React Frontend Software Engineer

South Africa   |   Full Time

The Opportunity

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to build a career within the Fin-tech industry? Would you like to work in a growing innovative industry with a company at the forefront of innovation in that space? Would you like specialised attention to development within a fast growing, and innovative team, with opportunities for fast-tracked career growth?


What are we all about?

LifeCheq is a fast growing and innovative, tech-based financial consultancy firm operating in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg. We're passionate about helping our clients link their goals and values to an actionable roadmap, and we drive to help them achieve these goals. 


Our in house software is key in helping us achieve this, and we are looking for skilled Software Developers to join our team. The focus will be on our client portal web app, which is built in TypeScript, using React, Redux/Apollo. To get this started we need an experienced Frontend Dev who knows how to build a complex, slick and reliable React-based app.


Why We Need You

  • Join an established team, and help shape and grow the app

  • Work with a product owner/UX designer to turn business requirements into well written tickets to be implemented 

  • Mentor more junior team members as we grow the team

  • Set up, and maintain CI/CD tools for the app

  • Be part of informing how we extend our backend API


What Skills You Will Bring 

  • You can communicate well with team members and stakeholders on deliverables and approach, demonstrating the ability to communicate and listen appropriately depending on the audience

  • You write clear & self-documenting code, organise methods and classes appropriately 

  • You have a good understanding of QA best practice

  • You are aware of trending design patterns in the technologies you work in and can select the best design pattern for the job in hand, articulating to others why this has been chosen

  • You strive for success, are keen to learn and develop, are collaborative with a can-do attitude, and can build positive relationships

  • You have professional experience building a complex SPA with React. TypeScript/GraphQL experience a plus

  • You have at least three years of relevant coding experience

  • You have deep knowledge of CSS and HTML

  • You have experience working with designers and a demonstrated ability to work in a team

  • Clojure/ClojueScript knowledge/experience a major bonus


What does LifeCheq offer you?

  • We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. Not only do you get to build a rewarding career in the FinTech industry, but we offer great benefits too! All full-time employees receive a medical aid and insurance contribution, paid maternity leave, access to your own personalized LifeCheq plan, as well as an opportunity to participate in our Employee Share Scheme

  • The option to work from home and wellness days off

  • A competitive salary and as an opportunity to work at one of South Africa's leading FinTech start ups

This is a permanent, full-time position. 

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