Software Engineer (Python)

Posted on October 20th, 2021 | 41 days left to apply | 60 views

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: Over 2.5 million happy shoppers shop online on takealot.com. Show them 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 the Engineering Team Lead.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

  • Design and build solutions to assist our business users, and improve customer experience
  • Architect and design solutions with your team
  • Keep up to date with technology trends, both locally and internationally
  • Apply creative thought processes to solve complex challenges at scale
  • Strong focus on making takealot.com the best place to shop at, a happy customer is a repeat customer
  • Drive for excellence, to help foster a world-class engineering team

The skills we need:

  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude, and high energy
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions
  • Ability to dis-aggregate and structure solutions to ambiguous problems
  • Solid quantitative skills
  • Ability to interview and interact professionally, with internal and external people
  • Capability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally
  • Versatile and with the appetite to learn by doing

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience 
  • 3 to 5 years experience in a software development role
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • A thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms
  • Experience in the following will be advantageous:Python, Javascript, React, jQuery, PHPMySQL, Kafka, PostgreSQL, MongoDBnginx, RabbitMQ, memcachedDocker, Kubernetes, ChefGitHub, Travis CI, JenkinsAmazon EC2, Amazon S3
  • Python, Javascript, React, jQuery, PHP
  • MySQL, Kafka, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • nginx, RabbitMQ, memcached
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Chef
  • GitHub, Travis CI, Jenkins
  • Amazon EC2, Amazon S3

Let’s talk about life @ Takealot Group

  • 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? Takealot.com offers 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 at takealot.com during regular social events and out-of-office activities (think hikes, think mini golf, think good times).
  • Staff discount. Millions of products across 28 departments. What more could you ask for?
  • 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): ReactJS, Python, Scala, Kotlin, Swift, Google Cloud, Kafka, Redis, Kubernetes 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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