Front-end Software Engineer

As a Front-end Software Engineer at SnapScan, you will own, create and maintain

solutions related to our user and merchant-facing applications and websites. You will

work on highly-available, resilient systems that more than 1 million users and 60,000

merchants across the country have come to depend on daily.

You will have the opportunity to work across our full product stack: mobile

applications, merchant portal, operational services, and technical integrations.

Integrations include new features and products that build on the existing ecosystem

to enable, for example, new payment options and methods for our users, or more

accurate and efficient onboarding of new merchants.

You will work within a team, but will, ultimately, be responsible for making your stuff

work. We value a get-things-done approach. You (and your team) will have autonomy

to choose and implement tools and frameworks that best allow you to solve the

problem at hand.

What You’ll Do

● Work with the product manager to gather requirements and estimate

development time for new solutions

● Design, build and iterate on mobile apps, websites, portals and product


● Peer review code to ensure that we maintain the integrity and quality of our

code base

● Maintain infrastructure by automating things through Ansible & Terraform

● Worry about the correct operation of our services, optimising them for

performance, scalability, security, correctness and robustness

Our Culture

We value openness, psychological-safety and proactiveness. You will have plenty of

opportunity to learn and grow with us.

We have always maintained that having fewer, highly skilled and invested engineers

delivers stronger results than would be delivered by bigger teams. You will join a

small, highly-leveraged technical team that has buy-in and autonomy to solve

problems using whatever tools are fit for purpose.

Our Stack

While familiarity with our stack would make it quicker for you to get going, it is more

important that you are comfortable with the concepts, rather than specific


The most relevant components are:

● CI for all the things

● Rails apps/services running on AWS (EC2 and ECS)

● Postgres databases (choice of DB matters at scale)

● Angular, Typescript, Cordova, Objective-C (iOS) and Java (Android) for our

cross-platform mobile app

● React and Typescript for our internal back office portal

In 2013, SnapScan launched one of the first mobile payment apps in South Africa. By combining our ingenuity with Standard Bank's impressive financial infrastructure and expertise, SnapScan has been changing the way South Africans pay and get paid - one snap at a time. Our team of passionate problem solvers continues to find faster, easier, and safer ways to transact without the fuss of handling cash or cards. We seek to ensure that people save time and have the best payment experience possible. We strive to remove unnecessary barriers, complex fee structures, and time-consuming admin to provide an innovative and streamlined solution for businesses and app users. Our dedicated team is always happy to assist and we are constantly evolving - as we continue to find new ways to pay in a snap.