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Java Developer (Intermediate) - Health Systems

Business:  Discovery Health
Function:  Development (Oracle/Delphi/Magic/etc)
Date:  03-Apr-2021


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 Health Systems (DHS)

The Discovery Health Systems (DHS) is a world class software development house that enables the Discovery Health Business to use digital transformation as a competitive advantage. It focuses on rapid quality software delivery. Innovation and excellence are key attributes to all our initiatives. The skills and expertise in the team allows a diverse product development on all strategic, tactical and operational changes. Our environment is fast-paced and demands energy, drive, enthusiasm, ownership and creativity, but it rewards with an extremely fulfilling and stimulating environment that actively supports career growth and development.


Key Purpose

To join our Enterprise Architecture team (System Architects, Enterprise Architects, Developers) with the responsibility of understanding the overall business needs and the requirements, designing the system solution using various approaches and technologies and implementing the designed solution in the system with high quality source codes.

The Java Developer (Intermediate) will support the projects throughout the project lifecycle, including requirements, design, implementation, release and post release support.

The Java Developer in the Enterprise Architecture area will 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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