Clojure job: Senior Developer


Senior Developer at Yuppiechef

🇿🇦 South Africa › Cape Town
  (Posted Jun 4 2024)

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Job description
See yourself as someone who uses code to solve business problems? Does working on complex and challenging code for hours feel like minutes to you? And do you have fun figuring out how to make the development experience better — more usable, more scalable, more performant and more future-proof?

We’re looking for a full-time Senior Software Developer to help refine and shape Yuppiechef’s applications and software architecture as we grow and scale.

What does the job entail?

Technical speccing and project planning according to business requirements and objectives
Leading the execution of software development projects and contributing to the development cycle
Driving our software architecture and maintenance
Providing technical leadership and mentoring to more junior team members
Collaborating with and working across business units

What are the requirements?

You’ll typically need to have more than 10 years’ experience as a developer, building web and mobile applications for real customers — either freelance or working for a studio, or in-house in a similar environment
A world-class development portfolio spanning across different applications that demonstrates the level of skill and experience required for this role, and the impact your work has had on the businesses you’ve worked for

You’ll need to show these specific skills and coding languages:

Functional programming languages like Clojure (preferable) or experience with languages like Scala, Go, C#, Ruby or PHP
A strong command of MySQL (MariaDB) database
A strong command of Message brokers (RabbitMQ / Kafka) and job schedulers
A good understanding AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud infrastructure and services
Technical speccing — an ability to write up detailed technical documentation
Project management — an ability to lead the technical execution of projects
Effective collaboration skills to contribute to projects and team mentorship
A tertiary qualification in Computer Science or similar would be beneficial, but not a requirement. You will, however, need to have a Matric (GCSE; A-levels; or equivalent)

Please note:

While we have a clear idea of the skills and experience required for the role, applicants who have experience in different software technologies, but have the willingness to learn quickly and contribute meaningfully and impactfully within a high-performance team, are encouraged to apply. Every application is evaluated by a real human being

Preference will be given to candidates from under-represented, designated groups

What technologies will you be working with?

Front end:

Rum Clojure/Clojurescript library

Back end:





Nginx / Apache



Kafka / RabbitMQ




Datadog and Sentry for monitoring

What’s the pay, benefits and environment?
We pay competitive, market-related salaries based on skills and experience, and profit share based on the company's performance
Your salary is based on a “Total Cost To Company” model and includes:
Medical Aid (Discovery) contributions
Group Life Cover
Retirement Annuity
Employee Assistance programme
17 Days Paid Annual Leave increasing to 20 days with length of service

We are based in Westlake, Cape Town, and have a hybrid work policy

Who are we?
We’re Yuppiechef, and see ourselves as helping people find moments of joy at home. We’re here to offer outstanding and memorable service, while selling things that our customers love using. We’re foodies and home lovers and early adopters, and we’re passionate learners more than we’re experts. We have a loved online store and 20 beautiful physical stores across SA, and we’re a proud member of the dynamic Mr Price Group. Our office in Westlake, Cape Town, has a view of the mountains, a beautiful Rancilio coffee machine, and plenty of books to borrow. It’s filled with people who value excellence, and who like to hang out together and learn from one another. We’re always looking for new people to teach us new ways of doing things and help us make big things happen. We’d love to know if you might be one of them.

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Company: Yuppiechef

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