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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Imagine a world where people live healthier, more enhanced and protected lives… A world in which each organisation is a powerful influencer and responsible corporate citizen, committed to being a force for social good. As a leading innovator in healthcare, wellness, insurance, investments, financial and life planning, Discovery works ceaselessly to...
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    Technical Team Lead (Java)

    Key Purpose

    • Design and implement robust, scalable and optimally performing systems using java related technologies, according to provided specifications, standards and procedures, while ensuring compliance with the architectural standards and guidelines laid out by Discovery.

    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

    •  Translate business requirements into technical designs adhering to Discovery Insure processes, standards and guidelines, taking cognisance of performance, security and scalability requirements. Deliver within agreed timeframes. Complexity = complex interactions between number of interacting systems.

     Liaise with relevant parties where clarification of business requirements or resolution to technical issues is needed

    •  Research and find effective solutions to technical issues that arise
    •  Estimate development timelines based on business requirements


    •  Construct robust, maintainable, scalable, optimally performing system code in line with technical specifications, following prescribed process, standards and procedures. Deliver within agreed timeframes
    •  Conduct unit testing and fix any defects found


    •  Verify build stability and quality with development team before releasing to test team, aiming to release with zero defects
    •  Assist the Business analyst in ensuring the test pack includes relevant scenarios and test data.
    •  Consult and assist in reviewing risk / impact of defects found in testing, and assist with fixing where necessary

    Support / Troubleshooting:

    •  Assist system users with technical support issues and handle according to defined procedures
    •  Ability to effectively analyse root cause of system errors (data errors, performance and stability issues)

    Mentoring / Team development:

    •  Actively coach other developers to understand and apply the Insure coding and architectural standards correctly, as well as any technologies in use
    •  Perform code review to ensure logical correctness, maintainability, scalability, performance, compliance with architectural standards and frameworks
    •  Assist in identifying training needs of team members

    Personal development:

    •  Keep abreast of current technological trends and how these might be applied in the Discovery environment
    •  Constant improvement of knowledge of the various applications, their functionalities and data models


    •  Ability to communicate clearly, constructively and effectively. Easily able to follow and participate in technical, business process, and other discussions
    •  Able to build business relationships with other members of team and the business areas we support.

    Personal Attributes and Skills

    • Technical Competencies (Intermediate to Expert level)
    •  Excellent understanding of Object Orientated principals and Java language fundamentals [4]
    •  Knowledge of commonly used design patterns [4]
    •  Broad understanding of how to put together an EE-based business solution from scratch
    •  EJB [4]
    •  HTML [3]
    •  JSF [3]
    •  JQuery [3]
    •  JAXB [3]
    •  SOAP Web services [4]
    •  Message Driven Beans [3]
    •  UML [4]
    •  XML/XSD [4]
    •  SQL [4]

    Advantageous Experience

    •  REST Web services
    •  JSON
    •  Business Process Management Tools
    •  Apache Camel
    •  Apache Webserver Configuration
    •  JBOSS Configuration
    •  CSS
    •  GIT
    •  Integrated Build Tools
    •  HTML 5
    •  Knowledge of Short Term Insurance industry

    Education and Experience

    •  At least 7-10 years’ experience in Java development with exposure to core competencies listed

    Working knowledge of:

    •  Software development within SDLC
    •  Unit Testing
    •  Data modelling and design of database structures


    •  BSc Computer Science/Information system degree
    •  Formal Java qualification(s)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Discovery Limited on to apply

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

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