Senior Software Developer in Cape Town

Volt Africa
Cape Town
Market related
17 Sep 2019
30 Apr 2020
Lee Clews
Contract Type

Senior Software Developer

Reference: #SOFTDEV

Job description

Volt Africa has an opportunity for an innovative and skilled Full-Stack Developer. The person will work with our high performing teams of technology experts to develop software in an agile environment for major digital brands in the media industry, using Open Source technologies and a mix of cutting edge Front-End JavaScript frameworks. The developer will lead a team of junior and mid-level developers, and work in project environments at client sites, both in an integrated team of developers, designers, content producers, sales and digital experts and independently, to deliver enhancements and features as requested by the Product Owner, as well as ad-hoc fixes to existing functionality.

This position is based in Cape Town. Candidates must be willing and able to move between clients and the office when necessary.



  • Postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent preferred.

Technical Skills and Experience


  • 4-8 years hands on development experience
  • HTML & CSS
  • JavaScript
  • NodeJs
  • PHP and/or Python
  • MySQL and/or Microsoft SQL Server, including database design
  • Responsive web development
  • Proven track record of architecting solutions and building from the ground up


  • JavaScript Frameworks (Angular, ReactJS)
  • Familiarity with CSS pre-processors like Sass and LESS
  • Good understanding of GIT or other version control software
  • Agile & Test Driven Development experience
  • Familiarity with good SEO practises
  • Progressive Web App concepts
  • A relevant portfolio of work
  • Testing and debugging


  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to pick up new technologies easily
  • Attention to detail
  • Delivery focused
  • Able to work in projects (multi-task) environment
  • Flexible - responsive to change
  • Ability to interact with clients at a systems analysis level preferable
  • Leadership skills to manage and mentor mid and junior developers

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