Mr D Food, a division of takealot.com, is looking for a highly talented Software Engineer for Android to join our team in Cape Town.  

We are looking for a talented Senior Android Engineer to be part of the Mr D Food mobile team. Build the best possible mobile experience for our thousands of daily active customers. Working with the Team Lead, help shape the mobile eCommerce/Food delivery landscape in South Africa by enhancing an app that, with over 1.4 million downloads, is consistently number 1 in its respective App Store category.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.  We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take ownership, build and maintain our bleeding edge mobile eCommerce Android application.
  • Design, develop and test code written in Java/Kotlin.
  • Apply best practice and ensure stability and security of the applications.
  • Monitor and profile application performance.
  • Take part in daily standup; manage your time and workload effectively.
  • Collaborate with creative, content and engineering teams to design and develop a world-class Android application.
  • Publish applications to the Google Play Store

Attributes/Experience required:

  • Strong Computer Science and programming fundamentals.
  • Experience architecting, developing, testing and maintaining Android mobile applications.
  • Experience with network requests to RESTful APIs (JSON) using best practice.
  • Full understanding of the Android application, activity and fragment life-cycles.
  • Appreciation of Android-specific asynchronous processing techniques.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of Android user experience design patterns.
  • Experience using GIT, Jira and Confluence
  • Experience developing in an Agile team environment
  • Be accountable, engaging and inventive.
  • Work alongside a QA engineer regarding testing and product finalisation.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Sketch, Zeplin and Photoshop.
  • Experience with Google Maps, Firebase & Braze.

Qualifications:

  • Information Technology or Computer Science Degree OR Minimum of 4 years relevant experience

The Environment:

  • Employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading food delivery player in South Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it is all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.
  • We seek to Employ an Extraordinary Mind who:
    • is respectful but forthright
    • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
    • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
    • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for Mr D Food 
  • thinks like an owner of the business
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARD WORKING

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Mr D Food is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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