Software Developer

Date Posted: Aug. 24, 2021, 2:53 a.m.

Job Description


We are pleased to announce the following Position in the Digital IT Department within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Reporting to the Product Owners in the respective Business Units, the position holder will be required to develop and publish enterprise solutions using best practice and new technologies including but not limited to web technologies for integration, mobile app, cloud solutions, data and source management adopting Agile in DevOps and team delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

Sound and Quality Delivery – develop, test and document APIs as allocated by the team leader. This includes preparing for CAB sessions, deployment and post go live support for APIs candidate for production promotion

Design – assist in low level design preparation and validation of high-level design as shared by the solution architect

Analysis – participate in analysis sessions for user stories and requirements and ensure complete user requirements are captured and agreed on

Research on new fit for future technologies and actively implement the viable solutions

Understanding of Microservices architectures 

Experience with Java technologies and frameworks mainly Spring and Hibernate.

Experience in containerization platforms like Kubernetes, docker-swarms or RedHat OpenShift

Demonstrate strong design and programming skills using and developing RESTful APIs using JAX-RS, JSON , Web Services, XML, XSLT, PL/SQL in UNIX and Windows environments

Strong collaboration and communication skills within distributed Agile project teams

Experience with event-based and message-driven distributed system like Apache Kafka , ActiveMQ, Rabbit MQ or Tibco EMS

Strong familiarity with web servers and load balancing technologies. 

Experience in use of source code management systems like SVN or GIT and build tools like ant, maven, Gradle or make. 



IT, Engineering, Computer Science/Software Engineering/IT Degree.

Extensive programming experience using Java J2EE, Spring, Spring boot, SQL, JMS /C++/C#, python.

Extensive experience with databases – data structures, relational data model, Stored Procedures, PL/SQL development or NoSQL DBs.

Extensive experience of web services/technologies - REST/JSON, WSDL, XML, JavaScript.

Experience with application security technologies (e.g. SSL) to ensure secure applications.

Strong Knowledge of software architecture principles

Experience in Agile Development/Software life-cycle development (SDLC).

Preferred experience with Apache Tomcat application server, Glassfish and SOA.

Experience in public cloud platforms (AWS and Azure)

Preferred experience with Linux/AIX/Windows OS’s

Hands on with Maven build scripts/ Curie moving to Git Hub

Strong Critical thinkers/ work independent


How To Apply

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