Service Developer

A Service Developer in the game development space is required to analyse, design and produce quality software and documentation under minimal supervision as per agreed specification by adhering to and improving the defined team standards and best practices while actively engaging with the team. 

This is a great challenge for someone who is passionate about software development and can execute on the vision and direction of the Team Lead.

If you are a good team player, action and results oriented and focused on excellence, Apply, and join the team.

Key Responsibilities
Knowledge share with all members of the team, including non-technical
Develop and maintain software
Analyses requirements and creates an appropriate software design, in conjunction with Technical Lead and Senior Developers, according to best practice.
Creates appropriate estimates and reviews them with seniors and the team.
Develops and releases software as per the team standards and processes to meet the defined specifications or requirements within the agreed time.

Ensures that the development or maintenance performed does not compromise the quality or functionality of the software.
Communicates status and escalates on risks and issues appropriately and timeously.
Comprehensively creates and maintains documentation of the software design and implementation, according to documentation standards.
Contributes to the improvement of the team's development standards and processes. Deliver products in-line with the project/customer needs
Test your software as per the team's software quality charter.

Make sure your software does what it supposed to do as per the defined specification.
Test all changes you made and ensure that existing functionality works as expected.
Takes full ownership of quality by working with the QA team to ensure the test plans are of a high quality and cover the full scope of development.
Actively review and fix all defects found as per the defined quality standards.
Contributes to the improvement of the team's quality standards and processes.

Help others improve the quality of their work.
Provides support for product related issues in production with appropriate amount of urgency, while quickly identifying the problem scope. 
Provide effective and timely feedback on support issues. 
Provides support to dependent teams. 
Take full ownership of quality by working with the QA team to ensure the test plans are of a high quality and cover the full scope of development

Required Skills and Experience
Relevant technical skills

Solid experience in the SDLC process
3 years relevant qualification and at least 2 years software development experience OR
Relevant 1 year certification and at least 4 years software development experience OR
Minimum 5 years software development experience
Appropriate problem-solving skills 

Effectively prioritize 
Effective time management 
Work under pressure 
Software analysis and design skills 
Good written and verbal communication skills
Relevant system troubleshooting ability

Productivity tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence, TFS)
Understand/participate in Agile practice
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
Durban, ZN, ZA