Senior Developer - Frontend

Job description

    You will be working within a small, fast-moving team, developing, maintaining and planning exciting web- and cloud-based applications. This role focuses on our Application Delivery suite of applications, our cloud-based management platform (Nova), and several high-end clients’ custom needs. We work primarily in PHP and Go, backed by SQLite, MySQL (Maria), Timescale DB and various key-value stores. The frontends are all HTML5, making extensive use of modern CSS/JS (jQuery, etc.). You need to be able to develop intuitive products that users will understand, and which bridge the gap between complex backend software and an easy-to-use interface.

    We work on exciting, large-scale projects, with enormous amounts of data and extreme performance requirements. Knowledge and experience with large sites and especially complex/high-end networking concepts is a big plus.

    The role will test your excellent technical skills, flair for designing effective IT solutions for business challenges, strong eye for customer experience, and attention to detail. While you will welcome any chance to innovate and use your initiative, you should also be able to implement best practices to produce tested, secure, reliable, and scalable software.

    Our Offer:

    • The rare opportunity to join one of the hottest ZA startups with 50+ million in funding.
    • Join a company that is an exciting blend of a vibrant start-up environment and professional operations in our brand new offices in Johannesburg or Cape Town
    • Play a significant role in shaping the look and feel of one of the most vibrant tech start-ups in South Africa
    • Enjoy flexible structures, flat hierarchies, and motivated colleagues
    • Remuneration is competitive and is negotiable depending on experience
    • Learn unique and valuable skills from experts in an $8 billion industry
    • Do things that no one else in Africa is doing!


  • 6+ years developing, launching, and supporting complex, JavaScript-heavy web apps in a mission-critical production environment
  • 3+ years of experience working with Linux and Linux based systems
  • Expertise with JavaScript, Laravel, PHP and at least one modern JavaScript framework/library
  • Expertise with HTML5 and CSS3/Sass
  • Graphic design experience (Photoshop, etc)
  • Practical knowledge of front end build systems like Webpack
  • Experience with front-end performance, monitoring, and testing
  • Passion for product design and UX
  • Excellent English communication skills to collaborate with a service-oriented team
  • Strong ability to effectively identify and solve meaningful problems
  • Technical leadership, ability to lead a project end-to-end, and mentor junior and mid-level engineers
  • Other key attributes: a deep understanding of customer needs, resourcefulness, results-driven, and commitment to quality