Senior Front-End Software Engineer

Cape Town

Hiring in Cape Town
51 - 200 Employees
Mobile, Banking, Fintech

Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow. We believe that by opening up more possibilities for entrepreneurs to be successful, we can help create more jobs, enable people to thrive and help to drive our economy forward.

The role of growth engineering is to help us connect with businesses and bring them into our rapidly growing community of customers.  To do this we need to deliver engaging frontend experiences that connect with our customers. The Growth Engineering team enables and accelerates the rapid expansion of Yoco. They are the tip of the spear and the heralds of innovation.

Frontend Engineers at Yoco build and own innovative web sites and applications using advanced JavaScript, CSS, and HTML, with a desire to achieve exceptional design fidelity, usability, accessibility, and performance across both desktop and mobile. They understand that the internet in Africa varies widely in speed and as such understand the importance of developing a progressive experience that will be accessible for to all.

The cadence is fast, the expectations are insane, the excitement is unparalleled because ultimately we want to change the world, not tomorrow, but today.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with our world class Growth Marketing and Design teams to implement experiences that grow the Yoco customer base.
  • Occasionally other engineers on the team architect and implement the tools and infrastructure which power Yoco’s go-to-market plans
  • Move fast, be creative, and learn from every around you.



Key requirements to perform responsibilities:

  • Have 5+ years of experience building public-facing websites which work elegantly across commonly used browsers
  • Are good with JavaScript, CSS, HTML and have a passion for front end frameworks like React and Angular.
  • Are able to achieve great results with designers but are not afraid to deliver visuals independently.
  • Have experience with web asset optimisation and content delivery networks.
  • Get excited about seeing numbers that are moving up and to the right.



Dealing with People

  • Communicating & influencing: Strong communication skills across various mediums, building collaborative relationships internally and externally.

Dealing with Business

  • Preventing & solving problems: Diagnostic information gathering and research, analytical thinking, application of conceptual thinking to problem-solving.
  • Achieving results: Proactive/initiative, customer orientated, fostering innovation, continuous improvement mindset, appreciation of results, business acumen, thoroughness and detail orientated 

Dealing with Self-management

  • Self-confidence, personal credibility, flexibility, adaptability and strong sense of personal accountability



As part of the Yoco team, you will have the opportunity to play a key role in the growth of the mobile Point of Sale opportunity in South Africa.  

To support this we have built a role-based organisation; where every individual is given the space to focus and develop his or her innate strengths. Everyone here has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration and accountability at all levels. 


Please Note: Thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Please note that, at times, we receive large volumes of applications and this makes for an extremely competitive selection process. Should you not receive feedback from us within 4 weeks (depending on the urgency to hire), this would mean we are unable to move forward with your application. However, should anything change on our end, we will definitely reach out to you.

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