Software Engineer, Scala

Our client is a leading South African retailer. They’re young and dynamic company, continually on the lookout for smart, creative, hard-working people to join their tea. Salaries are market related, they offer a great work environment, and a promise you won’t be bored as long as you’re ready for a challenge and want to build something great. They have offices in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Johannesburg.

Job description

An energetic team, fully responsible for all the systems required to support the group’s delivery network as well as the unique challenges that come with logistics and scale. They 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. They have adopted a microservices architecture to both isolate their logic and to enable scale. They follow the event driven architecture as well as utilize a graph database to model their delivery network. They 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

Tech Stack:

  • Scala
  • Play Framework
  • Akka Actors
  • React
  • Postgres
  • Mqtt & Kafka
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Graphite and Grafana
  • Git




• Experience in writing robust, efficient production code
• Experience with SQL database systems
• Experience with development in a Linux environment
• A suitable degree or similar qualification
• Proficient in a strongly typed language such as Scala, Java or C#
• Open to diversifying language skill set




Cape Town or Johannesburg


ASAP, will wait for the right candidate