Backend Scala Engineer

Tech · Cape Town, Western Cape
Department Tech
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

You’ve gained experience in the software development space, and want to continue working on innovative projects, whilst making an impact with your tech skills & knowledge.  Read on to find out more about our Backend Engineer position! 


The Company

We are a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Triggerise builds digital platforms that motivate users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive choices. We work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use health products and services. We also support our users in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies. You can check more about being a part of the Triggerise here. 


All of our Triggerise offices are comfortable, open spaces filled with enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from our biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, our people are young and our culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. You can learn more about the work we do here.


We are open to remote work for this position and will happily accept applicants from any Triggerise Location (Portugal, South Africa, Amsterdam, Kenya, Ethiopia).


The Job

Our Backend Engineer is responsible for creating and maintains the software, to allow our platform to function.


  • You maintain and develop new features on our software platform.
  • Applying software engineering principles to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of our software.
  • Working closely with team members, on development and other projects.
  • Responsible for security and data protection when developing our software.


About you

You have great, in-depth development experience using Scala and building software from the ground up.


  • You have worked extensively with several backend tools and frameworks, including Scala.
  • You don’t want to just write code, you want to make it with quality and scalable.
  • You are willing to learn. We use Cats, FS2, ScalaTest, Testcontainers, Flyway, among others (you don't need to have experience with the tools we are currently using, we can help you).  


Recruitment Process

Introductory call with recruiter | First Interview with Tech Team | Technical Challenge | Final interview with the Tech Team


The rewards

At Triggerise we believe in being open, also when it comes to salaries. The monthly salary bracket for this position is R50 000 - R75 000 in South Africa, KSH 230 000 - KSH 350 000 in Kenya, and €2 200 - €3 429 in Portugal, plus benefits and allowances. We will offer you a salary in this bracket depending on your level of experience and how it relates to your future colleagues. If you would like to know more about the salaries in our other locations, please contact us.

 

In addition to your monthly salary, we offer you:

  • Great secondary benefits 
  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A product to help shape as we grow, to leave your mark on how we do things.
  • A vision that we trust that you will do your job without us having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.


The details

Interested? Click apply now below! Want more information? Check out our website or contact our Global Recruiter. We only accept applications through the apply links, not by email. 

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  • Location
    Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Department
    Tech
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced