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Specialist Web Frontend Software Engineer

Posting Country:  South Africa
Date Posted: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Joining Vodacom is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.

And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Role Purpose

 

Are you an IT specialist stuck in a professional rut? Do you want to flex your creative muscle and bring innovative ideas to life? Are you looking for an employer who understands the importance of work-life balance?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ve come to the right place. Vodacom’s innovative and fast-paced Financial Services division might have the perfect opportunity for you. 


With more than 17 million customers, Vodacom Financial Services is gearing up to make a significant impact in the South African financial services industry. We’re looking for motivated, creative and innovative professionals to join us on a journey to reshape the financial services industry.

 

Joining Vodacom is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.
Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.


And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.

 

The Specialist Web Frontend Software Engineer is responsible for creating prototypes, translating UX/UI wireframes to code and implement visual elements in iterative agile cycles to develop, maintain, and optimize the business outcome.  This role is responsible for estimating user and technical stories, designing and developing frontend code, writing and executing unit and integration tests, and supporting testing of deliverables against user and technical story acceptance tests.  The incumbent is responsible for performing peer reviews, collaborating with architects, business partners and other developers to produce “just enough” design, and ensuring that enough technical documentation and training is provided for reference and operational support.This role is responsible for providing software-related operations support, including managing level two and level three incident and problem management.
 

Your responsibilities will include:

 

Estimate user and technical stories to help inform and prioritize backlog related to Web frontend ecosystems
Design modules according to user stories, UX designs, and technical stories
Develop solutions according to module designs and deploy using delivery pipeline
Develop and execute unit and integration tests; support testing against user and technical story acceptance tests
Suggest improvements to user stories and UX
Manage technical debt as part of daily activities
Conduct peer reviews and maintain coding standards
Manage incidents as level two and level three support
Manage problems as level two and level three support
Actively contributing to and improving DevOps processes
Collaborate closely with Solutions architects to define and refine “Emergent Application Architecture” 
Continuously Improve the quality of software being built by applying clean architecture, clean coding and DevOps best practices

 

The successful candidate will have:

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field
At least 3 years relevant experience of which a minimum of two years is in programming and/or systems analysis applying agile frameworks
Experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, LSD, and FDD
Experience with the following technologies relating to web development domains:
Backend service integration typically - REST Web Services (node.js, Java, .Net, Go and Java EE)
Good knowledge and experience of frontend Testing frameworks
Familiar with mainstream development frameworks (react, Angular, VUE at least one).
Experience in mobile iOS/Android platform development is preferred
Familiar with optimization of front-end performance and use of front-end debugging tools such as Chrome/Safari.
Familiar with W3C specifications, HTML4/HTML5, CSS2/CSS3, ES5/ES6 and other front-end development technologies.
Familiar with Node.js technology and ecology, proficient in NPM/Webpack/Gulp and other tool chains.
Cross-platform related technology research and development experience is a plus (RN)/Weex/Flutter/chromium/V8, etc.).
Knowledge of software architecture principles 
Experience working in cloud-native environments
Professional experience and knowledge of the Telecommunications industry preferred
Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) preferred
Competency in UX principles and practices preferred
Experience with the following will be considered an advantage: Git, Spring JPA or any ORM tool, Junit or any Testing Framework, Linux , Kubernetes, AWS EC2, ECS, Spring DI or any DI Framework, Jenkins or any Build/Deploy tools.

 

The base location for this role is, Corporate Park, Midrand 


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion and is committed to support LGBT+ people at work.If you do not hear from us within 30 days please deem your application to be unsuccessful.

 

Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.