Full-Stack Junior Software Engineer

Cape Town


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 our engineering team is to deliver products and solutions that move us ever closer to our goal of creating Open Commerce.  As a junior developer in the Yoco team you have a critical role to play in achieving this vision.

Start with us, grow with us, learn with us, make an impact with us.  Being young in your career does not mean you can’t change the status quo.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work on diverse set of projects including web front-ends, internal systems, payments, APIs, security, mobile apps
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organisation such as experts in product, design, infrastructure, and operations.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE | WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR? 

Key requirements to perform responsibilities:

  • Enjoy being a generalist working on both the frontend, backend, and anything it takes to solve problems and delight users both internally and externally
  • Take pride in not just starting but also finishing projects
  • Can stitch together many different services and processes even if you have not worked with them before
  • Can put yourself in the shoes of your users and be a steward of crafting great experiences
  • Enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different expertise
  • Uphold best practices in engineering, security, and design
  • Want to make a difference
  • Relevant qualification - advantageous

 

EXPECTATIONS OF YOCO EMPLOYEES

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

 

VALUE PROPOSITION | WHAT WILL YOU BE GETTING?

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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