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Java Technical Lead Developer

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in Cape Town, Waterfront
SalaryR600K - R420K per annum
Job TypePermanent
EducationIT Degree or related Diploma
Experience6 years Java/ J2EE development experience

Job Description

Our client based in Cape Town is looking to hire a Java Technical Lead Developer to join their team. This company is for ever growing and developing high – end retail software. Should you be successful in your application you would have the opportunity to gain substantial Enterprise Application Development experience on the Java Platform.


• IT Degree or related Diploma

• 6 years Java/ J2EE development experience

• Development experience using SCRUM methodology will be a an advantage

• Experience in J2EE concepts

• Experience in Enterprise development (n-tier development)

• Experience in object-oriented design concepts will be an advantage

• Experience working in an Agile development environment

• Mandatory Skills / Abilities required to do these Jobs

- Generalist, with a passion for, and proven track record in the following core competency areas:

- Front End, Middle Tier, Database

- Experience working on transactional systems is essential

• Entity Frameworks (EF) – JPA, Hibernate, Strust

• Presentation Layer (UI) –Google Web Toolkit (GWT) experience required

• Scripting Language : PERL (any popular scripting language required but PERL preferred)

• Databases – Any Relational Databases experience necessary but Postgres, Sybase, preferred

• Operating System (O/S) – LINUX

• Experience with any of the popular Testing Tools necessary but Junit preferred

• Exposure to UML will be an advantage

• Experience working in: Web Services, Eclipse IDE, Tomcat, Servlets, Java Beans, JSP/JSF, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, MySQL etc.

• Additional requirements for the Technical Lead role only:

- Ideally have 6 years development experience, preferably in the Java environment of which 2 needs to be in an Technical Lead role

- Must be able to mentor and guide junior team members

- Must have solid Java/Architect skills

Job Specification:

• Developing Enterprise (nTier) Application Software for large Retailers. Applications developed include merchandising systems, warehousing, insurance, reporting, POS, etc.

• Development extends to Font-end, Middle Tier and Databases and includes Presentation Layer, Business Logic, Data, Services, Databases and Scripting.

• Unit Testing software modules developed

• Applicable to Technical Lead role only – architect solutions and mentor team members

• Day-to-day duties and responsibilities include the following:

• Developing software and writing scripts as per specifications or requirements provided

• Unit Testing software using junit

• Working collaboratively as part of a SCRUM development team

o Obtaining business requirements from BA’s

o Collaborating with other developers and testers as required by the SCRUM methodology

o Participate in Sprint Planning Development Cycles every 2 weeks

o Participate in the Daily SCRUM meetings

o Define User Acceptance testing requirements for the QA team

• Applicable to Technical Lead role only – architect solutions, mentor team members and ensure code is up to standard and specification.

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV to You can also contact Nadia on 021 555 0432.

NOTE: When replying to the advert, also include the reference number in the subject line.

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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