Software Engineer - Cape Town

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We are looking for multiple enthusiastic and motivated agile Software Engineers to join our growing engineering team based in the creative heart of Cape Town at the Woodstock Exchange.

dotdigital is a global marketing automation, and customer engagement service provider headquartered in London. Our market-leading Engagement Cloud SaaS platform empowers our clients’ marketing and ecommerce teams to create engaging and relevant omnichannel marketing programmes. We’ve continued to experience exciting growth in our business, since we began in 1999, and as part of that growth we now have staff in the UK, Sydney, Melbourne, Minsk, Warsaw, Cape Town, Singapore, New York and Los Angeles – we’ve all been working from our homes, since March, of course.

We have over 100 people in the extended technical team working on the next big things.  We have a great team culture with regular Slack collaboration between our engineering teams based in the UK, South Africa, Belarus and Poland.

We are looking for multiple enthusiastic and motivated agile Software Engineers to join our growing engineering team based in the creative heart of Cape Town at the Woodstock Exchange. As a Software Engineer you will be working a scrum team, building new functionality, as well as scaling old tech to deal with our ever increasing customer and data volumes. We work alongside Product Managers, QAs, DBAs, and plenty of other people. We ship regularly, with automated deployments at the click of a button, and when you join us, you’ll ship code to production in your first sprint. We prioritise customer success; and we’re rigorous about security at every stage of the development lifecycle. Some of our problems are unique to large software – dealing with large datasets, maintaining very high throughput, and 24/7 platform uptime.

We use the leading cloud computing platforms to host the Engagement Cloud, and process millions of pieces of data every day for some of the world’s largest companies – like DHL and Mr Price Group – so there’s plenty to get your teeth into. We’re looking for someone who’s got strong and current C# skills, preferably with a web background. Managing large volumes of data is core to everything we do, so experience in working in high performance environments will be a huge plus.

Essential technologies/key skills:

  • Solid C# .NET skills
  • SQL Server
  • Experience developing web applications using technologies such as Typescript/ES6, Angular, etc
  • Experience of working within a software engineering team (git, PRs, scrum, agile, etc)

Experience with any of the following areas would be advantageous:

  • Azure Service Bus
  • Google BigQuery
  • Azure DevOps (Pipelines, Boards, etc)
  • NET MVC / WebApi
  • Angular (or AngularJS)
  • nUnit (or other unit testing frameworks)
  • High performance / big data systems
  • Multitenant systems
  • Information security

We're proud of our engineering teams who work from four different countries, and we want to build strong, diverse teams of people who have different backgrounds and experiences. We offer a supportive and safe workplace that enables you to do the best work of your career. Whatever makes you unique, will help make us unique too, so get in touch and let's talk about your next role at dotdigital!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Cape Town

The Woodstock Exchange
7925 Cape Town Directions

Workplace & Culture

It all started in a pub in Croydon, UK – we even have the original tables and stools in our London Bridge HQ. Today, we’re a growing global business with 350+ employees and counting. So if you’re interested in becoming part of the dotfamily there may be an opportunity for you.

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