Takealot Job Vacancies – Senior Software Engineer

Website Takealot

Job Description:

As a Software Engineer, you will be someone whose expertise directly translates into the development of robust software in the e-commerce domain. You will be from a computer science background with an emphasis on software development. You will have the opportunity to implement best practices to improve existing software and participate in the development of new features. While we don’t promote after-hours work as part of the regular workday, we run a 24/7 business with the need to keep systems up and running. Software Engineers are expected to provide after-hours support on a rotational basis to resolve critical system issues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Keep up to date with technology trends
  • 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
  • Architect and design solutions with your team
  • Design and build solutions to assist our business users, and improve customer experience
  • Apply creative thought processes to solve complex challenges at scale

Job Requirements:

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

Qualification & Experience:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • In the event that a candidate does not have an Honours Degree, Post Graduate Diploma or Professional Qualification in (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related field), an equivalent experience requirement must be met which equates to 7 years of experience of software development experience.
  • Honours Degree, Post Graduate Diploma or Professional Qualification in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related field and a minimum of 5+ years of software development experience.
  • A thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms

Job Details:

Company: Takealot

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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