Principal Software Engineer
Impact tech Inc
Cape Town
1d ago

Our Company :

If you are looking to join a team where your opinion is valued, your contributions are noticed, and enjoy working with fun and talented people from all over the world then this is the place for you.

If you have a desire to work in an organisation that is :

  • Passionate about its people
  • Focused on delivering the very best tech to our customers
  • Offering the flexibility to work how and where you are most successful
  • Obsessed with our customer’s success
  • The leading SaaS platform to automate partnerships - affiliate, influencer, technology partners, and more!
  • Entrepreneurial in spirit with a culture that rewards collaboration and curiosity
  • Obsessed with making a difference in business and to the wider community
  • Impact is the global leader in Partnership Automation, working with innovative brands like Ticketmaster, Levi’s, Microsoft, Airbnb, and Uber to help them manage their online affiliate, influencer, brand to brand, and content partnerships.

    The Impact Partnership Cloud covers the full life partnership lifecycle including onboarding, tracking ads and paying partners, recruiting for new partners, data and marketing intelligence, and protection from fraud.

    Founded in 2008, Impact has grown to over 500 employees and ten offices across Europe, the United States, Africa, and Asia so there is plenty of opportunity for growth and advancement.

    Your Role at Impact :

    As an Impact Principal Engineer, working on the SaaS Platform, you will drive and take ownership of various technologies to build features, enabling large-scale processing of data supporting Impact products.

    This person is part of an Agile / Scrum team and is expected to mentor / lead squad members. This role assumes a certain independent capability to investigate and learn new technologies for the platform, subsequently providing recommendations to various teams backed by solid understanding of the value a technology would provide.

    This is a coding position and the Principal Engineer is expected to learn the team deficiencies, contribute to the Impact Engineering Organization their learnings, and champion best practices.

    The Principal Engineer is expected to be a technical lead as well.

    The Principal Engineer will work closely with the System Squad Owner (SSO) to organize, prioritise, size and delegate work within his / her respective squad.

    This position is responsible for delivering quality code and software solutions that meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders.

    This position should be a champion of well written; tested code and be comfortable with various Development lifecycles ie, continuous integration, deployment, releases.

    This position responsible for line management of direct reports.

    This role reports to the Senior Director of Engineering.

    What You'll Do :

  • Design, implement, test, code review and automate deployment of applications onto the Impact Radius Platform.
  • Size, spec, organize and deliver functionality as prioritised by Product.
  • Provide transparency through daily Scrums, Kanban (or similar).
  • Maintain and enforce code quality and ensure best practice is followed within the squad; and champion cross squad decisions and best practices.
  • Identify, raise and address system vulnerabilities and technology blockers for the squad.
  • Collaborate with the Architect(s) and CTO to ensure solutions are scalable and fit within the broader architectural vision.
  • Optimize code and streamline processes to improve performance and platform stability and reduce overall system load.
  • Optimize code and streamline processes to improve performance and platform stability and reduce overall system load.
  • Become intimately familiar with the Java technology stack : Spring, Hibernate, Javascript, Gradle and related technologies.
  • Become intimately familiar with Cloud Platform and their Services.
  • Respond to alerts, review error messages, and fix bugs in a timely manner.
  • Perform code quality analysis and introduce monitors and alerts to maintain it.
  • Collaborate with the squad and broader team to fulfill the department's quarterly objectives.
  • Ensure squad technology deliverables are aligned with departmental and company goals.
  • Assist systems group with software and other infrastructure upgrades (sometimes off-hours).
  • Gain and maintain a deep understanding of the business and product domain to deliver effective solutions.
  • Drive innovation within the squad.
  • Team management and mentorship.
  • Measure and improve team performance.
  • Recruit and evaluate talent.
  • Take ownership of and be responsible for the squad delivering timely, quality software solutions on the Impact Radius platform.
  • Participate in code reviews, and mentor junior talent, providing actionable feedback.
  • Document solutions to ensure future supportability.
  • Actively participate in squad OKR and roadmap planning, identifying potential roadblocks and issues and translating technical goals into actionable key results.
  • Be transparent by way of status / updates; DSU participation required, as well contribute to roadmap planning efforts.
  • Code - Design and implementation of new features.
  • Code - Creation of Automated tests / Unit & Integration leveraging Mocks, Fakes, Stubs. Testable Code.
  • Code - Runnable in various environments (local, stage, cloud); Integrations supporting continuous integration, continuous delivery.
  • Code - Optimization and quality assurance for squad.
  • Ensure employee goals are set and progress is measured against them.
  • Lead and grow the squad.
  • What You Have :

  • Design Patterns
  • Code Quality
  • Cloud
  • Delivery Management
  • Business Domain
  • Mentoring
  • Completed B.S. In Computer Science or related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • 7+ years professional experience in a software engineering role.
  • 2+ years in some kind of lead capacity.
  • Experience working on Enterprise Solutions using Java is essential.
  • Experience in Full Stack development, including front to back end, database, continuous integration and DevOps.
  • Experience working in Start-up or Internet business is valuable.
  • Github Account w / showcased work / samples / contributions is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with Large Data Volumes and distributed systems.
  • Experience working with Development tools such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Application Servers, Unix OS environment, JMS, WebServices, Data Management Systems are key competencies for the role.
  • Experience setting up and working with metrics reporting, monitoring, alerting and profiling software.
  • Extensive Java experience, including performance optimization, jvm tuning and code quality.
  • Exposure to at least one other OO or Functional programming language.
  • Experience in Full stack development.
  • Knowledge of Digital Marketing or Web Analytics is a big plus.
  • Continuous Integration (CI) / delivery methods, tooling, integrations, DevOps.
  • Agile / Iterative processes. Kanban / Scrum
  • Database design and best practice - Sharding, Clustering, SQL tuning, performance optimizations.
  • Databases technologies including Relational, Object and Key / Value stores.
  • Benefits / Perks :

  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • Take the time off that you need. We are truly committed to a positive work-life balance, recognising that it is important to be happy and fulfilled in both
  • Training & Development
  • Learning the advanced partnership automation products
  • Medical Aid and Provident Fund
  • Group schemes with Discovery & Bonitas for medical aid
  • Group scheme with Momentum for provident fund
  • Stock Options
  • 4-year vesting schedule pending Board approval
  • Internet Allowance
  • Flexible work hours
  • Casual work environment
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