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Java Developer

Business:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Java Development
Date:  19-Jul-2021


Discovery – Group Information Services: Systems of Engagement: CRM

Java Developer


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.


Systems of Engagement: D2C

D2C is responsible for creating, managing and supporting solutions that enable Discovery Direct Sales Channel operations. This team is also responsible for supporting Marketing and Distribution in lead generation, management and distribution to both the direct and intermediary channels.  We are a solution focused team of highly inspired and motivated individuals and thrive on daily challenges and exciting new projects.



Key Purpose

Work closely with a passionate development team to design, develop and maintain Java based solutions for a dynamic, multi-national company that sets the benchmark in its industry.


Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Develop, test, and maintain high quality application software.
  • Analyse, maintain and enhance existing application and troubleshoot issues. 
  • Assist with the production of technical specifications and designs
  • Promote new technologies and share knowledge within the team.
  • Recommend improvements to development processes, contribute to implementation plans, and assist in rollout
  • Perform code reviews


Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Passionate about technology and development.
  • Results oriented with the ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple concurrent projects with changing priorities and deadlines 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Able to deal with complexity and migrate between detailed and high level requirements.
  • IMPORTANT: Self-starter who takes ownership, is accountable, and is able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



Education and Experience


  • Matric/Grade 12 and formal Java qualifications.


  • IT related Degree or Diploma (BSc/BTech or similar).


  • 4 - 5 years Java systems development experience.
  • Java EE knowledge and experience.
  • Experience with XML/XSD/JAXB and Web Services. 
  • Unit testing and mocking frameworks.
  • Experience with industry standard Application Servers (preferably WebLogic).
  • Knowledge of OO design principles and development patterns.
  • Spring Framework. 
  • ORM/Hibernate/JPA experience.
  • JMS, Tibco EMS experience.
  • Oracle and PL/SQL knowledge.
  • Angular


  • Presentation layer development (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, GWT, Spring MVC)
  • Experience with Business Rules Management Frameworks.
  • Experience using formal modelling languages (UML, etc.) and modelling tools (Enterprise Architect, Visual Paradigm etc.)
  • Exposure to Agile principles and methodologies, including Continuous Integration and Test Driven Development

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