Java Developer | Cape Town Or Jhb (Hybrid)

Java Developer | Cape Town Or Jhb (Hybrid)

Progressive Edge | Cape Town, WC, ZA

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Java DeveloperCape Town or Jhb (Hybrid)Join a global fintech company and work on blockchain technology!Java Developers at our company are all-rounders who analyse required system changes, design databases, write complex financial business logic and create slick web applications. They also work closely with automated testers and other members of their project team to produce world class software. Java developers will be expected to learn all about our application, the business and the industry we operate in.Specific Role Responsibilities:Analysis & DesignAssist in the creation of user story definitions and acceptance criteriaWork within the constraints of the feature/user story to define the underlying design required to deliver these changesEnsure the solution is well defined and fit-for-purpose. It must meet the requirements and work end-to-end. This will require a solid understanding of the underlying business processes involved in and surrounding the changeProvide solutions and recommendations for the resolution of technical issues that arise and ensure solutions meet the technical specs and design requirements;Help design and build APIs and external system interfaces for integration into core the company products and third-party vendor applications;DevelopmentInterpret complex financial business requirements and translate into high-transactional, high-availability, secure, working systems;Design and build the highly intuitive user interface and interactive financial tools required by financial advisers and investors;Develop real-time transaction processing systems that support millions of trades every day in investment securities in multiple world markets;Work closely with our Solution Consultants and Analyst Testers to design and implement new functionality for our major institutional customers around the world.Collaborate with other developers to make sure that the solutions developed are robust and in-line with the requirements;Ensure code is designed and built in a reusable manner.Able to build medium complexity features end-end.Continually develop an understanding of the business functionality of company platformsQualityAdhere to the defined procedures for code management, code reviews, coding standards, naming conventions and security standards;Write automated unit tests for any newly created code; andPerform manual testing to ensure any changes made to the system are of a high standard and the system hasnt regressed.Perform code reviews for other developers, when required, to ensure that proposed changes meet quality and best practice standards.Collaboration / CommunicationPromote the development team both internally and externally. Ensure that creative solutions, tight code, tough problems solved are called out appropriately to the developer community, and where they lead to visible outcomes, to the broader company teams and clients; andCollaborate with other developers to share knowledge, best practices, useful technology, and opportunities for cross-project system design / solutions.Mentor new starters to ensure they understand both platform and SDLC.Provide solution centre-wide training, as required, on topics of personal expertise.TechnologyKeep abreast of latest and/or relevant technologies, tools and methods. Identify adoption of technology, tools and methods best suited to the company;Proactively resolve technical (environmental, coding and testing) issues that impede development progress. Assist in the resolution of technical issues when requested by other developers; andCreate novel solutions to problems by incorporating cutting edge technology or generic concepts.Experience RequiredPrimary RequirementsFirst class bachelors degree or higher and/or equivalent experience;3+ years of software development experience, creating full stack applications with Java, PostgreSQL and REST APIs;Experience with UI testing, using tools such as Selenium;Experience with Public Cloud (especially AWS);Confident, and able to take initiative in a delivery-focused environment;Independent, self-directing working style;Ability to learn quickly in a dynamic fast-paced industry;Enjoy working as part of a high-performance team;Hard-working, innovative and takes pride in their work;Passionate about creating innovative solutions for customers; andParticipated in end-end deliveries of software products.Secondary RequirementsExperience with JavaScript and JSON programming languagesExperience with Blockchain or distributed ledger technologies, especially with open source blockchain platforms or development of smart contractsExperience working with Docker, Kubernetes or AWS infrastructureExperience working in an agile environmentExperience with Azure DevOps and Agile Development Tools (including Jira)UX/UI knowledge and experience with ReactFamiliarity with financial products and marketsUnderstanding of web services and REST APIs; andFamiliar with code analysis or automated testing tools.