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  • Posted: Nov 9, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Specialist Java Developer

    Job Summary

    Apply critical thinking & problem solving skills to contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle & quickly produce well-organised, optimized, and documented source code to deliver high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade applications.

    Job Description

    The DebiCheck team within CIB Payments is looking for a Specialist Java Developer

    • DebiCheck is an initiative by the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) to re-architect the way that debit orders are processed. The debit orders are now electronically confirmed by the customer (Debtor) with their bank on a once-off basis, relating to a new contract that they have signed with a company (Creditor). DebiCheck has been implemented by all banks in the industry and our team represents Absa at an industry level as well as servicing all internal channels and product houses. This creates opportunity and exposure to a number of different business areas within the bank. From a technical point of view, our stack is 90% in-house built using open source technologies. The application has been architected with a microservices approach and implemented as SpringBoot applications deployed into Docker containers that runs within a Rancher platform. The application needs to be performant as we are required to process up to 2 million records over a few hours. We employ a DevOps approach to our work which means we support the full lifecycle of our product from development to production.
    • We have a number of upcoming projects that are a mix between technical redesign of some parts of the applications, enhancing existing components as well as replacements of some other legacy applications which DebiCheck will supersede once fully implemented in the industry.


    Key critical requirements:

    • Min 5 years + Java experience

    • Hands-on development experience

    • Experience working in an agile environment

    • Excellent communication, analytical skills and decision making ability in collaborative environments

    • Excellent understanding of specific coding / scripting languages e.g. Java, JavaScript

    • Solid understanding of Object Oriented Design and ability to properly apply general design patterns and paradigms


    Technical Skills:

    Java8, Springboot, Docker, Kubernetes, Rest, MQ, Spring cloud, Camel, Spring batch (optional), Cloud (AWS) computing principles, Oracle or Postgress,

    Debi Check knowledge is advantageous.



    • Apply critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills in an agile team environment to solve technical problems (Front End, Back End OR Middleware) with high quality solutions

    • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle including

    • Evaluate analysis, problem definition, business requirements, solution development & provide recommendations to enable the operational feasibility of solutions

    • Quickly produce well-organised, optimized, and documented source code to deliver technical solutions

    • Ensure designs & solutions support the technical organisation principles of self-service, repeatability, testability, scalability & resilience

    • Apply general design patterns and paradigms to deliver technical solutions

    • Support the development of CI / CD Pipelines (authoring & supporting CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins / similar tools and deploying to multi-site Kubernetes environments – supporting and managing your applications all the way to production)

    • Use & configure modern observability techniques leveraging e.g. aggregated logging via ELK stack, metrics via Prometheus / Grafana / NewRElic and tracing using Zipkin/Jaeger

    • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting e.g. Jenkins, Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes

    • Debug existing source code and polish feature sets.

    • Work with integrated teams and other developers to improve and evolve technical products and services

    • Align all application development & development process to Group Architecture & Infrastructure guidelines

    • Provide input into project & program teams (when required) to plan & manage the development lifecycle e.g. releases, risk management, testing, integration etc.

    • Conduct reviews, performance monitoring & ongoing optimization and maintenance on applications

    • Stay ahead of the curve on emerging technologies and development practices and continuously evolve existing knowledge & skill in preparation for cross domain and other experiences e.g. Secure Side, Testing, Infrastructure solutions etc.



    Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

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

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