Senior Mobile and JAVA Web Front-end Developer

Acumen Software is currently looking for a Senior Android Mobile developer with 6 years+ solid experience developing highly resilient mobile applications in native Android. Acumen Software are the developers of the Forcelink™ Mobile Work Management SaaS solution.

Acumen Software has its headquarters in the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg, a regional office in Cape Town, and its European headquarters in Waterford in the Republic of Ireland.

The successful candidate will report directly to the CTO and will have the choice to work from Cape Town or Johannesburg. The successful candidate will focus on the development of new modules, major upgrades, and cross-platform migration.

Only South African citizens may apply.



B.Sc in Computer Science Degree + Honours or an equivalent graduate degree from a leading University.

Must-Have Skills:

  • HTML, HTML5, JSP, CSS, Javascript and AJAX experience.

  • User Interface expert with an eye for design (front-end development)

  • Experience with highly resilient web applications, application integration and mobile technologies.

Optional Technical Skills:

  • Experience with Spring, Hibernate, and MySQL will be an advantage.

  • Experience in developing and designing solutions in an n-tier J2EE environment will be an advantage.

  • Eclipse IDE experience will be an advantage.

  • Linux OS experience will be an advantage.

  • Glassfish application server experience will be an advantage.

  • Experience developing reports using iReport will be an advantage.

  • Apple mobile development experience will be a bonus.

  • Specific knowledge in Mobile Work Management solutions would be advantageous.

  • Android SDK development experience would be advantageous.

  • Experience designing using Photoshop or Fireworks would be advantageous.

  • Experience in delivering ‘UI Refresh’ projects would be advantageous.

General Skills:

  • Proven analytical skills and ability to quickly interpret and apply user/business requirements to the proposed technical specifications and solutions.

  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing including modelling and documenting solutions and standards.

  • Leadership skills to lead a team of developers.

  • Ability to work within a team as a team player.

  • Inherent, methodical problem-solving ability.

  • A positive can-do attitude is critical.

  • Able to work both from home alone or at the office with a team.

Conditions of Employment

  • Salary is Highly Negotiable

  • Participation in our share option scheme

Contact Details


Please write or e-mail in confidence enclosing a current copy of your curriculum vitae to:

Joao Zoio
+27(0)83 509 6847

Peter Hellberg
+27(0)82 905 1749

Kennedy Mogotsi
+27(0)83 656 9417