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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2020
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    Santam Limited is the largest short-term insurer in South Africa, with a market share in excess of 22%, providing short-term insurance products through broker networks and direct sales channels. The company was established in 1918 and offers personal, commercial, and corporate insurance solutions. Santam is a subsidiary of Sanlam Limited and has been listed ...
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    Senior Java Developer

    Santam's Outsourced Business team has a position available for a Java Team Leader, based in Bellville, Cape Town.  The team provides software development, maintenance and support services to Santam’s Commercial & Personal Outsourced Business. 

    This role is required to work under broad direction with the responsibility to:

    • Act as a senior developer on one or more Java based development initiatives
    • Implement appropriate software engineering techniques and processes within the Outsourced Business IT team
    • Manage the technical processes and the quality of technical outputs of a number of developers deployed in various agile project teams
    • Manage the technical evolution of a number of Java based components and associated technical enablers and tools
    • Use and improve DevOps capabilities as appropriate
    • Ensure that security patches are applied to the affected applications 
    • Ensure that application changes are taken through the production change control process and successfully deployed to production
    • Provide effective operational support for the applications, including:
      • Doing emergency program and data fixes to recover from production defects or service outages, 
      • Providing after-hours support for applications
      • Participating in disaster recovery testing
    • This is a “hands on” role, giving the incumbent the opportunity to continue to develop technical skills while increasing the impact of their expertise by leading and growing others.


    • Must have a relevant tertiary IT qualification or qualification through experience 
    • Experience in Java/JEE/JSE, Java Web Services is essential 
    • Minimum of 5 years systems development experience 
    • Minimum of 3 years developing in Java
    • Financial systems knowledge and experience will be an advantage
    • .Net and the associated Microsoft development ecosystem an added advantage


    • Fully competent in use of developer’s tool kits 
    • Familiar with the Atlassian and related software engineering toolsets (Jira, Confluence, GIT, XRay, bamboo etc.)
    • Debugging and troubleshooting 
    • OO analysis and design 
    • Design patterns 
    • UML 
    • SQL 
    • Application Server technologies (Jboss or other) 
    • Agile software development 
    • System architectures 
    • Emerging software engineering best practices 


    The successful candidate must have the following abilities:

    • Self-directed, organized and motivated to accomplish goals 
    • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced challenging environment 
    • Excellent communication skills and a team player

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Santam Insurance on to apply

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