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Java Developer (Intermediate) - Health Systems

Business:  Discovery Health
Function:  Information Technology
Date:  21-Jul-2021



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Discovery – Health Systems (DHS)

Java Developer (Intermediate)


About Discovery


Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.


About Discovery Care and Claims Team


Working in a high performance organization that prides itself in attracting the finest talent, we challenge ourselves to find solutions that make a difference in the world. Our environment is always buzzing with energy and smart, motivated people working on finding the best way to move forward.

An intermediate Java Developer position is available in the Care and Claims System team to work on dynamic new projects and product enhancements in order to improve business inefficiencies, gain competitive advantage on our products and ultimately to provide better service to our clients. Using knowledge of the organization’s technology infrastructure and specific software applications, the intermediate Java developer will help the business to address changes through technologies.


Key Purpose

Within the Care and Claims system area, the Java developer must work together with Business Analyst, System Architect and managers, to understand 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 Java Developer will support the projects throughout the project lifecycle, including requirements, design, implementation, release and post release support.

The Java Developer in the Claims and Care area must be technically support and maintain the deployed applications on dev, test and production environments.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to


  • The system development life cycle and involvement in each stage the defined system development tools, processes and workflows
  • Part of the team in distinguishing between business, functional and non-functional requirements and how to implement them
  • Delivery of high quality source code and the technologies used and the systems components structure
  • 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


Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Software release management
  • Solution Design and Implementation
  • Software testing and Test Driven development
  • Software deployment and maintenance
  •  Change control
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-starter who takes ownership, is accountable, and is able to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can help with quality assurance and provide comments


Education and Experience

  • BSc Computer Science or equivalent 3-year IT qualification
  • 3+ source code Java (version 8) development experience (backend)
  • Deep understanding of the SpringBoot Framework, Hibernate
  • WebLogic, JBoss Application Server experience  
  • Presentation layer development (JSP, JavaScript, Angular 6, JQuery)
  • SOAP, REST, XML, XSLT, Web Services experience  
  • Maven, ANT build scripts
  • JMS, Tibco EMS experience  
  • Java Batch Scheduling (Flux, Quartz) experience 
  • Knowledge with Business Rules Management Frameworks and continuous integration
  • Experience with DevOps (Atlassian Suite) and Linux (L5, LVS, Apache)
  • Experience with containerization virtual systems (Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker)
  • Exposure to an agile methodology driven environment
  • Experience in the delivery and deployment of projects within the SDLC within a high pressure complex environment





The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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