The opportunity

Our marketplace product squad is responsible for improving the experience and success rate for both candidates and companies in our marketplace, as well as enabling our operational teams to provide an excellent service.

We are looking for an experienced Fullstack Engineer to join our marketplace product squad as part of our larger product group. Our product squads are cross-functional teams of talented engineers, product managers and designers working together to design and deliver impactful and quality software.

You will be a part of the Marketplace Product Squad who is responsible for improving the experience and success rate for all participants in our marketplace, as well as enabling our operational teams to provide an excellent service. We’re big on developer productivity (hence React, GraphQL, Ruby on Rails), continuous improvement (we’re currently doing Kent C. Dodds’ and delivering value to customers (check out the feature we released last quarter: 

What you’ll do

  • Design, test, and ship quality front-end (React) and back-end (Ruby on Rails) code every week to build impactful new features for candidates, companies and our internal operational teams.
  • Help design and architect backend features with the delivery team.
  • Share knowledge with your peers and upskill engineers through code reviews and pair-programming.
  • Work with a wide range of systems, stakeholders, processes and technologies to own and solve problems from design to delivery.
  • Uphold and improve our engineering standards and processes.
  • Debug production issues across services at multiple levels of our stack.
  • Document feature designs and architectural decisions
  • Contribute to the technical and product roadmap.

What will make you a very good fit

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in software development
  •  Minimum of two years experience working with Ruby and Rails in a production environment
  • Minimum of one year experience working with React, Angular, Vue, Ember or just plain old vanilla Javascript in a production environment
  • Excellent problem solving abilities that combine product design, process and technical aspects
  • Ability to clearly articulate solutions for a technical and non-technical audience
  • Good architectural design ability - understand patterns, algorithm complexity, responsibility separation, component-oriented design, data modelling
  • Experience writing unit tests to cover all permutations of added functionality
  • Experience with databases - Mongo would be a bonus
  • BEng or BSc CS degree, or equivalent working experience
  • Room in your closet for numerous free t-shirts :) 

What it's like to work here

We love to do fun stuff together. We are focused on building a connected tribe and a sense of belonging. We value unique and diverse approaches and ensure we create opportunities to share and learn from each other. We have regular online events, show and tells and a book club as well as regional and annual off-site events.

We're dedicated to authenticity: We treat people as people, caring personally and speaking openly. We foster low-ego behaviour - we own our mistakes as well as our victories. We're never about blame. We're always about honesty, learning and continuous improvement. We ensure lots of transparency and visibility. From OKRs and strategy to analytics and company performance numbers, it's all available for you to see and understand.

We're passionate about learning and levelling up: Everyone at OfferZen strives for a growth mindset. We read books, listen to podcasts, share expertise obsessively, then take on hard challenges with smart guidance and support. When things go wrong, we look for the learning and how to improve.

We’re all about balance: We believe that maintaining a healthy balance between home and work is the key to feeling happier and more productive. This is where remote work and flexibility come in. We also offer 20 days of leave a year which are available to use from the time you start. 

The OfferZen Story

OfferZen is on a mission to improve the experience of finding work for people involved in making software, from developers to designers and data scientists through the utilisation of our world class online recruitment marketplace. We do this by flipping the traditional recruitment model on its head and getting companies to reach out to candidates with upfront offers.

Over the last 5 years, we have managed to make a large dent in the South African online tech recruitment marketplace – and we're speeding up. We have a team of 100+ people with offices in both Cape Town and Amsterdam. At 5 years young, we’re still in an exciting start up phase which allows us to develop new and exciting ideas, innovate our product, and think creatively about solving real problems.   

*This role can be based locally or remotely - we welcome all applicants based in South Africa.

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