Java Developer – Luxembourg Development Opportunity at Interfront

The purpose of the Java Developer - Luxembourg Development: To develop functionality for a JEE (J2EE) based product. The backend is a service oriented Spring based application. It provides a service layer for different user channels ranging from web clients, rich clients and batch users integrating via JMS and web services. The work contains a portion of support and refactoring of the existing code as well as new development to extend it for new functionality and add extra integration points.


Location: Gleneagles – Somerset West


Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Support existing and develop new functionality and components
  • Understand existing product and domain elements and work with business analysts to refine and implement new requirements
  • Refactor and improve the code to keep the product maintainable and adaptable to new requirements.
  • Work effectively in a team environment and follow/develop product software development processes and standards
  • Evaluate and improve application performance, and high availability features
  • Create unit and integrated system tests to show that the developed functionality works as intended.
  • Do root cause analysis on bugs to find and fix the cause of a problem in an integrated system.
  • Build and deploy the system on an application server
  • Create and execute qualification tests.
  • Incorporate the work done by other developers and do whatever is necessary to get the system to work again with the changes, including debugging other people’s code, making changes to test data, etc.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering or Computer Science and/or At least 3 years relevant experience as a developer as part of a team in a software development environment
  • A strong knowledge of Java essential
  • Experience in JavaScript or Typescript is preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment: Follow/provide mentorship
  • A good understanding of the SDLC process, tools and techniques specifically as applied to software development methodology
  • Experience with team development tools: Use of source control applications (preferably Git)
    • Experience of the following technologies:
    • JEE (J2EE) server side technologies
    • Java 6 and above
    • Spring framework (preferably Spring 4)
    • JPA /Hibernate
    • Experience with an application server (Oracle Weblogic - preferable)
    • Build tools(i.e. Maven, Grunt)
    • SQL and experience with a relational database (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL)
    • Javascript framework(Angular)
    • Bootstrap, CSS3, HTML5
    • REST/SOAP
  • Ability to deliver production quality software by e.g. paying attention to detail, do extensive unit testing and support quality testing phases

Experience and skills with the following technologies is advantageous:

  • Knowledge and/or experience of the following would be a plus:
    • Business process/workflow layers e.g. JBPM, BPEL
    • Groovy
    • Continuous integration (Hudson, Bamboo or Jenkins)
    • Bower
    • Jasmine
    • Karma
    • Protractor
    • SoapUI
    • Integration experience (Web services, JMS )
    • JAXB and XML Schema
    • Docker
    • Use of a UML tool for documentation

Personal Profile:

  • Technologist that has a passion for learning and understanding the broader technical and implementation approached in the software development domain.
  • Ability to switch between big picture thinking and discussing/defining details at a deeper technical level.
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, team player
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Finisher
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

The Employment Equity policy of Interfront will be considered as part of the recruitment and selection process. For statistical purposes, please indicate your Equity status. Successful candidates will be required to undertake an oath of secrecy, pre-employment screening and or vetting, and a declaration of private interest. The appointment is also subject to appropriate reference(s) and security clearance if applicable.


Included in package:

  • Retirement annuity, Group life and income protection, Medical aid
  • 24 days annual leave
  • Office shut down in December between Christmas and New Years day

To Apply, Send application to: hr@interfront.co.za