• Senior UI Java Developer at Discovery Limited

  • Posted on: 21 December, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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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 make this vision a reality. Fuelled by our passion for enhancing lives and our desire to innovate, Discovery consistently sets global standards, creating shared value through shared intellectual capital. A testament to this is our Vitality programme, which is both a platform to incentivise people to live healthier lives as well as a channel through which shared value is delivered. We are a proudly South African-born, global company with health, life and short term insurance operations in South Africa and the United Kingdom, and a presence in Germany, France, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, China and Japan through our Global Vitality Network. One way in which we uphold our promise of shared value is by being a positive disruptor that focusses on bringing about sustainable change in the lives of the people and communities we serve across the globe. Our values of leadership, honesty, innovation and fairness act as our compass, directing our business practices to take advantage of every opportunity while looking for ways to dazzle clients.

    Senior UI Java Developer


    Job description

    Key Purpose of the role

    Within the Acquisitions, Billing and Admin Systems, the Senior UI/Java Developer must work together with Business Analyst, UX, System Architect and managers tunderstand the overall business need and the requirements, design the system solution using various approaches and technologies, implement the designed solution in the system with high quality source codes.
    The Senior UI/Java Developer will support the projects throughout the project life-cycle, including requirements, design, implementation, release and post release support.
    The Senior UI/Java Developer in the Acquisitions, Billing and Admin Systems area must be technically able support and maintain the deployed applications on dev, test and production environments.

    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

    • Design architectural solutions
    • Research and development of best practices and frameworks
    • Develop, test, and maintain the deployed application software with high quality
    • Analyse, maintain and enhance existing application and troubleshoot issues with efficiency
    • Perform accurate development estimation
    • Produce technical specifications and designs
    • Analytical and problem solving skills
    • Self-starter whtakes ownership, is accountable, and is able twork under minimum supervision
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Can help with quality assurance and provide comments
    • Present tsenior stakeholders
    • Offer support and guidance tpeers
    • Perform analysis at a strategic level and understand principles of business, technical and enterprise architecture

    Qualifications & Experience


    • Matric/Grade 12 and formal Java qualifications.
    • 6 years Java systems development experience
    • Java EE knowledge and experience
    • Experience with SOAP and REST services
    • Unit testing and mocking frameworks
    • Source control, experience with GIT
    • Experience with industry standard Application Servers (preferably WebLogic)
    • Knowledge of Odesign principles and development patterns


    • IT related Degree or Diploma (BSc/BTech or similar).
    • Angular 2+ Framework
    • Spring Framework
    • ORM/Hibernate/JPA experience
    • JMS, TibcEMS experience
    • Oracle and PL/SQL knowledge
    • SOAP and REST (XML/JSON)
    • Presentation layer development (HTML5, Bootstrap 3 or 4, CSS3, JavaScript ES5+, jQuery, GWT, Spring MVC)
    • TypeScript 2+
    • Protractor, Karma and Jasmin
    • Experience with Business Rules Management Frameworks
    • Experience using formal modelling languages (UML, etc) and modelling tools (Enterprise Architect, Visual Paradigm etc.)
    • Exposure tAgile principles and methodologies, including Continuous Integration and Test Driven Development


    • Exposure tthe Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence, Bamboand Bitbucket)
    • Redux
    • Rxjs
    • JWT
    • Webpack
    • Angular CLI
    • SASS
    • Experience with large SPA
    • JQuery
    • Honours degree
    • DevOps/Continuous integration

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Discovery Limited career website on career2.successfactors.eu to apply

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