Summit Africa RecruitmentSummit Africa Recruitment
Job title: Backend Developer
Employment type:Full Time
Experience:5 to 10 years
Job published:17 November 2020
Job reference no:2523306935

Job Description

Purpose of the role

Developers will be creative, analytical, driven and energetic in pursuit of designing and building scalable applications with focus on functionality, security and reliability of the tech stack


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Work closely with a team of developers and designers building front-ends for Silicon Valley
  • Care and fight for the end-user experience and contribute to raising the baseline of what is the UI/UX industry
  • Take ownership and responsibility for what you do, the huge creative freedom and ability to influence the project allows for this
  • Build relationships with developers in Poland,San Francisco, Cape Town and
  • Design and develop new back-end services
  • Focus on coding and debugging
  • Build clean and structured code and libraries
  • Research new tech that will benefit the team, project or client
  • Integrate user facing elements developed
  • Communicate effectively with the team locally and internationally
  • Provide insight and contribute to software design and architecture



  • Independent efficient problem solving, but also being an excellent team player
  • Good command of English, written and spoken
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong ability to clearly communicate concepts and ideas to team members as well as


Requirements and Experience:

  • Our core back-end stack is js. So at least 3 years experience using Node.js preferably with Nest.js and Typscript
  • Expertise in at least one backend technology g. Java/.NET
  • Good practical knowledge of at least one database system, g. PostgreSQL/MongoDB,
  • Experience in creating well-designed APIs,
  • Experience in utilising good security practices,
  • Readiness to learn and expand your skill set as required by ongoing projects
  • Experience in the following will be beneficial:
    • Hands-on experience with Node.js and TypeScript,
    • Proficiency in PostgreSQL or MongoDB,
    • Familiarity with Docker/Kubernetes/AWS deployment processes,
    • Experience in creating projects from scratch,
    • Experience with profiling and performance optimisation,
    • Experience in giving high quality feedback during code review,
    • Knowledge of testing JavaScript code (Jest/Mocha/Chai/CodeceptJS)
    • Automated software testing on unit/integration/end-to-end levels



  • Working with US-based startups and Fortune 500 clients on demanding but at the same time rewarding projects,
  • Non-corporate work environment
  • Experienced PM and QA support
  • Regular code reviews policy
  • Trendy work space in Cape Town CBD and surrounds
  • You will have a lot of chances to develop your programming skills as well as learn a lot about how tech business is done in the US
  • International links with teams on 4