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  • Posted: Aug 11, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Zappistore Limited designs and develops software solutions. The Company provides a platform that offers market research and consumer insights to help clients in their decision making process. Zappistore serves customers worldwide.

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    Experienced Software Engineer, Elixir/Phoenix/Ruby, API Team


    Who we are

    Zappi is a fast growing SaaS platform helping Fortune 500 companies pre-test new ideas and creative content before production. From new products, media campaigns, names, logos, packaging or flavours, Zappi allows companies to shelve bad ideas and improve on good ones. We bring together top expertise in applied statistics, data science, visualization, UX and engineering to create a platform that allows non-expert users to make high-stakes decisions easily and confidently. We believe it’s possible to run a profitable business while also having a positive impact on the environment and our communities


    What we value

    We believe in hiring people that want a chance to do their best work. We believe driven engineers operate best in high-trust, small, cross-functional teams who work together with the rest of the business to bring value to our customers.

    We believe great engineering happens in great teams that value improvement, curiosity and continuous learning. We align as a business on the challenges we need to solve and trust teams solve them in the best possible way.

    We value experimentation, failing fast and being bold. We practice continuous delivery and fast iteration. We hate politics, gate-keeping, unfairness and toxic behaviour. We believe in transparency, even when it’s unflattering. We believe in honesty, even when it’s uncomfortable. We treat failure as a learning opportunity. We believe in ethical and responsible business practices and having a positive impact on the environment and our communities.

    What you will be working on

    The API & Integrations team is a new and growing team that owns our public-facing API. This team is responsible for evolving our API offering and building out integrations between Zappi and various third-party platforms that our customers use.

    The mandate of this team is to ensure that our customers can make the most of their data programmatically, by designing and developing well-thought-out developer-facing systems that are reliable, performant and scalable. The core of the API is built with Elixir and the Phoenix web framework, with interfaces across multiple Ruby on Rails applications.

    The team is first team to use Elixir at Zappi and part of an experiment in expanding new services outside of Ruby. The team will work closely with other teams at Zappi as we expand the capabilities of the system. The API will be used by engineering teams at household-name customers. You will work in an engineering function that practices continuous integration and deploys to production multiple times per day on an auto-scaling Kubernetes cluster running on AWS.


    Equal Opportunity

    Zappi is an equal opportunities employer; our diversity is a major strength. We maintain a constant dialogue with our teams and wider communities about how we can become a more inclusive place to work.


    • You will need to be able to demonstrate characteristics of a senior engineer (this is generally more than 4 years experience)

    • You are able to demonstrate how you add value to a team as a senior engineer, and what you expect from a high performing team

    • You have transferable technical experience. We don’t need deep expertise in our tech stack if you can demonstrate your ability to learn new technologies

    • You have the right to work in the location advertised or in any of our supported remote working countries


    • Competitive pay scales that are benchmarked annually – this is not something we just say in job descriptions. You shouldn’t have to leave to earn what you’re worth

    • Tailored personal development through training allowances (for courses, conferences, etc), coaching, mentorship and career frameworks

    • Unlimited holidays – we encourage people to take plenty of leave

    • Flexible working arrangements, including remote (unless otherwise specified)

    • Thoughtfully designed offices to support both individual work and collaboration without interrupting others

    • Generous hardware budget – get what works for you

    • Support setting up your home office, if appropriate (chair + desk, etc)

    • Wellbeing benefits such as free yoga and access to trained therapists / counsellors

    • Paid 24h secure parking in Cape Town

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to ZappiStore on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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