Junior Backend Developer

PayProp : Development and Technology : Development · Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Department PayProp : Development and Technology : Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation R240,000.00 - R300,000.00 per annum

“Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.”


 

At Humanstate we live by this mantra. 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. 


From our co-founder Johannes van Eeden:

"This distributed role is a unique, once-in-a-generation chance to re-engineer the way you work, to refocus your attention on what’s important – in short, to reassess your work life."

This is your invitation to join us as we take on exciting new challenges.

 

 

What you can expect from us


Trust - we hire passionate, driven team players from around the world and give them the flexibility to do their jobs.

Freedom – we trust you to work from any location you choose, whether it’s from home, the coffee shop, or the road.

Training – you’re not alone. Our team of experts will help you get the most out of your working life.

Progression – if you step up, we’ll reward you. Become a leader of the pack and develop a team.

Respect – this isn’t a 24/7 role. You’ll have targets, we’ll help you achieve and surpass them.

Money – you will be aggressively incentivized. Our top salespeople make over $150,000 a year!

Vacations – unlike some companies, we want you to take holidays. Your happiness and wellbeing are as important to us as your performance.

Diversity – join our team of 150 individuals from a dozen countries around the world working in five countries across three continents.

Time to volunteer – the technology behind PayProp is based on our Foundation in the charity sector, and we give back by giving all employees one paid day a month to volunteer for a nonprofit of their choice.

Tech – we use the latest Macs and cutting-edge technology to make meaningful connections with our clients and each other.

Security – we have comprehensive health, life and dental insurance that is there to take care of you should the worst happen.

 

 

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 backend web development experience 
  • Object Oriented programming knowledge 
  • Familiar with modern MVC web frameworks  
  • Understanding of testing and continuous integration 
  • Experience with virtual machines for development (VMs) 
  • Good database (MySQL) knowledge 
  • Experienced with revision control (git) and multi-developer projects 
  • Write and 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) 
  • Interacting with APIs 
  • Linux command line 

 

Thank You

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  • Location
    Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • Department
    PayProp : Development and Technology : Development
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    R240,000.00 - R300,000.00 per annum