Takealot.com, South Africa’s leading online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack) to join our team. We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us! 

Think you’ve been challenged before? Think again!

  • Scale: Over 2.5 million happy shoppers shop online on takealot.com. Show them what you can do.
  • Learn: We work with the best of the best, and then some. Code alongside industry leaders and up-skill in record time. 
  • Grow: Expand your career in the fast-growing Takealot Group: takealot.com, Superbalist.com and Mr D Food. We like to promote from within: Here’s your chance. 

Who’s who in the tech space

The position reports to the Engineering Manager 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

  • Design and build solutions to assist our business users, and improve customer experience
  • Architect and design solutions with fellow team members
  • Researching how solutions are being implemented locally and internationally
  • Applying creative problem solving to develop solutions
  • Adopt automated and manual test strategies to ensure product quality
  • Learn and grow from working with great colleagues and taking on challenges
  • Help our team grow from your expertise, experience, and perspectives
  • Making takealot.com the best place to shop Making takealot.com the best place to work

The skills we need:

  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions
  • Ability to dis-aggregate and structure solutions to ambiguous problems
  • Solid quantitative skills
  • Ability to interview and interact professionally with internal and external people
  • Capability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally
  • Versatile and with the appetite to learn by doing
  • Understanding of microservice architectures
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform services and infrastructure
  • Understanding of data security principles
  • Great organizational and time management skills

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • For a senior role: 5 to 10 years of relevant work experience
  • For an intermediate role: 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong proficiency in Python and experience with Kubernetes and ReactJS
    •  Strong proficiency in at least one other object-oriented programming (OOP) language is acceptable as an alternative
  • Extensive experience with web and frontend development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and frameworks/libraries such as React, Angular, or Backbone
  • Practical experience with RESTful services and database management using MySQL, PostgreSQL, or similar SQL platforms in environments with high data volume
  • Comprehensive understanding of software engineering practices, including Agile software development, source code control systems (e.g., Git), and the use of software IDEs and development/testing tools
  • Knowledge of software deployment tools and processes, with a focus on best practices
  • Experience in designing and building Restful API web services, with a solid grasp of microservices architecture
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) methodologies and version control systems
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, teamwork skills, and effective communication capabilities
  • Additional experience in E-commerce is considered a plus

Let’s talk about life @ Takealot Group

  • The power is in your hands: We offer a market-related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs. Go on, be the master of your own destiny.
  • No doors: We aren’t fans of stuffy offices or siloed work environments. See someone you like? High five, collab and make something great.
  • Remote working: Love water cooler chats and working from home? Takealot.com offers a hybrid working model for the best of both worlds.
  • Mentorship programme: We aren’t kidding when we say the people with the best people win. Now’s your chance to be one of the best, by learning from the best.
  • Naspers Tech Community & Online Learning: Share ideas and grow with global industry leaders who are all just a Slack message away. Love to learn? Up-skill with free access to courses on MyAcademy, Udacity, Coursera and more.
  • Good times: Get to know the other extraordinary minds at takealot.com during regular social events and out-of-office activities (think hikes, think mini golf, think good times).
  • Staff discount. Millions of products across 28 departments. What more could you ask for?
  • Birthday leave: Cake Day all the way. Enjoy your day off - you deserve it. 
  • Right tools, right job: Mac or Windows, two monitors or one. Whatever your preference, you’ll work on the latest tech, off the latest tech.
  • Help when you need it most: Confidential counselling, legal support and financial guidance, for free, anytime, anywhere. 
  • Tech stack (for days): ReactJS, Python, Scala, Kotlin, Swift, Google Cloud, Kafka, Redis, Kubernetes and all things machine learning. If you build it, they will come.
  • Free parking: No more 5km fun runs to your desk (unless you want to). 

Like what you see? 

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind. Apply today!!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference



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