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Mr D Food, the fast growing online food delivery business within the takealot.com group, is looking for a highly talented CSS/JavaScript Developer to join our team in Cape Town. Bring your love of all things front-end and that desire to make the best experience for the customer!

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.  We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Reporting to the Senior JavaScript Engineer.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Your primary focus will be to implement responsive front-end CSS and JavaScript coding with a focus on performance maintainability and SEO friendly code
  • Give your opinion on page layout and design
  • Give feedback to designers and UX specialists on what they can do to improve the look of your HTML pages
  • Occasionally building responsive email templates

Attributes required:

  • You have a natural affinity for well structured HTML, CSS and JavaScript code and follow best practice to create responsive web front-ends that deliver an experience that delights our customer
  • Have extensive CSS experience – 3+ years ideally
  • Be completely comfortable with CSS precompilation
  • Be proficient with Bootstrap or other responsive design strategies
  • Be experienced in styling SPA templates
  • Have created responsive email templates
  • Have researched SEO and keep to its guidelines
  • Have a good sense of scoping CSS to best suit large projects that make use of reusable components
  • Not be dependent on jQuery when SPA libraries have alternative strategies
  • You know strategies and have experience to handle issues related to browser fragmentation, different screen sizes and OS
  • You have experience using a source control solution such as Git

Nice to have experience:

  • Are proficient with JavaScript and know the design patterns that accompany a well architected web app
  • Have tried implementing automated testing on web pages


  • Information Technology or Science Degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience

The Environment:

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve
  • We are short on ego and high on output
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all
  • We love what we do and what we are creating

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is respectful but forthright
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurialthrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com
  • thinks like an owner of the business

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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