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Senior Software Developer / Architect Job in South Africa
Electrum Payments , South Africa

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Senior Software Developer / Architect

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Apr 6, 2021
Last Date
Jul 6, 2021

Job Description

Electrum is an exciting B2B tech company working with some of South Africa’s biggest household names. We love that the projects we work on touch the lives of millions of South Africans every day, making a real difference whether that’s giving an aspiring businesswoman access to banking for the first time, or distributing government financial aid to thousands of students.

We hire the best of the best and we offer great opportunities for both personal growth and career progression. Best believe that in this role you will be joining a dynamic, highly skilled, results driven and delivery-focused team of developers.

Life at Electrum

A good work-life balance is very important at Electrum. You know when your brain has switched off for the day and you need to go for a surf, but you also know when the code you have written is sloppy. At Electrum you will be expected to know when you deserve a surf and when you need to knuckle down and get the work done. For the more knuckle down days we make it worth your while with benefits such as:

  • Company getaways
  • Onsite gym and shower facilities
  • Daily cooked lunches and a stocked kitchen for the mid-day nibbles
  • A rad coffee station where you can practice your cappuccino foam art
  • Team socialising, hikes, getaways, and dinners
  • Understanding that if an emergency comes up, family comes first
  • A generous leave policy, starting at 20 days per year
  • Flexible work hours
  • A recreational area with foosball, table tennis and fatsaks that are perfect for naps

We have created a safe, transparent environment where:

  • We know mistakes happen, and that’s okay. We even have a 3 step approach to dealing with them:
      1. Tell everyone about it
      2. Fix mistake
      3. Tell everyone about it
  • You are responsible for your actions both the successes and the failures
  • We talk openly about salaries and bonuses. At Electrum we believe it’s evident why some people earn more and others a bit less. It’s like being on a sports team where salaries are widely known
What you'll do
  • Work as a Senior Developer / Architect at Electrum
  • Be heavily involved in the architecture, design and development of Electrum’s payments software solutions
  • Mentor and provide technical leadership to the entire Engineering organisation
  • Play a visionary role in designing blueprints for solutions in the payments landscape
  • Work in a technically challenging environment where the solutions you build require 99.99% uptime


  • At least 5 years experience in software development

Anyone can write code. However it takes a bit of experience to write code that balances elegance, maintainability, efficiency and quality.

  • At least 2 years experience in the payments industry

We know, it’s a pretty niche industry but it’s a difficult to design robust payments systems unless you’ve had some experience using them. Also, it’s hard to mentor junior team members when they have more payments experience than you.

  • Be strong with Java

Our backend systems are built on this. They are high performance systems that really require you to know what you’re doing in Java.

  • A university degree

Any degree really. We need your proven analytical skillz here with the ability to work in high stakes (we’re working with other people’s money here!) and highly complex environments. The stuff we do has a material impact on the world and also therefore is high reward, but that also means it comes with high risk. You can’t always just learn it on the job. We need to know that you know what you’re doing.

Increase your odds

We’ll be growing you into someone that has the following skills which is why it’s beneficial to already have them:

  • Full stack experience
  • SaaS experience
  • ISO8583 experience


  • Team beach getaways
  • World class payments training
  • Macbook Pro
  • Highly competitive games of table tennis
  • Showers and Towel Service
  • Generous leave policy
  • Tons of career growth opportunities
  • Family style cooked lunches
  • Great coffee
  • Friday beer on tap
  • Company gym

Job Specification

Electrum Payments

Information Technology and Services - Cape Town, South Africa