We are constantly evolving and running with multiple projects simultaneously.
We pride ourselves in the quality of work that we deliver and the ease and speed at which we can do it. Our aim to set the benchmark for efficiency in everything we set out to do.
Key Purpose 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 Discovery.
Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to Design :
Translate business requirements into technical designs adhering to Discovery Insure processes, standards and guidelines, taking cognisance of performance, security and scalability requirements.
Deliver within agreed timeframes.
Liaise with relevant parties where clarification of business requirements or resolution to technical issues is needed
Research and find effective solutions to technical issues that arise
Estimate development timelines based on business requirements
Construct robust, maintainable, scalable, optimally performing system code in line with technical specifications, following prescribed process, standards and procedures.
Deliver within agreed timeframes
Conduct unit testing and fix any defects found
Verify build stability and quality with development team before releasing to test team, aiming to release with zero defects
Assist the Business analyst in ensuring the test pack includes relevant scenarios and test data.
Consult and assist in reviewing risk / impact of defects found in testing, and assist with fixing where necessary
Support / Troubleshooting :
Assist system users with technical support issues and handle according to defined procedures
Ability to effectively analyse root cause of system errors (data errors, performance and stability issues)
Mentoring / Team development :
Actively coach other developers to understand and apply the Insure coding and architectural standards correctly, as well as any technologies in use
Perform code review to ensure logical correctness, maintainability, scalability, performance, compliance with architectural standards and frameworks
Personal development :
Keep abreast of current technological trends and how these might be applied in the Discovery environment
Constant improvement of knowledge of the various applications, their functionalities and data models
Ability to communicate clearly, constructively and effectively. Easily able to follow and participate in technical, business process, and other discussions
Able to build business relationships with other members of team and the business areas we support.
Personal Attributes and Skills Technical Competencies
Excellent understanding of Object Orientated principals and Java language fundamentals
Knowledge of commonly used design patterns
Broad understanding of how to put together an EE-based business solution from scratch
SOAP Web services
Message Driven Beans
Behavioural Skills :
Action orientated gogetter, hungry to learn and add real value
Structured and analytical problem solver : Obsessive about finding solutions to problems : action oriented problem solver.
Able to plan, organise and prioritize own work
Able to multitask
Able to work independently
Team player : reliable, works actively with others towards common goal, communicates constructively, shares information, knowledge and experience, treats others in a respectful and supportive manner
Education and Experience Essential :
3+ years’ experience in Java development with exposure to core competencies listed
REST Web services
Business Process Management Tools
Apache Webserver Configuration
Integrated Build Tools
Knowledge of Short Term Insurance industry
Working knowledge of :
Software development within SDLC
Data modelling and design of database structures
BSc Computer Science / Information Systems degree
Formal Java qualification