Java Developer

  • Megan Forg Consulting
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Jul 24, 2017
Permanent Information Technology

Job Description

Java Developer

Location: Cape Town CBD

Salary: Negotiable


Purpose of the Role:

The candidate will be expected to design, develop, test, document and support applications written in Java running on Linux for the mobile space. 




3+ years recent development experience. Formal qualification is a plus.

Exposure to the full software life cycle.

Experience developing high performance, scalable, reliable applications.

Development Skills:

Strong OO design and development skills in core Java.

Exposure to and interest in modern design patterns.

Good understanding of the Java thread model.

Good understanding of the Java networking model.

Extensive experience with the IoC pattern in general and the Springframework in particular, including its current ecosystem.

Solid Java SDLC (develop, debug, test, package, publish, deploy) experience.

Exposure to the agile methodology, including implementation of unit tests (JUnit, Mockito, PowerMockito) and continuous integration (Jenkins).

Strong JVM configuration and tuning experience.

Inter-process communications using TCP/IP sockets

SQL, relational database design and JDBC, preferably with MySQL

Strong JVM configuration and tuning experience

Following skills are a bonus, not a requirement:

Experience with microservices.

Experience and interest in Vagrant and Docker.

Java Server Pages (JSP)

Java ME

Application server experience (FireFly, Glassfish, Spring, karaf or OSGI framework).

Design patterns

Communications protocols

Test driven development (TDD)


C++, Delphi, PHP or other language experience

System skills

Linux (intermediate). Expert with bash scripting experience preferred.

Version control systems - CVS/SVN/GIT (intermediate)

CentOS/Fedora/RHEL (Bonus)

High availability experience (Bonus)

Redmine, Jira, trello or other issue tracking experience

Bonus: Experience with AWS technologies

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