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  • Posted: Feb 23, 2021
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    Pick n Pay Stores Limited, through its subsidiaries and associates, operates in the retail sector on the African continent. Pick n Pay is the quintessential family store focused on the customer. Since 1967 when consumer champion Raymond Ackerman purchased the first few stores, the Ackerman family’s vision has grown and expanded to now encompass stores...
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    Product Developer - On Demand

    •    This exciting opportunity exists in our Online Shopping Division in Cape Town. We are looking for a Product Developer to lead the development and deployment of the entire on-demand infrastructure, including the Client front-end app, Store Picking app, Front-end Admin portal & Back-end Infrastructure.
    • The role offers incredible future growth potential. As we scale our tech team extensively in the next year, we are looking for a resource that can help us build a strong team and that resource could quickly become the tech lead.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Relevant Diploma/Degree
    • 8-10 years of experience in a similar role, leading a team of developers to build systems
    • Experience with dealing with stakeholders across the business
    • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in building customer-facing apps and e-commerce on-demand solutions
    • Excellent experience working with graphics/product design tools to match the build to the design, such as: inVision or Mocups
    • Proficient with Excel, Trello and other project management tools
    • Understanding of HTML, CSS/Less/SaaS and at least one front-end framework (e.g. Angular, React, Vue, Aurelia)
    • Working experience consuming RESTful services/APIs
    • Good experience with responsive layout and mobile design
    • Commercial experience delivering projects with Agile/Lean methodologies
    • Familiar with apps such as Uber, Taxify, Takealot, Superbalist
    • Familiar with the on-demand delivery industry and/or the retail industry

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • The Product Developer will oversee:
    • Building and managing the Development Strategy moving forward
    • Planning and Briefing every new Development Sprint
    • Tracking, testing and providing feedback to the development team
    • Launching new versions of the app
    • Tracking its performance on an ongoing basis
    • Researching and implementing best practices in UX, UI in the Grocery Space
    • Researching and implementing best practices in the On-Demand Delivery Operations space.
    • Manage the relationship with our external developers and tech partners, especially with our back-end and front-end teams, building end-to-end experience of our systems and tech stack.
    • Depending on experience, the Product Developer will be afforded the opportunity to build and grow its own team to build a strong internal tech team that will span from front-end, to back-end, to data science and more.


    • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude; self-motivated
    • Strong organizational & prioritization skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written
    • Ability to interact with internal & external stakeholders at all levels
    • Adaptable to change
    • Comfortable with learning and adapting to new systems
    • People orientation
    • Attention to detail
    • Absorb pressure positively

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Pick n Pay Stores Limited on to apply
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