Takealot | Android Software Engineer Opportunity X1

Takealot | Android Software Engineer Opportunity X1

takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Software Engineer (Android Storefront) to join our team. Candidates must reside in South Africa.

Think you’ve been challenged before? Think again!

  • Scale: Over 2.5 million happy shoppers shop online on takealot.com. Show them what you can do.
  • Learn: We work with the best of the best, and then some. Code alongside industry leaders and upskill in record time.
  • Grow: Expand your career in the fast-growing Takealot Group: takealot.com, Superbalist.com, and Mr D Food. We like to promote from within: Here’s your chance.

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This position reports to the Mobile Engineering Manager

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

  • Help design, develop and refine new features
  • Locate and resolve bugs and crashes
  • Brainstorm new ideas and concepts
  • Work with teammates on design, code reviews, and estimation

The skills we need: 

  • Be accountable
  • Creative
  • Solution oriented
  • Flexible
  • Take pride in your work

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A computer science or engineering degree (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in native Android written in Kotlin
  • In the event that you do not have a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Diploma (Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering), an equivalent experience requirement must be met, which equates to a minimum of 5 years’ of Software Development experience
  • Strong Computer Science and programming fundamentals.
  • Full understanding of the Android application and activity lifecycles.
  • Experience with Fragments.
  • Appreciation of Android-specific asynchronous processing techniques.
  • Knowledge of strategies to handle issues related to platform fragmentation, differing screen sizes and multiple OS versions.
  • Knowledge and Appreciation of Android user experience design patterns.

Additional Desirable Skills

  • Android Java experience is a bonus.
  • Any iOS native development experience is a bonus.
  • Experience with network requests to RESTful APIs using best practice and well known libraries (Retrofit, glide, coroutines).
  • Experience working with unit test frameworks
  • Experience with writing UI Automation scripts using Robot Framework.
  • Experience developing eCommerce apps for retail
  • Experience working with software development tools including Git, Jira and Confluence.


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Let’s talk about life @ Takealot Group

  • The power is in your hands: We offer a market-related, Total Remuneration Package that allows full flexibility according to your needs. Go on, be the master of your own destiny.
  • No doors: We aren’t fans of stuffy offices or siloed work environments. See someone you like? High five, collab and make something great.
  • Remote working: Love water cooler chats and working from home? Takealot.com offers a hybrid working model for the best of both worlds.
  • Mentorship programme: We aren’t kidding when we say the people with the best people win. Now’s your chance to be one of the best, by learning from the best.
  • Naspers Tech Community & Online Learning: Share ideas and grow with global industry leaders who are all just a Slack message away. Love to learn? Up-skill with free access to courses on MyAcademy, Udacity, Coursera and more.
  • Good times: Get to know the other extraordinary minds at takealot.com during regular social events and out-of-office activities (think hikes, think mini-golf, think good times).
  • Staff discount. Millions of products across 28 departments. What more could you ask for?
  • Birthday leave: Cake Day all the way. Enjoy your day off – you deserve it.
  • Right tools, right job: Mac or Windows, two monitors or one. Whatever your preference, you’ll work on the latest tech, off the latest tech.
  • Help when you need it most: Confidential counselling, legal support, and financial guidance, for free, anytime, anywhere.
  • Tech stack (for days): ReactJS, Python, Scala, Kotlin, Swift, Google Cloud, Kafka, Redis, Kubernetes and all things machine learning. If you build it, they will come.
  • Free parking: No more 5km fun runs to your desk (unless you want to).

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

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