Full-Stack Developer

Why is now a good time to join OfferZen?

Over the last 5 years, OfferZen has managed to make a large dent in the South African tech recruitment space – and we're speeding up. Our team has exploded from 4 to 80+. We’re looking to add more smart people who want to contribute meaningfully. We are transparent with our numbers and strategy and have weekly learning sessions where someone in the company presents something they do.

Our mission is to improve the experience of finding work for people involved in making software, from developers to designers and data scientists. OfferZen does that by flipping the traditional recruitment model on its head and getting companies to reach out to candidates with upfront offers.

The opportunity

Our growth product squad is responsible for helping drive the growth of OfferZen’s base of engaged fans, both hiring managers and job seekers. They focus on products experiences such as our referral program, blog, and activation and reactivation journeys, as well as internal tooling to support growth initiatives by content, events and marketing teams.

We are looking for a Full-stack Developer to join our growth product squad as part of our larger product group. Our product squads are cross-functional teams of talented developers, product managers and designers working together to design and deliver impactful and quality software. 

What you’ll do

  • Design, test, and ship quality front-end (React) and back-end (Ruby on Rails) code every week to build impactful new features for candidate, companies and our internal operational teams.
  • Work with a wide range of systems, processes and technologies in collaboration with stakeholders across the whole product group.
  • Contribute to our engineering standards to continuously improve the consistency and quality of our growth codebases and processes.
  • Debug production issues across services at multiple levels of our stack.
  • Document feature designs and architectural decisions
  • Contribute to the technical and product roadmap.
  • Work with Jethro and Markus

What you’ll need

  • Minimum of two years experience in software development
  • Minimum of one years experience working with Ruby and Rails in a production environment
  • Minimum of one year experience working with React, Angular, Vue, Ember or just plain old vanilla Javascript in a production environment
  • Excellent problem solving abilities that combine product design, process and technical aspects
  • Ability to clearly articulate solutions for a technical and non-technical audience
  • Good understanding of patterns, responsibility separation, component-oriented design, data modelling
  • Experience writing unit tests to cover all permutations of added functionality
  • Experience with databases - Mongo would be a bonus
  • BEng or BSc CS degree, or equivalent working experience
  • Room in your closet for numerous free t-shirts

What it's like to work here

We love to do fun stuff together. We are focused on building a connected tribe and a sense of belonging. We value unique and diverse approaches and ensure we create opportunities to share and learn from each other. We have regular online events, show and tells and a bookclub as well as regional and annual off-site events.

We're dedicated to authenticity.  We treat people as people, caring personally and speaking openly. We foster low-ego behaviour - we own our mistakes as well as our victories. We're never about blame. We're always about honesty, learning and continuous improvement. We ensure lots of transparency and visibility. From OKRs and strategy to analytics and company performance numbers, it's all available for you to see and understand.  

We're passionate about learning and levelling up. Everyone at OfferZen strives for a growth mindset. We read books, listen to podcasts, share expertise obsessively, then take on hard challenges with smart guidance and support. When things go wrong, we look for the learning and how to improve.

We're good at remote. We have office space in Cape Town and Amsterdam but we're working remotely a lot of the time. For this role, we need someone located in South Africa. It's more fun to be near our Cape Town hub office, but we have all the tooling and processes to operate very effectively remotely. 

We have 20 days of leave a year. 

We're helping makers - the people who design and build software products - to unlock their individual potential. We started with recruitment because helping someone find a job they love is one of the fastest ways of changing their life. Since then we've started expanding to things like training, root and building tools for the community.