Mr D Food, the fast growing online food delivery business within the takealot.com group, is looking for a highly talented Software Development Engineer (Javascript, Customer-Facing) to join our team in Cape Town. Bring your love of all things front-end and that desire to make the best experience for the customer!

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. 

Reporting to the Restaurant Team Lead, your responsibilities will include:

  • Take ownership, improve and maintain the Angular Web Front-ends.
  • Take part in daily standup, with the ability to express management of time and relative work load.
  • Be a go to person for ad hoc requests from operations, sales and marketing regarding data interpretation using JavaScript or similar tools.
  • Apply best practice and ensure stability and security of the applications.

Attributes required:

  • Full stack experience of any sort is a huge plus! (Nice to have) 
  • You appreciate and understand object oriented programming concepts
  • Have solid experience writing performant front-end code based on MVC JavaScript Frameworks (Angular preferred, but React, Vue, Backbone etc. are a good start) 
  • You are very proficient in coding plain JavaScript from scratch and understands inheritance in Javascript and advanced JavaScript techniques. 
  • You have a good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates and AJAX 
  • You have a natural affinity for well structured HTML, CSS and JavaScript code and follow best practice to create responsive web front-ends. 
  • Should have experience with CSS precompilers such as Less or Sass 
  • Knowledge and experience cross browser and cross device compatible solutions including for mobile 
  • You have a desire to help design, develop and refine new features, brainstorm new ideas and concepts as well as locate and resolve bugs and crashes 
  • You have experience using a source control solution such as Git 
  • You must be comfortable on the command line, locally and remotely (SSH) in a *nix based environment. 
  • You should love doing this kind of stuff and are not afraid to try new things just to see how they work.
  • Able to evaluate and learn new libraries, frameworks, concepts to validate whether they might be of value to our team​
  • Be accountable, engaging and inventive.
  • Mentor junior frontend engineers
  • Work along side a QA engineer regarding testing and product finalisation.

Nice to have experience:

  • Experience with Sketch, Zeplin and Photoshop designs
  • Experience with Google Maps & Firebase.
  • Good understanding of SVG.
  • Be able to work from mobile designs to create desktop designs.
  • Experience with ElasticSearch

Qualifications:

  • Information Technology or Computer Science Degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of 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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