Developer

Senior Software Engineer (Remote)

Preferable Location: Cape Town   |   Full Time

The Opportunity

One of the biggest untapped markets in fintech is personal financial advice. It’s also one of the toughest domains to crack.  If you’re looking to build a successful career and make a huge impact in the lives of many South Africans, then this is the opportunity you’ve been searching for. 

What are we all about?

LifeCheq is a personal finance fintech business operating across South Africa. Our very unique approach to financial advice and our market-leading advice platform has redefined the category. We’re looking to scale our operations significantly in an exciting new chapter.

Our technology touches consumers, financial advisors and large enterprise institutions. The vision for our advice platform is to become one of the most transformative technology platforms in South Africa’s financial services landscape. In this role, you will play a key role at an important point in our journey.

We primarily use Clojure for our backend, with a mixture of ClojureScript and TypeScript for our frontends. The data-centric nature of Clojure helps a lot in managing the complexity of data we encounter in the finance advice space. Key technologies include lacinia, re-frame and sci;

Our business is funded by reputable institutional investors including Futuregrowth and African Rainbow Capital.

Your responsibilities:

  • Build our systems!
  • Contribute to how we test, integrate and deploy code;
  • Contribute to our architecture and technology choices going forward;
  • Coach and mentor team members;
  • Help with hiring processes within the team;
  • Attend client demos and sales presentations alongside business development staff where required;

What skills you’ll bring


  • Minimum 6 years of professional software development experience, at least 2 in Clojure/Clojurescript;
  • Flexibility across frontend/backend a plus, but specialisation in either is also welcome;
  • Experience with AWS/GCP a plus;
  • We are a growing team: interest/experience in team and people management a plus;

What It's Like To Work Here


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. In addition to your competitive salary, medical and insurance benefit, you’ll enjoy some great perks including: 

  • Wellness: Enjoy half a day off dedicated to your health and wellness and receive a medical aid benefit paid directly to your account each month
  • Planning: How about a free LifeCheq plan to help you action and drive towards your goals
  • Maternity Leave Benefits: Bond with your little one whilst on paid maternity leave
  • LifeCheq Shares: The opportunity to receive shares as part of the LifeCheq Employee Shares Scheme 

This is a full-time, remote position. We need you to be fluent in English, and be able to work core hours for a GMT+2 time zone.

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