Junior Backend Web Developer

PayProp : Development and Technology : Development · Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Department PayProp : Development and Technology : Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation R225,000.00 per annum

** This position is fully remote for applicants residing in South Africa**


"Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life."


At Humanstate, we live by this mantra. As a thriving multinational technology group with a large presence in South Africa, we’re looking for local tech talent to help us change the world!


Our two industry platforms, PayProp and GivenGain, are world leaders in their sectors. With PayProp, we've automated over $2bn in rental property payments. GivenGain works with thousands of charities and some of the world’s largest mass participation events, including the Cape Town Marathon and Boston Marathon, to help participants raise money for the causes they care about. And we're just getting started.


In 2020 we implemented a distributed work policy to enable us to work just as effectively (if not more so) wherever we are – whether from home, at the office, or on the go. Our team is multinational and works from around the world, so good written and verbal English and brilliant communication skills are essential.


If you’re looking to take the next step in your career, communicate well, enjoy a challenge and fit the job spec below, we want to hear from you!


As a growing payment technology business in South Africa, the UK, Switzerland, Canada, and the USA, part of a global group, we are looking for a junior web back-end developer to support the ongoing development and rapid growth of our platform. 

The candidate, being a junior developer, will have a mentor helping them with their projects and to gain independence in achieving their tasks. 


Responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:  


  • Prototype product features based on business requirements; 
  • Develop, test, debug, maintain and refactor product features;  
  • Develop, test, debug and maintain Perl backend code, SQL queries and frontend templates;  
  • Develop, update and maintain technical documentation; 
  • Provide internal support for system-related questions and issues. 

 

Requirements include: 

 

  • 2+ years of frontend web development experience 
  • Object-Oriented programming knowledge 
  • Familiar with modern MVC web frameworks  
  • Understanding of testing and continuous integration 
  • Good database (MySQL) knowledge 
  • Experienced with revision control (git) 
  • Write & maintain technical documentation  
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience 
  • Excellent English communication skills 
  • Passionate about learning new languages and technologies 

 

Beneficial Experience and Skills: 

 

  • Perl development experience especially with modern MVC frameworks (Mojolicious, Catalyst, Dancer) and testing (Test::Harness, Test::More, Test::Most) 

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  • Location
    Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • Department
    PayProp : Development and Technology : Development
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    R225,000.00 per annum