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Software Integration Specialist

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town
Type: Permanent
Company:Datafin Recruitment


A provider of the latest advancements in digital health and wellness solutions invites a software integration specialist to join its team. You will be required to take ownership of the integration experience of partners with the company’s platform. This entails helping partners to architect the integration of their products with our various APIs, to plan and drive integration projects, to ensure our APIs are well designed and documented, and to help with tools that make the evaluation of and integration with our APIs easier.


API ownership
  • Ensure that API is sensible, consistent and developer friendly.
  • Ensure that API is well documented.
  • Ensure documentation is maintained.

API integration
  • Engage with customers to understand and analyse their needs and use cases and translate that to our product and engineering teams.
  • Define, plan and execute integration projects that span across multiple organisations.
  • Maintain integration documentation and templates.
  • Clearly and accurately communicate project status and timelines.

API solutions
  • Analyse the needs of integration partners and help them make best use of the company platform to roll out solutions.
  • Grow the Cloud Solutions team and play active leadership role for the team.
  • Develop tools and libraries that facilitate integration and help integration partners with developing solutions based on our platform.

Core API facilitation and support
  • Advise business partners and developers about API capabilities and toolset.
  • Investigate technical integration challenges and guide customers to successful resolution.
  • Escalate to development teams when needed and work with them to resolution.
  • Communicate with a wide variety of teams to ensure the best customer experience.
  • Answer ongoing questions related to APIs.
  • Enable customers to access API functionality.
  • Create and maintain relevant documentation.

  • Self-driven and able to work independently.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent analytics, problem-solving and knowledge aggregation skills.
  • Excellent organization and follow-up skills.
  • Working knowledge of API concepts and REST architectural style.
  • Experience debugging web applications.
  • Experience using a REST client, such as Postman, and making cURL calls.
  • Familiarity with RESTful JSON API standards
  • An understand (stemming from development experience) the technical frustrations inherent in having to integrate with 3rd party APIs and care about making that process as smooth as possible.
  • An understanding of how large corporate development teams operate and what their concerns and restrictions are.

Skills and experience considered to be advantageous
  • Familiarity with Blueprint documentation tools.
  • An understanding of wearable devices and the practicalities of its use in real-world science scenarios. An in-depth understanding of the strengths and limitations of photoplethysmography (PPG)-based wearable devices in industry.
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced start-up, diligent, contrarian.
  • Prior experience in engaging customers.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.


When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA Citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Please e-mail a word copy of your CV to  and mention the reference numbers of the jobs.

Posted on 20 Feb 12:51

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DataFin was established in 1999. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have established relationships with industry leaders and a vast majority of our business is repeat business.

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