Senior Java Developer for PYGIO

PYGIO is a software development company which specializes in providing solutions for enterprise in South Africa are looking for talented and experienced Senior Java Developer

Senior Java Developer for PYGIO
English: Upper-intermediate

About the company

PYGIO is a software development company which specializes in full-stack app and web development, AWS set-up and migration, and Salesforce solutions for enterprises in South Africa.

About the role

PYGIO are looking for an individual who is inspired to work with the founding team of a niche software and data analytics product and services business that is transforming enterprises in South Africa. We work with the largest banks in Africa, as well as a diverse range of other enterprises.

The role will be diverse (interviewing candidates, working for clients, helping to build PYGIO products. It wil include a wide range of responsibilities and it may require sporadic international travel.


  • Help build a "Banking Services team" within PYGIO.
  • Assist on PYGIO Saas product development when required
  • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Determines operational feasibility
  • Quickly produce well-organized, optimized, and documented source code
  • Debug existing source code and polish feature sets


  • 4 + years of experience in Java (Java 8+).
  • Experience with one of the Spring framework (Spring Boot is desirable).
  • Solid understanding OOD and ability to apply best design practices.
  • Excellent communication, analytical skills, and decision-making ability in collaborative environments.
  • Experience in AWS and cloud technologies.
  • Experience with test-driven development and domain-driven development.
  • Solid understanding of messaging protocols like SOAP and REST.
  • Experience with the open-source relational database management system.
  • Knowledge of server application containers: Tomcat, Jetty, JBoss.
  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL, MySQL.
  • Good understanding of 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 an appropriate unit testing framework(s).
  • Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable with stubbing tools like wiremock and/or hoverfly.

Would be a plus

  • 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.

Additionally: the candidates will be required to travel to South Africa when the war allows this to happen.


  • The job will be intellectually challenging and entrepreneurial.
  • The developer/data scientist will join the senior management to an early stage venture which is facilitating software development and data science between Africa and Europe.
  • Flexible hours, outcome driven not time driven (except core hours of 9am-3pm SAST). 
  • Remote work, work from home. Office space can be discussed.
  • 15 days Annual Leave.
  • The candidates will be required to travel to South Africa when the war allows this to happen.
  • Remuneration + profit share is possible.

Hiring process

1. Indigo HR Interview.

2. Tech interview with PYGIO.

3. Client interview.

4. Offer.

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