Android Developer (Java)

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Date: 11 Feb 2024

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group


Santam has a career opportunity for an intermediate Android Developer in the Digital environment with a specific focus on developing new applications and features, writing unit tests, reviewing others’ code, and who will be based anywhere in South Africa.

We are looking for an experienced Android developer familiar with advanced programming techniques and design patterns, and passionate about building software applications which enable our people to provide great experiences to our clients.


  • Code for the creation of new and maintenance of existing applications.
  • Collaboration with Product Owners, SCRUM Masters and team members to ensure the successful delivery of projects using the prescribed Agile way of working.
  • Assist in the analysis and design of solutions under the guidance and consultation of a Solutions Architect.
  • Produce development estimates which contribute to overall delivery estimates.
  • Ensure documentation is maintained in accordance with established standards.
  • Perform and participate in code reviews.
  • Develop and fix support issues.
  • Provide guidance and mentor support to Junior and Trainee development team members.
  • Provide regular feedback on project and support work to help contribute to the continuous improvement of the team.
  • Participate in quality assurance, user acceptance testing as well as demos and training of new solutions.
  • Comply with company policies and procedures, standards and methodologies.
  • Stay current on industry practices and trends in the short-term insurance and digital environments and contribute innovative ideas for the use of technology and improvement of processes.  


  • IT degree or diploma
  • Proven experience of 3-5 years as an Android Developer 
  • A strong portfolio of Android applications previously worked.
  • Proficiency in Java programming languages.
  • Kotlin programming language experience advantages.
  • Solid understanding of Android app development fundamentals, including Android Studio and the Android SDK.
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and third-party libraries and APIs integration.
  • Proficient in debugging, profiling, and performance optimization.
  • Familiarity with Android UI/UX principles.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of software development best practices and agile methodologies.
  • Familiarity with version control systems, preferably Git. 
  • Database design and development
  • Previous work with Firebase(Crashlytics) or other backend services.
  • Published Android apps on the Google Play Store advantages.
  • Knowledge of architectural patterns (e.g., MVP, MVVM).
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Experience in working with agile Teams and successfully delivering agile based software projects.


  • Client focus
  • Accountability And Execution
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Problem Solving
  • Quality Focus
  • Enabling innovation
  • Emotional intelligence


  • Ability to work at the conceptual as well as detailed level and paying attention to detail in context of the project scope and strategic alignment.
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal, in business and technical terms, appropriately designed for the target audience.
  • Effective relationship building skills and ability liaise with stakeholders at all levels, internal and external.
  • High confidence, self-driven, motivated individual who can remain calm and focused under pressure and who is passionate about technology.
  • Ability to effectively deal with conflict situations and complexity whilst remaining organized and adaptable in a complex, fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage own workload and timelines aligned to project plans.
  • Team player with ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Learning orientation to gain business and system domain knowledge and stay aligned with latest trends in business analysis and information technology.


antam is the leading short-term insurer in South Africa.  Along with its subsidiaries, the business transacts all classes of short-term insurance. Santam is a large, diversified, and transforming company and our success is rooted in our passion for our clients. Everything we do is centered on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. 

Please note this appointment will be made in line with the Divisional Employment Equity targets. People with disabilities are welcome to apply.    

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