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  • Posted: Sep 2, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • PPS has more than 200 000 members who enjoy access to a comprehensive suite of financial and healthcare products that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of graduate professionals. PPS is the largest South African company of its kind that still embraces an ethos of mutuality, which means that it exists solely for the benefit of its members. Thus, ...
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    Junior Java Developer

    About the job

    Purpose of the Job:

    The Junior Java Developer role is responsible for developing data-intensive software applications as well as data rich applications within a Scrum development framework. The role will also be responsible for developing, testing, fixing defects and releasing Java applications as per the defined architectural and design standards.


    Main duties and responsibilities:

    • Software development and testing

    • Engaging in technical scoping sessions with a clear mandate of defining and agreeing the technology, design and tools

    • Responsible for producing working implementation (code) from functional/technical documents like a functional specification

    • Ensuring appropriate use of tools and applications that is in place to support the development process and software development life cycle (SDLC)

    • Database administration and manipulation to create SQL statement, etc.

    • Unit testing

    • Integration testing of code

    • Interacting and maintaining good relationships with business stakeholders (business users, project management resources, testing and training teams)

    • Performance Management – To engage with leadership

    • Engaging with leadership and taking initiative around career growth and training

    • Demonstrating of knowledge of best practice and project standards for coding



    • Matric (Grade 12)

    • B.Comm, B.Eng, BSC Eng, BSC Informatics or related degree / diploma

    • Linux operating environment is an advantage

    • Web: HTML, HTML5, XML, CSS is advantageous  



    • Minimum 2 years’ experience on Java 7 and JEE ( Servlets, JSP, EJB, REST and SOAP , JPA/Hibernate), JBOSS and MS SQL Server

    • 1 to 2 years’ experience with Build tools, ie. Maven

    • Knowledge of and exposure to SDLC / Change Control / Release Management

    • Advantageous - Struts, Spring, HTML5, Angular JS, JSON


    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Good computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio/Aris, Project)

    • Troubleshooting

    • Service delivery orientated (Possess sense of urgency)



    • Strong personal characteristics, energy, drive, focus, motivation, responsibility

    • Self-motivated and ability to use own initiative, with ability to work without supervision

    • Outcomes driven

    • Innovative

    • Quality orientation

    • Analytical thinking and decision-making ability in a moderately complex environment.

    • Problem-solving skills (analysis and business / process solution design).

    • Interpretation of information in a clear and concise manner

    • Good interpersonal communications skills and presentation skills

    • People networking and good, rapid relationship and team building

    • Strong aptitude for teamwork (Contributes to the teams success) 

    Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

    You acknowledge that any information supplied to PPS is provided voluntarily and therefore constitutes unconditional, specific and voluntary consent to the processing of such information by PPS. Your personal information will be processed for facilitating your application for employment with PPS as well as any statutory or regulatory compliance with which PPS must comply (where applicable) and for the legitimate interests of PPS and the yourself, both during the recruitment process and thereafter. You may instruct PPS by written notice to cease the processing of your personal information at any time and, subject to the requirements of applicable South African law, request that PPS delete and/or de-identify such personal information. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PPS on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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