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JAVA Developer (Senior)

Business Unit:  Vitality Group
Function:  Java Development
Date:  14-Jan-2022

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 Vitality Group

 

Vitality Group, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited is responsible for the expansion of the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance business model beyond South Africa and the UK, serving to fully leverage the assets and intellectual property of Discovery beyond its primary markets. The business forms equity or contractual partnerships with leading global insurers to integrate Vitality and shared value with partner’s insurance and financial services products in the markets where they operate. Vitality Group also operates a business providing wellness solutions to employer groups in the United States. Vitality Health International, a business unit within Vitality Group coordinates and focuses on resource allocation to Discovery’s emerging, global health insurance initiatives. Vitality Group is also responsible for Discovery’s 25 percent equity investment in Ping An Health, the largest comprehensive medical insurer in China.

 

To date, Vitality Group’s businesses jointly reach more than 20 million lives across 29 markets (Argentina, Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam) as well as our primary markets in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

 

Key Purpose

Designs, develops, and implements Java applications to support business requirements. Follows approved life cycle methodologies, creates design documents, writes code and performs unit and functional testing of software. Contributes to the overall architecture and standards of the group, acts as an SME and plays a software governance role.

 

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Work closely with business analysts to analyse and understand the business requirements and business case, in order to produce simple, cost effective and innovative solution designs
  • Implement the designed solutions in the required development language (typically Java) in accordance with the Vitality Group standards, processes, tools and frameworks
  • Testing the quality of produced software thoroughly through participation in code reviews, the use of static code analysis tools, creation and execution of unit tests, functional regression tests, load tests and stress tests and evaluating the results of performance metrics collected on the software.
  • Participate in feasibility studies, proof of concepts, JAD sessions, estimation and costing sessions, evaluate and review programming methods, tools and standards, etc.
  • Maintain the system in production and provide support in the form of query resolution and defect fixes
  • Prepare the necessary technical documentation including payload definitions, class diagrams, activity diagrams, ERDs, operational and support documentation, etc
  • Driving the skills development of team members, coaching of team members for performance and coaching on career development, recruitment, staff training, performance management, etc

 

Personal Attributes and Skills

Behavioral Skills

  • Stress Management
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Creativeness
  • Learning orientation
  • Negotiation skills
  • Innovation
  • Bias for action
  • Teamwork and co-operation

 

Technical Skills

  • High standards for delivery
  • Solution Architecture
  • Structured and analytical problem solver
  • Process Mapping
  • Software testing pack design, functional testing
  • Clean code thinking
  • Coaching and mentor to junior teammates

 

Other

  • Overtime may be required from time to time
  • Standby is required on a rotational cycle

 

Education and Experience

Required:

  • Matric
  • B.Sc. Comp Sc or Informatics Degree

Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience developing in Java.

Knowledge:

  • Java
  • Object Orientation
  • Spring
  • Hibernate
  • Junit
  • SOA
  • Microservices
  • Docker
  • Data Modelling
  • UML
  • SQL
  • SoapUI (SOAP) / REST client (JSON)
  • Architectural Styles
  • Kafka
  • Zookeeper
  • Zuul
  • Eureka
  • Obsidian
  • Elasticsearch
  • Kibana
  • FluentD

 

Employment Equity  

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.

 

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 Vitality Group

 

Vitality Group, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited is responsible for the expansion of the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance business model beyond South Africa and the UK, serving to fully leverage the assets and intellectual property of Discovery beyond its primary markets. The business forms equity or contractual partnerships with leading global insurers to integrate Vitality and shared value with partner’s insurance and financial services products in the markets where they operate. Vitality Group also operates a business providing wellness solutions to employer groups in the United States. Vitality Health International, a business unit within Vitality Group coordinates and focuses on resource allocation to Discovery’s emerging, global health insurance initiatives. Vitality Group is also responsible for Discovery’s 25 percent equity investment in Ping An Health, the largest comprehensive medical insurer in China.

 

To date, Vitality Group’s businesses jointly reach more than 20 million lives across 29 markets (Argentina, Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam) as well as our primary markets in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

 

 

Key Purpose

Designs, develops, and implements Java applications to support business requirements. Follows approved life cycle methodologies, creates design documents, writes code and performs unit and functional testing of software. Contributes to the overall architecture and standards of the group, acts as an SME and plays a software governance role.

 

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Work closely with business analysts to analyse and understand the business requirements and business case, in order to produce simple, cost effective and innovative solution designs
  • Implement the designed solutions in the required development language (typically Java) in accordance with the Vitality Group standards, processes, tools and frameworks
  • Testing the quality of produced software thoroughly through participation in code reviews, the use of static code analysis tools, creation and execution of unit tests, functional regression tests, load tests and stress tests and evaluating the results of performance metrics collected on the software.
  • Participate in feasibility studies, proof of concepts, JAD sessions, estimation and costing sessions, evaluate and review programming methods, tools and standards, etc.
  • Maintain the system in production and provide support in the form of query resolution and defect fixes
  • Prepare the necessary technical documentation including payload definitions, class diagrams, activity diagrams, ERDs, operational and support documentation, etc
  • Driving the skills development of team members, coaching of team members for performance and coaching on career development, recruitment, staff training, performance management, etc

 

Personal Attributes and Skills

Behavioral Skills

  • Stress Management
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Creativeness
  • Learning orientation
  • Negotiation skills
  • Innovation
  • Bias for action
  • Teamwork and co-operation

 

Technical Skills

  • High standards for delivery
  • Solution Architecture
  • Structured and analytical problem solver
  • Process Mapping
  • Software testing pack design, functional testing
  • Clean code thinking
  • Coaching and mentor to junior teammates

 

Other

  • Overtime may be required from time to time
  • Standby is required on a rotational cycle

 

Education and Experience

Required:

  • Matric
  • B.Sc. Comp Sc or Informatics Degree

Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience developing in Java.

Knowledge:

  • Java
  • Object Orientation
  • Spring
  • Hibernate
  • Junit
  • SOA
  • Microservices
  • Docker
  • Data Modelling
  • UML
  • SQL
  • SoapUI (SOAP) / REST client (JSON)
  • Architectural Styles
  • Kafka
  • Zookeeper
  • Zuul
  • Eureka
  • Obsidian
  • Elasticsearch
  • Kibana
  • FluentD

 

Employment Equity  

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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