Takealot Software Engineer - Python - Jobs in South Africa

Takealot Software Engineer - Python - Jobs in South Africa


  • 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.

  • You'll have the choice of one of the many exciting development teams.

  • The teams predominantly use Python, and their tech stacks differ depending on their involvement within our supply chain.

    Your skills

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a major in Computer Science or similar (your experience can override this requirement)

  • Minimum of two years experience in a software engineering role

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • A thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms

    Your traits

  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude, and high energy

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions

  • Ability to disaggregate 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

    Your Job role

  • Design and build solutions to assist our business users, and improve customer experience

  • Architect and design solutions with your team

  • Keep up to date with technology trends, both locally and internationally

  • Apply creative thought processes to solve complex challenges at scale

  • Strong focus on making Takealot.com the best place to shop at, a happy customer is a repeat customer

  • Drive for excellence, to help foster a world-class engineering team

  • Our tech stack (the highlights)

  • Python, Javascript, React, jQuery, PHP

  • MySQL, Kafka, PostgreSQL, MongoDB

  • nginx,
    RabbitMQ, memcached

  • Docker, Kubernetes, Chef

  • GitHub, Travis CI, Jenkins

  • Amazon EC2, Amazon S3

    We seek to employ Extraordinary Minds, people who are

  • Experts at DOING, they can not only design but also execute

  • Analytical, able to use data to make decisions. Letting data decide but not consume

  • Although innovation is important, GREAT requires a lot of work. This does not happen only in business hours

  • Always questioning the status quo

  • Not averse to risk

  • Business smart. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input

  • Self-directed, taking action based on own initiative

  • Collaborative Thorough User focused, always trying to understand a product from the users perspective
    Able to communicate clearly and not afraid to voice an opinion, no matter how unpopular

    We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who

  • is forthright but respectful

  • 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 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.

  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Takealot Software Engineer - Python - Jobs in South Africa

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