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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2020
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    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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    Platform System Administrator

    Key Purpose

    The purpose of this position is to bring stability to the V1 central platform. Create better visibility to Platform, Market and Product of the current state of the V1 Central environment.
    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

    • Monitor Market teams adhere to all governance gates Monitoring and report environmental issues to Platform support teams. Create processes and procedures to improve Central Governance. Communicate platform changes to Markets and Product. Keeps the central environment up to date by monitoring Database and Services alignments of all central Tenants.
    • Assist the Central Delivery Manager on projects and day to day administration of the CA environment.

    Personal Attributes And Skills

    • Drives Results
    • Values Driven
    • Optimistic
    • Learns on the Fly
    • Resilient
    • Instils Trust
    • People Savvy
    • Problem Solver
    • Manages complexity
    • Balances Stakeholders
    • Transparency
    • Multitasking
    • Organizational skills
    • Analytics

    Education and Experience

    • Degree in Information Systems or equivalent
    • IT Industry certification in either Software development, Project Management, Business Analyses or Systems Administration.


    • 5 or more years involvement in software development projects.
    • Software Development experience is an advantage


    • Software development principles, Project Management, People focused. Logical Thinker, Proactive in approach to planning, Risk Mitigation, Solution Driven, Report writing.
    • Negotiation skills, Stakeholder management, ITIL services Framework

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    Java Developer (Senior) - Insure Systems

    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.
    • 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
    • Excellent understanding of Object Orientated principals and Java language fundamentals
    • Knowledge of commonly used design patterns
    • Broad understanding of how to put together an EE-based business solution from scratch
    • EJB
    • HTML
    • JSF
    • JQuery
    • JAXB
    • SOAP Web services
    • Message Driven Beans
    • UML
    • XML/XSD
    • SQL

    Behavioural Skills

    • Action orientated go-getter, hungry to learn and add real value
    • Structured and analytical problem solver: Obsessive about finding solutions to problems: action oriented problem solver.
    • Able to plan, organise and prioritize own work
    • Able to multitask
    • Able to work independently
    • Team player: reliable, works actively with others towards common goal, communicates constructively, shares information, knowledge and experience, treats others in a respectful and supportive manner

    Education and Experience


    • 6+ years’ experience in Java development with exposure to core competencies listed
    • 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

    Working Knowledge Of

    • Software development within SDLC
    • Unit Testing
    • Data modelling and design of database structures
    • BSc Computer Science /Information Systems degree
    • Formal Java qualification

    Method of Application

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