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Java Technical Lead

Industry: ICT and Telecommunications

Date posted: Wed, 13 Sep 2017

Location: Johannesburg,

Expires: Sun, 12 Nov 2017

Compensation: R600000 - R780000

Reference Number: 1283103

Job Description

A well-respected company in the Marketing industry is looking for a skilled Java Technical Lead to join their team.

Basic Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of technical lead experience, preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 years hands on experience building, integrating and delivering web and mobile based applications
  • Strong time management ability
  • Good understanding of security and performance best practices
  • Work well under pressure
  • Possesses leadership qualities required to lead and manage high performing development project teams which deliver technical value.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills required to lead and motivate technical teams that deliver quality services.
  • Understanding of resource management, communication management, cost management, risk management, quality management.
  • Strong technical skills designing, developing, debugging, documenting, and implementing applications.
  • Facilitation skills to lead teams and successful meetings.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in all IT methodologies and life cycles that will be used to guide the technical work of technical teams assigned to projects.
  • Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential their potential application on new project or client initiative

Key Technology Skillset Requirements:

The candidate must display a good understanding as well as practical experience in the following technologies and practices.

Development principles:

  • Full SDLC exposure
  • SOA – Service Oriented Architecture
  • N-Tier Architecture and development
  • Agile, SCRUM, TDD Development methodologies
  • MVC – Model View Controller Framework
  • Performance tuning and optimisation, across web, mobile and databases
  • Continuous integration


Team management tools:

  • GIT
  • Eclipse

Backend development:

  • JEE 1.5/ 1.6, Java 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7,
  • Spring 2.5 / 3.0,
  • JPA / Hibernate
  • EJB 3.0, Web-services/JMS,
  • Spring MVC / JSF
  • JSP / JSTL / Servlets
  • Weblogic / Tomcat / JBoss, Maven

Database development:

  • MSSQL 2005 – 2012
  • MySQL
  • Oracle (an advantage)
  • NoSQL (an advantage)


  • GIT
  • Team Foundation Server
  • SVN

Front-end development:

  • HTML, HTML 5
  • CSS, (CSS 3 an advantage)
  • JavaScript (Angular, Backbone, Knockout)
  • JQuery
  • Ajax

Mobile development (an advantage)

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows
  • Mono

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV to or visit our website at for more great vacancies. Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

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