Mr D Food - Senior Software Engineer (Python)

Posted on September 24th, 2021 | 68 days left to apply | 36 views

Mr D Food, a division of takealot.com, is looking for highly talented Senior Software Engineer (Python) to join our team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us! 

Think you’ve been challenged before? Think again!

  • Scale: Show the millions of Mr D Food customers what you can do 
  • Learn: We work with the best of the best, and then some. Code alongside industry leaders and upskill in record time. 
  • Grow: Expand your career in the fast-growing Takealot Group: takealot.com, Superbalist.com and Mr D Food. We like to promote from within: Here’s your chance. 

Who’s who in the tech space

This position reports to an Engineering Team Lead 

As a Software Development Engineer you will help to architect, implement, support and maintain scalable services in a heterogeneous environment. You will be able to influence both business and architectural decisions, while working on end-to-end technology solutions.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

  • Build systems to scale with our growth of business, leveraging new technologies and AWS Cloud services.
  • Work closely with developers, professional services team and product managers to design the software solutions with a focus on reliability, performance and usability.
  • Develop, enhance and maintain backend systems in a heterogeneous environment of different languages and technologies, with an emphasis on Python.
  • Apply and foster best software development life cycle practices bringing speed and quality to your team.

The skills we need:

  • Thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, OO concepts, data structures and algorithms.
  • Passion for learning new skills and appreciation to invent and simplify.
  • Experience with REST, Python, Java and Linux.
  • Experience in developing backend systems in a Micro Service architecture.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Cloud technologies (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience using GIT version control
  • Experience with NoSQL, Dynamo, Elastic Search, Relational DBs

Qualifications & Experience: 

  • Information Technology/Computer Science Degree AND a Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience 

Let’s talk about life @ Mr D Food

  • The power is in your hands: We offer a market-related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs. Go on, be the master of your own destiny.
  • No doors: We aren’t fans of stuffy offices or siloed work environments. See someone you like? High five, collab and make something great.
  • Remote working: Love water cooler chats and working from home? We offer a hybrid working model for the best of both worlds.
  • Mentorship programme: We aren’t kidding when we say the people with the best people win. Now’s your chance to be one of the best, by learning from the best.
  • Naspers Tech Community & Online Learning: Share ideas and grow with global industry leaders who are all just a Slack message away. Love to learn? Up-skill with free access to courses on MyAcademy, Udacity, Coursera and more.
  • Good times: Get to know the other extraordinary minds in the takealot group during regular social events and out-of-office activities (think hikes, think mini golf, think good times).
  • Birthday leave: Cake Day all the way. Enjoy your day off - you deserve it. 
  • Right tools, right job: Mac or Windows, two monitors or one. Whatever your preference, you’ll work on the latest tech, off the latest tech.
  • Help when you need it most: Confidential counselling, legal support and financial guidance, for free, anytime, anywhere. 
  • Tech stack (for days): Angular, Python, Kotlin, Swift, AWS, Kafka, Redis, Docker, Kubernetes, IOT and all things machine learning. If you build it, they will come.
  • Free parking: No more 5km fun runs to your desk (unless you want to). 
Takealot.com is a South African e-commerce company based in Cape Town, South Africa. As the country’s largest online retailer, takealot.com has helped grow online shopping in South Africa, and was the first local retailer to take part in Black Friday.
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