Studio 29

Intermediate Java Developer -Software House

  • Location Mowbray, Western Cape
  • Category Back-end Developer
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Ref # 5164

Our client, a successful, growing Software House is expanding their Retail Division, and in the process of assembling multiple teams for an International client. Successful applicants will get exposure to a wide range of technologies, including mobile and service enabled architectures. The incumbent will also be exposed to enterprise level lean agile development methodologies based on SAFE, Scrum and KANBAN. This exciting opportunity will include orientation training at the client’s premises abroad.

Overall purpose of the job:

Modifies, develops, tests and maintains applications. Helps evaluate application systems, processes and requirements, makes changes to those systems and maintains them where necessary.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a project team to develop and test enterprise-ready business applications in a variety of configurations (e.g. web-based, desktop-based, service-based or scheduled processes).
  • Help produce brand new solutions, solutions based upon third-party applications, or solutions that interact with existing legacy systems. Is aware of, prepared to learn and follow industry best-practice when developing applications.
  • Use programming languages and tools (generally) around the Java platform.
  • Work with Business Analysts to specify business requirements, and help translate these requirements into technical specifications (including Class, Sequence and other UML diagrams).
  • Help Database Developers write efficient and effective database access code.
  • Work with QA Analysts to implement testing plans and write the necessary code to automate testing in line with our Test-Driven Development methodology.
  • Work with customers and project managers to deliver quality, effective software, in line with our Agile Development process.
  • Help diagnose the root causes of systems issues using their problem-solving skills.
  • Help research and evaluate potential technical solutions to business problems


Personal Attributes / Character traits required for this job

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good judgement and experience of prioritising and working to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to learn fast and share knowledge, experience and best practices with team mates
  • Willingness to take responsibility and ownership of their work.
  • Empathise with customers and communicate at the appropriate level
  • Appreciation of their position within the wider roles & responsibilities of the DPS community
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Practical approach to problem solving
  • Able to document information and share knowledge with colleagues
  • Follows a structured approach to their work
  • Personal drive to succeed

Education and General Working Experience:

  • Ideally an IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essential
  • Proven Java experience of at least 5 years of professional development experience.
  • Candidates with more or deeper development experience are welcome to apply.
  • Remuneration package will be tailored according to relevant technical experience.
  • Development experience in a Scrum based Agile environment will be an advantage
  • Exposure to BDD/TDD will be a definite advantage
  • Exposure to Enterprise development will be a definite advantage
  • Exposure to object-oriented design concepts will be an advantage


Technical skills required:

The following represents a list of the technologies the incumbent will be required to operate in. Being proficient in a good deal of these technologies will qualify you to apply for this position as knowledge of the complete stack will be an advantage but is not essential.

Skill Set


  • Basic JSE API (to v7)
  • GUI Development (Swing / SWT)
  • Java 5.0 Language Fundamentals
  • JDBC
  • Servlets
  • Logging frameworks (SLF4J, Log4J)
  • JMX
  • EJB (MDBs)
  • JSP & HTML (incl v5.0)
  • JSP Custom Tags
  • JavaScript / AJAX
  • AOP
  • Caching mechanisms (ehCache)



  • Web Frameworks (Struts/JSF, PrimeFaces)
  • Spring (Core, Boot, Web, Remoting, Security etc.)
  • ORM Concepts and Frameworks (Specifically myBatis)
  • WebServices (SOAP, REST)



  • Core Concepts
  • XSL (XSL:FO)



  • Core RDBMS Concepts
  • Oracle
  • DB/2
  • MS SQL Server
  • Tools (TOAD/Squirrel)
  • SQL
  • Schema Design
  • DBA / Tuning / Performance
  • Core NoSQL Concepts
  • Mongo DB


Mobile Dev

  • iOS Development
  • Android Development
  • Cordova Framework
  • Angular.jar


App Design

  • OOA/D
  • Design Patterns (GoF)
  • Enterprise Patterns
  • Application Architecture
  • Technical Architecture



  • SSH/Telnet
  • FTP
  • SCP
  • Editors (Vi etc.)



  • Windows - Desktop & server
  • Linux


App Servers

  • Tomcat
  • Websphere (including Admin)


Messaging /

  • JMS



  • IBM MQ
  • Integration Frameworks (Apache Camel)


General Dev.

  • Eclipse IDE
  • Source Control Tools (CVCS & DVCS e.g. Mercurial)
  • Unit Testing Concepts (JUnit, Mockito etc.)
  • Continuous Integration (C/C / Jenkins)
  • Ant / Maven
  • Application Profiling, Tuning & Debugging
  • Estimating
  • Retail Business Domain Knowledge



  • Python / Jython
  • Shell Scripting



  • Agile - SCRUM
  • TDD/BDD/Specification-by-Example
  • Distributor Source Management Processes



  • Oracle Entry-Level Java Programmer
  • Oracle Java Professional Programmer
  • Oracle Java Application Developer Expert
  • Oracle Java Performance Tuning & Optimization Expert
  • Oracle Experienced Java Programmer / Developer



Applications will only be considered from RSA Citizens or applicants with permanent resident permits.

Must have a valid passport