Principal Software Engineer

Why this role is exciting:

Exciting opportunity for a Principal Software Engineer to join the market leader in Partnership Automation in a player-coach capacity. 

You will join our Agile/Scrum team and will be expected to mentor & lead team members when required, investigate & learn new technologies, and sign off on code reviews. This is a coding position and the ideal hire will be expected to learn deficiencies, contribute to the Impact Engineering organisation, and champion best practices. 


  • Develop, test and maintain software for Impact's platform
  • Build meaningful unit, functional and integration level tests for the software built
  • Collaborate with a distributed team to fulfil the department's quarterly objectives
  • Keeps technically abreast of trends and advancements within area of specialisation, incorporating these improvements where applicable
  • Review business needs, requirements, technical specifications
  • Write and maintain design, user and test documentation
  • Respond to alerts, review error messages, and fix bugs in a timely manner
  • Perform triage functionality through verification and fixing of bugs
  • Build operator tools to make employees more productive/ effective
  • Deliver software solutions on the Impact platform
  • Participate in code reviews, apply feedback, and ask for clarity on ambiguous feedback
  • Perform code reviews and provide clear feedback to peers
  • Document solutions to ensure future supportability

Does this sound like you?

  • Computer Science qualification
  • Languages: Extensive Java programming or comparable OOP experience
  • Problem Solving: Can solve problems independently
  • Design Patterns: Can effectively select and implement the right design pattern to solve a problem
  • Code Quality: Experience implementing integration tests and unit tests. Comfortable working with CI
  • Libraries: Confident using existing frameworks
  • Cloud: Implement stories on existing cloud infrastructure and services
  • Delivery Management: Independently implement the agreed design to spec. Escalate appropriately
  • Business Domain: Understanding the business requirements of all stories in the sprint
  • Mentoring: Help team members with implementation

Benefits (Perks):

  • Medical Aid and Provident Fund 
  • Unlimited leave
  • Flexi-time
  • Casual work environment
  • Games room
  • Free parking
  • Development & training


At Impact our culture is our soul. We are passionate about our people, our technology, and are obsessed with customer success. Working together enables us to grow rapidly, win, and serve the largest brands in the world. We use cutting edge technology to solve real world problems for our clients and continue to pull ahead of the pack as the leading SaaS platform for businesses to automate their partnerships and grow their revenue like never before. We have an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture where ambition and curiosity is rewarded. If you are looking to join a team where your opinion is valued, your contributions are noticed, and enjoy working with fun and talented people from all over the world..then this is the place for you. Impact is the global leader in Partnership Automation. We work with enterprise and innovative brands like Ticketmaster, Levi’s, Microsoft, Airbnb, and Uber to help them manage all different types of partnerships. From social influencers, B2B, strategic partners, publishers, and traditional affiliates, we have them covered. Our combined suite of products covers the full life partnership lifecycle including onboarding, tracking ads and paying partners, recruiting for new partners, data and marketing intelligence, and protection from fraud. Founded in 2008 by the same team that founded Commission Junction, Impact has grown to over 500 employees and ten offices across the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia.