Software Engineer (API) (oldmutual)

oldmutual    Durban    2024-07-11

Job posting number: #130028 (Ref:JR-56159)

Job Description

Let's Write Africa's Story Together!

Old Mutual is a firm believer in the African opportunity and our diverse talent reflects this.

Job Description

This role requires a seasoned T-shaped Software Engineer in our API Team who isn't afraid to dabble with some frontend, DB and CI/CD components. Participation in technical designs and the development and maintenance of software and other digital applications or services. The incumbent will be expected to create prototypes, develop user-centered software, and advise on technical specifications. This role requires fundamentals in engineering practices, an analytical and data-driven approach to problem solving, while following the DevOps, SRE and Cloud Based practices.

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  • Full-Stack Development: Lead the end-to-end design, development, and maintenance of web applications, ensuring they meet high standards for functionality, performance, and user experience.
  • Front-End Development: Create responsive and user-friendly interfaces using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Collaborate closely with the design team to maintain a seamless and visually appealing user experience.
  • Back-End Development: Manage server-side development, including the selection and use of programming languages and frameworks like Node.js, Python, Ruby, Django, etc.
  • Database Management: Design, optimize, and manage database schemas, queries, and interactions using relational and NoSQL databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, etc.
  • Web Application Frameworks: Utilize specific web application frameworks and libraries to streamline development processes, enhance application functionality, and provide technical leadership.
  • Architecture and System Design: Drive architectural decisions, system design, and code reviews to ensure scalable and maintainable software solutions.
  • Version Control: Lead codebase management using Git or other version control systems, establishing best practices for code collaboration and version tracking.
  • Testing and Debugging: Establish testing strategies, develop unit tests, and provide expertise in debugging and optimizing code for performance and reliability.
  • API Integration: Work on integrating APIs and third-party services, focusing on security, scalability, and efficiency.
  • DevOps and Deployment: Implement DevOps practices, including CI/CD pipelines, containerization, and cloud services to optimize application deployment and scaling.
  • Mentoring and Collaboration: Mentor and collaborate with junior and intermediate developers, contributing to team growth, knowledge sharing, and best practices.

Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • 5+ years of experience in API development  
  • Knowledge and experience in technologies such as: 
    • Containerisation: Kubernetes, Docker 
    • CI/CD - Jenkins, AWS Code Commit 
    • AWS (preferred) or another cloud provider such as AZURE or Google Cloud Platform 
    • Confluence, Jira 
    • Microsoft Teams, Slack 
    • IaC: Terraform/Cloudformation 
    • .Netcore/ Kotlin/Java 
    •  Performance testing (Locust/Jmeter/Gatling etc.)
    • Contract testing (e.g., Pact, Postman, Neman)
  • Familiarity with Architecture and Design:  Microservice, Serverless architectures, Event Driven Architecture / API First / Domain driven design
  • Familiarity with Test-Driven Development Build cloud based functional APIs at an enterprise level 
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills, with a focus on optimizing application performance.
  • Exceptional communication, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
  • Commitment to staying updated with emerging industry trends and technologies.
  • Previous leadership or mentorship experience within a development team.



Bachelors Degree (B) (Required)

Closing Date

20 July 2024

The appointment will be made from the designated group in line with the Employment Equity Plan of Old Mutual South Africa and the specific business unit in question.

Old Mutual Limited is pro-vaccination and encourages its workforce to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

All prospective employees are required to disclose their vaccination status as part of the recruitment process.

Please refer to the Old Mutual’s Covid-19 vaccination policy for further detail. Kindly note that Old Mutual reserves the right to reinstate the requirement to vaccinate at any point if it is of the view that it is imperative to do so.

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Employer Info

Job posting number:#130028 (Ref:JR-56159)
Application Deadline:2024-08-10
Employer Location:oldmutual
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