Senior Java Developer
Asap Resources
Western Cape, South Africa
4d ago
source : findojobs-za

The purpose of the Senior Java Developer : To develop functionality for a JEE (J2EE) based product. The backend is a service oriented Spring based application.

It provides a service layer for different user channels ranging from web clients, rich clients and batch users integrating via JMS and web services.

The work contains a portion of support and refactoring of the existing code as well as new development to extend it for new functionality and add extra integration points.

Responsibilities / Tasks : - 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. - Evaluate and improve application performance, and high availability features.
  • Create unit and integrated system tests. - Create technical documentation to support developed components through their lifecycles.
  • Do root cause analysis on bugs to find and fix the cause of a problem in an integrated system. - Work effectively in a team environment, actively collaborating to improve software development processes and standards.
  • Minimum Requirements : - Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering or Information Sciences. - A strong knowledge of Java essential.

  • At least 5 years relevant experience as a back-end developer in multi-tier Java application development. - Ability to work in a team environment, collaborate on a common (UML) design model.
  • A thorough understanding of SDLC processes, tools and techniques. Skills and Knowledge requirements : - Experience with team development tools : Use of source control applications (preferably Subversion);
  • Use of a UML tool for documentation. - Ability to deliver production quality software by e.g. paying attention to detail, do extensive unit testing and support quality testing phases Experience and skills with the following technologies is advantageous : -

    JEE (J2EE) server side technologies, EJB's and RESTful Services - Spring framework (preferable) - JPA / Hibernate - Experience with an application server (i.

    e. Tomcat, Websphere,Weblogic) - Integration experience (Web services, JMS - nice to have) - JAXB and XML Schema - Maven -

    SQL and experience with a relational database (i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB2) - SoapUI - Business process / workflow layers e.

    g. JBPM, BPEL - Rules engines (i.e. drools) - Design patterns - Continuous integration tools (i.e. Hudson, Jenkins) Personal Profile : -

    Self starter, self motivated, team player - Strong attention to detail - Finisher - Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

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