Polyglot Software Engineers

SPAN is hiring Polyglot Software Engineers who are based in South Africa.

About us: SPAN is a technical strategy & software engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco, with our dev operations in South Africa (CT & Jhb). SPAN’s founders created & evolved everything from iTunes-top-10 consumer mobile apps to Class-2 FDA-regulated cloud-based healthcare systems to the Shazam mobile app.

We're lucky enough to be home to some of the smartest, most gracious people building a unique, best-in-class, not-super-huge technology firm consisting of talented people working closely with our founders and global clients:


*Science 37 [mobile technology/clinical trial company]

*Rakuten / Ebates

*HERE [open location platform]

*Beats Music [music streaming service]

*Walmart Labs [idea incubator for the world's largest global retailer]

*Major League Baseball Advanced Media/Bamtech [multimedia & live streaming]

*HBO Now, WWE & EuroSport

*Pandora [music streaming service]

Our polyglots use Java, Scala, Python, Go, Kotlin, ES6, NodeJs, ReactJs, Spark, Splunk, Akka, Redis, PostgreSQL, SQL, SPARQL, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Gearman, Kafka, Elasticsearch and whatever else required to:

  • Create custom microservices
  • Develop, deploy & operate, sophisticated large-scale SaaS solutions
  • Develop feature-rich, cross-platform apps and product frameworks
  • Model & design systems architecture

You’ll love it here if:

  • You are allergic to hierarchical, bureaucratic, business-card cultures
  • You're sad many of the greatest minds in our generation are busy tricking people into clicking on ads
  • You want to work with very smart senior people from different backgrounds
  • You are a voracious learner & an eager teacher of others
  • You want to be led from the front, not commanded from the rear
  • You don't tolerate intra-office posturing or other douchebaggery
  • You're excited to work on a broad array of interesting, challenging projects

What we offer:

  • Flexible work & generous leave schedule
  • Competitive compensation
  • A diverse team
  • A learning organisation based on a reverence for expertise & craftsmanship (Meetups, Tech Radar sessions, mentorship & coaching, Lunch & Learning Fridays, conferences, e-learning & MOOC's)
  • A delightful remote & office (hybrid) work culture
  • Delivered to your home: Friday lunches, mobile haircuts, snacks, anniversary gifts...
  • Macbook Pro Retina’s, noise cancelling headphones, dual monitors, ergonomic chairs, home office allowances etc.
  • Mental wellness allowance
  • Weekly & monthly get-togethers
SPAN is a software solution and product development firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. Combining veterans of the industry with a talented team of developers, SPAN strategizes, designs, and develops software solutions for clients ranging from startups to global brands. We help our clients design and develop everything from proof-of-concept and prototypes to product enhancements, and new features. Weaving strategy, software development, and design together in an iterative, interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes engineering excellence and predictable delivery of tangible value. Established in 2013; with an engineering team operating from Cape Town, South Africa; SPAN’s approach comes with the benefit of years of experience innovating and disrupting in a variety of markets. Our clients often engage us in three broad areas: - Development and execution of technical strategies to manage the ongoing operation and evolution of digital services, including help making key architectural decisions and technology selections. DevOps strategies for cloud migration, container orchestration, continuous delivery, Engineering knowledge management, and documentation of essential information. - Digital Service Development, consisting of the creation or enhancement of service features. Often involving UI design and implementation, creation of APIs, SDKs, ADKs, and the development of microservices and datastores. - The generation of business insights from large datasets, involving the extraction of data from source systems, the aggregation, and processing of data to produce standardized data sets that can support analytics and the identification of trends and other insights. The development of compelling interactive data visualizations.