Job Opportunity at Allan Gray Proprietary Limited, Fullstack Developer - Mr Tech Site

Job Opportunity at Allan Gray Proprietary Limited, Fullstack Developer

- November 11, 2019
Allan Gray is looking for talented developers who are willing to help us in building out our microservices architecture in developing complex and integrated backend APIs that solve vital problems and provide cutting-edge features to the business.

This opportunity allows you not just to build dynamic backend systems, but also form part of a DevOps team where you will get to explore all aspects of web application architecture, solution design, scaling and testing.

At Allan Gray, we are constantly looking for better ways of doing things, so if you can bring a willingness and excitement to find innovative solutions in a performance-driven environment that will allow you to play with the latest and great technologies, then we may just be perfect for you. 

As a key member of our team, you will work alongside the product owner, business analysts, senior developers and testers in order to deliver high performance enterprise grade applications. 

We have adopted a Microservices architecture with RESTful API’s predominantly written in Scala, with some built in Go. Our Microservices are built and deployed on an elastic containerized infrastructure supported and managed on premises through Kubernetes. 


  • Analyse and design new features
  • Write elegant robust code
  • Write unit, integration and acceptance tests for all components
  • Write build and deployment automation scripts
  • Improve and optimize the performance of existing systems
  • Troubleshoot and root-cause errors
  • Mentor other developers
  • Deliver features timeously
  • Drive innovation and improvement in our tech stack


  • At least 4 years’ worth of professional development experience
  • Since we are a multi-technology environment, knowledge of computer science fundamentals in object oriented design, data structures and algorithms are a necessity
  • Strong software design skills
  • Proficiency in more than one modern programming language. It is beneficial if you have experience in one dynamically typed language such as JavaScript, Python or Ruby and one statically typed language such as Go, Scala, Java or C++.
  • Proficiency in a database technology such as SQL Server, MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Knowledge of one or more modern JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue, or Angular and Typescript
  • Experience in distributed computing and building enterprise-wide systems
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes and testing

Key Attributes

  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types and deal with conflict in an effective way
  • Ability to work individually and with teams within an Agile context
  • Experience in influencing best practices within teams


Tertiary Qualification in computer science, computer engineering, information systems or related technical discipline


Cape Town

Closing Date:  19 December 2019

Seniority Level
Mid-Senior level

Financial Services Information Technology & Services Computer Software
Employment Type

Job Functions
Information Technology


  • Interpersonal Communication
  • SQL
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • JavaScript
  • Data Structures
  • Software Development
  • Design
  • Software Engineering Practices
  • Interpersonal Skills


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