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SovTech Β· Fullstack Javascript Software Developer

Hello from SovTech πŸ‘‹

Are you looking to become part of a team that is changing the way businesses across the world build software? Our mission is to design, build, deploy and maintain innovative custom software that allows our clients to start, run and grow world-class businesses with globally distributed teams based in Johannesburg, London, Nairobi and Cape Town 🌍

We invest in people who can see the future & who work hard to achieve it. SovTech has a young, dynamic, and fast-growing team. We’re only looking for outstanding people – those unique individuals who are brilliant, always happy to help, socialize, get involved, work hard, and enjoy what they do! We have a continuous learning culture that allows our people to grow and develop in the opportunities across our various teams. Keep reading to learn about what else we have to offer πŸ™Œ

About the role:

Who are we looking for?

We are searching high and low for our next Javascript Developer to join our Worldclass team with experience in:

  • National Diploma in Information Technology or Equivalent
  • 3 + Experience coding in a modern web stack - Node.js, React, HTML, CSS
  • Experience with Serverless, Terraform, AWS CDK
  • Experience with Git or Bitbucket

What will you be doing?

  • Participation in team activities such as collaborative development and code reviews
  • Taking Initiative on identifying areas for technical improvements / innovations.
  • Taking part in cross-team activities such as knowledge-sharing and documentation.
  • Coding and developing features for new and existing products to a high technical standard.

What is our Core Tech Stack πŸ”

We love modern Full Stack JavaScript and TypeScript! We build almost everything on the Serverless framework with AWS behind the scenes. Working at SovTech allows exposure to:
Backend

  • NodeJS
  • GraphQL, REST, OpenAPI Specification
  • ORMs like Prisma, Knex, BookshelfJS and ObjectionJS
  • SQL and NoSQL Databases
  • Service Oriented Architecture

Frontend

  • React (CRA, NextJS, Gatsby)
  • Centralised State Management
  • React Native (Vanilla and Expo)
  • Calling REST + GraphQL APIs
  • Modern UI Libraries
  • CSS-in-JS

Tooling

  • Git
  • Bundlers (Webpack, SWC, Esbuild)
  • ESLint, Prettier
  • CI/CD
  • Serverless, Terraform, AWS CDK

About our Culture:

We are Fluid 🌊

Our teams are globally distributed so we have adopted a Fluid approach to remote vs office-based work, encouraging freedom, fluidity of working location, collaboration & exploration. At SovTech, teams define their remote days to encourage collaboration & knowledge sharing whilst still creating the flexibility of remote working.

Some cool things we do at SovTech ⚽️

  • Annual full-company year end retreat.
  • Dev chats every Friday with a beer or dial in from where ever you are based in the world.
  • Become part of any the many Fluid Clubs that we offer (Soccer, Gaming, Wine club, Bookclub, Plant lovers, Running, SelfCare, Music, Art, Entrepreneurs)
  • Hatch (Annual company-wide hackathon)
  • Annual FoosFest with our very own Minister of Foosball.
  • Our own currency(Stacos) - 50 Stacos is given to each employee every month by the company to spend on rewarding and recognising your colleagues, Stacos are redeemable for a variety of online shopping vouchers.
  • Get a portion of your salary paid in Bitcoin πŸ’Έ
  • Explore week - #WFA Work from anywhere for a full week.
  • All staff access to the Insight Timer App and Mental Health Workshops πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ

Want to know more about our culture πŸŽ‰

Have a look through our Careers page & our The SovTech Spex.

Check out our latest Blog posts.

Finally, if that does not give you enough insight into SovTech, check out our Humans of SovTech Instagram page πŸ™Œ

You know what to do next… Click that Apply button πŸ˜‰

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