Summit Africa RecruitmentSummit Africa Recruitment
Job title: Software Engineer (Scala)
Employment type:Full Time
Experience:2 to 5 years
Job published:12 October 2020
Job reference no:2336528895

Job Description

This position reports to the Engineering Team Lead.


Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • 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


Attributes required:

  • Solid communication skills
  • Proactive
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Problem-solver
  • Solutions-oriented
  • Willing to learn as well as teach others



  • A suitable degree or similar qualification
  • Experience in writing robust, efficient production code
  • Experience with SQL database systems
  • Experience with development in a Linux environment
  • Proficient in a strongly typed language such as Scala, Java or C#
  • Open to diversifying language skill set
  • Experience with the following will be advantageous:
    • Scala
    • Play Framework
    • Akka Actors
    • React
    • Postgres
    • Mqtt & Kafka
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Graphite and Grafana
    • Git


The Environment:

  • The company employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of the company being the leading e-commerce company in
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can
  • We are short on ego and high on
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after
  • We love what we do and what we are


We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for the
  • thinks like an owner of the business.