Back-end Developer (Expert) (Contract) – Midrand/Menlyn/Rosslyn/Home Office rotation – ISB4302113 – Government Job Vacancies in Midrand



Our client requires the services of a Software Engineer (Expert)


  • Amazing brand with cutting edge technology
  • Excellent teams in Global team collaboration
  • High work-life balance with Flexible hours
  • Agile working environment


POSITION: Contract until December 2024

COMMENCEMENT: As soon as possible

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Develop and maintain public facing web applications.
  • API, Java development, deployments and support.
  • Collaborate with GROUP Central IT solutions, Web Cloud Platform (WCP) and Web Content Management Platform (WCMP) (based on Adobe Experience Manager).
  • Decoupling website’s backend.
  • Migration of website functionality to GROUP AWS Cloud. Hence, AWS Cloud and other Serverless development experience would be advantageous.
  • Meet with end users and gather requirements.
  • Participate in stand-up’s.
  • Analyse and Implement new system requirements specifications.
  • Ensure that all processes are investigated / considered in obtaining the specifications of the user requirements.
  • Propose and review system designs and evaluate alternatives.
  • Review and present proposals / system solutions to IT Project Lead, DevOps Team, QA Team, and Product Owner / Business team.
  • Develop systems solutions in line with IT Security standards and other compliance topics, quality standards and delivery requirements.
  • Develop code that is readable, extendable, re-usable, scalable and optimized for performance.
  • Ensure that all implementations can be passed over to other developers, mid development, with minimum of handover.
  • Ensure compliance & adherence to standards for audit adherence and quality assurance.
  • Actively participate and contribute to sprint planning, backlog refinement, story size estimation, sprint reviews and retrospectives.
  • Update user stories in Jira and documentation in Confluence.
  • Perform Code & Peer Reviews.
  • Perform demo’s of user stories in Agile ceremonies.
  • Analyse and fix Production Known Errors.
  • System testing/parallel runs.
  • User training.
  • Ensure user sign-off.
  • Prepare Production deployment artefacts.
  • Prepare Production deployment plan documents.
  • Preparation of system/technical documentation (as per ISO standards).
  • Preparation/Updating of user and operation manuals.
  • System implementation / deployment & release activities.
  • Production support & hyper-care after production deployments.
  • Website monitoring (advantageous).
  • Site performance analysis (advantageous).

Desired Experience & Qualification



  • South African citizens/residents are preferred.
  • Applicants with valid work permits will also be considered.


  • Degree in IT or relevant experience
  • Qualification/Certification in development technologies.
  • 8 to 10+ years’ Development Experience
  • Agile working experience (Mandatory)


  • Java 8+
  • JEE 7
  • API Development, Calling and creating REST services, RESTful APIs
  • Calling SOAP services
  • Java Logging frameworks
  • CI/CD
  • SQL with DB2, Postgres and Oracle



  • Functional Java
  • JMS
  • Knowledge of design patterns, DAO pattern
  • Object oriented design
  • EJB
  • Postman / SoapUI
  • Maven multi module project setup and development
  • HTTP Authentication, and Encryption with SSL
  • HTTP Session management and persistence
  • IntelliJ & Eclipse IDE
  • Git with Bitbucket, Code versioning (Git/SVN)
  • Jenkins with Build Pipelines
  • Code quality with Sonar
  • Nexus
  • Junit with unit and integration tests
  • Integration with 3rd party systems
  • Performing production and integration deployments
  • Logging and tracking tickets to external support
  • Troubleshooting deployments
  • Debugging remote services
  • Microservice Architecture
  • AWS cloud services and Serverless development technologies (highly advantageous)
  • Spring MVC (highly advantageous)
  • Spring Boot (highly advantageous)
  • Quarku (highly advantageous)
  • Docker (highly advantageous)
  • Kubernetes (advantageous)
  • Servlets Payara / Glassfish (advantageous)
  • JSON and XML with Schema (advantageous)
  • Knowledge of integration with AEM or other Web Content Management Platforms / Solutions (highly advantageous)
  • Frontend development technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS, Angular (advantageous)
  • Knowledge of other programming languages and tools (advantageous)
  • Atlassian tools: Jira, Confluence
  • DevOps


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