Senior Java Developers

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Market Related
Recruiter: PBT Group
Job Ref: SM0034
Summary: PBT Group has an opportunity in the Insurance industry for a Senior Java Developer.



Job Description

PBT Group has an opportunity in the Insurance industry for a Senior Java Developer. The assignment is for a considerable programme of work, with challenging and exciting deliveries like Cloud (AWS), complex integration with multiple third-party system software, within an Agile delivery framework, etc.


As a senior developer you will be responsible for building Java, Gosu and React applications. Experience in the Gosu framework is not required, but a willingness to learn is.


The role is ideally suited for someone who could easily step into a Tech Lead or Solutions Architect role, from time-to-time.



- Translate application storyboards and use cases into functional applications

- Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Java code

- Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications

- Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems

- Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation

- Interpret specifications and interrogate to enable understanding

- Maintain existing applications

- Produce quality software according to specification

- Troubleshooting, defect tracking & defect resolution of programs within the application space

- Provide support to Test team, Analysts & other role players in the interest of getting the job done

- Document how to do things



- Minimum of 5 years’ experience within a Java development environment and 3 years within a Scrum delivery framework.

- Java SE8 ++


- JavaScript

- Object-relational-mapping -- Hibernate

- Unit Testing

- Producing clean code

- Code Refactoring

- Linux

- Microsoft SQL Server database

- Experience working with queues (SQS or others)

- Software design patterns

- Doing code reviews

- Knowledge about microservice design



- Problem solving skills

- Conceptual and analytical thinker

- Good communication / interpersonal skills

- Action / results orientation

- Quality orientation

- Knowledge seeking / learning orientation

- Must have a positive attitude

- Have a strong desire / willingness to learn and to always improve

- Conduct must be professional at all times

- Must take ownership of tasks and be accountable

- Team player

- Get along well with others. Must be able to get the cooperation of people in other departments.



- Designing REST API’s

- Guidewire packages

- Gosu programming language

- Spring Framework (<--------Please upload your CV here--------)

- Docker

- React

- Cloud development (AWS)

- NoSQL, especially AWS DynamoDB

- Maven

- Git

- Understanding TDD

- Good grasp of OO concepts and the implementation thereof

- Experience in the Financial Services industry would be advantageous



- A degree in Computer Science / Information Systems / Business Administration / Commerce or equivalent



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