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Senior Backend Developer - Server-Side

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


An industrial, financial and commercial business solutions company in Cape Town is looking for a dedicated and competent senior backend developer (Server-Side) to join their team. The successful incumbent will be required to work within the Software Engineering Team to maintain, enhance and build new systems and components as required by the company.

  • The design, specification, coding, testing and documenting of software along with other Developers.
  • The maintenance of existing software for deployed systems used by support services.
  • Providing support to customer support services.
  • Assisting internal colleagues in the investigation of software and system related problems on existing and new products or solutions
  • A degree or diploma in information systems or computer science.
  • Seven or more years of hands-on experience with 24/7 online systems.
  • Experience in system analysis and design.
  • Good understanding of networking (WAN/LAN/GAN/Wi-Fi/VoIP) and related technologies.
  • Strong development background, knowledge of different compilers and languages.
  • Maintenance, management and administration of Ubuntu Linux.
  • B2B / System / Web / Micro-services integrations.
  • Proven experience in multiple of the following:
  • C++
  • Java
  • BASH
  • Python
  • NodeJS
  • MySQL
  • Remain flexible, function under pressure and maintain a positive attitude and work performance in a variety of circumstances.
  • Can work within a team, but also independently.
  • Take responsibility for staying up to date with the latest trends and developments.
  • Be willing and keen to share information.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Have a natural tendency to be self-driven and highly self-motivated with a sense of pride in their work.
  • Show initiative.
  • Have an ability to grasp ‘big picture requirements’ and work with changing requirements.
  • Have a strong sense of integrity.
  • Can learn and apply new development tools quickly and efficiently.
  • Can accept constructive criticism.
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 21 Feb 14:07

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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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