Software Developer (Ref: MESD)

Position in the Information Technology sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 26 November 2021
Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Software Developer to join their dynamic team. The successful incumbent will develop and maintain software systems of a high level of complexity using modern tools, best practices and quality processes as defined by the Software Department

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Main job function

Develops systems and components of a high-level of complexity.


Creates new software systems

Maintains existing software systems: fixes defects in existing code; maintains existing code; adds new functionality to existing systems

Troubleshoots, debugs, analyses problems and default reports to find the underlying cause of the problem

Follows the company’s Software Development Processes

Works with the Technical Business Analyst and other stakeholders to build software prototypes for new concepts

Implements Projects and Tasks by writing code that fully meets the requirements of the associated Functional and Technical Specifications

Writes code that is clear, concise, and easy to maintain, according to the prescribed Software Coding Standards


Works with the Software Testers to write unit test definitions that provide for good coverage of the System Under Test

Writes unit tests that verify the functionality of the System Under Test

Ensures that all implemented code that is released to the QA and Live environments is of a high quality with as few defects present as possible

Corrects defects as reported by Software Testers in the appropriate Defect Management System and allocates the task back to the Software Tester for confirmation


Collaborates with Team members, UX Designers, Business Analysts and Product Specialists to help in the development of new projects and large features by offering input from a system and product level

Constantly looks for risks on any Project and Task and raises these risks to the appropriate manager. Risks include schedule, financial, technical, obsolescence, performance, resources, people, relationships, processes, etc.

Performs pair programming and helps other team members when they get stuck on a tricky problem and need a fresh pair of eyes

Is available to give advice to technical questions asked by other team members

Helps team members solve complex problems and derive innovative solutions

Process Optimization

Continually evaluates the existing software development processes and tools and offers suggestions on ways to improve these processes

Participates in Post-mortem project meetings and offers input on lessons learnt, both positive and negative


Creates technical specifications for APIs.

Creates documentation of architecture and high-level designs that are difficult to capture in the source code



Minimum Degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering/Information Technology or equivalent



Minimum 3-5 years’ experience

Remote working conditions

Proven track record of understanding and knowledge of the full stack of major and modern programming/coding languages

Experience with Node.JS, React and React Native or related JavaScript technologies

Experience with Linux, Docker, Kubernetes and Cloud technologies is advantageous

Experience with high-volume web-based applications is preferable

Experience working in an Agile, SCRUM environment

Experience working in an E-commerce environment




A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.



Please contact Melanie Els