takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Software Engineering Team Lead to join a versatile and creative management and development team in Cape Town, Stellenbosch or Johannesburg.
You will lead a group of software engineers constantly striving for quality solutions that are delivered on time, within budget and scope, and drive a culture of quality and personal accountability.
We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard working people to join us. We offer market related benefits, 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.
We seek to employ Exceptional Minds , people who are :
Experts at DOING, they can not only design but also execute;
Analytical, able to use data to make decisions.
Letting data decide but not consume;
Competitive. Although innovation is important, GREAT requires a lot of work. This does not happen only in business hours ..
Curious. Always questioning the status quo;
Not averse to risk;
Business smart. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
Self directed, taking action based on own initiative;
User focused, always trying to understand a product from the users perspective;
Able to communicate clearly and not afraid to voice an opinion, no matter how unpopular.
Are you an Exceptional Mind if so come and join us!
You need to be strong in both root cause analysis and driving to action in other words, you need to be a thinker and a doer, and doing doesn’t happen only during work hours .
You need to be passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience . And, because we operate in a fast-
growing, quick-moving environment, we’re looking for someone who is entrepreneurial , thrives under change , and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster.
You will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com. In short, we need you to think like an owner of the business.
3 year computer science degree (or equivalent experience)
At least 2 years of professional experience
An understanding of computer science fundamentals, including linux and operating systems, networking, and some development.
Nice to have
Linux experience (Ubuntu / Debian)
Python, ruby, or a similar language
Understanding of linux and OS fundamentals (processes, signals, sysctl)
General debugging tools on linux (tcpdump, vmstat, strace)
System administration (users, packages, ntp, smtp)
Network theory and administration (linux)
Configuration management (chef, puppet)
Common web stack applications (nginx, apache, varnish, haproxy, memcache)
Database operations, query optimization, backup strategy
Hardware installation and configuration (raid, filesystems, lvm)
Metrics, monitoring (nagios, zabbix, sensu, graphite)
Security (iptables, selinux, ssh)
Cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google, Azure)
Virtualization technologies (xen, kvm)
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, its all in the execution after all.
We love what we do and what we are creating.