Junior Java Developer
Day-to-day tasks of this role:
- Develop and troubleshoot programs.
- Test software and eliminate bugs.
- Design and create programs to achieve business goals.
- Work proficiently with all kinds of Java infrastructures.
Understand the Role
Review the skills profile
To find the best person for the role, you need to understand what the role involves. You can complete this with the hiring manager to define the role, what it contributes to the organization, and the skills needed.
Write a job description based on skills
Once you understand the requirements for the role, you’ll need to understand the skills for success. You can then write an effective job description to promote your role.
Select the ideal candidate
See which applicants have the right skills for the role. Send all your applicants a Vervoe skills assessment from the expert library, or customise one for your organization.
Interview top performers
Your skills assessment results will identify top performers. Focus your time on interviewing those that have met or exceeded your requirements. Assessment results will also help guide which skill areas to focus on in the interview.
UNDERSTAND THE ROLE
Skills profile for a Junior Java Developer
Most organizations will require a junior Java developer to have a Bachelor degree in computer science or another relevant field from a tertiary institution. It is also favourable that the candidate has past industry experience and training. There are some common skills required for this position.
A junior Java developer must have a strong desire to learn to be successful in this role. They must demonstrate a willingness and desire to learn new skills as well as refine current ones. They must actively seek out feedback to improve their performance, and take initiative to learn outside of their direct work.
It is also important that a junior Java developer has a strong sense of professionalism. They must have the ability to liaise with various stakeholders internally and externally in a professional manner, as well as be able to take responsibility and accountability for their work and any mistakes they make.
Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position.
Junior Java Developer Job Description
- Why is this role being filled?
- How does this role fit into the organization and the team?
- What makes your company unique?
- What would it be like to work for you?
- What technical skills are needed for this role?
- Which soft skills are applicable?
- What are the nice-to-have experiences of your ideal candidate?
- Include availability preferences in this section
- What are the key deliverables for this role?
- What does the day-to-day of this role look like?
- Compensation & bonuses
- Employee benefits & perks
- Ongoing training benefits
PRO TIP #1
As this is a highly technical role, it is important to include any particular competencies this role requires. This might include listing all of the specific operating systems, all of the coding languages, network configurations or software that the junior Java developer needs to be able to work with.
PRO TIP #2
Ensure that the entire recruitment process from job description to assessment to interview reiterates your company vision and values. This will help you identify the right people for the role, and applicants will know whether your company is the right fit for them.
Sample skills assessment
Desire To Learn
Question Type: Doc
How do you learn outside of your study/work? What resources do you use to stay up to date with emerging trends in the industry? Please outline this in the document below.
Question Type: Text
Describe a time where you have had a disagreement with a team member or supervisor. How did you resolve this?
Junior Java Developer
Question Type: Video
Interview guide for a Junior Java Developer
Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The PDF interview guide contains structured questions against each of the competencies for this role.
This interview guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the Vervoe skills assessment. Where a candidate has scored Low – Medium on a skill, focus on asking more questions from that skill to gain deeper insight into their level of competency.
PDF INTERVIEW GUIDE
Get your copy of the interview guide to complete the hiring process. Includes questions against each of the skill competencies for the role.