APPLY | Software Development Engineer (Python) – Mr D Food

Mid – Level Software Development Engineer (Python) – Mr D Food

Mr D Food, a division of takealot.com, is looking for a highly talented Mid-Level Software Development (Python) Engineer to join our team in Cape Town.

As a Mid-Level Software Development Engineer (Python) you will help to develop, implement, support and maintain scalable services in a heterogeneous environment. You are self-starter who is comfortable taking ownership over assigned projects while working collaboratively in a team environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Build systems to scale with our growth of business, leveraging new technologies and AWS Cloud services.
  • Work closely with other engineers, professional services team and product managers to design the software solutions with a focus on reliability, performance and usability.
  • Develop, enhance and maintain backend systems in a heterogeneous environment of different languages and technologies, with an emphasis on Python.
  • Apply and foster best software development life cycle practices bringing speed and quality to your team.

Attributes/Experience required:

  • Thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, OO concepts, data structures and algorithms.
  • Passion for learning new skills and appreciation to invent and simplify.
  • Experience with REST, Python and Linux.
  • Experience in developing backend systems in a Micro Service architecture.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with specific AWS Cloud technologies (EC2, Route53, ELB, EBS, VPC, S3, Lambdas, CloudWatch).
  • Experience using GIT version control.
  • Experience with NoSQL, Couchbase, Dynamo, Elastic.

Qualifications:

  • Computer Science Degree.
  • Minimum 2 to 3  years 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
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARD WORKING

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

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities, to apply.

Updated: January 11, 2019 — 5:39 am