Software Engineer (Scala) - Takealot

Job Description

Takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Software Engineer to join our team in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

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.

We are an energetic team that is fully responsible for all the systems required to support the Takealot groups delivery network as well as the unique challenges that come with logistics and scale. We make extensive use of functional programming within the team using the Scala language. The main focus of the team is to migrate the delivery platform from PHP to Scala. We have adopted a microservices architecture to both isolate our logic and to enable scale. We follow the event driven architecture as well as utilize a graph database to model our delivery network. We are currently working through unique problems in the logistics space and are actively researching the usage of the actor model design pattern and graph traversal optimization.

This position reports to the Software Development Manager.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and optimizing systems to manage both parcel and food delivery throughout South Africa
  • Working with business to improve processes to allow for more efficient deliveries
  • Researching and defining solutions within the logistic domain
  • Working predominantly on open source platforms
  • End to end ownership of solutions

Responsibilities + Skills

Solid communication skillsProactiveComfortable with changeProblem-solverSolutions-orientated

Education

ScalaPlay FrameworkAkka ActorsReactPostgresMqtt & KafkaAmazon Web Services

Experience

Job Summary

  • Published on: Saturday, 30th November 2019
  • Designation: Software Engineer (Scala) - Takealot
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: cape town
  • Salary: not
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Saturday, 30th November 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: takealot.com.
  • Address:
  • Website: www.takealot.com
  • Company Profile:
  • Takealot.com was officially launched in June 2011, following the successful acquisition of an existing ecommerce business called Take2 by the US-based investment firm, Tiger Global Management and Kim Reid in October 2010. Today, takealot.com is the leading ecommerce retailer in ... Read moreMission: Takealot.com’s mission is to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa, and has built a foundation on the simple concept that the customer comes first.The success of the business is based on its ability to delight customers with amazing customer service. Takealot.com is dedicated to improving the customer experience, from the moment you arrive on the website or app and place an order to when it arrives at your door. 

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