REF # 1911515

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Cape Town

Backend Software Engineer

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If you want your coding to make a real difference, then a dynamic HealthTech company wants you as their next Backend Software Engineer. Joining their innovative & tightknit team, you will help build a critical real-time communication platform, participating in the planning and delivery of a scalable & reliable architecture. You will require 3 years’ Backend Dev experience in a commercial environment – preferably with external users, Java/Kotlin, Linux, distributed Source Control systems, strong relational database experience, REST services and message queues.



Develop and maintain the core system components of the communication platform.

Contribute to architecting and deploying a system that can scale according to demand with the necessary fault tolerance and redundancy structures in place.

Manage deployment to cloud providers.

Ensure databases are designed and performing optimally.

Research and evaluate new technologies, components and tools for inclusion in our environment.

Involvement in the full software development lifecycle, including – Agile processes:

SCRUM and sprint planning

Continuous integration and automated deployment

Maintain an automated testing environment

Planning and architecture.

Maintaining production systems.



At least 3 years of Backend development experience in a commercial environment (preferably one with external users).

Java / Kotlin experience.

Familiarity with deployment to Linux environments.

Competent in using distributed Source Control systems.

Strong relational database experience.

Message queues and REST services.


Advantageous –

Cloud platform experience.

Worked with Akka.

Event-driven architecture and CQRS.

Microservices architecture.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.



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