Software Engineer - Full Stack - Jemstep
Invesco Mutual Fund
Sandton- Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1m ago

About us - What we do globally

FinTech is a fast-paced, rapidly growing, and engaging space. Jemstep is a market-leading FinTech provider of digital advice solutions to investment advisory firms including banks, broker dealers, and independent advisors.

Our Advisor Pro solution enables firms and their advisors to connect with investors digitally, delivering investment advice to help them achieve their financial goals.

We are helping banks and financial advisors transform their business, making it more efficient for firms to serve their clients and onboard new ones.

While most robo advice solutions in market have been designed to replace advisors, our solution is designed to help advisors by extending their reach and enriching their clients experience.

We firmly stand behind our platform s flexibility, ease of integration and adoption, and value in delivering measurable results with a full suite of technology solutions.

In this position, you ll be joining a high-growth company brimming with intelligent people, optimism, collaboration, and passion for progress, with ties to Invesco, a globally recognized and established asset management firm with a long history of success.

Invesco has presence in over 25 countries and Jemstep has offices throughout the United States, South Africa, and India.

As we further our mission and expand our presence and position, we re seeking individuals of demonstrable success, with energetic, motivating personalities to join our team.

The Job Opportunity

Jemstep By Invesco development team is seeking a Software Engineer Full Stack to help them in their mission of delivering world-

class technology solutions to investment advisors and their clients.

Note this position is for our Johannesburg development office located in Sandton.

Our approach to work

We pride ourselves on being nimble, flexible, and cross functional while using innovative technologies. Our team in Joburg has over 35 excellent members with a variety of skills and experience and we re seeking talented software and systems engineers to help us in our mission of delivering world-

class technology solutions to investment advisors and their clients.

How we work

We use a hybrid of Kanban, ScrumandExtreme Programming. We focus on delivering value to end users as efficiently as possible.

Deployments are fully automated, driven by our DevOpsculture. Deployments are typically done daily by our QA team.

We drive continuous improvement (Kaizen) : As a team we change our processes regularly, often as part of a retrospective outcome.

We are not afraid to try and discard new ideas, as long as it makes us more efficient at delivering value.

Our cutting-edge Technologies

We mostly use Scalafor development, with a strong focus on Functional Programmingwhile still incorporating some aspects of Object-Oriented development.

Concurrency Toolkit : Akka

Web Framework : Play, React, Redux

Source control : Git

Database : MongoDBandRedis

Our team culture

We firmly believe that our team culture has been the reason for our historic success and will be the defining reason for meeting our future goals.

We want to hire people who believe what we believe in and for this to happen a candidate needs to know their purpose and this should be aligned with ours.

Furthermore, we operate in a rapidly changing, dynamic and competitive environment, because of this and given our history we re a little different from most tech companies.

To work with us we demand the best of our team and candidates should be prepared to work within an exciting but hard-working culture :

  • Environment and processes Smaller, nimble and dynamic
  • Flat structure Freedom to interrogate and question method, tech and process
  • Ambitious both at an individual and team level while being 100% focused on meeting our goals and targets
  • Attitude Team members are driven, smart, ambitious and constantly encouraged to use their initiative to propel themselves, the team and business forward
  • Job Specifications : Software Engineer Full Stack

    Position Summary

    Essential Responsibilities

    Implement and deliver features on the product roadmap to increase product adoption. This includes :

    oBuilding a highly performant web application using Scala

    oCommunicating with various project stakeholders to clarify and contribute to feature requirements

    Deliver and maintain high quality software :

    oIdentify, troubleshoot and resolve software defects

    oFollow agile software development practices. These include :

    writing automated test suites to increase / maintain code coverage

    performing code reviews

    oAble to work independently or participate in collaborative programming sessions

    Contribute to building a highly effective team

    oEncourage the sharing technical knowledge and the free-flow of ideas throughout the team to build cross-functionality and expertise

    Marginal Responsibilities

    Continuous Improvement

    oProvide constructive feedback to engineering members with the goal of improvement

    oActivity contribute during retrospectives and stand-ups

    Risk Management

    oReview, to the extent possible, how changes in code and the environment that will affect system performance, security or quality

    oProvide effort estimates for new features

    Support and Operations

    oAssist quality engineers and support personnel as needed to identity defects

    oContribute to DevOps practices - including continuous deployment and infrastructure provisioning

    Knowledge and Qualifications

    Education and Experience - Required

    BSc in Computer Science or related field

    1-2 years in an engineering role preferred

    Technical Skills - Required

    Ability to apply object oriented design, design patterns, data structures and algorithms

    Ability to code in Scala, Java, Erlang or Haskell

    Ability to quickly become proficient in Scala

    Knowledge of agile software development practices

    Proficient using open source languages, operating systems and tools

    Technical Skills - Desired

    Knowledge of modern web frameworks

    Ability to design and develop RESTful web services using a major JVM based web framework (e.g. Play, Dropwizard, Spray)

    Knowledge of asynchronous design patterns and code

    Knowledge of modular UI development and familiarity with major UI and JS frameworks (e.g. JQuery, Bootstrap, Backbone, Mustache)

    Experience with a NoSQL e.g. Mongo database

    Experience with EC2 or Openstack

    Other Abilities - Required

    Able to communicate effectively in English

    Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Honest, positive, approachable, self-aware, self-regulating, and self-motivating

    Demonstrates a strong interest in our craft

    Education and Experience - Required

    BSc in Computer Science or related field

    1-2 years in an engineering role preferred

    Technical Skills - Required

    Ability to apply object oriented design, design patterns, data structures and algorithms

    Ability to code in Scala, Java, Erlang or Haskell

    Ability to quickly become proficient in Scala

    Knowledge of agile software development practices

    Proficient using open source languages, operating systems and tools

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