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Java Developer

Business:  Discovery Life
Function:  Information Technology
Date:  11-Jun-2021

Discovery – Life Systems

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 Life


Discovery Life is an ever growing fast-paced and dynamic environment that provides innovative risk assurance to individual clients. This environment thrives on customer engagement and customer experience as well as mutually beneficial relationships with our brokers and other stakeholders.  It is important for our employees to provide a world class service to our internal and external clients, thereby ensuring long and sustainable relationships


Key Purpose


To fulfil a pivotal role within a software development team that designs, develops and maintains the systems for Discovery’s dynamic Life Insurance business.


Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to


  • Perform a high-level impact analysis, establish Scope and provide estimates based on technical requirements.
  • Create required planning tasks in SDLC tool and set due dates according to agreed milestones.
  • Perform an analysis of the business requirement and clarify any unknowns with the Business Analyst, User and technical lead.
  • Translate technical requirements into executable code without errors.
  • Ensure optimally performing system code in line with technical specifications, following prescribed process, architecture standards and procedures.
  • Assist the Test Analyst in ensuring that a comprehensive test pack is produced, which includes all the required scenarios.
  • Ensure that the root cause of system errors are effectively analysed and prioritized for fixing.
  • Proactively bring issues and problems to the attention of the team and propose solutions to solve them.
  • Assist system users and the infrastructure teams with technical support issues.


Education and Experience




  • Matric (minimum C symbol pass advantageous)
  • IT related Degree or Diploma (BSc/BTech or similar).
  • 4 years of experience in software development
  • Java EE knowledge and experience.



  • Formal Java qualification(s), Object-Oriented Analysis & Design, etc…



Technical Skills and Knowledge


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Java systems development.
  • Object-oriented design and development.
  • Design patterns
  • Unit Testing
  • Systems Integration testing
  • XML/XSD/JAXB and Web Services.
  • JSF
  • HTML 5.0
  • Industry standard Application Servers (preferably JBoss).
  • PL/SQL and RDBMS
  • UML
  • SDLC methodologies

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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