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Hire your next Java developer on OfferZen in 4 steps

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Get started by telling us about your open roles and ideal candidates.

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AI technology matches you with developers that fit your role. Get upfront info on their visa status, skills, experience, salary, and more.

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Directly reach out on-platform to your best matches and hear back within 48 hours.

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Hire a Java developer in 30 days on average

Make a competitive offer with the help of your dedicated Account Manager, who has data on industry benchmarks.

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Hiring plans for every budget

Our plans are designed for all budgets and team needs. Choose to pay-per-hire or make unlimited hires for a fixed monthly or annual cost and save up to 50% as you scale your team.


For teams that need a flexible pricing option.

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  • Pay a 12.5% success fee per hire
  • Up to 3 seats for hiring managers
  • On demand customer support
  • New candidates weekly
  • Calendar integration
  • AI recommendations
  • 3 month refund period

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For teams that want to save on hiring costs and need to make more than 4 hires.

Save up to 50% with a custom fixed fee


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  • New candidates weekly
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What makes OfferZen different for Java developer hiring?

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Developers on our platform have been curated by our team for skill and intent to change jobs.

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Candidate profiles include their career aspirations, skill sets, work histories, citizenship status and expected salary.

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Match with candidates based on your open roles, or search for candidates using advanced search criteria.

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How to hire a Java developer

When scaling your team, finding the right Java developer can be a challenge, especially at higher levels of seniority. A poor hiring decision can lead to setbacks, low-quality code, and wasted time. Here we unpack everything you need to know about hiring Java developers for your team.

What skills to look for when hiring a Java developer

  • Strong understanding of the Java programming language and its ecosystem
  • Object-oriented programming, data structures and algorithms.
  • Popular Java web frameworks such as Spring Boot, Hibernate and JSF.
  • Java development tools such as Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, and Apache Maven.
  • Relational databases, including MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • Knowledge of version control, using Git and Bitbucket.
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies.
  • The Java SE (Standard Edition) platform.
  • Developing and deploying applications in a cloud-based environment like AWS, Azure or GCP.

Writing a Java developer job description

A well-crafted Java developer job description is a key first step to ensure that the right people are applying for the role. Your job description should include the following information:

  • The position name
  • Your company’s name
  • The roles’ key responsibilities
  • Minimum experience and qualifications for the position, and
  • Key benefits you’re offering as part of your compensation package

Need some support writing one? Here, we unpack the most important job requirements and what you need to include in the job description.

How much does it cost to hire a Java developer?

Java developer salaries can vary widely depending on company size, industry, individual experience, and skills, as well as type of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire.

That said, check out our detailed breakdown for Java developer salaries in South Africa.

View our developer salary hub for more salary information, including programming languages, industry and frameworks.

How to interview Java developers

Here are some general Java interview questions you can use to find the perfect technical and cultural fit for your team:

  • How do you handle and communicate technical issues or roadblocks with team members?
  • Describe your experience working in an Agile or Scrum development environment.
  • How do you stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the Java ecosystem and programming in general?
  • Can you share any personal projects or open-source contributions related to Java?
  • Walk us through your approach to solving complex programming challenges.
  • Can you provide an example of a time you had to make architectural decisions when designing a Java application?
  • Can you provide examples of projects or applications you’ve developed using Java?
  • Have you worked with any Java frameworks such as Spring or Hibernate? If so, can you explain your experience with them?
  • What is the significance of the “final” keyword in Java, and when would you use it in code?

If you're hiring for a specific level of experience, you'll need to tailor your questions to a developer's seniority. Check out our Java interview questions article.

Hiring Java developers from South Africa

It's easier than ever to tap into a global pool of tech talent, and South Africa offers a thriving marketplace of developers. For employers, hiring Java developers in South Africa provides several advantages:

  • A large talent pool with an estimated 121 000 developers in the country.
  • World-class quality with developers that code in widely-used languages and frameworks, and a growing line-up of successful tech startups.
  • A diverse talent pool that helps to avoid groupthink and drive more profitable businesses.
  • Lower employment costs comparing favourably to more expensive markets like the UK and the Netherlands.‍

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