RECRUITMENT GUIDE

Junior Java Developer

A junior Java developer works as part of a development team on both front-end and back-end code for a platform. A junior Java developer must be extremely skilled in coding and the Javascript program language, as well as other languages such as HTML and CSS, in order to be able to proficiently do their job. Along with their knowledge of coding and programming languages, a junior Java developer must be able to develop and troubleshoot programs and work towards achieving business targets and goals.

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.

Recruitment Process

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.

Understand the Role

Source Applicants

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.

Source Applicants

Skills Assessment

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. 

Skills Assessment

Interview

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. 

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.

It is vital that a junior Java developer has strong and extensive Javascript skills. They must have knowledge and experience coding in Javascript, and have previously worked on projects using Javascript. They must also understand the strengths and weaknesses of Javascript and keep these in mind when approaching tasks.

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.

SOURCE APPLICANTS

Junior Java Developer Job Description

Summary:

  • 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?

Requirements:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • What are the key deliverables for this role?
  • What does the day-to-day of this role look like?

Benefits:

  • 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.

SKILL ASSESSMENT

Sample skills assessment

How to hire a junior java developer 1
Question 1

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.

How to hire a junior java developer 2
Question 2
Professionalism
Question Type: Text

Describe a time where you have had a disagreement with a team member or supervisor. How did you resolve this?

How to hire a junior java developer 3
Question 3
Junior Java Developer
Question Type: Video

What are the advantages of using Javascript?

INTERVIEW

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.

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