Mr D Food, a division of takealot.com, is looking for a highly talented Mid-Level Software Engineers (Python) to join our team in Cape Town.

As a Mid-Level Software Engineer (Python) you will help to develop, implement, support and maintain scalable services in a heterogeneous environment. You are self-starter who is comfortable taking ownership over assigned projects while working collaboratively in a team environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Build systems to scale with our growth of business, leveraging new technologies and AWS Cloud services
  • Work closely with other engineers, professional services team and product managers to design the software solutions with a focus on reliability, performance and usability
  • Develop, enhance and maintain backend systems in a heterogeneous environment of different languages and technologies, with an emphasis on Python
  • Apply and foster best software development life cycle practices bringing speed and quality to your team

Attributes/Experience required:

  • Thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, OO concepts, data structures and algorithms.
  • Passion for learning new skills and appreciation to invent and simplify.
  • Experience with REST, Python and Linux.
  • Experience in developing backend systems in a Micro Service architecture.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with specific AWS Cloud technologies (EC2, Route53, ELB, EBS, VPC, S3, Lambdas, CloudWatch)
  • Experience using GIT version control
  • Experience with NoSQL, Couchbase, Dynamo, Elastic

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience in a software development role

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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