Technical Specialist

Technical Specialist

Job Title: Technical Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Reference: JN -012020-19216
Contact Name: Tiana Mouton
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 12, 2020 12:58

Job Description

If you have insurance industry knowledge, superior technical skills for Java software development, databases, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), data transformation tools, the ability to adapt to varying project requirements, and the willingness to learn and adapt and who is looking to grow within a dynamic international context, please send us your resume!

A Day In Your Life
• Support the integration aspects of implementing web services, services-oriented architecture solutions (SOA) or event driven architecture solutions (EDA)  
• Deliver application integrations between product suites and custom integration with ESB and legacy systems
• Contribute to Data mapping and transformation tasks using XML technologies and tools 
• Develop integration modules and web services using Java programming language
• Communicate with business users (BAs and SMEs) to refine business requirements
• Work jointly with and the client's SOA architects and system integrators
• Participate in the analysis and design phases of the solution
• Optimize the performance of applications and databases (execution plans, indexes, partitioning, etc.) 
• Produce and maintain technical documentation

• Degree/ Diploma/ NQF 6 in Business Science, Information Systems, Engineering discipline or equivalent experience
• At least 5 years of experience in software design, application development and systems integration
• Knowledge of cloud technologies is a major asset
• Experience with enterprise architecture and SOA
• Experience in Java programming and system development life cycle methodology.
• Experience in information/data analysis and data modeling
• Experience with XML technologies and standards (XLS, XPath, DTD, XSD, etc.).
• Experience with Java Application Servers (e.g. WebSphere and WebLogic) 
• Knowledge of the financial sector and insurance is an asset
• Strong understanding of continuous integration
• Solid experience in Java programming and web services development (REST, SOAP, Spring Boot, Swagger)
• Strong understanding of relational databases and hands-on experience with MS SQL Server and Oracle Database
• Strong knowledge of the SQL programming language
• Strong sense of development standards and best practices such as automated testing and code reviews
• English fluency 
• Knowledge of ACORD standard
• French fluency is an asset.
• ETL tools (Informatica, ODI, etc.) 
Our Technologies
• Java, JDK 8, Spring
• Web services: REST, SOAP, Swagger
• Application servers: IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, Tomcat
• Middleware / ESB: Oracle ESB, Oracle BPM, WebSphere ESB
• Databases: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle DB, IBM DB2  
• Operating systems: Windows Server, Oracle / Red Hat Linux, Solaris
• Microservices and containerization.: Docker, Docker Swarm and Kubernetes; Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
• Cloud: MS Azure, Oracle Cloud, Amazon AWS
• GIT, JIRA, Confluence & Slack Your Benefits


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