Job Title

Software Architect

South Africa, Western Cape
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R55000 - R150000 Per Month
Area: South Africa, Western Cape
Sector: IT / Computers / Software
Posted: 3 June 2024

Job Details

Join a tech start-up improving lives in Africa by providing affordable solar-powered electricity and smartphones through a network of agents and merchants.

The young, hardworking team values flexibility and output over office hours, emphasizing cost-efficiency and dedication to meeting high standards.


You will work directly with the CTO to solve key commercial problems, lead integration projects with partners and agencies, guide juniors in sustainable cloud practices, and develop systems to improve commercial outcomes, with a mission to understand business imperatives, envision supportive technology, and design robust software solutions.

The ideal candidate will have rigorous and structured thought, and the discipline to deliver exceptional tech projects, but with an interest in learning business, finance and operational skills.

The juniors in the team are primarily composed of young computer scientists and engineers who combine a strong aptitude for software development with astute commercial thinking and ability to lead teams of people to overcome operational challenges.

Basic Requirements

  • 4 or more years of software engineering experience with commercially successful systems in fintech, payments, retail banking, credit, e-commerce or logistics
  • Recent experience in architecture and technical leadership of projects within these
  • industries
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and management of a mission critical, 24×7 production system
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills, to identify and troubleshoot system and integration challenges.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and collaboration skills to work effectively
  • with technical and non-technical teams
  • Experience in cloud-based systems
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-code, rapid and collaborative code pipelines and other DevOps principles

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with AWS serverless products and infrastructure as code, Terraform or Cloudformation