Full-Stack Dev - LocumBase

We're building the most powerful growth engine for African startups and their founders.
Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is unlike any place else you’ve ever worked. We are venture builders dedicated to solving some of Africa’s biggest challenges and capitalizing on it’s incredible potential by leveraging market and tech opportunities. Over the next five years, we’ll build 40 businesses from scratch and scale 100 existing growth-stage ventures through our venture development programs. Backed by leading corporates, such as Standard Bank – the continent’s largest bank – we have access to their vast resources, infrastructure, and expertise and will bring those to bear for all our ventures and entrepreneurs. Starting with FinTech and HealthTech, FFA will expand our focus as we grow, adding other sectors that include retail, transportation, energy, and education.

Our Culture

Our goals are audacious, and we want to work with people who share our passion for pursuing transformation at scale. We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere - not just the top - and we love to build our way out of uncertainty. At FFA, you will work with and meet outstanding and diverse talent from across the continent and help us build a collaborative, inclusive, and supportive network. You will work faster (and learn faster) than you ever have before.
With offices in Johannesburg and London, we are building an ambitious, talented, and passionate team, ensuring that Founders Factory Africa is the continent’s best partner for founders.

LocumBase.com is the independent online platform that connects medical practices to freelance medical professionals. LocumBase.com is an organisational tool that plugs into existing manual locum systems to manage known locums and to connect to new, verified locums in a simple and efficient way. LocumBase.comalso empowers independent locums to take charge of the growth trajectory of their medical career. In time, with industry partnerships, LocumBase becomes a holistic ecosystem that empowers, supports and grows the business of each medical practice and each locum in the LocumBase Community. 


  • Design and build a high-performance web application based on current tech-practices.
  • Ability to build high performance agile teams
  • Architect and implement software libraries
  • Develop software devops engineering processes (design, build, quality, maintenance)
  • Code quality standards and assurance
  • Control product’s technical debt
  • Promote collaboration among internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage product development cycles and building roadmaps
  • Note: Responsibilities will grow and evolve based on your interests, capabilities and client needs. 

Required Skills

  • Must have led an engineering team.
  • 6+ years Javascript Frameworks and NodeJs experience, preferably (React JS, VueJS, ExpressJS)
  • Demonstrable experience of developing professional web based software from concept to distribution
  • Strong knowledge and experience of developing microservices systems on top of a cloud stack (AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Good understanding of how to leverage available cloud base services.
  • Ability to setup and manage a basic deployment pipelines (CI/CD)
  • Passion for engineering products and trying out new technologies.
  • Demonstrated use of the following frameworks would be considered a plus: Javascript Serverless Framework○ Using serverless implementation like (AWS Lambda or Azure Functions) or containerization. Management of tools like JIRA and the like 

Based in Cape Town, LocumBase provides a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a high growth startup. We provide the freedom, flexibility and excitement of early-stage startups with the stability and resources of an organisation through the partnerships and relationships we have built over the last two years. As part of the team you will take part in programmes and accelerators, and be eligible for LocumBase Team Share Options. LocumBase has ambitions beyond South Africa, and you’ll play a key role in our future reach and success. Join us and come on this adventure! 

We're on a mission to power founders to go further, faster. We believe that by providing phenomenal founders with capital, expert operational support and access to world-class corporates, we can create technology companies that solve our world's biggest challenges. We partner with the world’s best founders and corporates to build, fund and scale ambitious startups worldwide. Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has received investment from some of the world's most influential companies, to build and invest in exceptional founders solving global problems using technology. Combined with unparalleled access to our corporate partners, we invest cash and deliver bespoke support with our team of 100+ specialists. We run two programs across London, New York, Paris and Johannesburg - our Accelerator invests in founders and their teams who have a product in market and are ready to leverage our expert team and global partners to scale. Our Venture Studio builds start-ups from scratch, investing in founders who know what it takes to turn bold ideas into venture backable businesses. We are proud of our commitment to making diverse and ethical funding decisions. That means investing in startups that can make a positive impact globally, and powering diverse founders and their teams. To date, we have backed and built almost 200 companies.