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Scala Developer (Junior - Senior)

at Recruit Digital in Midrand


Johannesburg, Gauteng

Reports to the Software Development Manager

The Client:

They are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join them. They offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

The Teams Focus:

They are an energetic team that is fully responsible for all the systems required to support the company’s group delivery network as well as the unique challenges that come with logistics and scale. They make extensive use of functional programming within the team using the Scala language.  The main focus of the team is to migrate the delivery platform from PHP to Scala. They have adopted a microservices architecture to both isolate their logic and to enable scale. They follow the event driven architecture as well as utilize a graph database to model they delivery network. They are currently working through unique problems in the logistics space and are actively researching the usage of the actor model design pattern and graph traversal optimization.


Developing and optimizing systems to manage logistics for online purchases throughout South Africa

Working with business to improve processes to allow for more efficient deliveries

Researching and defining solutions within the logistic domain

Working predominantly on open source platforms

End to end ownership of solutions

Tech Stack:

  • Scala
  • Play Framework
  • Akka Actors
  • React
  • Postgres
  • Mqtt & Kafka
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Graphite and Grafana
  • Git


  • Experience in writing robust, efficient production code
  • Experience with SQL database systems
  • Experience with development in a Linux environment
  • A suitable degree or similar qualification
  • Proficient in a strongly typed language such as Scala, Java or C#
  • Open to diversifying language skill set

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