Takealot Software Engineer - Scala - Jobs in South Africa

Takealot Software Engineer - Scala - 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.

  • We are an energetic team that is fully responsible for all the systems required to support the Takealot groups delivery network as well as the unique challenges that come with logistics and scale.

  • We make extensive use of functional programming within the team using the Scala language.

  • The main focus of the team is to migrate the delivery platform from PHP to Scala.

  • We have adopted a microservices architecture to both isolate our logic and to enable scale.

  • We follow the event driven architecture as well as utilize a graph database to model our delivery network.

  • We are currently working through unique problems in the logistics space and are actively researching the usage of the actor model design pattern and graph traversal optimization.

    Your responsibilities will include

  • Developing and optimizing systems to manage both parcel and food delivery throughout South Africa

  • Working with business to improve processes to allow for more efficient deliveries

  • Researching and defining solutions within the logistic domain

  • Working predominantly on open source platforms

  • End to end ownership of solutions

    Attributes required

  • Solid communication skills

  • Proactive

  • Comfortable with change

  • Problem-solver

  • Solutions-orientated

  • Willing to learn as well as teach others

    Our Tech Stack

  • Scala

  • Play Framework

  • Akka Actors

  • React

  • Postgres

  • Mqtt & Kafka
  • Amazon Web Services

  • Graphite and Grafana

  • Git


  • Experience in writing robust, efficient production

  • Experience with SQL database systems

  • Experience with development in a Linux environment

  • A suitable degree or similar qualification
    Proficient in a strongly typed language such as Scala, Java or C#

  • Open to diversifying language skill set

    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, it's 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 Software Engineer - Scala - Jobs in South Africa

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