Fullstack Engineer

As a Software Engineer at SnapScan, you will own, create and maintain solutions

related to our service-oriented architecture, as well as our mobile apps 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, back-end services, and technical integrations and

infrastructure. 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

● Expose services through APIs to our mobile apps and merchant portal to

support new features

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

code base

● Build and maintain technical integrations with 3rd parties

● 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

● On-call support rotation once you are comfortable with our platform (this is less

scary than it sounds as we have near-zero downtime)

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)

● PCI-compliant AWS infrastructure, automated via Terraform

● 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.