Takealot Mr D Food - Senior Software Engineers - Python / Java Jobs in South Africa

Takealot Mr D Food - Senior Software Engineers - Python / Java Jobs in South Africa

  • MR D Food, a 100% subsidiary of takealot.com, is looking for highly talented Senior Software Engineers (Python / Java) to join our team in Cape Town.

  • 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.

  • As a Software Development Engineer you will help to architect, implement, support and maintain scalable services in a heterogeneous environment.

  • You will be able to influence both business and architectural decisions, while working on end-to-end technology solutions.

    Key responsibilities

  • Build systems to scale with our growth of business, leveraging new technologies and AWS Cloud services.

  • Work closely with developers, 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, Java and Linux.

  • Experience in developing backend systems in a Micro Service architecture.

  • Exposure to Web technologies such as AngularJS.

    Nice to have

  • Experience with specific AWS Cloud technologies (EC2, Route53, ELB, EBS, VPC, S3, CloudWatch).

  • Experience using GIT version control.

  • Experience with NoSQL, Couchbase, Dynamo, Elastic.


  • Information Technology or Computer Science Degree.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience.

    The Environment

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in 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, its all in the execution after all.

  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

    We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary 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 the potential of e-commerce and 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 takealot.com

  • thinks like an owner of the business

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Takealot Mr D Food - Senior Software Engineers - Python / Java Jobs in South Africa

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