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Senior Java Developer | Principal Agile Java Developer

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in Gauteng
SalaryR650K - R600K per annum
Job TypePermanent
EducationIT Related Degree/ Diploma

Job Description

Great chance for a talented Senior Java Developer, or a Principal Agile Java Developer to join an exciting eCommerce start-up in a role that will offer the chance to quickly progress into a CTO position. We're looking for a gifted hands-on Java Developer that will relish the chance to take ownership of technical architecture, low-level detailed design and building a brilliant development team.

The Role

Working in a very fast-paced, Agile (Scrum) software development environment, the Senior Java Developer will join a small group of brilliant and ambitious techies. The role is very much hands-on; as a technical lead you'll be up to your waist in code every day and will be expected to be the main authority on delivering clean, robust and elegant code to solve the problems at hand. However, you will also take ownership of the technology, with total autonomy on architecture and low-level, detailed design.

We are looking for extremely talented and passionate developers / engineers, who are excited by cool product ideas and can contribute as the driving force behind a formidable development team. Alongside code and architecture, you'll be able to constantly refine engineering processes and agile build / release methods and tools. In order to qualify for the top salary bracket, you must be able to show how you've helped a development team improve through your coding, process or tooling expertise.

If Java is just one of the languages you have used, then all the better. The existing team uses Java and Groovy with modern frameworks like Spring and Grails. We'd love to hear about the applications you have built at home, or the open-source projects you have contributed to. Being involved in the community is something we're passionate about.

Essential Skills

* Experienced in the development of complex web-based applications, ideally with high-traffic, transactional web or eCommerce sites.

* Strong skills in Java 6 / 7

* Superb communication skills - you will participate in daily Scrum meetings, so must be naturally bright and assertive

* A track-record of working on either high-traffic eCommerce sites, in disruptive web start-ups or for large-scale, mature agile development departments in major broadcast or .com companies

Desirable Skills

* Groovy / Grails development experience

* Previous experience of an Agile Development environment using Scrum

* Spring 3 / Spring MVC

* RESTful Web Services



* Linux

If you are a talented and passionate Senior Java Developer, or a Principal Agile Java Developer with experience of Java, Agile, Spring, Groovy, Grails, RESTful web services, API integration, JSON or high-traffic eCommerce, then we'd love to hear from you.

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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