Specialist Product Engineer (Java) at NBC Bank February, 2020

NBC is the oldest serving bank in Tanzania with over five decades of experience. We offer a range of retail, business, corporate and investment banking, wealth management products and services.

Job Description​

• Apply critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills in an agile team environment to solve technical problems (Front End, Back End OR Middleware) with high quality solutions
• Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle including
• Evaluate analysis, problem definition, business requirements, solution development & provide recommendations to enable the operational feasibility of solutions
• Quickly produce well-organised, optimized, and documented source code to deliver technical solutions
• Ensure designs & solutions support the technical organisation principles of self-service, repeatability, testability, scalability & resilience
• Apply general design patterns and paradigms to deliver technical solutions
• Support the development of CI / CD Pipelines (authoring & supporting CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins / similar tools and deploying to multi-site Kubernetes environments – supporting and managing your applications all the way to production)
• Use & configure modern observability techniques leveraging e.g. aggregated logging via ELK stack, metrics via Prometheus / Grafana / NewRElic and tracing using Zipkin/Jaeger
• Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting e.g. Jenkins, Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes
• Debug existing source code and polish feature sets.
• Work with integrated teams and other developers to improve and evolve technical products and services
• Align all application development & development process to Group Architecture & Infrastructure guidelines
• Provide input into project & program teams (when required) to plan & manage the development lifecycle e.g. releases, risk management, testing, integration etc.
• Conduct reviews, performance monitoring & ongoing optimization and maintenance on applications.

Software Engineer Requirements :`

• 2-5 years experience

• Excellent communication, analytical skills and decision making ability in collaborative environments

• Excellent understanding of java 8 +

• Solid understanding of Object Oriented Design and ability to properly apply general design patterns and paradigms

• Experience with test-driven development and domain driven development

• Experience with one or more of the following application frameworks: Spring

• Solid understanding of messaging protocol like SOAP and REST

• Experience with open-source relational database management system

• Knowledge of server application containers: Tomcat, Jetty, JBoss

• Good understanding frameworks and libraries like JavaScript, jQuery, TypeScript, HTML, CSS

• Experience with CI / CD servers (preferably Jenkins) and Artifact Management (preferably Nexus), ability to create and maintain sophisticated CI / CD pipelines

• Strong understanding of version control and related concepts and techniques, particularly Git

• Experience with appropriate unit testing framework(s)

• Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills.

• Comfortable with stubbing tools like wiremock and/or hoverfly

• Experience with scripting languages like Bash and/or Python

• Familiar with OAuth and SAML, preferably with an understanding of AD / LDAP / Kerberos as well

• Familiar with Docker

`Duties and Responsibilities :`

• You will be working with a team of very technically strong team who are working on delivering high quality solutions and will have the opportunity to learn and develop

• Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle

• Ability to demonstrate your knowledge of critical thinking and problem solving

• Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions.

• Quickly produce well-organized, optimized, and documented source code

• Debug existing source code and polish feature sets.

• Ability to solve unique technical problems

• Work independently when required

• Continuously learn and improve skills

• Attention to detail is essential and all tasks must be carried out to the highest standard


Bachelor’s Degree – Information Technology, Experience in a similar environment


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