Software Engineer
Mr D Food
Cape Town, South Africa
3d ago

Mr D Food, the fast growing online food delivery business within the takealot.com group, is looking for a highly talented Software Development Engineer (Javascript, Customer-Facing) 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 Engineering Manager of Mr D Food.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Your primary focus will be to implement front-end javascript coding at a senior level with a focus on performance, maintainability and testable code.
  • Your main duties will include creating modules and components and coupling them together into a functional site.
  • The design will be delivered to you, but you will work closely with the designers and back-end developers, and communicate primarily with the API using standard methods, as well as be expected to make modifications to the existing code.
  • Apply best practice and ensure stability and security of the applications.
  • 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.
  • You're a passionate skilled Javascript engineer, and will be part of a team responsible for the development of our customer facing mobile and desktop websites.
  • You have thorough understanding and experience with javascript coding and related frameworks and tools, html & css ,web architecture, various caching layers and communication protocols between the different components.
  • You have a desire to help design, develop and refine new features, brainstorm new ideas and concepts as well as locate and resolve bugs and crashes
  • You must be comfortable on the command line, locally and remotely (SSH) in a *nix based environment.
  • You have a minimum of 5+ years of experience as a Front-end developer writing code.
  • You are very proficient in coding plain JavaScript from scratch and understands inheritance in Javascript and advanced javascript techniques.
  • You appreciate and understand object oriented programming concepts and have solid experience writing performant front-end code based on MVC JavaScript Frameworks such as AgularJS, React, Vue, Backbone, etc.
  • You have a good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • 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 :

  • Full stack experience of any sort is a huge plus!
  • Experience with Sketch, Zeplin and Photoshop.
  • Experience with Google Maps & Firebase.
  • Experience with CSS precompilers such as Less or Sass.
  • Experience with responsive and / or mobile first interfaces.
  • Qualifications :

  • Information Technology or Science Degree.
  • Minimum 5 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 entrepreneurial , thrives 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
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